Legends of Arnis in action – part 1
ANTONIO ”TATANG” ILUSTRISIMO (1904-1997)
was the Grandmaster of Kali Ilustrisimo system
and one of the most respected eskrimadors of the Philippines.
He is famed for winning countless duels and street encounters,
as well as serving as a guerrilla against the invading Japanese forces during WW II.
GM Ilustrisimo was never defeated in combat,
and earnt great respect as a result of his brave exploits against the Japanese.
His most known students are Tony Diego, Yuli Romo,
Christopher Ricketts, Romy Macapagal, Roberto Morales, Rey Galang,
Norman Suanico and Edgar Sulite.