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Antonio "Tatang" Ilustrisimo, blade concept, demonstration, eskrima, Kali Ilustrisimo, legend, live blade -

This is one of my favorite videos of "Tatang" Illustrisimo. He was one of the most respected Eskrimadors in the Philippines. He was famous of winning countless duels and street encounters, as well as being a guerrilla in World War II against the Japanese. As you can see in this video, the skills he demonstrates are really battle tested.  ***I'm not familiar with Kali Illustrisimo, I only want to share my thoughts on this great demonstration of Tatang. *** Love how the demo started with live blades! As Tatang continued to demonstrate, even just watching it now, still feels uneasy...

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