Archives: Kalis Ilustrisimo seminar conducted by Dr. Hans Tan in association with Lameco SOG and Kapisanang Mandirigma, December 10, 2000 and December 13, 1998

When it comes to a life or death situation, no other system is more combat proven than Kalis Ilustrisimo.

Kapasinang Mandarigma, and SOG proudly presents a Kalis Ilustrisimo seminar conducted by Dr. Hans Tan, one of the few ceritified instructors under Master Tony Diego, the man Tatang appointed as heir to the system.

I have posted the official flyer on the FMA discussion forum and all the details you need concerning the seminar are there.

But if you are too lazy to go check it out, here is the details.

WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2000
TIME: 10 am – 3 pm
WHERE: SIPA, (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans)
3200 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cost: $40 prepaid, $50 at the door.

This is an extremely rare opportunity, so be sure you check it out!
Info: Hans Tan 626-441-7726
Dino Flores 323-258-4777





Sunday, December 13, 1998 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

In Association With Kapisanang Mandirigma and LEI-SOG


Hans Anton Tan

When it comes to a life or death situation, no other system is more combat proven than Kali Ilustrisimo. The Ilustrisimo family name is dreaded and respected in the toughest barrios of the Philippines due to the legacy of masters such as the late Antonio “Tatang” Ilustrisimo, his father Isidro Ilustrisimo and his uncle Melicio Ilustrisimo. This family is know for having successfully engaged in live blade confrontations and emerging victorious.

The current heir to the system is the humble, yet formidable, Master Antonio Diego who dedicated over 26 years of intensive training under “Tatang.” In the early days, in order to obtain advanced techniques, Master Diego had to get “Tatang” drunk, resulting in Master Diego being ordered to go to the kitchen to get a sharp knife and attack “Tatang” from various angles. No one other than Master Diego can justly represent Kali Ilustrisimo in its purest form.

Master Diego chooses only to have a handful of full time students and even fewer certified to represent him. Hans Anton Tan is one of those fortunate to be certified by Master Diego. Hans Anton Tan also trained under the late Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite in Lameco Eskrima from 1990 to 1997 after being referred by his teacher in the Philippines, one of Lameco Eskrima International’s first instructors, Honesto “Jun” Nunez. Hans Anton Tan was not only a private student of Punong Guro and a senior member of the Sulite Orehenal Group, he was also a close friend. It is the Kali Ilustrisimo system that has most influenced Lameco Eskrima’s advanced sword techniques. Punong Guro himself trained under “Tatang” for nine years prior to coming to the United States. This seminar is highly recommended for any martial arts practioner, especially if you have any kind of bladed weapons interest. This seminar will be an eye opener for all kali practioners, see for yourself why several established eskrima systems acknowledge lineage or influence from the Kali Ilustrisimo system. Experience first hand techniques such as Estrella, Media Fraile, Boca Y Lobo and Warwok. This IS no frills Combat Ilustrisimo – expand your arsenal and don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Bring eskrima sticks, training knives, workout clothes and an open mind. Sparring helmets and traditional Filipino blades will be available so don’t forget to bring extra cash. Hans Anton Tan is only in the United States once a year so don’t miss out.

Jim Gott’s “Gotta Play”
72 West Bellevue Drive
Pasadena, California 91105
$40.00 prepaid / $50.00 door

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