Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Cutting Edge of Kalis Ilustrisimo – Part 2


Grandmaster Tony Diego often teases Shamim Haque with typically relaxed good humour, “Go home, you know it already, no need to train anymore!”  But Shamim insists he has only scratched the surface of what the art, and Master Tony, have … Continue reading

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KIRO in Madrid, Spain


Congratulations to Guru Shamim Haque, and thanks to Timeteo Fredianelli, regarding the recent Kalis Ilustrisimo seminar held in Madrid on the 5th Feburary, 2011.  Despite organizing the seminar at short notice, and with a relatively small group of eskrimadors attending, … Continue reading

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Competition – How Relevant is it?


I’ll say right at the outset that I have no real experience of Competition Fighting, and I’ve never been a particular fan of it – at least in oriental martial arts – but like any aspect of the arts, it’s … Continue reading

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Attributes – Do you have what it takes?


AttributesTraining in the Martial Arts During my life in the martial arts I have been aware of a number of long-running debates.  One of these is the question usually phrased as “What is the best martial art?” to which I … Continue reading

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The Cutting Edge – Kalis Ilustrisimo – Part 1


The Cutting Edge Martial Art of Kalis Ilustrisimo – Part 1 Introduction A small, slightly built young Asian man stands in front of his training partner, each of them with the characteristic square on stance and the threatening high guard … Continue reading

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In Pain?


I’ve just watched an episode of Horizon on BBC Two, called ‘The Secret World of Pain’, and a few days ago another BBC Science programme called ‘Pleasure and Pain’, with Dr. Michael Mosley, the last in a series on the … Continue reading

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