Tag Archives: Master Christopher Ricketts

“Because You’re Worth It!” Or are you? Rank inflation in the martial arts.


Rank inflation in the arts is something any long-time practitioner will have witnessed more than once in their time, and there can be many different drivers that cause it to occur. I had to deal with this issue – hopefully … Continue reading

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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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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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