About the Book
Filipino & Chinese disciplines, Christopher Ricketts
presents Kali Ilustrisimo as it was taught to him by
the now legendary swordsman, Antonio Ilustrisimo.
Grandmaster Ricketts brings his insight to this highly
regarded fighting art with clarity and precise
methodology that is sure to enrich any student
regardless of style or system.
Lavishly illustrated with diagrams and pictures
from Grandmaster Rickett's personal and
comprehensive archives, experts and beginners
alike stand to benefit greatly from this presentation.
Catch a rare glimpse into the inner workings
of this uniquely Filipino fighting system.
The art and legacy of Antonio Ilustrisimo lives on.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Sports & Adventure
Project Option: 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
# of Pages: 122
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781364798734
- Publish Date: Nov 15, 2015
- Language English
- Keywords Escrima, Arnis, Lameco Escrima, Tony Diego, Antonio Diego, Tatang Ilustrisimo, Christopher Ricketts, Bruce Ricketts, Brandon Ricketts, Kali Ilustrisimo, sword fighting, filipino martial arts, FMA, Eskrima
Guro Brandon Ricketts was born and raised in Manila,Philippines. He began his martial arts training back in 1996 at the age of 3 years old. He was first trained in the art of boxing, learning the basic punches and defenses in the art. At the age of 10 years old, Guro Brandon was introduced to the style of Sagasa and Kali Ilustrisimo taught to him by his Father; the late Grandmaster Christopher Ricketts (also known as one of the five pillars of Ilustrisimo) and his older brother Master Bruce Ricketts. In 2013 and 2014, Guro Brandon competed in the Cold Steel Challenge Single Stick Division and placed 3rd in both years. His style in sparring relies solely on footwork and dodges thanks to his father and brother's teachings. Guro Brandon is still currently instruction in the San Diego area with assistance from his senior students.