Your favorite Ilustrisimo technique

Discussion in 'Kali Ilustrisimo' started by Black Grass, Apr 12, 2006.


    RETIRADA New Member


    Hi Raul,

    What is involved in the practice of 'ligis' ?


  2. kali-rand

    kali-rand New Member

    Fraile, outside fighting or defending. Striking the hand wrist or finger areas.... to enter the head , shoulders and, elbow areas for your complete killing blows. aloha.
  3. Raul

    Raul Mananandata

    It involves the use of hand and forearm to manipulate your opponent to facilitate jointlocks, crank, wrenches, disarms, traps and takedowns. Those who practice jujitsu, chin na and maybe silat will find affinity between their methods and ligis. Ligis lends itself best against adversaries who like to use brute force in close range.
  4. Raul

    Raul Mananandata

    You should see mang Romy's applications of Pluma if you haven't seen them yet. He's a wonder to behold.
  5. Sicilian

    Sicilian New Member

    Oh yeah. Had a taste of Ligis. Didn't know that was the term. I tried grappling with him empty hands (I'm a blue belt in BJJ). Didn't get to take him down. I got manipulated like crazy. hehehe

    Re the Pluma. I was 1st taught the formal version. But he also showed me 3 variations. 1 of which is Media Pluma.
  6. pluma

    pluma Guest

    fav technique. all of them.. deadly stuff!!!

    Yeah romy master of ligis yan! hehehe

    RETIRADA New Member

    Thanks Raul. We have similar methods in my practice of Silat. Aside from KI, I used to train a lot in Silat about 20 years ago.
  8. eome

    eome Junior Member

    Everything we do in the sayaw.
  9. Djay

    Djay Guest

    I like the Classico Technique and also like another combination of strikes one of Mang Tony's students showed me: Bagsak to the arm on a strike from the abierta side, redonda, aldabis then bagsak to the head.
  10. Black Grass

    Black Grass Junior Member


    Sounds like you are describing what Mang Tups describe as V-De Cadena-V. I feel it is one of the most versatile combinations, personal favorite.

  11. Djay

    Djay Guest


    Yes, I find it very fluid the striking is very fluid as one strike sets up another.
  12. Djay

    Djay Guest

    I also like the pluma off of a trust into a doblete or bagsak.
  13. Sicilian

    Sicilian New Member

    Bro. A KI guy just utilized ligis in a BJJ tournament and won Silver in the no-gi division and Gold in the Gi Division.

    He used elements of ligis to set up an Americana and a Kimura from side control. Wow!

    RETIRADA New Member

    Due to constraints of time, what we usually do is train the basic strikes with the various footwork, then work 2 - 3 or more count combinations (amarra). We work primarily on single weapon, thus, training left and right sides is highly recommended.

    I usually teach a set of combinations (1-9 and 10-18) then when the student work on their own time, they would work on their own combinations (amarra) with footwork.

    We work on a core of 9 counterstrikes and an optional of another set of 9.

    Then they try to apply it in sparring and see which combination works for them.
  15. Raul

    Raul Mananandata

    No doubt!
  16. Raul

    Raul Mananandata

    Salto! The sneaky and wicked salto!
  17. Sicilian

    Sicilian New Member

    I believe I got hit by the salto more than I could remember. Ouch!!!

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