INSTRUCTOR

FOUNDER & GURO ILAN

 

Guro Ilan is the founder and head instructor of R.A.I.D Survival Systems. He is a 3rd degree black belt and a recognized guro in the Filipino art of Doce Pares Eskrima under Master Chris Bautista, grandson of the legendary Cacoy CaƱete. He also holds a 3rd Degree black belt in the empty hand Filipino system of Pangamot and the Grappling stick system of Eskrido. Ilan is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Alex Noaves and a 4th degree black belt in Freestyle Kickboxing under Paris Snyder.


Always seeking to expand his knowledge and further his growth in the Filipino martial arts, Guro Ilan also trained extensively under Guro Tommy Dy Tang in the unique fighting system of Kali Ilustrisimo.  Unlike many Filipino martial arts that emphasize stick work, the Kali Ilustrisimo art is based on the use of bladed weapons such as swords, machetes, daggers, and knives.


In addition to all his training in the Filipino martial arts, Guro Ilan also has two decades of experience in Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Indonesian silat, as well as Russian sambo. 

OFFICIAL RANKS:

 

  • Black belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu under Master Alex Noaves

  • 4th Degree black belt in Freestyle American kickboxing under Paris Snyder

  • 3rd degree black belt and Guro in Doce Pares Escrima, Pangamot and Eskrido under Grandmaster Chris Bautista (Grandson of the legendary Cacoy Canete)

  • 2nd Dan black belt in Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship under Paris Snyder

  • Was a private student of Tommy Dy Tang in Ilustrisimo

  • 20 years Muay Thai training

  • Trained Kuntao Silat under Randall Goodwin