Welcome to the official website of Grandmaster Crispulo “Ising” Atillo and World Atillo Balintawak Arnis – Eskrima – Original Saavedra Style! Grandmaster Atillo is a Filipino Martial Arts legend and the founder of Atillo Balintawak Eskrima – Original SaavedraStyle.
As the youngest member of the famed Balintawak Self Defense Club founded in 1952 by Venancio “Anciong” Bacon along with other legendary eskrimadors to include Delfin Lopez and his father, Vicente “Inting” Atillo.
Grandmaster Atillo is one of the most famed eskrimadors of the Philippines. He has consolidated his astonishing depth of knowledge and decades of experience into a single style of Balintawak eskrima that is based upon the hard-hitting fighting style of the legendary fighter, Teodoro “Doring” Saavedra. Grandmaster Atillo’s goal is to share his beloved art of Atillo Balintawak Eskrima – Original Saavedra Style with anyone willing to learn!