Maestro Jong Rivero is among the earliest pioneer of AK and have been instrumental to the progress of the system. He has cross-trained with many forms of Filipino and Asian arts such as Kalis Ilustrisimo, Indonesian Silat and Chinese Sanshou. He has been actively participating in Silat Wiralaga competitions and in teaching as well as performing demos, seminars and workshops in Abenir Kalis. He is a long time friend, sparring and training partner of the founder of AK.
Bong Abenir is a Filipino Martial Arts Instructor. He started training in the martial arts at the age of 9 through his father in the art of kuntao and learned knife fighting concepts from a man simply called mang Inyong. This started his in-depth study in the field of martial arts through different Masters and instructors. He studied Yaw-Yan under Orlando Lapuz in 1989. Around late 1994 he trained although rather informally with Grand Maestro Antonio Ilustrisimo but was short-lived due to Tatang's death in August 1997. Bong continued training under Pedro Reyes until he was formally introduced to MasterTony Diego early 1998 . He also trained and was certified to teach Pencak Silat by Pendekar Mohamad Hadilmulyo and from O'ong Maryono, a three time world Pencak Silat champion in year 2000 after 5 years of private sessions with them. Abenir Kalis Filipino Blade Art is a blend of different fighting arts such as kalis Ilustrisimo, Silat and other fighting systems in the Philippines. You may send your queries regarding Abenir Kalis to email@example.com and you may also contact him at his Facebook account : Abenir Kalis