Tat Kun Tou (literally "Way of the Kicking Fist", also spelled is also spelled Tat Kon Tou. It was created by Barangay (community) Captain Jose Millan Go aka Joe Go (Go Hoo Se), a Chinese Filipino living in Cebu City, Philippines. The late Grandmaster Jose “Jo Go” Millan Founder of Tat Kun Tou, Gokosha and Banate Eskrima, was one of the earlier students of Anciong Bacon.
He was also known as “Little Anciong” because of his superb ability in stick fighting.
Like most of Anciong's students, their collective loyalty to their teacher are unquestioned. JoGo however kept a low profile refusing to teach Balintawak so not to offend his teacher. Instead, JoGo developed his own martial art systems in respect to Anciong Bacon.
He started out teaching a few students exclusively on his own brand of martial art. Already, a proficient practitioner of other arts such as Tai Chi and Kun Tao from the Go Cho Kun (Five Ancestors Boxing), JoGo put together a system that mimics an unarmed version of Balintawak called Tat Kun Tou.
Tat Kun Tou is a tested system in the mean streets of Cebu. When fighters come across a Tat Kun Tou practitioner, they are awakened by the effectiveness of the art that they immediately sought out JoGo as their teacher.
While other students of Anciong incorporated their Balintawak with boxing, judo or karate, JoGo complemented his Balintawak with Chinese martial arts, notably Tai Chi. JoGo nurtured this style, gave names to subtle movements and developed forms to exercise the torso, he called it Banate Eskrima. The emphasis of Banate is the movement of the spine, shifting of the weight and the precise movement of the 12 strikes and defense. With the persistence request from his students, JoGo taught Banate, his modification of Balintawak until his death in June 1991.
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