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The Early YearsThe late Great Grandmasters Floro Villabrille and Ben Largusa established a succession plan for the future of their system — Upon the death of the grandmaster, the tuhan succeeds him and inherits the Conveyance of Life Interest which gives him the exclusive right, license and authority to perpetuate the Villabrille – Largusa Kali System.

Prior to Grandmaster Largusa’s passing, he reaffirmed his wishes that Tuhan Lopez succeed him as grandmaster and to not have any lapse in the leadership of the system.  On October 3, 2010, upon Grandmaster Largusa’s death, Tuhan Lopez became the third Grandmaster of the Villabrille – Largusa Kali System.  To complete the succession plan, Grandmaster Lopez’ personally chosen successor, Professor James Berdal was named Tuhan (Master).

The torch has been passed and the legacy of Grandmasters Villabrille and Largusa continues under the guidance of Grandmaster Lopez and Tuhan Berdal.