Arnold Narzo was born on June 22, 1970 in Manila, Philippines. He started his arnis training with the legendary Antonio “Tatang” Ilustrisimo in 1993. Kalis Ilustrisimo has long been regarded as one of the most efficient and effective system of Filipino Martial Arts. After the death of Tatang, he continued his extensive training with the late Master Tony Diego along with other senior Kalis Ilustrisimo students.
Master Tony Diego designated Arnold Narzo as the Chief Instructor of Kalis Ilustrisimo Repeticion Orihinal (KIRO) base in the fame Luneta Park in Manila. Arnold Narzo has experience in both tournament fighting and coaching. He was named one of the top 10 Filipino Martial Artists during the 1st Philippine Martial Arts Hall of Fame held in Manila, Philippines.