From the Aperture Fight Focused team “At 70 years of age, his hand speed is rivalled only by his humility, selflessness and love for the Filipino Martial Art of Balintawak. A true living legend.”
Get the video at the Aperture page “Grand Master Bobby Taboada: A Balintawak Story”
KM of Florida (Master Dan Lowman) hosted the 3rd Annual Filipino Martial arts gathering at Fort Myers, Florida. It was an event to remember with a list of quality instructors such as….
- Master Rino Balindo of Necopa balintawak.
- Master Nate Hill of Filipino Combat Systems
- Grand Master Chad Bailey of Progressive Arnis
- Professor Fábio Franco da Silva of Gracie Humaita JuJitsu
- Guro Paul Rosales Serrada, Heyrosa, Garimot and MuayThai.
- Master Dan Lowman of Kombatan Arnis, Kalis ilustrisimo and Silat
- Guro Tom Saysithideth of KM of DC | MD | VA – Kombatan
Everyone gathered to promote FMA with fun, friendship and training.
The KM Brothers, together again!
…and of course, hanging out with these awesome peeps…
Photo credits to Master Dan Lowman, Eliseo “Jhun” Barja Jr., and Nico Occidental
Our very own, Guro Jhun Occidental will be doing a seminar in (Ninja Academy – Circulo Verde) Manila, Philippines, with all proceeds going to the family of Noe Evangelista. If you are in the vicinity, join in for a good cause!
Kapatiran Mandirigma of Florida
When: November 18 and 19
Where: 6820 Tech Ct, Fort Myers, Florida 33905
KM of Florida is happy to announce our 3rd Annual Filipino Martial arts gathering. We are building our list of quality instructors and as always this should be an event to remember. The idea behind this event is to promote FMA with fun, friendship and training.
Instructor list. People coming in from out of town message me about a place to stay.
Master Rino Balindo of Necopa balintawak.
Master Nate Hill of Filipino Combat Systems
Master Jhun R. Occidental of Kombatan Arnis, Kalis ilustrisimo and Balintawak
Master Dan Lowman of Kombatan Arnis, Kalis ilustrisimo and Silat.
Guro Paul Rosales of Heyrosa De Cuerdas
Master Alex Ercia of Kombatan, Kalis ilustrisimo and Balintawak.
Professor Fábio Franco da Silva of Gracie JuJitsu
More to come
Cost is just $100 and a $10 donation lunch. We will cater BBQ.
This August will mark our 6th annual gathering of Filipino Martial Artists on the East Coast! We have had some of the greatest masters in FMA share and teach those of all backgrounds a thing or two about the deadly arts hailing from the Philipines! We have a mix of traditional and modern styles under one roof! The bar has been set and this year we aim to raise it!
KM of DC, MD and VA group went down to Richmond joining the Richmond Balintawak group for the GM Taboada Seminar. GM Bobby was reviewing students and lead an intensive training session! He shared his unique brand of Balintawak known for it’s speed, power, and control.
Kapatiran Mandirigma of VA/MD/DC (www.flowstrikes.com) and Balintawak Cuentada Taboada System hosted the 2017 Balintawak Arnis Invasion (B.A.I). This event was to celebrate and promote Filipino Martial Arts and Filipino culture. KM has invited top instructors all over the US to share their knowledge at this prestigious event. The goal was to build long lasting friendships, unity, brotherhood, and most of all, having fun. The event took place at NOVA Field House.
Instructor line up in no particular order.
- Guro Cyrus Bongon (Nicklestick Balintawak)
- Guro Jojo Ygay (Tabimina Balintawak)
- Guro Rino Balinado (NECOPA Balintawak)
- Guro Eugene Nepangue (WOTBAG)
- Guro Jerome Teague (AE & Nickelstick)
- Guro John Soriano (Balintawak Cuentada)
- GM Brian Zawilinski
- Master Zacarias Taco
Majority of the photo came from Hank Nicodemus. The rest were taken by the BAI participants. – Thank you for sharing the photos.
GM Taboada will be visiting Richmond Balintawak to lead an intensive training session! GM Taboada will be sharing his unique brand of Balintawak known for it’s speed, power, and control. Whether you are new to Balintawak or a seasoned practitioner of the art, you will walk away with something that will elevate your game. Don’t miss this increasingly limited opportunity to get the details directly from the man himself.
This training session will be from 9am until 5pm with a lunch break from 12pm-2pm.