October 6 – October 8
Cor Fitness MMA
9229 Lawyers Road, Suite L,
Mint Hill, North Carolina 28227
Grandmaster Bobby Taboada is an Internationally known figure, having held seminars with Professor Wally Jay, Remy Presas, George Dillman and Rickson Gracie. Grandmaster Taboada travels throughout the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Phillipines promoting his art of Balintawak Escrima Cuentada. All levels welcome. Beginners to advanced students will all gain a wealth of knowledge and experience from Grandmaster Taboada’s teaching. But you will also get the benefits of all the outstanding Balintawak Fully qualified instructors, along with the camaradarie and brotherhood that is Balintawak.
Go to GM’s website for schedule. Price is $149 and includes both lunch (hosted by Corey Family martial arts) and Dinner at Tropicana Buffet and Grill
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.
Balintawak Cuentada – 12 Basic Strikes in Control
Another great Balintawak Cuentada Session. Session is open to all at no cost. The purpose is to build camaraderie within the FMA population here in VA/MD/DC. We will be planning on doing these get together once a month with combined FMA systems. Training starts 9am-11:30 then lunch then 12:15-3pm. I only ask donations for the food portion. Our KM mom will be providing delicious FOOD as always. Look out for the next one. Thank you for all that showed up from near and far. Thanks to Guro Cy Bongon for supporting the event.