GM Nicomedes Elizar of Nickelstick Balintawak first time here in USA. He conducted a great seminar here in the DMV. Thank you GM for sharing your art.
Some photos from the seminar.
Food, karaoke, fun….
Taking GM Nick around Washington DC.
Photo credits to Eugene Nepangue, Cyrus Bongon, Jhun Occidental, Nico Occidental and Benjamin Winn
What an amazing weekend! GM Bobby Taboada’s World Camp and 70th Birthday Celebration was a blast. We started off with FQIs showing 2-3 techniques then sessions with GM Sam Buot, GM Ver Villasin, GM Nene Gaabucayan, GM Nick Elizar, Ama Raffy Pambuan, Master Eugene Nepangue, Datu Tim Hartman, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo and finally, GM Bobby Taboada – calling each FQIs for the demo then drilling back on to basics.
Thank you GM Bobby for hosting a great event and thanks to all the FQIs that assisted and made sure the event went smoothly.
Congratulations to all that tested and to the following KM family members who completed and passed their recent Taboada Balintawak testing.
- Tom Saysithideth – Level VI Completion of the Art
- Roel Vera – Level VI Completion of the Art.
- Hunter Vera – Level VI Completion of the Art
- Mosi Jack – Level III
- Luis Garces – Level III
- Daniel Raasch – Level II
To all the Taboada Balintawak brothers and sisters, thank you for making this event a memorable one – such an awesome group! “From my heart, you are welcome, with Respect.”
Great seminar today, headed by Jhun Occidental. It covered the Taboada Balintawak Curriculum Levels 1-3.
Here are some photos from the event…
Proceeds will go toward assisting GM Bobby Taboada’s World Camp.
20180713-15 KM Camp at lovely Estes Park, Colorado. The goal of this camp is to get all black belts on the same page with Freestyle, knowledge of material, teaching methods, vocabulary, and grading qualifications. GM Shelley also introduced the Baseline Curriculum, a simplified, but progressive learning drill that encompasses Doble Baston, Solo Baston, Espada Y Daga, Daga Sa Daga and Mano Mano.
GM corrected everyone’s form for Largo Mano Exchanges and the 11 Basic Exchanges. Showed the proper way to guide along with the applications of the exchanges. With these exchanges, GM exposed the hidden disarms. He also showed everyone how to freeflow your Freestyle (remove the baseline) and where to apply the EYD within freestyle.
Saturday afternoon – black belt testing. KM of NOVA would like to congratulate everyone that tested including our very own, Hunter Vera for passing his 2nd degree black.
KM crew down in Richmond supporting our family, Richmond Balintawak and of course, to get some intensive training under GM Bobby Taboada .
Action shot of GM Bobby Taboada and Jhun Occidental
KM Crew would like to thank GM Bobby Taboada for the guidance and endless teachings. Thank you to Guro Jemar Carcellar , Guro Benjamin Winn, and the rest of the Richmond crew for hosting. – Jhun
Dinner at Mekong Restaurant with the crew
KM Crew training under GM Bobby Taboada. We are fortunate to have a few of GM Bobby Taboada’s FQIs to witness our session.
Thanks to Guro Alex Ormaza for the great video and photos!
This event was a huge success. Thanks to all the teachers that shared their amazing talents. Shout out to our great host, Guro Alex Ormaza for putting this great event and awesome venue. Photo credits to our host and Soke John Stover
KM Crew at the Ormaza Dojo – Dallas NC.