GGM Ernesto A. Presas Legacy Gathering
Kapatiran Mandirigma hosted the largest Gathering of Kombatan Instructor’s, Master’s and Grandmaster’s in the United States. It was held on June 23-25, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The event is to honor the legacy of GGM Ernesto A. Presas and the art he had left to his students.
Featured Instructors –
Grandmaster Alex France Sr. – Nevada (Kombatan, Bais Tres Manos, Villasin Balintawak)
Grandmaster Alex Ercia – San Francisco (Kombatan, Kalis Ilustrisimo, Villasin Balintawak)
Grandmaster Rene Tongson – Manila (Abaniko Tres Puntas, Modern Arnis, Kombatan)
Grandmaster Robert Castro – San Francisco (Eskabo Daan)
Master Oliver Garduce – Toronto (Kombatan, Waray Waray Garote Escrima)
Grandmaster Shelley Millspaugh – Colorado (Kombatan)
Guest Instructors –
Master Rino Balinado – Tacoma (NECOPA Balintawak)
Datu Tim Hartman – New York (Modern Arnis, Kombatan)
Grandmaster Jeff Sprawls – Missouri (Kombatan)
Master Kendal Coats – Oklahoma (Kombatan)
Master Damon Abraham – Colorado (Kombatan)
Master Jhun R. Occidental – NoVA/DC (Kombatan)
Master Dan Lowman – Florida (Kombatan)
Photo credits to GM Shelley Millspaugh
KM crew supporting our friend GM Dan Medina, showcasing the Derobio art of eskrima. This successful event was held at the MGM National Harbor. Excellent demonstrations by GM Dennis Brown, GM Troy Price, GM Michael DePasquale, GM Ali Shabazz, GM Eddie Thomas, So-Shihan Carlos Delacruz and GM Dan Medina.
Here are a few shots from the event…
KM crew supporting this Magnificent Martial Arts Seminar on Saturday, March 11th at MGM National Harbor. Our dear friend GM Dan Medina will be showcasing Derobio Eskrima.
Come and end 2016 with BANG! Learn the basics of multiple Filipino Martial Arts Systems. Start 2017 with new skills and more knowledge.
December 30, 2016
Learn the basics of:
Kombatan Arnis Presas Style
With possible demos from:
Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima
Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial Arts
(Space is limited so be sure to RSVP. Participants that have RSVPed online will be given priority over walk ins.)
$30 at the door CASH ONLY
RSVP with this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-the-basics-of-multiple-filipino-martial-art-systems-tickets-29950125632
An awesome seminar by GM Tom Dy Tang. He is currently the torch bearer of Kalis Ilustrisimo, was GM Tony Diego’s longest student and logged the most training time in the Ilustrisimo art. Tom was meticulously trained by Mang Tony to be his successor, upon his passing. Tom currently teaches a small private group in Vancouver B.C.
KM of NOVA in full support along with our CEO brothers: Master Style Allah and Shane Vibar.
….and of course, a group shot….
Global gathering and fellowship of legends, masters and grand masters held on September 1 to 3, 2016 at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton in Mesa, Arizona. A plethora of talent and celebrities who came to demonstrate and teach such as….
BOBBY TABOADA – Balintawak Cuentada
SAM BUOT- Buot Balintawak International
NENE GAABUCAYAN – NNG Balintawak
VER VILLASIN – Villasin Balintawak Arnis Academy
BOBBY TABIMINA- Tabimina Balintawak
MARK WILEY – Tambuli
RON BALICKI and DIANA LEE INOSANTO – Inosanto Group and MAR
RICH PARSONS – Teddy Buot Balintawak
DATU TIM HARTMAN – Modern Arnis, Ted Buot Balintawak
Photo credits to our KM brother Dan Lowman, George Bell, Daniel Sevilla, GM Sam Buot, Hilmar
Here are a few shots from the 2016 Balintawak Cuentada Eskrima West Coast Training Camp in Seattle, WA. Our very own, KM Guro Jhun in attendance.
Photo credits to Lorenzo Carlos.
The 5th Annual East Coast FMA Gathering:
Hosted by: Pinakatay Arnis Sigidas.
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Location: 16000 Trade Zone Ave #103, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
This years theme is towards learning more of other different styles and systems and promote comradeship and re connecting with warriors of old and new. After last years gathering of the Balintawak masters, we switch back to a universal sharing of various styles by various teachers and practitioners. With much respect to all warriors.
Kombatan Master Oliver Garduce with the KM Crew