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
A great FMA fellowship with participants coming from different backgrounds willing to teach and share skills, talents at the same time, respecting each others disciplines. Salamat po! Pugay!
Photo credits to Alex Valera, Lex Crisostomo and Oliver Garduce
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.