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.
GM Nick Elizar will be coming to Washington DC for the first time on Oct 6th. More info coming soon.
GM Nick Elizar of World Nickelstick Eskrima Club will be stateside for the first time. More info coming soon so stay tuned.
Learn the fundamentals of Balintawak Cuentada, made popular by GM Bobby Taboada. Learn why it is one of the best and most sought after Filipino Martial Arts system to learn. Learning Filipino Martial Art is fun but it is also considered one if the most effective weapons base martial art system in the world.
The seminar will cover Taboada Balintawak Curriculum Levels 1-3. I will be reviewing Levels 1 & 2 and then going in-depth with Level 3. This is a good opportunity for those who want to start their FMA journey and wish to attain a level in Taboada Balintawak or just learn the fundamentals.
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.
GM Bobby Taboada’s World Camp 2018
Sept 27, 28, 29 & 30
Special 70th Birthday celebration
“It’s that time of year again – nearing upon spring and time to get our local FMA friends back together again for a gathering in the park to share, visit, train, and eat together. One of the great things about our area’s FMA community is the ability to train together, to share, and enjoy all the various takes on FMA styles. Please join us for this 4th Annual Spring FMA Thing. Last year was a great success, and I hope this will be even better!
I’ve booked the Van Dyck Park Upper Pavilion for 21 April 2018, from 8:30am to 6pm, but we’ll start at 9am (allows setup time). It’s a covered area in case the weather isn’t our friend this year, and there are several grills at the pavilion, too, so it’ll be like the first one, but with a lot more space. There’s a small donation of $10 requested to help offset the site fee, but it’s optional – but if that’s a problem, I’d rather you just show up and come play and celebrate the FMA together. Pugay po“