Another Successful West Coast Camp!
Thank you to all our Taboada Balintawak community members who attended and supported this year's event. Shout out to our guest Full Qualified Instructors who participated and assisted with the testing panel: Guro Jeff Soriano (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Guro Belton Lubas (Bellevue, WA), and Guro Josh Faram (Bothell, WA). Congratulations to all the students who tested and leveled up. Congratulations to our two newest Level 6 COA's Zoltan Homorodi and Alexis Evidente - well done on a milestone achievement. Special recognition and thanks to Professor Arthur Ruff and Courtney Anaya for allowing us to use their academy for the instructor training and to Guro Belton for hosting the seminar training and testing at his Warrior Strength Martial Arts Gym. Shout out to Datu Kelly Worden an FMA icon and friend of the family - thank you for your support.
And of course, gratitude and appreciation for Grandmaster Bobby Taboada for his expert teaching, dynamic display of Balintawak, sense of humor, inspiration and encouragement. Due to the pandemic It's been two years since our last camp - thank you for returning to Seattle and leading a successful event. Already looking forward to West Coast Camp 2022!
Mabuhay ang Taboada Balintawak!
-Guro John Soriano
Balintawak Seattle - Taboada System
Director, West Coast Camp