Mark your calendars for our fall/winter events: Spokane Balintawak Cuentada Seminar hosted by Lotus Martial Arts Academy of Spokane, October 27-29. Balintawak Seattle Quarterly Mini-camp, Impact Martial Arts - Covington, December 3rd. Please see our events page for more details.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our West Coast Training Camp. Congratulations to all who tested - outstanding job. Special thanks to Guro Patrick Schmitt (Cleveland Balintawak), and Guro Jeff Soriano (Winston-Salem Balintawak) for their participation and assistance. Kudos to our Grandmaster Bobby Taboada for leading another awesome camp - we appreciate your support, friendship, and inspiration!
We're less than a month away from our annual training camp with GM Bobby. Registration is currently underway - save $ when you register early. Please go to our "EVENTS" page to register online.
Balintawak Arnis Invasion Event is the follow up to the first Gathering of Balintawak Masters held in 2015 in Chantilly, Virginia (just outside Washington D.C.). The 2017 event will again be held in Cantilly, Virginia July 7-9th. The event is to celebrate and promote Filipino Martial Arts and Filipino Culture and being touted as the next generation of instructors with representatives from the following Balintawak organizations: Tabimina Balintawak, Nicklestick Balintawak, Applied Eskrima, NECOPA Balintawak, Taboada Balintawak (Cuentada), and WOTBAG. The event will be held at NOVA Field House, hotel accommodations can be made at Comfort Suites Dulles Airport. Please contact Jhun Occidental - email@example.com for registration information.
Senior Instructor Josh Faram has also taken over teaching the Balintawak class at Bothell Martial Arts Academy. Class is offered on Saturday 9:00-10:30AM.
Tri-Cities affiliate has picked up momentum and has grown into a consistent core group - congrats Howard Hunt, keep up the great work!
We are pleased to announce our new affiliate, Kung Fu Northwest - Marysville, Washington. Welcome to the Balintawak Cuentada family Sifu Carlton Doup! Josh Faram, longtime Balintawak Seattle member will be teaching the Balintawak class, he can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taboada Balintawak - West Coast Training Camp is now open for registration! Please go to our "Events" page to register online.
Balintawak Seattle will be demonstrating at the 19th Annual Asian Pacific Cultural Center New Year Celebration. The event is being held on Saturday February 11th at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Our demo is scheduled from 1:30PM-2:00PM. Come out and support the group and stay for the event which includes over 70 booths, live entertainment, food, cultural arts, crafts, games, and more. The event is free and runs all day from 11:00AM-6:00PM.
Our next mini-camp & testing will be held at our Covington location on Sunday March 12th, 2:00PM-5:00PM.
Apologies, finally having the opportunity to summarize and reflect on our 2nd Annual West Coast Training Camp held the end of August and participating in the Gathering of Masters Event and Taboada Balintawak World Camp.
Taboada Balintawak West Coast Camp August 26-28
Another successful Seattle training camp with 70+ participants. Out of town guest instructors included Guros: Brian Corey (Charlotte, NC), Jeff Soriano (Winston-Salem, NC), Dr. Patrick Schmitt (Cleveland, OH), and Jhun Occidental (Los Angeles, CA). Congrats to Belton Lubas for successfully passing Level 6, "Completion of the Art." And of course special thanks to our beloved "Doctor of Stickology," Grandmaster Bobby Taboada, our event headliner - thank you for sharing your art and your continued support and guidance.
Global Fellowship of Masters, Phoenix, AZ September 1-3
Balintawak Seattle members: Arielle Fontelara, Lance Lu, Lorenzo Carlos, Ken Pontelandolfo, Tony Manutani, and Guro John, participated in the 2nd Gathering of Masters. It was a fascinating sharing of systems and true display of fellowship and brotherhood. Highlights for the Seattle group included special intensive training sessions with GM Bobby Taboada and GM Nene Gaabucayan. Thank you to GM Sam Buot and the Buot Balintawak Group for the outstanding hospitality and hosting a memorable event.
Taboada Balintawak World Camp, September 30 - October 2nd
This year Guro John, Raul Tabile, and Lorenzo Carlos represented the Balintawak Seattle group at the annual fall event. The event was hosted by Guro Alex Ormaza and Debbie Ormaza at their spacious Ormaza Dojo located in Dallas, NC. As anticipated the event was filled with highlight after highlight. It was heartwarming to be around such a positive group with tremendous encouragement and support for each other as well as trademark Taboada Balintawak friendship and camaraderie. Testing day was outstanding, to see the future generation of Balintawak Eskrimadors and the talented individuals was inspiring. Can't wait till next year!
This year's Seattle fall training camp is scheduled for August 26th -28th. Please go to our EVENTS page to see the flyer and register.