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.
October 2-4 was a special weekend for the Balintawak Seattle organization with over 60 participants attending GM Taboada's Camp. Attendees came from Washington State, California, Cincinnati, North Caroilina, and Vancouver, B.C. Thank you to everyone who supported the event!
Congratulations are in order for those that tested for their respective levels, it was a outstanding display of skill - the positive energy of friendship and camaraderie filled the room. It was also a milestone as Azeem McDaniel was promoted to Level 7, Full Qualified Instructor, becoming the first student of Guro John Soriano to achieve this out of the Balintawak Seattle group. Additionally, Azeem's son, twelve year old Shahid McDaniel, successfully tested for Level 6, Completion of the Art. Special mention to the other Seattle members who successfully tested: Quntin Abellon & Lance Lu (Level 6), Belton Lubas (Level 5), Arielle Fontelera, Jeff Pearce, Itsa Shash (Level 4), Daylon Foltz, Edward Madrid (Level 3), Nelson Pinto, Chad Foltz, Abishek Asokan (Level 2), Martin Joubert, Kevin Westman (Level 1). Well done all of you.
Of course the event wouldn't have been a success without Grandmaster Bobby Taboada - thank you so much for your teaching, guidance, and support. From our heart, you are welcome, with respect!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our August Boot Camp. Congrats to those who tested: Lorenzo C., Ken P., Chuck L., Justin S., and Chad F., well done.
The details are now set for our hosting of Grandmaster Taboada and fall training camp. Please see our Events page for details and registration information.
Mark your calendar, GM Bobby Taboada returns to Seattle for a fall seminar, October 2-4. More info to follow once all details are finalized.
May Boot Camp is set for Sunday May 31st, 2:00-4:30PM at Warrior Fitness Martial Arts in Factoria. Please see our Events tab for details and to register.
The first of our quarterly Boot Camps is scheduled for February 15th. Please see the flyer on our "Events" page.
GM Taboada's fall camp will be held October 3-5 in Dallas, North Carolina. The event will be hosted by Ormaza's Family Karate School. The official camp flyer has been posted in our "Events" section.
Thanks again to GM Bobby for visiting Seattle and conducting another outstanding seminar. Kudos to the entire Balintawak Seattle family for contributing to the success of the event. GM Bobby was impressed with the rapid growth we have had since he was last here in 2011, and the quality of our members. A special note of thanks to Guro Patrick Schmitt who flew in from Cleveland to assist GM Bobby and support the event. Some of the pictures have been posted on the website, more will be posted on Facebook as additional pics come in (there were lots of pictures taken, please share). The next event is GM Bobby's International Balintawak World Camp October 3-5 in Charlotte, North Carolina - time to start preparing if you're thinking of attending...
Seminar update: we have changed locations for our seminar with Grandmaster Taboada. The new location is MKG Seattle: 10714 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Online registration is now available, please go to the "Seminar Registration" page.