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.
The Balintawak Seattle group will be participating in this fundraising event. Please support the fundraising effort.
Thank you to all the Balintawak Seattle members who travelled cross country to Charlotte, NC, for GM Taboada's International Balintawak Fall Camp. Congrats to the following on successfully passing their respective level requirements:
Azeem McDaniel, Level 6
Josh Faram, Level 6
Raul Tabile, Level 5
Shahid McDaniel, Level 3
Sarafine Apadolo, Level 2
Jeff Pearce, Level 2
Bo McClune, Level 1
This was the largest contingent we have had participate in camp - you represented Balintawak Seattle well!
The class time has been moved back to the original schedule: Wednesday 7:30PM-9:00PM.
Another well attended camp by the Balintawak Cuentada Seattle crew - thanks for all of your effort and support! Congrats to the following individuals for promotion to their respective levels:
Josh Faram - Level 5
Alvin Imadhay - Level 2
Leo Gilbert - Level 2
Andrew Escobar - Level 2
Special recognition to Shahid McDaniel, certified at Level 2. Shahid is our youngest member ever tested. Props to Azeem, Shaid's father and teacher - well done.
The official Fall camp dates have been set - October 5-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information and to register please go to the International Balintawak website:
Download the official camp flyer:
The Spring Camp & Testing is scheduled for March 30th at Universal Kempo MMA - Bothell.
Thank you to all the participants who attended our first annual Balintawak Cuentada Bootcamp and Gathering. Guro John was very pleased with the turnout but most impressed by the positive energy, and overall feeling of friendship and brotherhood displayed by all. Special recognition to Guro Bob Heinemann of Seattle Integrated Martial arts who hosted - Guro Bob has always been a tremendous supporter as well as a leading example of friendship & brotherhood within the Seattlle area martial arts community.
Congratulations to the following individuals who gave outstanding performances in fulfilling their respective Level Certifications:
Casey Jones - Level 1
Sam Ward - Level 3
Josh Faram - Level 3
Quintin Abellon - Level 3
Joel "Visayan Pitbull" Regis - Level 5
Balintawak Seattle members Guro John, and Azeem McDaniel made the cross country trek to Charlotte, North Carolina, to participate in the annual event. Thanks GM Bobby - you're the best and still the "most handsome grandmaster." Special note of thanks to all the organizers and sponsors for putting on an outstanding event and for your warm southern hospitality. Looking forward to next year's World Camp in Las Vegas. Shout out to Azeem for receiving his Level 5 Certification and providing one of the camp highlights by giving a demonstration of counter to counter play with his 8 yr old son Shaheed - way to represent!