Welcome to the official site of Balintawak Seattle
The Balintawak Seattle group was established in 2008. It was the first Balintawak organization established in Washington State and one of only a few schools dedicated to the Filipino martial art of Balintawak Eskrima in the Pacific Northwest. The original group comprised of a select group of individuals who trained out of the garage of Guro John Soriano. In 2011 the group moved to the West Seattle Karate School which was quickly outgrown, eventually the group relocated to it's present location the Filipino Community Center of Seattle.
Balintawak Seattle is a proud member of the International Balintawak Organization headed by Grandmaster Bobby Taboada. As regional organization Balintawak Seattle is comprised of training groups in the following Washington State cities: Bellevue (Factoria), Bellingham, Covington, Bothell, Marysville, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Portland, Oregon. Please see our "Community Links" page for instructor contact information.
Our mission: "To preserve and promote the art of Balintawak eskrima, support the martial arts community, and be a positive example - advocating friendship and brotherhood."
The Filipino Community Center of Seattle is the regional home for Balintawak Seattle. The group meets every Thursday 6:30PM-8:30PM. Visitors are always welcome to drop by and observe class.
*Registration is currently underway for our annual West Coast Training Camp with GM Bobby. The dates are August 18-20th. Please see the flyer on our "Events" page and to register online.
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