Balintawak in NYC

Discussion in 'Balintawak' started by darkpaperino, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. darkpaperino

    darkpaperino New Member

    hi there,

    I am travelling to NYC in december and I wonder if there is any chance to cross the sticks with some balintawak brothers? I gonna stay there a week and so I thought it would be a great opportunity.

    thanks for any info

    ciao from germany
  2. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><

    Welcome to FMAtalk, Darkpeperino :)
  3. darkpaperino

    darkpaperino New Member

    thanks.. I am a hidden guest here for a while so now I took the chance to register :)
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    There's Balintawak upstate in NY, but I don't know of any in the city. Still, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that there is some there! You could also ask on Eskrima Digest.
  5. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    Master Zack Taco and Raymond Asuncion are both in NYC. Zack is a master instructor who was taught by Teofilo Velez. Ray is an instructor under Bobby Taboada.

    NYC is a big place; in what area will you be?

  6. darkpaperino

    darkpaperino New Member

    hi robert, thanks! Manhatten, 10th Avenue. dec. 11th till 16th
  7. ricthedic

    ricthedic -== Banned ==-

    darkpaperino, you can allways come see us in NJ for a class or two, wed & sat Guro Luo Lledo in Delran NJ ,I could pick you up at the bus station! 2 hr ride! You would enjoy the training im sure,try something different Arnis De Mano? Just a thought you can call me if interested at 856-297-7166 Rick
  8. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    Um, maybe it's just me but, I have a hard time imagining myself in the position (no pun intended) of having someone with the nickname "ricthedic" picking me up (again, no pun intended) at a bus station in 'Jersey...

  9. darkpaperino

    darkpaperino New Member

    :lookaroun .. well.. :)
  10. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    Here's a link to a video clip of the guys in NYC. It was recently posted on YouTube. Zack Taco is the man wearing the red shirt. Ray Asuncion is wearing the black shirt with the white design on the front.


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  11. hoodoo

    hoodoo New Member


    I have trained with many filipino systems, I really like Balintawak it seems like a combo wing chun / trapping system I have a great instructor in GM Atillo
  12. darkpaperino

    darkpaperino New Member

    So - I am back from NYC and I really want to thank my Balintawak brothers there for the warm welcome, the training, ideas and all the support there!

    If you ever happen to be in the area, don't miss the chance to train with them! Forget the city tour or shopping - go and work out!

    See you soon!

  13. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    Whom did you work with there?

  14. teovel'sBalintawak

    teovel'sBalintawak New Member

    Our Pleasure


    You are always welcome here in New York just let us know in the near future. Everything can be learn I hope those basic ideas we shared you can help you. More power to you,your group and your teacher.

    Best Regards,

    Teovel's Balintawak
  15. khd29

    khd29 New Member

    Really interested in learning Balintawak but the Bronx is too far from me. Any training areas in Brooklyn, I am in Bay Ridge, or Manhattan?

  16. akatrk

    akatrk New Member

    Balintawak in NYC?

    I am interested as well. I met Mr. Taco around two years ago but I found the Bronx was a bit of out of the way for me as well.

    Heard Mr. Asuncion is out in Brooklyn. If anyone has any information pertaining on how to reach Mr. Asuncion, please PM me.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2007
  17. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member


    If you'll send me a PM or email through FMATalk, I'll gladly pass your contact info along to Ray Asuncion. Ray is in the Brooklyn area. (For privacy reasons, I don't post anyone else's contact information directly.)



  18. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    I received your message today. I replied by email. Ray is in the Brooklyn area.


  19. akatrk

    akatrk New Member

    Balintawak Instructors in NYC

    Thank you Mr. Klampfer. Received your email today. :)
  20. du212

    du212 New Member

    followup for NY instructor


    I hate to be a me too kinda poster,.. so instead I'll just post this:

    I've been playing with 'Inosanto escrima' for a couple of years and have developed a keener interest in FMA in general and recently discovered Balintawak websites/videos. Now that I've learned a bit more and seen the flowing beauty of the balintawak style, Im really hoping to find a balintawak instructor in the nyc area.(I live in downtownNYC, close to the WTC area)

    I know several names have been mentioned on this site/thread over the last two years but am unaware of whether this is still current.
    If anyone who is a student of either of these gentlemen(or any other balintawak instructor located the metro-nyc area) or personally knows the instructor, could privately contact me with their availability for taking on a new student or the instructor's consent for contact, I would be most appreciative.


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