Discussion in 'Balintawak' started by The Boss, Sep 23, 2005.
How many different Balintawak organizations are there?
I don't know if all of these are formal organizations so I listed them as groups, but I'm pretty sure they are all tied in with the Balintawak lineage. (In no particular order)
1. Bobby Taboada's Group http://www.worldbalintawak.com/
2. Drigo Maranga's Group (Tres Personas, Combat Eskrima Maranga, probably other names too) http://maranga.8m.com/
3. John Villasin's Group http://johnvillasin.8k.com/about.html
4. Bobby Tabmina's Group http://balintawak.s5.com/home.html
5. Chito Velez's Group (couldn't find any website, but I think they're a pretty big one)
6. Nick Elizar's Group http://www.visayanmartialarts.com/nickelizar.htm
7. Ted Buot's Group (couldn't find any website, but I know they're out there)
8. Ising Atillo's Group (couldn't find any website, but I think they're on the west coast)
9. Sergio Arcel's Group http://balintawak.4t.com/about.html
I was curious if anyone has heard of any students of Delphin Lopez that are still training because many of the early students of Anciong Bacon are still teaching or have students still teaching, but I haven't seen anyone trace their style back to him.
Don't forget Henry Jayme and John Russel at Visayan Martial Arts http://www.visayanmartialarts.com/instructorsvma.htm
Who here is practicing Balintawak in the United States? How do you train and who do you train with?
I train with Manong Ted Buot in Michigan.
I don't train specifically in Balintawak but the system I train/teach draws many of its basics from GM Bobby Taboada's lineage of Balintawak. My instructor, Guru Ken Pannell, trained with GM Bobby when GM Bobby first moved to the States. The elements we teach are from the curriculum of that timeframe (from what I understand, GM Bobby has made some changes to the curriculum over the years - which is only to be expected as the system evolves). I've had the opportunity to train with GM Bobby on a couple of occasions and he is excellent.
What elements from balintawak do you use? Do you use the grouping method?
I would like to offer Manong Sam Buot's link:
I had the fortunate opportunity to train with him for nearly 6 months when I resided in Phoenix, AZ. He is a wonderful mentor and dear friend.
I respect Manong Sam, and this is only a qustion for my education. Does Manong Sam have his own organization, or does he belong to a Villasin group or friends of GM B Taboada?
Manong Sam does not refer to his training group as an organization. I do not believe he is part of any but thought only GM Bobby Taboada's World Balintawak is considered an organization? It is my understanding that Manong Sam's lineage is directly from the late GM Bacon and Atty. Villasin.
I used the term Org in a broad sense meaning a group of people who all look to the same person for leadership and guidance and education.
Thank you for you input
Just wanted to add the NECOPA-Group / Style / Org. of Arnulfo L. Mongcal (Successor Tony Veek)
Complete Information can be Found at:
...also the group of Teofilo Vilbar Roma in Basak, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines, that bears the name Teovel Balintawak Self-defense Club
since 1982. http://e.domaindlx.com/teovelbalintawak
Separate names with a comma.