VMA Man IS both YOUTUBE username: VMABalintawak09 & VMABalintawak THE ONLY REASON WHY I AM POSTING THIS HERE IN FMATALK IS TO USE THIS MEDIUM TO BRING THIS MATTER ABOUT. IF THIS PERSON BELIEVE THEIR TEACHER JOHN RUSELL IS BETTER THAN ALL THE ORIGINAL SENIOR BALINTAWAK INSTRUCTORS WHO LEARNED FROM ANCIONG BACON, TEOFILO VELEZ, JOSE VILLASIN, AND OTHERS, THEN SO BE IT, "MY VERY BEST OF LUCK TO VMA Man, I'M GLAD YOU FOUND A TEACHER WHO CAN INSPIRE YOU SO." YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINION...... BUT PLEASE DO NOT GO ABOUT POSTING NEGATIVE COMMENTS ("TROLLING AROUND") ON YOUTUBE AND THE INTERNET SAYING TABOADA IS NOT GOOD, HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO CLIP AND SO ON & SO FORTH. DO NOT GO AROUND "BAD MOUTHING" THE OTHER BALINTAWAK MASTERS AS WELL. THAT IS VERY DISRESPECTFUL! THESE SENIOR INSTRUCTORS & GRAND MASTERS OF BALINTAWAK WORKED HARD, THROUGH BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS THEY HELPED PRESERVE THIS BEAUTIFUL ART. YOU ARE VERY UNGRATEFUL AND THAT IS A FACT! RESPECT THE ONES WHO CAME BEFORE YOU MATE!!! P.S. I WILL NO LONGER CONTACT THIS PERSON THROUGH ANY MEANS, WHETHER IT BE HERE ON FMATALK OR OTHER VENUES, SO ANY QUOTE HE POST HERE THAT HE SAYS IS FROM ME WOULD BE TOTAL LIE. I REST MY CASE. I PAY MY RESPECTS TO ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. - FalconAgentX44 __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __ Evidence Exhibit #1: MY OWN message to VMABalintawak09 which I posted on the same youtube clip which he NEVER "approved" and posted: From: FalconAgentX44 [videos (0) | favorites (0) | friends (0)] Sent: January 28, 2008 Message: Your teacher John's "agak" is good. My "agak" would slightly differ from John's, I would throw in more variation. I agree with "juramentado" If that part of Australia can use more good Balintawak teachers like John, then I am willing to migrate. footnote: *juramentado was another youtube username who posted on the same video clip. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___ Evidence Exhibit #2 Message I received FROM VMAbalintawak09 sent through my YOUTUBE account last January 29th after my posting to his video clip, and I quote: From: VMAbalintawak09 [videos (1) | favorites (0) | friends (0)] Sent: January 29, 2008 Subject: Show me your agak bro?? Message: Hey mate, I am VMA Man from FMATALK. You can also see some of my youtube videos under username VMABalintawak. Show me how your "agak" is better than Johns and I'll post your comment. Yeah your agak. Not your instructors, your agak. Who do YOU train with? I've trained with Taboada personally and know John is better than Taboada 100 times, I have students who trained directly under Gaabucayan and Tabimina and they also feel the others PALE in comparison to John. Even the famous Velez brothers from Cebu whom John has learned from cannot compare. The only person that comes close is Henry Jayme and Timoteo Maranga, well that old chap is dead now, Maranga I mean. Crikey! May he rest in peace. If you have better bro, show me(if you can), Then I'll post your comment. Until then..... __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______ Evidence Exhibit #3 subject is this video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fWPeRdsE8o comments lifted from YOUTUBE on this video clip: PinutiKeris (4 days ago) could we know the name of the Feeder chap ?? and which Balintawak lineage is this ? VMAbalintawak09 (3 days ago) Sorry PinutiKeris what do you mean by Feeder Chap? Regarding Lineage: John Russell is our head honcho. Studied thru Henry Jayme thru Teofilo Velez thru Timoteo Maranga. John has also trained under Raymond(Moonie)Velez and Celso Amora Mabalhin(Who trained under Anciong Bacon and Jesus Cui). juramentado (6 days ago) cool.....u need balintawak instructors in australia..i want to migrate...is it possible? help me°! ;-) __________________________________________________ _____________ Evidence Exhibit #4 subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47uyw...eature=related see related comments on this YOUTUBE video: Comments & Responses Show: all comments excellent (+10 or better) great (+5 or better) good (0 or better) average (-5 or better) poor (-10 or better) Help Change this to see only comments above a certain value. Change the value of a comment by clicking on a thumb. Post a video response Post a text comment VMAbalintawak (1 week ago) Show Hide If Robert actually started to clip there is no way any of this could happen. This is watered down Balintawak jA7 (5 months ago) Show Hide thank u GM Bobby T! thnx for posting... creasy8 (5 months ago) Show Hide are those random movements or choreographs? smoogie18 (7 months ago) Show Hide INSANE View all 4 comments __________________________________________________ _____________ Evidence Exhibit #5 subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STOVXMCVZVc Comments & Responses Show: all comments excellent (+10 or better) great (+5 or better) good (0 or better) average (-5 or better) poor (-10 or better) Help Change this to see only comments above a certain value. Change the value of a comment by clicking on a thumb. Post a video response Post a text comment tagacebuako08 (4 days ago) Show Hide VMA Balintawak pag practice usa pag-ayo parts...kay siguro ko layo ra kaayo imo nahibaw-an kay sa kang Bobby. Ikaw realist1972...membro ka sa Rabid Dog Arnis ??? hehehhehe! Ayaw mo sigi panaway --- AMEN VMAbalintawak (1 week ago) Show Hide wildcat2210 no offence but try finding a REAL Balintawak teacher. One that teaches you to clip. It's for your own protection mate. Bobby looks great because his training partners don't know how to clip and control his attacks. It's a Balintawak FUNDAMENTAL he appears to have forgotten!!! wildcat2210 (4 weeks ago) Show Hide This is GENUINE Balintawak Cuentada Escrima, I am a student of Grandmaster Bobby Taboada. He is the nicest man in person, and is definitly a great example for other martial artists. He's the best, no questions asked. __________________________________________________ END.