Teovels Balintawak - Who When Where...!?

Discussion in 'Balintawak' started by Mono, May 12, 2008.

  1. Mono

    Mono Member

    I would like to start this Thread about the State of the "Teovels Balintawak" Family as of today...

    So, what happened to the 12 original Chapters. Who is still teaching what when and where?

    I will start by Posting some of the Information I have found and will fill in any further Information you (the Forummembers) can provide...


    1.Chito Velez - Green Chapter
    2. Monie Velez - Blue Chapter
    3. Eddie Velez - Violet Chapter
    According to my Knowledge, the Velez Brothers still teach and Head the "Teovels Balintawak".
    Training at: Ayala Park, Cebu City every Sunday.
    URL: ??

    4. Nick Elizar - White Chapter​
    Today heads the "World Nickelstick Balintawak Club" as Founder & President.
    Teaching at: The original Location of the former "White Chapter" at 84-y Cabantan St, Brgy. Luz, Cebu City. Also conducting Training for all Chapters of the Club every Sunday at Ayala Park, Cebu City.
    URL: www.nickelstickeskrima.com / www.nickelstick.de

    5. Winnie de la Rosa - Brown Chapter
    Teaching at: ??
    URL: ??

    6. Romeo de la Rosa - Black Chapter
    Teaching at: ??
    URL: ??

    7. Nonato (Nene) Gaabucayan - Gold Yellow Chapter
    Still Teaches Teovels Balintawak under the Name of "Gold Chapter" but is now located in the USA.
    Teaching at: (Somewhere USA; Westcoast?)
    URL: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=132799587

    8. Faustino (Tonying) Patalinghug - Purple Black Chapter
    Teaching at: ??
    URL: ??

    9. Bobby Elizar - Orange Chapter
    Joined the World Nickelstick Balintawak Club and heads the Tiger chapter
    Teaches at: Englis,V.Rama Avenue, brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City
    URL: www.nickelstickeskrima.com / www.nickelstick.de

    10. Joe Cavan - Pink Chapter
    Also Joined the World Nickelstick Club - if Ernesto Cavan and Joe Cavan are the same Person, he also Teaches at the Tiger Chapter of the Nickelstick Club (this is what I gathered from the Website...)
    URL: www.nickelstickeskrima.com / www.nickelstick.de

    11. Bobby Taboada - Red Chapter
    Bobby heads his own international Organisation, teaching the Teovels Method under the Name of "Balintawak Arnis Cuentada"
    Teaches at: Charlotte, North Carolina (and conducting Seminars around the World...)
    URL1: http://www.worldbalintawak.com/
    URL2: http://www.internationalbalintawak.com/

    12. Teofilo V. Roma - Yellow Chapter
    Today he heads the "Teovel Balintawak Self-Defense Club, Inc."
    Teaches at: Basak, Mandaue City, Cebu
    URL: http://e.domaindlx.com/teovelbalintawak/


    I am looking Forward to more Information on the state of the Teovels Family today...

    Philipp "Mono" Wolf
  2. teovel'sBalintawak

    teovel'sBalintawak New Member

    Philipp ,

    You are the right the Velez brothers are teaching in Ayala Park in Cebu City every Sunday. Feel free to visit them if you a chance you are always welcome there.

    Nene Gaabucayan is now in Los Angels,California, USA.
  3. garrotista

    garrotista New Member

    For the past 3 decades the original 12 chapters/masters of Teovel's Balintawak Group have evolved, matured and perfected the art of Balintawak in their own right. Eventually, spreading Balintawak worldwide and an international "brotherhood" developed. Thus, a few of the original 12 masters, created their own organization and perspective of teaching, training, and fighting. Realizing this change, the Velez brothers renamed and reorganized their "group" to "World Original Teovels Balintawak Arnis Group." The following are the master instructors for this group, to teach and support the next generation of Teovels Balintawak:
    G.M. Chito Velez, Monie Velez, Eddie Velez, Winnie de la Rosa (teaching at Abellana Sports Complex), Dr. Ben Marapao, and Nene Gaabucayan (Southern CA). Sadly, Romeo de la Rosa passed away a few years ago.

    Mono- Great thread! The information I posted was expressed to me by Monie Velez. Looking forward to any additional info :)

    FYI, A "Velez Brothers" website is under construction.
    Last edited: May 13, 2008
  4. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    From Bobby Taboada: Tonying Patalinghug is in Mactan.
  5. Mono

    Mono Member

    Lats make a new Summary:

    So we have four major Organisations now, that came out of the Teofilo Velez Line...

    1. "World Original Teovels Balintawak Arnis Group" Including:
    Chito Velez (Green Chapter), Monie Velez (Blue Chapter), Eddie Velez (Violet Chapter), Winnie de la Rosa (Brown Chapter) and Nonato (Nene) Gaabucayan (Gold Yellow Chapter).
    Training/Teaching at: Ayala Park, Cebu City every Sunday; Nene Gaabucayan teaching in Southern California.
    URL: Web Site in Progress...
    URL: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ID=132 799587

    2. "World Nickelstick Eskrima Club - Balintawak Style" including:
    Nick Elizar (White Chapter), Bobby Elizar (Orange Chapter), Joe Cavan (Pink Chapter),
    Teaching at: 84-y Cabantan St, Brgy. Luz, Cebu City. (Nick Elizar) and in Englis,V.Rama Avenue, brgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City (Bobby Elizar & Joe Cavan)
    Also conducting Training for all Chapters of the Club every Sunday at Ayala Park, Cebu City.
    URL: www.nickelstickeskrima.com / www.nickelstick.de

    3. The International Balintawak Cuentada Arnis Eskrima headed by
    Bobby Taboada (Red Chapter)
    Teaches at: Charlotte, North Carolina (and conducting Seminars around the World...)
    URL1: http://www.worldbalintawak.com/

    URL2: http://www.internationalbalintawak.com/

    4. "Teovel Balintawak Self-Defense Club, Inc." headed by:
    Teofilo V. Roma (Yellow Chapter)
    Teaches at: Basak, Mandaue City, Cebu
    URL: http://e.domaindlx.com/teovelbalintawak

    Faustino (Tonying) Patalinghug (Purple Black Chapter)
    Is Located in Mactan.
    So far, no further Training or Contact Information available...

    Romeo de la Rosa - Black Chapter
  6. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    Two corrections -
    1. Bobby Taboada's official website info is www.internationalbalintawak.com, only.
    2. The "Red Chapter" designation is not accurate. From my conversations with him, the chapter orgainizations were laid out after he left the Philippines for New Zealand.
  7. Mono

    Mono Member

    Thanks a lot!

    The "Red Chapter" Information - as well as a lot of other Information I gathered about the 12 Chapters is from taken from Master Wilson R. Ceniza's Article found at the Link below.

    There he states:
    Bobby Taboada assigned the red chapter club in absentia as he went to New Zealand in 1979 three years before the formal establishment of the Teovel Balintawak Arnis Group in 1982. That was then before he moved to Australia and eventually to North Carolina, U.S.A.

    See here: http://fmatalk.com/showthread.php?t=1077

  8. Robert Klampfer

    Robert Klampfer New Member

    He's a good source, too. Wilson certainly knows his Balintawak history.

  9. teovel'sBalintawak

    teovel'sBalintawak New Member


    Just a little update Joe Cavan is now the Vice-President of the " World Original Teovels Balintawak Arnis Group " organized by the Velez brothers.

    Best Regards...
  10. Mono

    Mono Member

    Thanks for the Info! :)
  11. necopa74

    necopa74 New Member

    Romeo de la Rosa - Black Chapter


    he is dead?

    2003 i met him a few times and he was quite fit.....!

    He isn't on this planet anymore? honestly?

    god bless him!
  12. nyorpino

    nyorpino New Member

    sensei tonying as what we called him, organized Lapu-lapu martial arts club inwhich it teaches shorin-ryu karate and balintawak eskrima, i used to be one of those students during 2002 and left the group because of the sport karate they teach, he organized the club during 2000 together with his student before, vicente pino, which was a distant relative of mine and a classmate of my uncle when sensei tonying used to teach karate.... we used to trian M_W_F 6:30 - 9:00 pm..... i still want to learn from the man if not for his cocky grandchildren who were blackbelts that time, although i was childish back then, sensei tonying is a very effective teacher with an occassional slapping of his uway, back then i didnt understand the act so that made me quit. until then i havent heard him teaching but if he teaches again then i will happily enroll....by the way the balintawak stuff i watched during those days encouraged me to study FMA, so i practiced everything i saw after my karate class and i also learned largo mano from my mother's uncle in Tuburan,Cebu but still i want to learn how to play sikit-sikit.

    -leomel pino
  13. Mono

    Mono Member

    I know for fact that he is still teaching since I asked him just a few weeks ago when Nick Elizar arranged a training with him for me.

    Very nice guy! Smoth way of moving, interesting way of "circeling" you during Palakaw training...

    Great experinece! :)

  14. nyorpino

    nyorpino New Member

    he sure has a way of expressing his art... i recently found out that some of his students are teaching near his home in pusok, i dont know if he is involved i any sort.
  15. Mono

    Mono Member

    Why dont you just call or text him to see what hes up to?
  16. nyorpino

    nyorpino New Member

    well i can visit him in his house, he lives near our place just a few paces away from our house.
  17. Mono

    Mono Member

    Well, Lucky you then ;)
  18. nyorpino

    nyorpino New Member

    thanks bro.
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