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Spiritwalker 11-10-2011 03:00 AM

It's TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
My next post will be after my Completion Of The Art test in Balintawak. The test is this Saturday and Sunday...

I have worked 3 years for this.. I have sweated... been hurt.. bled... verbally and physically beat down...

I have spent time away from my kids.. I have given up ALOT.. to be able to do this...

Nervous?? Ohhhh heck yeah!!!! I have assisted in teaching this art in South America.. I have trained at Grand Master Bobby Tobada's home... I got a stick to the face just last Tuesday...the inside of the left side of my mouth is still like hamburger...

In 2010 I was inducted to World Head Council of Family Sokiship's International Hall of Fame along with my guro/shiahn... I have 3 students under me...that are fantastic...

I consider Robert Klampfer to be a personal friend.. and he has spent many hours with me.. honing and tweaking me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tHVtaFZo7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbjhd...eature=related

http://www.worldbalintawak.com/
Welcome to the Official Home of Bobby Taboada's World Balintawak Arnis Escrima. Balintawak is a powerful and very fast Filipino Martial Art originally from Cebu City, The Philippines .

Grand Master Taboada, originally from Cebu City, Phillipines, was trained in "old school" ways of stick fighting where the physical abuse one endured in training often exceeded the amount of abuse one experienced during an actual physical confrontation. This combination of extremely rigorous physical training, expert instruction and guidance from the Great Grand Master Venancio "Anciong" Bacon and Grand Masters Teofilo Velez and Jose Villasin, have produced this dynamic, highly-skilled, insightful and caring martial arts practitioner and teacher.

In 1979, Grand Master Taboada left the Philippines and taught his art in New Zealand before relocating to the United States in 1991. He now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where he operates the headquarters for his Balintawak International organization. Since his arrival in the U.S., he's been a self-defense instructor for the North Carolina Justice Academy and he has assisted in crime prevention programs sponsored by the North Carolina Sheriff's Academy in the U.S. and other countries, such as England, Australia and Canada. In the year 2000, he was inducted into the World Head Council of Family Sokiship's International Hall of Fame and was awarded the title of Millenium Grand Master. In 2002, that same organization honored him with the title of Distinguished Grand Master.




Wish me luck.. gonna need a bit!!!

3dlee 11-10-2011 02:21 PM

good luck, bro! it really sounds like you are prepared for this, so have confidence.


WAR SPIRITWALKER!!! :punch: :cool:

Neezar 11-10-2011 03:15 PM

Good luck! Well after all that training you shouldn't need any luck. :) Hope all goes perfect for you.

flo 11-10-2011 06:25 PM

Wow, that first video is amazing when the movements speed up!

Best of luck to you, SW, for this weekend's test. Your focus and hard work towards your goals are really admirable.

bradwright 11-10-2011 09:21 PM

good luck ! hope things go well for you !

Llamafighter 11-10-2011 10:33 PM

Go get em! your hard work will pay off!!

Spiritwalker 11-16-2011 02:05 AM

I am still showing marks from the various strikes I took during the "Welcoming Party"

At the end of the test, I had to go against all of the Certified Instructors. All I had to do was survive. If I dropped my stick, back off from the fight, or cussed. The test was over.

3 days of testing, came down to about 15 minutes.
The second guy that gets up during the first video is my instructor.. he went at me HARD!!!

Some of these instructors.. I have never met before. And each one has his/her own "specialties", and it can be seen. I had my knuckle busted wide open... and I could have quit... and maybe gotten away with "hey I am hurt".. but I didn't want to go that route...

I did very well.. I was invited to test for Certified Instructor this coming August. I have to come up with 24 of my own personal techniques.. the instructors that you see me with.. demonstrated some of theirs on me.. The next vids you see from me.. will be of me.. doing the best I can, to join their ranks.

Semi Advanced 10-11-12 and Gauntlet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER_BwLZgGzQ


Gauntlet Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB1rwuOPkG8


Gauntlet Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc7EKaj_K-o

Gauntlet 4 Plus GM Tobada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2lcp9nXZhw

Q&A and Promotion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od8YlqtAyhI

Blade 11-22-2011 09:18 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_Ds...eature=related

flo 11-22-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blade (Post 179437)

Blade, lol!!! Best scene EVAH from any Indiana Jones movie. :)

VCURamFan 11-28-2011 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spiritwalker (Post 179229)
I am still showing marks from the various strikes I took during the "Welcoming Party"

At the end of the test, I had to go against all of the Certified Instructors. All I had to do was survive. If I dropped my stick, back off from the fight, or cussed. The test was over.

3 days of testing, came down to about 15 minutes.
The second guy that gets up during the first video is my instructor.. he went at me HARD!!!

Some of these instructors.. I have never met before. And each one has his/her own "specialties", and it can be seen. I had my knuckle busted wide open... and I could have quit... and maybe gotten away with "hey I am hurt".. but I didn't want to go that route...

I did very well.. I was invited to test for Certified Instructor this coming August. I have to come up with 24 of my own personal techniques.. the instructors that you see me with.. demonstrated some of theirs on me.. The next vids you see from me.. will be of me.. doing the best I can, to join their ranks.

Semi Advanced 10-11-12 and Gauntlet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER_BwLZgGzQ


Gauntlet Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB1rwuOPkG8


Gauntlet Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc7EKaj_K-o

Gauntlet 4 Plus GM Tobada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2lcp9nXZhw

Q&A and Promotion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od8YlqtAyhI

That's awesome, man, congrats!!!


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