INTENSIVE TRAINING WITH GRAND MASTER BOBBY TABOADA
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
What: INTENSIVE TRAINING WITH GRAND MASTER BOBBY TABOADA: ATLANTA
Registration / Price: $100
Grandmaster Taboada will be visiting Atlanta for an intensive training session from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday June 18th. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to generate speed, power, and accuracy from the man who is renown for all three! Grandmaster Taboada often teaches a broad range of material that introduces beginners to the concepts of the Cuentada system while simultaneously providing high level details for those who have been practicing for many years. This training session will be open to all. We look forward to seeing you there!
Cost will be $100.
If you have any questions, please see Jemar Carcellar.
More about Grand Master Bobby Taboada
GM Taboada was introduced to the Balintawak school founded by the Great Grand Master Venancio “Anciong” Bacon, and headed at the time by Grand Masters Teofilo Velez and Jose Villasin. GM Taboada was trained in the “old school” ways of stick fighting.
gm bobby taboadaGrand Master Bobby Taboada was raised in Cebu City, Philippines, the birthplace of Balintawak and a thriving martial arts culture. After studying karate and boxing and other fighting arts, GM Taboada was introduced to the Balintawak school founded by the Great Grand Master Venancio “Anciong” Bacon, and headed at the time by Grand Masters Teofilo Velez and Jose Villasin. GM Taboada was trained in the “old school” ways of stick fighting, enduring physical abuse and constant live stick training with the masters. The combination of extremely rigorous physical training, expert instruction, and guidance from masters Bacon, Velez and Villasin helped shape and produce a dynamic and highly skilled martial arts master and teacher. In 1979, GM Taboada left the Philippines and brought his art to New Zealand and Australia before being pursuaded to introduce Balintawak to a US audience. In 1991, GM Taboada relocated to the United States and settled in Charlotte, North Carolina.
GM Taboada, or “Bobby”, as most of his friends and students know him, still teaches at the headquarters for his Balintawak International organization, in Charlotte, NC. 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, and been featured in dozens of articles and magazines. GM Taboada has trained martial arts experts and practitioners all through the US and around the world, in countries such as England, Australia, Germany, and Canada. He has produced a dedicated handful of Qualified Instructors, authorized to teach his Balintawak curriculum that are scattered throughout the world as well. Always a welcome instructor at martial arts seminars, GM Taboada continues to amaze and teach students that are willing and have a desire to learn.
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. He is well known throughout martial arts circles as a highly respected master, a great teacher, and a superb human being that has remained humble and welcoming to all he comes in contact with.