Balintawak Workshop featuring Guro Jemar Carcellar

Guro Jemar Carcellar

Guro Jemar August 4th, 2019

Richmond Balintawak Presents:
Guro Jemar Carcellar

When: Sunday, August 4th at 1 PM – 3 PM

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA, 30080

Registration / Price: $40

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Details:
Guro Jemar will be holding a workshop on Balintawak in Atlanta. He will be sharing GM Bobby Taboada’s unique brand of Balintawak known for it’s speed, power, and control. Whether you are new to Balintawak or a seasoned practitioner of the art, you will walk away with something that will elevate your game. Don’t miss this opportunity!

If you have any questions, please see Jemar Carcellar.

Kali Evolution 2!!!!

Where: Choi Kwang Do International
4327 Wade Green Rd NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Registration: Visit Armas Filomeno

$125 – $220

Grandmaster Bobby Taboada

Bobby Taboada was introduced to the Balintawak school founded by the Great Grandmaster Venancio “Anciong” Bacon and headed at the time by Grandmasters Teofilo Velez and Jose Villasin. Grandmaster Taboada was trained in the “old school” ways of stick fighting. Grandmaster 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, Grandmaster Taboada was introduced to the Balintawak school founded by the Great Grandmaster Venancio “Anciong” Bacon and headed at the time by Grandmasters Teofilo Velez and Jose Villasin. Grandmaster 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, Grandmaster Taboada left the Philippines and brought his art to New Zealand and Australia before being persuaded to introduce Balintawak to a US audience. In 1991, Grandmaster Taboada relocated to the United States and settled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Grandmaster 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. Grandmaster 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 is scattered throughout the world as well. Always a welcome instructor at martial arts seminars, Grandmaster 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 Grandmaster. In 2002, that same organization honored him with the title of Distinguished Grandmaster. 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.

Ray Dionaldo

Tuhon Ray is the founder of Filipino Combat Systems, a training brother of Guru Bahati Mershant and a member of our Kuntao/Silat family. He is considered one of the worlds foremost experts in Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to be

Tuhon Jared Wihongi

Tuhon Jared Wihongi is a full-time International Tactical Combatives (Hand-to-Hand Combat), Firearms and Martial Arts Instructor/Consultant. He is most known internationally as a Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor, and his specialization extends to the complete tactical application and integration of empty-hand, edged/impact weapons, and firearms skills in extreme close-quarters. His vast experience operating in the Real World as a SWAT Operator, Police Firearms/Defensive Tactics Instructor and street Patrol Officer has heavily influenced his approach to teaching, training and applying Pekiti-Tirsia.

In addition to training thousands of security personnel, conventional police officers and soldiers in many countries, Jared has taught Pekiti-Tirsia tactics and Tactical Firearms to police and military Special and Covert Operations individual Operators and entire Units throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia, North & South America. He continues to travel throughout the USA, Europe, South America, and Asia several times yearly to teach tactical courses, most particularly in and around the Philippines, Brazil & Germany. Jared has also worked occasional Executive/Close Protection jobs for some of his international clients.

Jared’s professional background from 2000-2014 includes:

  • Private Sector Security Professional, 1996-2000.
  • Deputy Sheriff for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 2000-2001.
  • Police Officer Salt Lake City Police Department, 2001-2008.
  • Chief Defensive Tactics Instructor & Firearms Instructor, Salt Lake City Police 2004-2008.
  • SWAT Operator Salt Lake City Police, 2003-2008.
  • Reserve SWAT Operator South Salt Lake Police, 2008-2013.
  • Reserve Police Officer South Salt Lake Police, 2013-Present.
  • From 2003-2013 Jared participated in over 100 high-hazard operations including hostage situations, barricaded gunmen and narcotics warrants in the capacity of a SWAT Operator.

In addition to Jared’s 14-year background as a Police Officer, he has been contracted as a Combatives Instructor for U.S. Army Special Forces Units for the last 9 years. He has also taught Defensive Tactics and Combatives courses for other training companies that cater to the Special Operations community.

In the private sector, Jared is currently retained by Browning as the Tactical Consultant for their new Black Label brand of Tactical Blades and equipment. He is retained as a consultant for the Tactical Baton training program for Germany’s Bonowi Camlock Baton. Jared was also recently featured as a subject matter expert on season one of SPIKE TV’S hit series Deadliest Warrior.

In March 2012 Jared was invited to represent Tactical Pekiti-Tirsia at the European Police Trainers Conference in Nuremberg, Germany. He was one of only four international Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructors invited to teach at the conference, which is attended by hundreds of Police Instructors and Tactical Officers from around Europe.

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

Tuhon Ray June 1st 2018

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Date: Friday, June 1st 2018 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Who: Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

What: Filipino Combat Systems

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA, 30080

Registration / Price: $40 Cash

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Details:
For the first time, FCS Kali Atlanta will be hosting one of the greatest Filipino Martial Artist and Tuhon Ray Dionaldo on a 3 hours intensive training and seminar. It’s open for any martial arts practioners, including beginners and those with training experience. Mark your calendars and come join us on June 1st, 2018. Venue is just 5 minutes away from the world famous Blade Show weekend. So if you are in town for the Blade Show, come swing by and maximize your time visiting Atlanta and train with us. Pugay!!

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Atlanta Kali Group’s 7th Annual Krampus Stick Fights

Krampus

Atlanta Kali Group’s 7th Annual Krampus Stick Fights

Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting 2017

The 7th Annual Krampus Stick Fights are December 30th from 1 PM – 3 PM Next Week at The Dojo American Karate Centers at Roswell-Crabapple!!!

This is a free event!!!

The Dojo American Karate Centers at Roswell-Crabapple
645 W Crossville Rd Ste 136, Roswell, Georgia 30075
(404) 339-5425

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What is Atlanta Kali Group’s Annual Krampus Stick Fighting? This is an open, non contest sparring. You choose the weapon and the armor. Single stick, double stick, padded sticks, tomahawk, shield and stick, plastic weapons, or flexible weapons. Any ranges, corto, largo, or knife(cqc). Come have fun and help spread the Filipino Martial Arts along with the Christmas cheer!!!!

Filipino martial arts are noted for their ability to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and their ability turn ordinary items into weapons of personal protection. This art is historically and tactically significant with equal emphasis placed on combat utility, artistic expression, and day-to-day graciousness. – Guro Ben Salas

Additional information on Kali, Arnis, Eskrima, Escrima from Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Eskrima, Escrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano, Pananandata (use of weapons), Sinawali (Pampanga, “to weave”), Sitbatan (Pangasinan), Didya and Kabaroan (Ilocos region). In the Visayas and Mindanao, these martial arts have been referred to as eskrima, kali, kaliradman, pagaradman and kalirongan. kuntaw and silat are separate martial arts practiced in the islands.

It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.

WOTBAG First Annual Gathering Seminar

WOTBAG Masters

WOTBAG First Annual Gathering Seminar featuring Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue.

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017.
1 PM – 6 PM

Who: Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue

What: WORLD ORIGINAL TEOVEL’S BALINTAWAK ARNIS GROUP™

Where:
Richmond Balintawak

Registration / Price: $100

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Details:
Balintawak seminar fund raiser with Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue.

Richmond Balintawak and WOTBAG will hold a seminar with Chief Master Zac Taco and Master Eugene Nepangue on Saturday November 11th, 2017 from 1 pm – 6 pm. All proceeds will be for the benefit of the medical fund for Grandmaster Monie Velez – for his ongoing monthly medical maintenance expenses.

Cost: $100

If you can’t make this event feel free to still support GM Monie Velez by sending your donation to this link:
https://www.gofundme.com/tdjwbk4c

For more information contact Jemar Carcellar at 804-714-5746 or email atlanta.balintawak@yahoo.com

More about WOTBAG
Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis was renowned by our late Great Grandmaster “Teofilo Velez”. He was the one who started propagating art of balintawak arnis, GM Teofilo Velez & Late GM Atty. Villasen they are the one who initiate to modify on how to teach Balintawak arnis in easiest way for students.The Velez Brothers (Chito, Eddie, Monnie) are known to be his successors and the first ever instructors of GM Teofilo Velez are his sons: Pacito “Chito” Velez, Ramon Franco “Monnie” Velez, and Eduardo “Eddie” Velez Sr.

When Late GM Teofilo Velez passed away because of cancer, Mr. Chito Velez was chosen by the members to be the New Grand Master of Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis. Few years after, the Velez Brothers continued teaching the Balintawak style of arnis. GrandMaster Monnie Velez teaches arnis at his home in Englis,Guadalupe Cebu and later at Ayala Park while GrandMaster Eddie Velez teaches arnis at one of our Headquarters in Guadalupe, Cebu. By the year 2007, the Velez Brothers regrouped. GrandMaster Monnie Velez and his students came up with the name of WOTBAG which stands for “World Original Teovel’s Balintawak Arnis Group”. With the help of Master Oliver Mag-uyon, they were able to register the group to the Secretary of Exchange Commission in order for it to be legalized and they were also able to elect new sets of officers.

Now the The Three Pillar’s( Velez Brothers ) introduced a new method of teaching, focusing on the students’ performance on flexibility, timing, speed, hitting points, defense and offense,knife fighting. They were also able to share their tactical skills by using all the knowledge they have learned during their training with their late father, Great Grandmaster Teofilo Velez which he also learned from his late mentor, Great Grandmaster Anciong Bacon, who introduced the Balintawak Style.Now we have our WOTBAG and IPMAF Balintawak Eskrima Poland Association by cooperation of Agreement by their Chairman GM Dr. Andreas Boruta as official representative of WOTBAG in Europe will help on developing and propagating WOTBAG.

From the WOTBAG website http://wotbag.weebly.com/

FCS Kali – Guro Nate Hill

FCS Kali Guro Nate Hill

FCS Kali Guro Nate Hill

When: Saturday July 3rd, 2017 at 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Parkway Smyrna, GA, 30080

Registration / Price: $30

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Special Guest – James Urban

Details:
Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Tuhon Ray Dionaldo workshop

Date: Sunday, July 31st 2016 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Who: Tuhon Ray Dionaldo

What: Filipino Combat Systems

Where: Michael Reid’s Premier Martial Arts Marietta
2727 Canton Rd, Ste 500, Marietta, Georgia 30066

Registration / Price: $30 Cash

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Details:
Tuhon Ray is the founder of Filipino Combat Systems, a training brother of Guru Bahati Mershant and a member of our Kuntao/Silat family. He is considered one of the worlds foremost experts in Filipino Martial Arts. Join us and train with one of the worlds Elite combat specialist. Cost is $30 and we ask that you please bring cash!

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Guro Alexander Pisarkin FCS Kali Seminar

Date: August 20 – August 21, 2016

Who: Guro Alexander Pisarkin

What: Silat & Panantukan

Where: Atlanta Budokan
2508 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna, GA 30080

Registration / Price: Register here – $60 | $40 1 day

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Details:
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to train Silat & Panantukan with Guro Alexander Pisarkin coming this August 20 & 21 right here in Georgia. This will be 2 days of excellent hands on training you don’t want to miss. Contact me early for a registration discount.

Filipino Combat Systems

Founded by Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, Filipino Combat Systems is an organization dedicated the preservation and promotion of all Filipino Martial Arts.

Filipino Combat Systems(FCS) is an organization/system with members from around the world. We come from extremely diverse backgrounds and Martial Arts systems. We’ve all come together because of our love of the Filipino Martial Arts, and our unwillingness to become involved in the politics that has so often stifled our growth.