When we think of the legendary systems that have been born in the Philippines we often discuss Balintawak. The very distinctive solo baston method. Balintawak is famous not only for their lighting speed and reactions but also for spearheading the propagation of FMA.
Like all great Masters Bobby Taboada does not only strive to promote Balintawak but all FMA and the great Pinoy culture.
Aperture Fight Focus caught up with Bobby Taboada at one of his seminars, this has been captured on film. because of the spontaneity you are immediately captured and enthralled not only on the display of incredible skill, precision and velocity but captivated too with every word coming from GM Bobby who is clearly driven by passion and fuelled with obsession.
Balintawak was born in the 1930s under GM Bacon after a split from Doce Pares, one of the 1st students was Teofilo Velez who Bobby was effectively a disciple of,.He did learn extensively through others such as Anciong Bacon (Founder of Balintawak) and Jose Vallisin, Today GM Bobby has the same goal as he did when his journey began many years ago, to carry on the legacy of his Grand Masters and bring Balintawak to the global stage.
We give a Pugay! from FMA Culture International Association to GM Bobby Taboada and urge people interested in training with him or his instructors to get in contact and Aperture Fight Focus for helping document this important legacy.