Discussion in 'Balintawak' started by Raewyn, Aug 24, 2005.
Came onto this thread late. Great basics description...so I stole it. :ultracool
I gotta say - I have nothing to add to your very excellent post.
Good Job Sir.
p.s. Tim - I dig the new avatar!
SHHHH! It is a secret
Only meant for Raisin
Thank you Rob, I try, and I am always willing to take feedback.
Thank you for the praise.
GM Bobby Taboada has a website (with a forum for questions) that you might want to check out - if you haven't already.
Good luck with your training...
Great, thanks for that. Ive been practising reaaly hard this week, but unfortunaltey I have to practise outside, as I got carried away with swinging my stick and smashed out the light bulb in the ceiling!!!! ooops!!
I knew you'd come through for me!!!!!
Just wanted to say i like your chart... I was wondering if you have contact information for any of the instructors that are still in Cebu City. I've been training here but I want to meet some other instructors before I leave next month. If you can help me out that would be awesome.
Not at the moment but I'm working on it.
I took a lesson with GM Rodrigo Maranga, the son of GM Timor Maranga, and he is exceptional. He and his family teach in Cebu City. His contact info is here:
You may want to go and see Sergio Arcel as well. I've not had a chance to train with him, but he is well respected and of direct lineage himself to Anciong Bacon. This is his website:
I've also had a session with Master Nick Elizar and he is a great teacher of Teovel's Balintawak. His contact info is here:
Good luck in your studies.
I think a few guys are missing from the Balintawak family tree. Does anyone know where the late Jose Millan, aka Joe Go, is situated in the family tree? He was a personal student of Anciong Bacon, one of the guys who stayed with him till the end.
I noticed that too. Some of the more noticeable missing names are Atillo, Mongcal, Velez, Villasin, Chiuten, Arcel, etc. But Tim does admit that it's a work in progress and that he's yet to complete it and to be fair, it's going to be a lot of work to get even just all of the major players in one chart.
This is the list that Manong Ted gave me at my first training session. What he told me was this is a list of people who started thier own clubs. Since then I've found more of our family. "Joe Go's" people have been found in Toronto Canada. Also with Rey Galang's book it will speed up the search.
This is a tough one. Where does Atillo fit in?
Rey Galang's boo, Warrior Arts of the Philippines, has chapters on the following balintawak players:
You can get the book through bakbakan.com and it's a very good read.
Look a little closer, man... LOL
Villasin, Velez & Mongcal ARE on there.
I have been doing some research as well - where would one put Mr. Chuiten since he (for the most part) left the Villasin Balintawak group and went with Filemon Caburnay to (help) form the La Punti system...?
this chart was only people who formed Balintawak groups. If they didn't form a group I don't plan on adding them. There would be way to many people to list.
Yeah, you can't hope to list everyone who ever trained in the style!
Listing the heads of their own groups is a good
way to go! Otherwise there would literally be
hundreds of people to put on the tree! That
would be an very, very hard task!
Brian R. VanCise
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