Legends of Filipino Martial Arts at Tai Kai 4/17/2013
Nearly 30 people attended the Legends Of The Filipino Martial Arts Seminar Wednesday April 17th hosted by Maha Guro Kevin Seaman, instructor and senior student under Dan Inosanto and Tai Kai. In total, we had martial arts students and instructors from 9 schools in attendance. All the students were enlightened, educated and drained from the instruction by Grandmasters Max Pallen, Michael Giron, Bobby Taboada and Datu Tim Hartman and honored by the presence of these esteemed Gentlemen. Two of the systems shared were combat tested in the jungles of the Philippines during the Japanese Invasion during World War II, family systems passed on from fathers to sons by the fathers of Grandmasters, Max Pallen and Michael Giron. The Balitawak Arnis System was taught by Grandmaster Bobby Taboada, who is the leading exponent of this method. Balintawak is a style of Filipino martial arts developed by Venancio Bacon in the 1950s in Cebu City, Philippines. Datu Tim Hartman shared the double stick method of the late Grandmaster Remy Presas Modern Arnis and organized the tour with these four Legends Of The Filipino Martial Arts.