Balintawak Eskrima as a Combat and Self-Defense System

Compared to other martial arts system, Balintawak Self-Defense System is relatively new with its founding in the early 1950s. However, it has caught the attention of many notable martial artists and its popularity is growing fast throughout the world.

Image: APO and Mel Balberde exhibiting knife combat locking technique

Below is a definition of Balintawak Eskrima based on the views of some noted people of the system:

“...the deadly art of Filipino stick fighting.

– GM gene Presas, Founder of Modern Arnis

“...a complete system, Balintawak arnis.

– Mark V. Wiley, Writer and Historian of Filipino Martial Arts and Culture.

Eskrima legend Vinancio “Anciong” Bacon.

– Krishna Godhania; author of Eskrima- Filipino Martial Arts

…hold GM Bacon’s System of Arnis in high esteem and… that it is original and genuine.

– GM Maj. Timoteo e. Maranga Supres Kwentada Eskrima System

To summarize: Balintawak Eskrima is a deadly, complete system, original and genuine Filipino stick fighting art founded by the legendary Grandmaster Vinancio Bacon.

– Andrew P. Obon/ APO

A quick video of Punong Guro Andrew P. Obon performing Balintawak’s Corridas

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