Balintawak Escrima

We are extremely fortunate to be an authorized and certified Taboada Balintawak Escrima chapter school directly from Grand Master Bobby Taboada. Our school currently has three level six instructors and one level seven instructor who were personally trained, tested, and certified by Grand Master Bobby Taboada.

Balintawak Escrima is a Philippine martial art that focuses on the use of one rattan stick as compared to two which are often used in other Escrima and Arnis systems. Balintawak covers various techniques such as but not limited to 12 strikes, defense and counter, grouping, disarms, and butt strikes. The concept and principles are based on “Cuentada” which is counter to counter. Speed, power, and simplicity of the curriculum sets it apart from other styles, especially in Combatives.

Classes are held on:
Thursdays 6 - 7:30 PM
Saturdays 7 - 9 AM

Chief Grandmaster Floyd Yoder,  Level Seven
GM Anthony Stafford, Level Six
Ingrid McCluer, Level Six
Jess Williams, Level Six
Andrew Osmer, Level Six (inactive)

Grandmaster Anthony Stafford, Level Six: 828.234.5461 or [email protected]
Chief Grandmaster Floyd Yoder, Level Seven. 828.439.5339 or [email protected]

Mt.Olive Lutheran Church Recreation Building
2780 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601