Balintawak Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) South Florida

Balintawak Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) South Florida

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After being kept secret for generations within it's own warrior tribes; Filipino Martial Arts fighting systems has come a long way and has really taken off in recent decades as more and more people learn, realize, and experience its practical training method for self defense and as a fighting system. 

Unique to Filipino Martial Arts, new students are immediatly introduced to rattan sticks as the primary training tool; whereas in most martial arts impact or edged tools are reserved for advanced practitioners only.

At Balintawak South Florida, a private training group lead by Certified Instructor Guro Eliseo Barja; he teaches and shares the Filipino Martial System of Taboada Balintawak and touches on a few other Systems. 

With our Training System and Process we help our students with:

-Developing a practical Self Defense Fundamentals

-Building a Self Defense and Counter Attack foundation through a Fundamental Curriculum to build upon

-Increasing their Combative Reflexes

-Developing a proper defensive posture with Body Mechanics 

-Learn how to fluidly transition between impact, edged, and empty hands for self defense

-Becoming a part unique and growing martial community

-Have Fun learning a proven self defense fighting system 

For additional questions; call/text Guro Eliseo at 954-684-1141.

From My Heart, You Are Welcome, and With Respect.

Havig been in the system for 20 years and having trained a wide range of students from beginners (with no martial arts training) to highly experienced martial arts instructors.

I am proud to have helped unexperienced students build a self defense and combative arsenel within a short time. And for my seasoned martial artists, more tools for their combative arsenal and added speed, power, control, and reflexes within their other martial disciplines.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We encourage students to sign up for a trial session.  Filipino Martial Arts is a complete martial system with empty hands, impact, and edged tools specialization. 

Many are finally learning about the practicality, effectiveness, and simplicity of filipino martial arts but for most, a trial run is needed help them turly recognize, understand, and experience how simple and practical it is to learn for self defense and as a combat proven martial arts system. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certified Senior Instructor - Taboada Balintawak Arnis
Senior Practitioner - Villabrelle/LucayLucay Combat Kali 
Senior Practitioner - US Heryrosa De Cuerdas Multi System

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private Group Training - $135/mo 
Personal Student - Application Approval Required

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching was never a goal; however, my progression, level of training, and opportunites to train under some traditional/old school grandmasters and masters has provided me with a unique skill, knowledge, and approval to teach and test practitioners. As an ambassador to filipino martial arts and a senior instructor representative to a couple systems; I do what I can to help share and grow the gifts I was given by my instructors; and those before them. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught a wide range of students. Those with zero martial arts experience to those who are instructors within their own martial styles/systems. Age ranges from late teens to retired seniors. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Seeing my students perform and excel at a high level during demonstrations or testings. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Whatever it is you're looking for; when you find a quality instructor; invest in them and they will invest in you. Most may not realize this but, the right instructor will not only teach and share with you great knowlege and skill but will also bring you into a unique and elite community. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Have an idea of what your goals are or what it is you want to acheive by training in that style or system. 

I like to share/show students my program, goals, and direction within the community; and then I ask perspective students what their goals are.

Your goals and their program has to somewhat align; if it doesn't align, go to the next. 

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