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Welcome to the Portland Balintawak Official Site

Portland Balintawak is a proud member of the International Balintawak Organization headed by Grandmaster Bobby Taboada. 

Portland Balintawak was the first and currently only Taboada Balintawak organization in Oregon State and one of only a few schools dedicated to the Filipino martial art of Balintawak Eskrima in the Pacific Northwest. ​The original group consisted of just one student training under Mike Griffin wherever they could find space. By 2022 the group had produced 1 Full Qualified Instructor (FQI), and 4 Completion of the Art students (CoA). 

Our mission: "To preserve and promote the art of Taboada Balintawak Eskrima, support the martial arts community, and be a positive example - advocating friendship and brotherhood."

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