Wednesday, 7 March 2018

2018 Balintawak Eskrima

2018 Balintawak Eskrima
at Philippine Embassy Training Centre
Taman Maluri Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Part of 12 Basic Strike

GM Henry Jayme of Cebu Philippines with Mr. Gabriel practising balintawak.

Friday, 25 February 2011

GM Henry L. Jayme

Henry Jayme was born in 1956 in the Sudlon Barrio of Toledo City on Cebu Island, The Philippines. He began his Martial Arts training when he was 15 years old while living in Manila. He studied both Northern and Southern Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu styles such as; The Little Tiger, Two Shadow Fighting, Tiger and Crane, Heron, Rat and Snake, Shooting Star, Cross Leg Fighting, and Budda. Henry in 1977 moved back with his family to Cebu. He continued his interest in Kung Fu by studying Tat Kun Tao in Cebu City but during the ensuing years also developed a keen interest in Filipino Martial Arts.
He trained with various Escrima teachers and was introduced to the Balintawak system of Arnis. His instructor was Teofilo A. Velez, who maintained the standard of teaching of Balintawak and is considered to be the last true Grand Master of the grouped style of Balintawak. Despite the high standards set by Teofilo, Henry progressed rapidly and soon became his assistant instructor. After several years of intensive training he obtained the rank of instructor in Balintawak. Henry then travelled the Philippines training with different masters, such as Grandmaster Victor Cagadas of the Doce Pares Club and Grandmaster Timoteo Maranga of the Kuwentada Escrima System just to name a few. He enhanced his knowledge and compared different styles of stick, knife, sword and empty hand fighting. In accordance with Teofilo’s philosophy of "not holding back and hiding knowledge", Henry commenced to teach other people his Martial Arts. Henry now resides in Pardo, Cebu City.