Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Grandmaster Sam Buot Author of the Latest Release From Tambuli Media, the book Balintawak Eskrima - Kali escrima arnis FMA

Coming up this week we are excited to have author and Grandmaster Sam Buot Sr.  Grandmaster Sam Buot, Sr., born March 24, 1936, is a lawyer and businessman, a graduate of Silliman University in the Philippines. He was a broker, appraiser, investor and developer, who engaged in real estate both in the Philippines and the USA. Buot was active in the Realtors Board, serving as three-term president of the Cebu Realtors Board and rising to become national president of the Philippines Association of Realtors Boards at age 37. He was active in civic clubs and served as Lieutenant Governor of Philippine Kiwanis and was one of the founders and charter members of Queen City Lions Club and later as of the Metro Cebu Rotary Club.

 Buot is an enthusiast of Philippine Martial Arts – Arnis/Eskrima/Kali, and has served as unofficial historian of the Balintawak Eskrima style having studied under the tutelage of  Grandmaster Venancio Bacon, Jose Villasin, Teofilo Velez and Teddy Buot since the late 1950s. Buot has received several awards for his involvements including the Outstanding Alumnus Award from his alma mater Silliman University and the Golden Life Achievement Award by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, a worldwide martial arts grandmaster’s council. At 78, Sam is now retired and teaches eskrima in his backyard in Phoenix, Arizona.

We will be discussing his latest book, released by Tambuli Media, Balintawak Eskrima.  Written from the author’s half-century of personal experience and hard-earned knowledge, Balintawak Eskrima presents the art from origin to modern times, as a fighting art, as cultural tradition and a means of personal development. Illustrated with nearly 700 historical and instructional photographs, this book is a must-have for all martial artists and those interested in the history of a people and their fight art.

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Our hosts will be Guro Federico Malibago, Guro John Bednarski, Guro Mark Basel and anyone else we can convince to join in on the madness.

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  1. Manong Sam is a wealth of knowledge. Ask him about his "Buot Ball Method." Also ask him about reason for "groupings" method of training :)

  2. He is assuming everyone knows what groupings are.... Ask him to explain what they are. They are not done by all Balintawak people