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Island Warriors Martial Arts strives to develop the student into a whole person – Body, Mind and Spirit. Through Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), the student will develop not only skills in the ancient Filipino fighting arts, but also philosophy and skills that will carry over to everyday life.

Balintawak Arnis is a style of  Filipino Martial Arts developed by Venancio  “Anciong” Bacon in the 1950s from his earlier lessons from Lorenzo Saavedra. It was founded in Cebu City, and its original name was the Balintawak Self Defense Club, where it was originally taught. The club took its name from the street of its location, Balintawak Street, where the original Balintawak masters trained. Master Mel Orpilla earned his Master’s certification under Grand Master Ver Villasin, the son of Grand Master Jose Villasin, one of Anciong Bacon’s original students

Students Learn:

  • Balintawak Arnis
  • Self Defense
  • Self Confidence
  • Physical Fitness
  • Filipino Culture and History
  • Discipline and Mental focus

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday     6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday       9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Class Fees

  • Adults (18 & over)    $75/month
  • Children                    $50/month
  • Discounts for additional family members

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While offering both private and group instruction, our training methods maintain a modern and positive feel. Benicia Boxing & Martial arts offers a clean, state of the art facility, and the most professional instructors.