21 March 2018

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Posted by FMA Informative on July 31, 2017

Balintawak Sumbrada

FMA Informative

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Part 1.1. The Base
Part 2.1. First Strike with the Left Hand
Part 2.2. Second Strike with the Left Hand
Part 2.3. Third Strike with the Left Hand

The FMA Informative is very grateful that Guro Christos Koutsotasios of the Balintawak Bull Chapter-Greece. Guro Christos Koutsotasios (Kamagong Stick Level, Master) is the representative of Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima in Greece and head instructor of the Bull Chapter.

For you the reader who may not know and remember Guro Koutsotasios who is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Non Serviam Academy and a student of Grandmaster Nick Elizar and Chief Instructor and Representative of the Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima Bull Chapter Greece and also Filipino martial arts training under IKAEF, where he attained Kadua Guro rank - visit his website to learn more.

Guru Christos Koutsotasios has held many seminars inviting practitioners to his school to share their ideas in Balintawak and also other practitioners sharing their styles. The FMA Informative has reported this in various FM Informative newspaper in the past events section. Another issue which Guro Jerome Teague supplied the FMA Informative of his travels and the event which was hosted by Guro Koutsotasios, a 3 day FMA Summer Camp held in Chalkidiki, Greece. This was the FMA Informative issue #243.

Also he shared his event that he had at the Chalkhill Community Centre - 113 Chalkhill Rd., Wembley, London, England. Hosted by the Pucará Combined Martial Systems. This was the FMA Informative issue # 251.

The FMA Informative highly suggests that if Guro Christos Koutsotasios visits your area to be sure to attend and gain some very professional knowledge and skills with his teachings.

Guro Christos Koutsotasios
He started teaching Filipino Martial Arts and WTK Combatives in 2006, founding the Non Serviam Academy and later the Bull Chapter to promote the Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima and the Filipino Martial Arts in general. He also wrote a book on Balintawak Eskrima (www.balintawak1.weebly.com).

He holds the rank of:  Sifu in WTK,  Kadua Guro in IKAEF, Trainer in Jun Fan Gung Fu/ JKD , Master Instructor in Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima He has studied with the following teachers: Guro Alexandros Petrou - FMA, Guro Kapikos Socrates-  FMA, Master Hara Pertetzoglou - WTK Combat.  Shifu Stamatiadis Christos- Xing Yi Quan. Sifu Jim Roselando Jr- Pien San Wing Chun. Master Philipp Wolf- Balintawak Eskrima, Sifu Jens Thomsen- Jun Fan Gung Fu/ Jeet Kune Do. Guro Jens Thomsen- Pekiti Tirsia Kali and has taken part in seminars and  participated in training sessions of Judo, Wrestling and Grappling Arts, Aikido, Wing Chun, Western boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Xing Yi Quan and FMA of various styles and continues to do so in order to explore and be a faithful student of the martial way.

Guro Christos Koutsotasios is located in Thessaloniki, Greece and can be found through Email at Balintawakbook@gmail.com, on youtube: Bull Chapter Balintawak and is available for seminars, workshops and private training.

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