Bahala Na – Original Giron Escrima 2nd Annual Apprenticeship Camp

The 2nd Annual Bahala Na – Apprenticeship Camp is now in the books.

All in all, we had a great turn out with camp participants coming from as far away as Connecticut, Ohio, and Canada. Our participants ranged in ages from 8 – 50. While teaching such a diverse group can sometimes be challenging. Grandmaster Michael Giron did a great job and keeping everyone engaged and working hard during all three days of the camp.

Bahala Na - Original Giron Escrima Apprenticeship Camp 2015The camp itself focused on two specific groups of training being the first and second modules of the Bahala Na – OGE (Original Giron Escrima) system as taught by Grandmaster Michael Giron.

During the seminar we had several evaluations where four participants earned their completion of Module 1 certifications. While they may not have known they were being evaluated at the time. All testees did very well during their counter for counter/sparring sessions. Congratulations to those who passed and have now moved on to Module 2.

Grandmaster Michael Giron was very pleased with everyone’s energy and enthusiasm. Giving many compliments not only to the camp attendees, but those to helped run the camp, bring various groups of individuals, and contributed to the overall friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the camp.

Not only am I grateful and appreciative to be able to bring in Grandmaster Michael Giron for the Bahala Na Apprenticeship camp. (The only one of it’s kind on the entire East Coast!) I am also grateful for the brotherhood of the participants. It doesn’t matter what style or school that one may come from. All are welcomed just the same. Where we come together to train in the Filipino Martial Arts as one extended family.

We are all ready looking forward to and setting up the date for next years apprenticeship camp. (Early October, 2016)

As photos become available, they will be shared to our school’s Facebook page which can be found here:  FMA Academy

We would like to thank all that came and supported the camp. Because of you it was a success.
With deepest respects.
Guro Chris Thompson
FMA Academy