The modern day art of Balisong 'flipping' has taken a life of it's own away from it's previous martial arts roots. Much like the yo-yo or a fidget spinner the Balisong is quickly becoming reintroduced as a world wide phenomena.
Ed "Loosey" Anthonis and Lawrence "KnifeZoid" Ho are the innovative creators of BRS. The first series of Balisong knives made specifically for the newest generation of "Flipping" enthusiasts.
Respected flipping veteran, influencer and Balisong historian.
Respected flipping veteran and competitor.
Veteran flipping competitor and popular video creator.
2016 Balisong Flipping Champion
2017 Balisong Flipping Champion
Inspired by Jeff Imada's books and filmwork in the 80's the culture of Balisong flipping develops into its own artform separately from the martial aspect and explodes into worldwide popularity.
Fueled by the advent of youtube and social media the artform of Balisong flipping explodes throughout the world as practitioners create oceans of video material to teach, entertain or outdo one another.
All new tricks with higher degree's of difficulty are being conceived and achieved constantly as the art continues to grow. Competition fuels innovation.
Dissatisfied with the lack of support and proper functionality of Balisongs by major knife companies, two flipping practitioners take it upon themselves to make their own purpose based knives.
The 2019 Balicomp World Championships draws competitors from around the globe. WOTB follows two flipping champs from the West Coast as they trek to Atlanta to test their skills against the worlds best.
As the artform of flipping progressed and the tricks got more complex, two fanatics take on the challenge of creating a unique Balisong brand made for the shear purpose of the artistic manipulation.
To reinvent the Balisong requires the help of a Wizard. Honorary Filipino and renowned custom knife making genius Matt Cook is sought out to conjure up some game changing innovations.
A revolutionary balisong known as the 'Alpha Beast' is born and propels the art of Balisong manipulation to never before seen heights on all corners of the world.
In 2006 the worlds first ever Balisong flipping competition takes place in Eugene, Oregon.
Despite the growing popularity of this dynamic artform, a lingering negative stigma associated with the Balisong results in the cancelling of several competitions.
The unstoppable demand gives way to Balisong competitions throughout the country. Way of the Balisong follows the history of these competitions and follows it's competitors at the superbowl of balisong competitions. The BladeShow "Balicomp".
Amidst controversy the balisong has been vilified and made illegal to carry. WOTB examines the Balisong's legal history and the efforts by knife rights activists to re-examine and overturn current knife laws.
Some collectors will go through great lengths and spend thousands of dollars and to acquire their hard to find ‘Holy Grail’ balisong.
Custom Balisong makers have taken the craft to a whole new level.
A favorite past time of the flipping culture is congregate in 'Meetups', exchange tricks, and create video collaborations.