Thursday, February 7, 2008

2006 Mamar-Lobrido Reunion held By: James U. Sy Jr.

Around a hundred family members attended the 2006 Mamar-Lobrido Clans Reunion held last May 1, 2006 at Had. Kaftres, Municipality of Murcia, Negros Occidental.

The family line started with Simproso “Pusoy” Mamar of Bago City. One of his children was Delfin Mamar who married Asuncion Carmona. The couple had 5 children: Consolacion, Pilar, Patrocinio, Romeo, and Erlinda.

Romeo "Nono" C. Mamar married Wilceta Teriales and they had 5 children: Romeo Jr. “Tokong,” May, Ruel, Edmund, and Baby. “Nono” founded the indigenous Bagoueño long stick fighting art of Original Filipino Tapado in 1960 and become its grandmaster.

Patrocinio C. Mamar had 8 children: Rodolfo, Nelson, Nestor, Jinny, Jose, Patrocinio Jr., Rogil, and Rodela Mamar. Jinny is a senior instructor of Original Filipino Tapado.

Consolacion Mamar married Florencio Lobrido Sr. and they had 7 children: Alfredo, Benefredo, Clodualdo, Derlina, Salvacion, Ramon, and Florencio Jr. All males of the Lobrido siblings were taught by their uncle “Nono.” Benfredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido is the 1st generation inheritor and current grandmaster of Original Filipino Tapado.

Family members partook in a sumptuous lunch. Then a series of martial arts exhibitions were given. GM “Bebing” Lobrido, Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA) Senior Instructor John “Jun-Jun” Maravilla, and Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) Asst. chief Instructor Elmer “Don-Don” P. Montoyo Jr. demonstrated the different lines of Original Filipino Tapado as manifested in the long and short sticks.

Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado, Chapter Head Dr. Raymund Antonio A. Maguad, and Treasurer Joeffrey S. Deriada, all of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc., performed Aikido tanto tori (knife disarms), Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis pang-agaw, and Long Quan (Dragon Fist) 2-man form.

Master of ceremonies was PIMAA-FTSDA and OFTLSFA Master Elmer V. Montoyo. Alfredo “Fred” M. Lobrido, in a closing speech, encouraged the younger members of the Mamar and Lobrido Clans to study and take to heart the art founded by the late Founder/Grandmaster Romeo “Nono” C. Mamar.

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