Thursday, February 7, 2008


The Visayas Chapter of the Muay Association of the Philippines under M.A.P. Visayas and Region 7 Head Ike Xavier Villaflores is presently preparing for his group’s participation in the nationwide 2006 Milo Muay Thai Summer Clinic in several areas in the Visayas where it has established chapters.

The Summer Clinic is part of Muay Association of the Philippines-Visayas’ expansion program of bringing the sport of Muay Boran (Traditional Thai Boxing) closer to the public in coordination with the National Sport Association’s 5 year plan of establishing Muay Thai as one of the Philippines’ medal rich mines in future international competitions and make it a by-word in the domestic sports community like taekwondo, karate-do, and judo.

The clinic in Dumaguete City will be held in two locations: at the Dumaguete Muay Association Gym, 90-A Dr. E. Miciano Rd. and at the Macias Sports Complex. Training will be supervised by Kru Villaflores and his training staff.

Training in Kabankalan City will most likely be at the Fellowship Baptist College (FBC) with 2005 Visayas champion and national bronze medalist Romnick Pabalate as trainor.

Probable locations for Bacolod City include the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association at Group K Complex under Muay Association of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter Chairman Master Elmer V. Montoyo and his sons Elmer “Don-Don” and Christian Ernest “Chen-Chen” Montoyo, Conceptual Martial Arts Society-Porferia at Mt. View Subd., and the University of St. La Salle under M.A.P.-Negros Occidental Chapter Coordinator/President James U. Sy Jr. and Vice Coordinator/VP Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado, and Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main at Prk. Bulak under M.A.P. Negros Occidental Chapter PIO Joery C. Amante.

The clinic in Iloilo City will be supervised by Philippine Team Member, national champion, and world and Asian bronze medalist Ruben S. Sumido.

As of the moment, Dumaguete is the only listed Visayas chapter offering the 2006 Milo Muay Thai Summer Clinic in the official website of the Milo Summer Clinic. Other training centers will be in Baguio, Makati, Parañaque, Pasig, Quezon, San Fernando, and Zamboanga Cities.

Muay Association of the Philippines National President Kru Roberto B. Valdez is spearheading this program in cooperation with Nestle Philippines.

The 2006 Milo Muay Thai Summer Clinic is planned to unfold in April 2006. Inquiries and/or advance reservations in the different Visayas chapters maybe directed to Kru Villaflores at 0928-772-2874, Trainor Pabalate at 0928-793-4199, Master Montoyo at 446-4702, Neg. Occ. Vice Coordinator Alojado at 0928-719-5141, Neg. Occ. Coordinator Sy at 09-28-712-2888, and Neg. Occ. PIO Amante at 0918-376-5449.

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