Thursday, February 7, 2008


Instructors and participants of the 4th Negros Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar. Instructors - Seated from left: CMAS Treasurer Joeffrey S. Deriada, CMAS-Iloilo Chapter Head Dr. Raymund Antonio Maguad, CMAS Founder James U. Sy Jr., Filipino Tang soo do founder Master Elmer V. Montoyo, CMAS Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado, CMAS-Eroreco Chapter Head Victorio C. Perez, and CMAS Board Director Wilson A. Alvarado.

Joebin "JR" Rodriguez of CMAS-Porferia practices during the rope bondage escape portion of the seminar.

CMAS-USLS Treasurer Richie Añover practices the palm strike with gabbe Tumbos.

The 4th Negros Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar “Reality-Based Martial Arts” was successfully held by the Conceptual Martial Arts Society-Main (CMAS-Main) in cooperation with Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS (CMAS-USLS) on January 20, 2006 at the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) Gym, Group K Complex, Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City. 13 members from different CMAS chapters were in attendance.

The event was organized by Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS Club President Joy M. Gallos and her officers and members as one of the projects of the club as required by the university’s Office of Students Affairs (OSA) for continued accreditation.

Featured instructors were CMAS Founders James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado, and CMAS-Iloilo Chapter Head Dr. Raymund Antonio Maguad. Host instructor was Master Elmer V. Montoyo, 6th dan black belt Founder of Filipino Tang soo do and Founder/President of PIMAA-FTSDA.

Guests were CMAS Treasurer Joeffrey S. Deriada, 4th Generation Yasay Sable Master Ferdinand Emmanuel Y. Gayoles, tapado Grandmaster Benefredo "Bebing" Lobrido, CMAS-Eroreco Chapter Head Victorio C. Perez, and CMAS Board Director Lorema "Bing" H. Tacsagon.

The seminar covered the theoretical and practical framework of reality based self defense including the different stages of a street assault, the mindset and training required for effective self protection, the process of defense, the basic gross motor defense skills, basic physiology, criminal psychology, the legalities of self defense, and other related subjects. The basic defense skills taught was a synthesis of various elements derived from long quan (dragon fist), arnis, and other relevant arts.

Those in attendance were Lapu-Lapu Viñas arnis Instructor Wilson A. Alvarado, CMAS-USLS Treasurer Richie Añover, Ian Jay Billones, CMAS-USLS Balayan Representative John Francis F. Carranza, Lendon H. Delima, Agnes Gonxha Empio, Chester F. Esmalla, Joy M. Gallos, Janet Malundo, Montano F. Mondia IV, Joebin “JR” Rodriguez, Mary Joe Saragosa, and Gabbe Tumbos.

During the lunch break, CMAS celebrated the birthday of Master Montoyo with a get together. Another celebration was held by the members of the PIMAA-FTSDA in the afternoon.

Then during the awarding ceremonies, 2005 1st CMAS Hall of Fame Awards were given out to the following:

CMAS Leadership Award Joy M. Gallos (CMAS-USLS Club President)
CMAS Chapter of the Year Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS
CMAS Loyalty Award Chester F. Esmalla of USLS
Fritz Gerard K. Fernandez of UNO-R
CMAS Fighter of the Year Joebin “JR” Rodriguez of Domingo Lacson National High School
Elizer “Jun-Jun” Agudo Jr.
CMAS Warrior of the Year Wilson A. Alvarado of Bago City (CMAS Board Director)
CMAS Life Dedication Award Master Elmer V. Montoyo (Founder of Filipino Tang Soo Do)

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