Thursday, February 7, 2008

Amante’s Neg. Occ.Wushu Sanshou Team Shines in Elims By: James U. Sy Jr.

Renalyn "Ren-Ren" Jacob (right) attacks Janry Amante with a roundhouse kick.

The 12-man Negros Occidental Team under Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Coordinator Joery C. Amante took home a 3-3-3 medal haul in the 2006 Negros Island Wushu Sanshou Elimination Championships last April 20, 2006 at the Fountain Area, Robinson’s Place Bacolod, Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

The Negros Occidental Wushu Sanshou Team was composed of players from Amante’s Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main), Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founders Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr., and Escalante City’s Thunder Kick Martial Arts Club (TKMAC) of Chief Instructor Jess Flores.

Gold medalist from the Negros Occidental Team were Jake Donald Go of TKMAC (juniors 48 kg.), Renie Requiron of TKMAC (juniors 60 kg.), and Rosendo Trayco III of BFMAA-Main (seniors 48 kg.); silver medalists, Janry Amante of BFMAA-Main (juniors 48 kg.), Jet Lumawag of BFMAA-Main (seniors 52 kg.), and Joebin “JR” M. Rodriguez of CMAS-Porferia (seniors 48 kg.); and bronze medalists, Julius Dohinog of BFMAA-Main (seniors 48 kg.), Ephraem Manlapao of BFMAA-Main (juniors 48 kg.), and Andres Villarmia (seniors 56 kg.).

Renalyn “Ren-Ren” Jacob of BFMAA-Main went on to fight an exhibition bout since she didn’t have an opponent in her category. Other members of the Negros Occidental Team were John Manuel Fama of BFMAA-Main and Elizer “Jun-Jun” Agudo Jr. of CMAS-USLS.

Gold medalists in the event, which was presented by the Bacolod Sports Officials and Coaches Association (BASOCA), will represent the province in the upcoming National Wushu Championships in Manila. Janry Amante will join Go, Requiron, and Trayco when he climbs up to the juniors 52 kg. category which is vacant. Jacob, who didn’t have an opponent, automatically qualifies in the juniors 56 kg. category.

Meanwhile, Amante’s BFMAA-Main will be hosting a wushu tournament this coming May and September 2006 at Prk. Bulak.

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