Thursday, February 7, 2008

Black Falcon Wushu, Kickbox, Boxing Big Hit By: James U. Sy Jr.

The Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main) of Chief Instructor Joery C. Amante once more gave an explosive twist to the annual fiesta of Prk. Bulak with their highly successful conduct of the 8th Prk. Bulak Boxing Showdown, 3rd Prk. Bulak Wushu Sanshou Competition, and the 1st Prk. Bulak Kickboxing Competition last May 27-28, 2006 at the Prk. Bulak Basketball Court, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City. 7 teams from Bacolod and Los Angeles competed in the hostilities.

The event was held under the banner of the Intercontinental Federation of Martial Arts schools (IFMAS).

The kickboxing event had six 2-round/2-minute-per-round bouts. The men’s division was fought on May 27, 2006 while the lone women’s match was contested the following day. BFMAA-Main won 5 of these bouts. Filipinas Kickboxing (FK) of Founder/Chief Instructor Ricaredo Filipinas got a win.

The wushu sanshou competition had 2 bouts. BFMAA-Main and Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) of Founder/President Master Elmer V. Montoyo and Asst. Chief Instructor Elmer “Don-Don” P. Montoyo Jr. had a win each.

The western boxing tournament had 9 2-round/1 ½-minute-per-round bouts. BFMAA-Main topped the competition with 5 wins. Canaan Boxing Team (CBT) of Coach Ramie Cabanag was 2nd place with 2 wins. Prk. Bulak and Brgy. Granada were 3rd place with a win each.

KICKBOXING. Danilo Sumbang Jr. of FK over Lemuel Lumawag of BFMAA-Main by points. Nonoy Amante of BFMAA-Main over Christian Ramhas of FK via 2nd round RSC at 1:10. Joery “Jun-Jun” Amante Jr. of BFMAA-Main over Rynbert Laspuñas of FK by points. Joenel Vega of BFMAA-Main over Ferdinand Jaralbio of FK via 1st round KO at 0:56. Gino Claver of BFMAA-Main over Joshua Carmona of FK via 1st round KO at 1:40. Renalyn “Ren-Ren” Jacob of BFMAA-Main over Eva Rose Luto of PIMAA-FTSDA via unanimous decision.

WUSHU SANSHOU. Steven James Gumban of PIMAA-FTSDA over Joefer Lumawag of BFMAA-Main via unanimous decision. Janry Amante of BFMAA-Main over Michael Goria of PIMAA-FTSDA by points.

WESTERN BOXING. Oliver Solis of BFMAA-Main over James Cabanag of CBT via RSC. Alvinson Canayon over Jong-Jong Escamilia of BFMAA-Main via RSC. Stephen Joy Balateria of CBT over Vincent Pehid of BFMAA-Main. Christian Plantinos of BFMAA-Main over Nishal Nandwani of Round 1 Gym/L.A., USA via 1st round RSC-O at 1:02 (main event). Tata Allien Arciaga of Prk. Bulak over Alvin Santillan of Prk. Bulak. Beboy Peñas of BFMAA-Main over Johnry Bordo of Prk. Bulak over 2nd round retirement at 1:52. Rafael Sueño of Granada over Jaymar Canayon of CBT via unanimous decision. Kirby Dahildahil of BFMAA-Main over May-May Chua of CBT. John Lendl Amante of BFMAA-Main over Christian Joseph Padios of Prk. Bulak (special bout)(.

DEMONSTRATIONS. The Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. presented a wide array of Negrense warrior traditions including Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis solo and paired sinawali, solo vs doble baston, and panagang kag pang-agaw sa baston kag cuchillo; Silaynon espada y daga; Guarra and Togle Style Modern Arnis knife defense; and Yasay Sable free form. The demo team was composed of Founder James U. Sy Jr. and Instructors Francis Stephen A. Diaz, Lafayette A. Diamante, and Lorema “Bing” H. Tacsagon.

Officials were Prk. Bulak President and Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP) Negros Occidental Coordinator/President Joery C. Amante (referee), PIMAA-FTSDA Founder Master Elmer V. Montoyo, CMAS Instructor Francis Stephen A. Diaz, Criston Oliveros, and Feliciano Pehid (judges), Renalyn “Ren-Ren” Jacob and Julius Dohinog (timer), Former National Wushu trainee Jet Lumawag and CMAS Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado (tabulator/record keeper), CMAS Founder James U. Sy Jr. (master of ceremonies), Bebing Peñas and Pastor Romeo Gumban (invocation), and former Prk. President Felix “Berong” Altarap of the St. Joseph High School Martial Arts Club (inspirational address).

Major sponsors were Hansy Alojado, Berong Altarap, Joery Amante, Bro. Joseph (FSC), Boy Peñas, and San Miguel Corp.; sponsors, Hon. Zosimo Carreon, Hon. Nap Cordova, Hon. Nikie Cordova, Hon. Mae Cuaycong, Hon. XL de la Rosa, Jessie Divinagracia, Hon. Ramon Espidido, Nonoy Padillo, Hon. Ramie Samilo, and Ed Tabanao; and acknowledgements, Marissa, Batiles, Gealon Ent., Dionisio Integ, Bon-Bon Mamaril, Maya & Bade Store, Teresita Oliveros, Nona Papa, Arthur Pulgo, Bebing Talavera, Dolores Valzado, and Dominga Villaruel.

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