Thursday, February 7, 2008

BNAFII to hold Arnis GM Forms Competition By: James U. Sy Jr.

The Bacolod Negros Arnis Federation International (BNAFI), Inc. of Grandmaster Hortencio M. Navales is set to hold the Arnis Grandmasters Forms Competition this coming June 25, 2006 at the Bacolod Arts and Youth (BAY) Center, San Juan St., Bacolod City.
The event is BNAFI’s second this year, the first being the 2006 Arnis Day Grandmasters, Masters, and Seniors National Invitational Arnis Championships held last March 19, 2006 at the Bacolod City Public Plaza. More than 10 federations, associations, and academies from Bacolod City, Bago City, Cauayan, Pontevedra, Silay City, and Talisay City supported that event.

Organizations who saw action and/or supported the Arnis Day event were Arjuka-Malingin of Grandmaster Isaac “Saac” T. Guarra, Bacolod Oido de Caburata Arnis Society (BAODCAS) represented by Master Jimmy Villo and Ritchie S. Piodena, Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS) of Founders Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr., Golden Kamagong Arnis Kali Escrima Association-Pontevedra of Grandmaster Ricky Tenirife, Guarra Style Modern Arnis and Self Defense Association (GSMASDA) of Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra, Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo, Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF) of Col. Atty. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Negros United Fighting Arts Academy (NUFAA) of Grandmaster Jose “Joe” Mancesa, Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA) of Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido, Oro Arnis Club of Grandmaster Romeo Oro, and Philippine Arnis (Kali) Escrima Martial Arts Federation International Inc. of Grandmaster Jerson “Nene” Tortal.

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