Thursday, February 7, 2008
CMAS-ILOILO HEAD STARTS TAPADO TRAINING
Filipino Tang soo do Master and original Filipino tapado Senior Instructor Elmer V. Montoyo (left) trains Dr. Raymund Antonio Maguad in the basics of tapado.
Dr. Raymund Antonio Maguad, organizer of Conceptual Martial Arts Society-Iloilo (CMAS-Iloilo) traveled to Bacolod City to formally start tapado training under grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido of the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association last January 7, 2006 at the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) Gym, Group K Complex, Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City.
GM Lobrido started Dr. Maguad on the basics of tapado from the proper gripping method to the fundamental no. 1 and 2 strikes. Filipino Tang soo do Master and original Filipino tapado Senior Instructor Elmer V. Montoyo assisted GM Lobrido in training the CMAS-Iloilo leader. Undefeated antique dumog champion Pastor Romeo Gumban also gave Dr. Maguad some pointers on the indigenous Visayan grappling art during the session.