The Do: Riverside Aikido/MMA Club (DRAMC) under President Kenneth Lee O. Materum hosted Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. Founder Master Instructor James U. Sy Jr. for the 2nd and 3rd Conceptual Approach to Reality Based Self Defense Seminars last January 9 and 23, 2007 at the DRAMC Gym, 2F Quadrangle, Riverside Medical College, Dr. Pablo O. Torre St., Bacolod City.
The series of seminars was a continuation of the 1st edition held last September 21, 2006 at the same venue. Sy’s focus was street application of martial arts skills for civilians. He used a composite module, now known as the Conceptual Martial Arts System, which blended Filipino Martial Arts (primarily Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis, impact and edge weapons), Japanese Aikido (evasion and joint manipulation), Brazilian jiu-jitsu (ground defense), and awareness and common sense self defense.
The different elements blended well because Sy taught concepts instead of just mere techniques. Concepts are the universal principles of physics, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, etc. that make all legitimate forms of martial arts work.
The seminars covered the 3 stages of a conflict, conflict neutralization mindset, knife neutralization, straight thrust to the eyes, throat, and groin using empty hands and iweapons from the vertical and horizontal planes, evasion, fight flow, transition from the guard to the mount, basic arm bar, use of derivable weapons, and post conflict management.
At least 14 DRAMC members attended the 3 seminars among them Pablo Beatingo, Gelkoff Calmerin, Nikko J. Domingo, Czar Gonzales, Syrel Keena Ig-Ig, Angelico Labayen, Cony Barbara Mallorca, Ma. Eula Mamaril, Kenneth Lee O. Materum, Leoma Parreño, Llyod Reboton, Joelito “JJ” Subayco, Rona Suarez, and Oharra Christine Valois.
The guest instructor has 20 years combined experience in Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Western Martial Arts. He is a 4th degree in Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis under 1st Generation Inheritor/Current Headmaster Wilson “Nonong” E. Viñas and 1st degree in Aikido under R. Jun Batobalani Shihan. He is also certified in 11 other arts. He serves as the Secretary General of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) and as officer in various martial arts organizations.
The Do: Riverside Aikido/MMA Club (DRAMC) is the first campus martial arts club to be accredited by Riverside College and was founded by Greavinci “Vince” Trongco (BSPT batch 2005) and Gelkoff “Geff” Calmerin (BSN Batch 2006) of the Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE) and Kenneth Lee O. Materum (currently BSN 4) of Kyokan Dojo.
DRAMC had previously invited Founders/Chief Instructors Noel and Stella Fuentes of Kyokan Dojo (Aikikai Aikido), Founder/Chief Instructor Maxwell “Max” J. Maun of BAE (Generic Aikido), and Founder/Chief Instructor Edwin J. Tusil of Fight Club Combat and Streetfighting Center (Mixed Martial Arts).
For more info about DRAMC please visit its website at http://do-riverside.tripod.com/home1.htm?answer=110.
DO: RIVERSIDE AKD HOSTS CONCEPTUAL SEMINAR ANEW
Members of the Do: Riverside Aikido/MMA Club (DRAMC) going through a knife confrontation flow drill during the 2nd Conceptual Approach to Reality Based Self Defense Seminars last January 9, 2007 at the DRAMC Gym, 2F Quadrangle, Riverside Medical College, Dr. Pablo O. Torre St., Bacolod City. Instructor was Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. Founder Master Instructor James U. Sy Jr.
Members of the Do: Riverside Aikido/MMA Club (DRAMC) headed by its President Kenneth Lee O. Materum (right most, standing) with Master Instructor James U. Sy Jr. of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. during the 2nd Conceptual Approach to Reality Based Self Defense Seminars last January 9, 2007 at the DRAMC Gym, 2F Quadrangle, Riverside Medical College, Dr. Pablo O. Torre St., Bacolod City.