Thursday, February 7, 2008


The logo of Extra Joss.

Organizers (from left): Finance and GA Officer Armand Sudhiranatha Artawijaya of BT Bentang Toedjoe, Regional Manager Dwight G. Villanueva of Ace Foods, Inc., and Barney Molina of ABS-CBN.

Host Ms. Dorothy Joy Luarca of ABS-CBN.

The Arnis de Mano Associacion de Silay (AMAS). From left: Arnold Hilado, Grandmasters Felipe “Totong” Hilado, Grandmasters Norman Serfino, Master Herman Siason, Master Eddy Leonor, and Master Tony Lescano.


Various martial arts demonstrations were given by 7 organizations from Bacolod, bago, Silay,a dn Victorias Cities jumpstarted and punctuated the highly successful 1st Extra Joss Extra La Cash Part 2 Regional Monthly Draw last May 20, 2006 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Brgy. Singcang, Araneta St., Bacolod City.

The show was organized by Barney Molina of ABS-CBN for Extra Joss. Guests were Finance and GA Officer Armand Sudhiranatha Artawijaya of BT Bentang Toedjoe, Regional Manager Dwight G. Villanueva of Ace Foods, Inc., and Senior Account Executive Hazel M. Aliniabon of Catalytx. Masters of ceremonies were Dorothy Joy Luarca and Edren Sese.

The martial arts demonstrations, which depicted power, speed, agility, and grace, best describe the “lakas” one gets from drinking Extra Joss. The first to ,perform was the combined contingent of the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA), Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc., and Negros united Fighting Arts Academy (NUFAA).

CMAS showcased Lapu-Lapu Viñas arnis paired sinawali, solo vs doble baston, and panagang kag pang-agaw baston kag cuchillo; Silaynon espada y daga; Wild Judo and Guarra/Togle Style Modern arnis knife disarming; and eclectic daga and oido de caburata shadow fight. The CMAS delegation included Founders James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and Instructors Joeffrey S. Deriada, Francis Stephen A. Diaz, Lafayette A. Diamante, and Lorema “Bing” H. Tacsagon.

PIMAA-FTSDA demonstrated Filipino tang Soo double knife defense using kicks, punches, elbows, knees, throws, and jointlocks. The PIMAA-FTSDA included Founder/President Master Elmer V. Montoyo, Asst. Chief Instructor Elmer “Don-Don” P, Montoyo Jr., and Carag Region Head Ernest Christian “Chen-Chen” Montoyo.

OFTLSFA, led by President Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido and Vice President/Senior Instructor John “Jun-Jun” Maravilla, exhibited the basic strikes no. 1 and 2 and combinacion, the lastiko and bladed lines of Tapado, and tapado as used with a short stick.

NUFAA showcased the Indian electric, siquete, whipping, and other techniques of the close quarter style of Alasabate Scienceia (a.k.a. Recto arnis). The NUFAA delegation included Grandmaster Jose “Joe” Mancesa, Chief Instructor Wilson A. Alvarado, Randy A. Alvarado, Joemarie de la Torre, and Stevie John Doctora.

The Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE) represented the Japanese pacifist art of Aikido “the way of the harmonious spirit.” Their demonstration included the various methods neutralizing attacks using kansetsu waza “joint controls” and nage waza “projection techniques.” The BAE delegation included Founder/Chief Instructor Maxwell “Max” J. Maun, Engr. Frank and Gelkoff Calmerin, Andy B. Caña, Kim Jake A. Cepeda, Edwin Dueñas, Jappeth S. Juguan, and Joseph S. Sobremisana.

The Arnis de Mano Associacion de Silay (AMAS) showcased the Northern Negrense styles of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) which included a wide spectrum of skills like classic Silaynon espada y daga, Fencing, and shadow fight form. The AMAS delegation included Grandmasters Norman Serfino and Felipe “Totong” Hilado, Arnold Hilado, and Masters Herman Siason, Eddy Leonor, and Tony Lescano.

The Victorias-based Negrido Defense Club (NEDEC) demonstrated combat techniques of sikaran kicking, punching, throwing, ground grappling, knife defense, and arnis. The NEDEC delegation included Founder/Chief Instructor Ian Negrido, Antonio Chavez Jr., Nilrax de Cafe, Gary P. Intig, Elpidio Magbanua, and Norly J. Maglinte.

Portions of the demonstrations were featured as a 5 minute segment of Sabado Barkada which aired on May 27, 2006 over at ABS-CBN.

Winners of the 1st Extra Joss Extra La Cash Part 2 Regional Monthly Draw for the Visayas are Erwin Labiste of Cebu (1st prize), Carl Erv A. Jomalesa of Bacolod City (2nd prize), and Eric Capuntan of Iloilo (3rd prize).

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