By: James U. Sy Jr.
The 5th SACA JUFIMAC General Assembly was successfully held by the San Carlos Jungle Fighters Martial Arts Club-Main (SACA JUFIMAC-Main) under Founder/Chief Instructor Diomedes N. Mamugay, 3rd degree COMBAT Taekwondo, recently at the Greenville Elementary School , San Carlos City , Negros Occidental. An election of officers was held for the year 2008.
Those elected to office were Johnmar P. Palabrica (President), Arnel Marino (VP), Estrelita M. Sabijon (Secretary), Bernadeth G. Mamugay (Treasurer), Rosalie N. Mamugay (Auditor), Reynaldo M. Simeon (PIO), Joemarie T. Almencion, Joselito Gregorio Baguioro, Jose Dennis Baroa Jr., Nicanora Calago, Roland Pando, Eduardo Pataytay, Antonio Sabijon, Ma. Luz Salinas, and Dominador D. Tingson Jr. (Board Directors), and Lt./Col. (Ret.) Master Epifanio F. Mercado of Combat Taekwondo Club (CTC)-Main and Founder/MI James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc.
SACA JUFIMAC is currently one of the most active martial arts organizations in San Carlos, being the first to introduce Wushu Sanshou in the city last March 2005 and was instrumental in bringing together instructors from different styles and schools to work together for the propagation of the various arts in a time when the martial arts were in a slump in San Carlos City.
It has 4 chapter/member school at present, namely SACA JUFIMAC-Brgy. Guadalupe (San Carlos) Chapter, Centralian Fighters Martial Arts Club (CEFIMAC) based in Central Negros College (CNC), Red Dragon Fighters Martial Arts Club (REDRAFMAC) based in Calatrava, and Ritarians Martial Arts Club (RMAC) based at the Colegio de Sta. Rita.
SACA JUFIMAC is a member of the Combat Taekwondo Club-Main (CTC-Main) of (Ret.) Lt. Col. Master Epifanio F. Mercado, Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental (WFP-Neg. Occ.) of Provincial Coordinator Joery C. Amante, and Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) of Master Elmer V. Montoyo.
SACA JUFIMAC is also an affiliate of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founders/Masters James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado (Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis section) and the Visayas Full Contact Martial Art Federation ( Cebu ) of Master Florentino Aligang