The Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA) will be holding its monthly meeting this coming March 25, 2006 at Taloc, Bago City. Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido, nephew of the late founder, will be presiding over the proceedings. Interested parties may contact GM Lobrido at 0919-376-2027 or Executive Secretary Montoyo at 446-4702.
SACA JUFIMAC TO JOIN SAN CARLOS WUSHU
The San Carlos Jungle Fighters Martial Arts Club (SACA JUFIMAC) under Founder/Chief Instructor and Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Vice President-North Negros Diomedes N. Mamugay Sensei will be fielding a 12-man team in the upcoming 2nd Lee Gralto Defense Club Wushu Sanshou Invitational Competition on March 26, 2006 at the Gaisano City San Carlos Supermall, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
Representing SACA JUFIMAC will be Geovannie Barbecho (52 kg.), Rosalie Mamugay (42 kg.), Jovic Marane (40 kg.), Arnel Marino (53 kg.), Arnold Navales (46 kg.), Rene Ortiz (45 kg.), Johnmar Palabrica (56 kg.), Ruel Panoncillo (50 kg.), Teodoro Pardillo (60 kg.), Juanito Repaso Jr. (42 kg.), Reynaldo Simeon (54 kg.), and Dominador Tingson Jr. (49 kg.).
Rosalie Mamugay is the only female entry of the team. Palabrica is best remembered as the first San Carlos City-native who took a bronze medal in both a Visayas-Mindanao eliminations (2005 WFP Visayas-Mindanao Eliminations, Iloilo City) and a national level competition (2005 WFP National Wushu Championships).
Also joining the 12-man SACA JUFIMAC is Loreno Fajardo of Yantaiokido Martial Arts Club.
SACA JUFIMAC is affiliated with the Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental under Coordinator Joery C. Amante and the Muay Association of the Philippines-Negros Occidental under Coordinator James U. Sy Jr. SACA JUFIMAC was instrumental in introducing wushu sanshou in San Carlos City when it hosted the 1st San Carlos City Kickboxing and Wushu Sanshou Interclub Tournament last March 11, 2005 at the San Carlos City Auditorium.
Officers for SACA JUFIMAC are Mamugay Sensei (president), Johnmar P. Palabrica (VP), Estrelita M. Sabijon (secretary), Rosalie N. Mamugay (treasurer), Reynaldo Simeon (auditor), Dominador Tingson III (PIO), Danilo Oguia and Rodrigo Oguia (sgt. at arms), and Renato Buhat, Larry L. Libre, Zanelle Mosqueda, Jerry Nodnod, Wilfredo Paragados, and Antonio Sabijon (board directors).
Organizer of the tournament is the Lee Gralto Defense Club (LGDC) of Founder/Chief Instructor Lee Gralto with the assistance of Tapondo International Federation Inc.-Negros Chief Instructor Roy R. Flores Sensei. The 1st Lee Gralto Defense Club Wushu Competition was held last December 2005.