Thursday, February 7, 2008

WFP-Neg. Occ. & Or. Neg. Poised for 2006 Wushu Nat’ls By: James U. Sy Jr.

The Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main) and Conceptual Martial arts society during the 2nd Prk. Bulak Wushu Sanshou Competition in 2005.

The Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental (WFP-Neg. Occ.) under Provincial Coordinator Joery C. Amante of the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main) and Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Oriental Negros (WFP-Or. Neg.) under Provincial Coordinator Roy R. Flores of the Tapondo International Federation Inc. (TIFI)-Negros Chapter are poised to send in their best players to the upcoming 2006 Philippine National Wushu Championships this coming June 17, 2006 in Manila.

The qualifying tournament for the Manila-bound wushu sanshou artists was the 2006 Negros Island Wushu Sanshou Elimination Championships held last April 20, 2006 at the Fountain Area, Robinson’s Place Bacolod, Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

The Negros Occidental Team under Amante took home a 3-3-3 medal haul, the best finish in the competition, without counting the exhibition bouts fought. The Negros Occidental Wushu Sanshou Team was composed of players from the BFMAA-Main of Amante, Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS) of Founders Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr., and Escalante City’s Thunder Kick Martial Arts Club (TKMAC) of Chief Instructor Jess Flores.

Gold medalist from the Negros Occidental Team were Jake Donald Go of TKMAC (juniors 48 kg.), Renie Requiron of TKMAC (juniors 60 kg.), and Rosendo Trayco III of BFMAA-Main (seniors 48 kg.); silver medalists, Janry Amante of BFMAA-Main (juniors 48 kg.), Jet Lumawag of BFMAA-Main (seniors 52 kg.), and Joebin “JR” M. Rodriguez of CMAS-Porferia (seniors 48 kg.); and bronze medalists, Julius Dohinog of BFMAA-Main (seniors 48 kg.), Ephraem Manlapao of BFMAA-Main (juniors 48 kg.), and Andres Villarmia (seniors 56 kg.). Renalyn “Ren-Ren” Jacob of BFMAA-Main went on to fight an exhibition bout.

Meanwhile, the Oriental Negros Team under Flores, composed of wushu sanshou artists from the Lee Gralto Self Defense Club (LGSDC, san Carlos City), took home a 1-9-0 medal haul. Noel Pancho (52 kg.) was the lone gold medalist for the team. The silver medalists were Alice Jane Alingasa (48 kg.), Gilbert Alingasa (56 kg.), Ernie Camingao (52 kg.), Noel Labajo (48 kg.), Flordiline Macapaz (48 kg.), Florepie Macapaz (45 kg.), Chally Patok (52 kg.), Gebunisa Sta. Ana (52 kg.), and Henry Tumarcie (60 kg.).

Those scheduled to fly to Manila for the nationals are gold medalist Go , Pancho, Requiron, and Trayco, silver medalist Amante, and bronze medalist Villarmia. Amante climbs up to the juniors 52 kg. category which is vacant. Jacob, who didn’t have an opponent, automatically qualified in the juniors 56 kg. category. E.J. Fama and Christian Plantinos will be filling up vacant slots in the team.

Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental and Oriental Negros would like to extend their condolences to the family of Gilbert Alingasa of Sipaway Island, who passed away just days after getting the silver in the qualifying event at Robinson’s Place.

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