Staying true to its commitment to bring Sport Arnis closer to the general public, Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Chapter under City/Provincial Commissioner and President Col. Atty. Grandmaster Marcelo “Pope” C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., thru the efforts of Secretary Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” Cardinal of KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA), held an Arnis Competition Officiating Practice last February 3, 2008, at the Danzline Studio, 3F Centroplex Bldg., Locsin St., Bacolod City.
The Officiating Practice was meant to familiarize Member Organizations with Arnis Philippines rules in preparationm for the proposed seminar to be conducted by Arnis Philippines-Manila officials this coming March 28-30, 2008 at proposed venues Casino Filpino and SM Bacolod.
Those in attendance were Grandmaster Danny Cardinal, Elezalde Aspan, Renante Deferia, Jose Mars Gamboa, Riza Gargaceran, Marcial Israel, Climaco Lumanog, Alan Pacheco, and Clemen Tipdas of KAA and Grandmaster Jose Mancesa, Wilson Alvarado, Evonie de la Cruz, and Stevie John Doctora of Negros United Fighting Arts Academy (NUFAA).
Arnis Philippines is the National Sport Association (NSA) for Sport Arnis and the sole governing body for the Filipino Martial Art (FMA) recognized by the Philippine government, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Its Bacolod/Negros Chapter was revived and reorganized last September 1, 2008.