Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Barely a month after being crowned as champion of the Senior Women’s Sanshou 56 Kg. category at the recently concluded 2008 Philippine National Wushu Championships, Reynalyn “Ren-Ren” C. Jacob of the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main) took home a silver medal at the PLDT-Smart National Open Youth and Women's Amateur Boxing Championships last May 3-10, 2008 at Robinson's Place Iloilo, Iloilo City.

Jacob, who was in her first outing for a national level Boxing event, gave her best in the championship bout but had to bow out to Twinkle Mae J. Guarde of Cotabato and settled for the silver.

After the bout, Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) Coach and Olympic bronze medalist Roel Velasco of Bago City approached Jacob and invited her to join the Philippine Team and offered a scholarship for her.

Jacob started Sipa Sumbag and Wushu Sanshou under Chief Instructor Joery C. Amante of the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main), who is also the Negros Occidental Coordinator for the Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP), on September 26, 2006 in Bacolod City . Since then she had fought in Bacolod , Bago, Hinigaran, Iloilo City , Manila , San Carlos , and Victorias .

Jacob took the silver during the 2007 Philippine National Wushu Championships and won the championship title during the 2008 edition of the event by demolishing Rhoda Mae Doncillo of the Iloilo Tinagan School of Martial Arts, Inc. (ITSMAI) via 2nd round TKO.

She was crowned champion of the Women’s Juniors 53 Kg. category during the 3rd Iloilo National Wushu Sanshou Championships “Cong. Raul Gonzales Cup” last January 25, 2006 at SM City Iloilo by dominating 2005 National Wushu Sanshou bronze medallist Marianne Jaromahum of the Iloilo Tinagan School of Martial Arts, Inc. (ITSMAI) via 2nd round RSC. She also won the gold at the 2006 Negros Island Wushu Sanshou Eliminations. She was the first female fighter to be sent by BFMAA-Main to the Philippine National Wushu Sanshou Training Pool in Manila .

Jacob is a proud member of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) through the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main).

Jacob was born on March 14, 1992 and is the eldest and the only girl of 3 siblings by Dante P. Jacob and Melody Consejo-Jacob.

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