Monday, June 9, 2008
SACRED KI ART OF FIL FOOTFIGHTING TOPS KICKBOX TILT By: James U. Sy Jr.
The Golden Katana Women's Kickboxing Federation (GKWKF) under President/Co-Founder Arthur A. Alvañez successfully held the 1st Bacolod Women's Kickboxing Tournament last May 24, 2008 at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), Bacolod City. Bouts were fought for the Women's and Men's Divisions.
Overall Champion: Sacred Ki Art of Filipino Footfighting (SKAFF) of Founder/Master Ricardo P. Filipinas with 9 wins. Other organizations who supported the event were Black Falcon Martial Arts Association (BFMAA)-Main of Chief Instructor Joery C. Amante and Octagon Martial Arts (OMA) of Founder/Master Carmelino "Jun" Rojo Jr.
Declared champions for SKAFF were Jenelyn M. Cordero, Christine Magaro (by default), and Zenna Marie M. Tolero (Women's Division) and Franz Burgos, Puerto Española, Charles Filipinas, James Omale, Froilan Trespeces, and Christopher B. Yanson (by default) (Men's Division). Cordero defeated Ma. Cristina Bianan of BFMAA-Main.
Jenelyn M. Cordero and Puerto Española together with Nico Aguirre, Eric Jim Cadagat, and Dennis Elisan were also crowned champions in another Kickboxing tournament the previous week at Abkasa, Brgy. Mandalagan.
Champions for BFMAA-Main were Reynalyn "Ren-Ren" Jacob and Roselyn Montecino.
Sacred Ki Art of Filipino Footfighting (SKAFF) and Black Falcon Martial Arts Association (BFMAA)-Main are founding member of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), where Master Ricardo P. Filipinas, 6th Degree, and Chief Instructor Joery C. Amante, 4th Degree, serve as Auditor and Board Director respectively. (Acknowledgements to Mr. Filipinas and Amante for providing the info for this news).