Thursday, May 29, 2008

5TH REG’L TAPONDO COMPETITION SUCCESS PART II: OFFICIAL RESULTS By: James U. Sy Jr.

The 5th Negros Regional Tapondo Invitational Competition was successfully held by the Tapondo International Federation, Inc. (TIFI)-Bacolod Chapter under Negros Chief Instructor Roy R. Flores Sr. in cooperation with Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall and with the participation of 6 other chapters from Western Visayas and the support of 9 member-organizations of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) under President Master Elmer V. Montoyo and Negros Occidetal Baston Federation under President Atty. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon last May 25, 2008 at the Food Court Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City .
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Overall Champion: TIFI-San Carlos of Instructors Florencio B. Yap Jr. and Danny P. Lopez (8-6-2). 2nd Place : TIFI-Bacolod of Negros Chief Instructor Roy R. Flores Sr. (6-7-8). 3rd Place : TIFI-Escalante of Instructor Rolando Mirasol (3-1-4). 4th Place : TIFI-Iloilo of Panay Director SPO4 Roberto Celiz (1-3-1). 5th Place : TIFI-Sagay of Instructor Eisenhower Bersales (1-1-0). 6th Place : TIFI-Silay of Instructor Edrolin Ortigas (0-1-1). 7th Place : TIFI-Toboso of Instructor Almar Bariado (0-0-1).
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Long Thrust Boys 7-10 Years Old: Kim Cahinoy of Escalante (1st), Arjay C. Flores of Bacolod (2nd), Jerico Libo-on of San Carlos (3rd). Boys 11-14 Years Old: Slade Cabiles of Bacolod (1st), Dean Charles Badian of Silay (2nd), Carl Angelo Hernaez of Silay (3rd).
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Somersault Boys 7-10 Years Old: Jerico Libo-on of San Carlos (1st), Arjay C. Flores of Bacolod (2nd), Carl Ernest Marion D. Viñarta of Bacolod (3rd). Boys 11-14 Years Old: Slade Cabiles of Bacolod (1st), John Buenaflor of Bacolod (2nd), Carl Noli de Arca of Toboso (3rd). Adult: Amiel Matiling of Iloilo (1st), Joel P. Trinidad of San Carlos (2nd), Ariel Guanzon of Escalante (3rd).
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High Thrust Adults 15 Up: Robert John Gella of Sagay (1st), Jan Desolong of Iloilo (2nd), Chris A. Tellermo of Escalante (3rd). Black Belt: Danny P. Lopez of San Carlos (1st), Jessie Honor of Bacolod (2nd), Joebert Esmeralda of Bacolod (3rd).
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Multiple Attack Boys 7-10 Years Old: Lorence Elintores of Bacolod (1st), Roy Flores Jr. of Bacolod (2nd), Kim Cahinoy of Escalante (3rd). Girls 8-12 Years Old: Hannah B. Cabiles of Bacolod (1st), Ma. Carhlia D. Limpio of San Carlos (2nd), Ysa Gumarin of Iloilo (3rd). Ladies 13 Up: Kathleen S. Yap of San Carlos (1st), Janice Carie “Jackie” Singuran of Bacolod (2nd), Christel Joy Garrido of Escalante (3rd). Black Belt: Florencio B. Yap Jr. of San Carlos (1st), Danny P. Lopez of San Carlos (2nd), Rolando Mirasol of Escalante (3rd).

Defense - Kicking Boys: Ariel Guanzon of Escalante (1st), Joemar Gella of Sagay (2nd), Jimmy Soquiña of Escalante (3rd). Knife: Marlon L. Montero of San Carlos (1st), Jan Desolong of Iloilo (2nd), Jussel Torres of Bacolod (3rd). Stick: Howell Weize E. Ko of San Carlos (1st), Amiel Matiling of Iloilo (2nd), Ceasar Turbanos of Bacolod 93rd).

Kata - Boken: Eisenhower Bersales of Escalante (1st), Danny P. Lopez of San Carlos (2nd), Alson Ahunin of Bacolod (3rd). Jo: Danny P. Lopez of San Carlos (1st), Florencio B. Yap Jr. of San Carlos (2nd), Jessie Necesito of Bacolod (3rd). Baston Exhibition, Black Belt: Jessie Necesito of Bacolod (1st), Florencio B. Yap Jr. of San Carlos (2nd), Jackie Lapag of Bacolod (3rd).

Group Dramatization: San carlos (1st), Escalante and Bacolod (2nd).

Officials were Negros Chief Instructor Roy R. Flores Sr. of Tapondo International Federation, Inc. (TIFI)-Bacolod (Tournament Director), Founder/Chief Instructor Maxwell “Max” J. Maun of the Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE)/Herada Pigada, Chairman Abraham Ganzon Jr. of F.I.G.H.T., and Founder/Master Elmer V. Montoyo of Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association/IFFMAS (Judges), Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc./IFFMAS (Scorekeeper), Founder James U. Sy Jr. of CMAS/IFFMAS (emcee), and Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido of the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc./IFFMAS, Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo of Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports, Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” Cardinal and MI Guilberto Dajao of KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA), Master William “Boy” Bernas of Bernas Estokadas, and Chapter Head Dr. Raymund Antonio A. Maguad and Instructress Lorema “Bing” H. Tacsagon of CMAS/OFTLSFA/IFFMAS (guests).

Sponsors were Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall , Negros Occidetal Baston Federation (NOBF), Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Dr. Marc Victor Lopez, and Office of Youth and Sport Development (OYSD).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

5TH REG’L TAPONDO COMPETITION SUCCESS PART I: HARMONY IN DIVERSITY By: James U. Sy Jr.

The 5th Negros Regional Tapondo Invitational Competition was successfully held by the Tapondo International Federation, Inc. (TIFI)-Bacolod Chapter under Negros Chief Instructor Roy R. Flores Sr. in cooperation with Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall and with the participation of 6 other chapters from Western Visayas and the support of 9 member-organizations of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) under President Master Elmer V. Montoyo and Negros Occidetal Baston Federation under President Atty. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon last May 25, 2008 at the Food Court Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City .

The event was graced by participants, guests, and spectators from Bacolod , Bago, Escalante, Iloilo City , Sagay, San Carlos , Silay, and Toboso. The convergence of different groups from an assorted array of martial arts disciplines served to show to the public that martial artists can work together in harmony inspite of stylistic preferences and do a good job of educating the public of the character-building as well as other intrinsic benefits of the martial arts in general.

DEMONSTRATIONS. Master William “Boy” Bernas of Bernas Estokadas together with his assistant showed their Largo Mano (long hand) style of Arnis.

Instructor Alson Ahunin led TIFI-Bacolod in the demonstration of children’s self defense with the “Super Kids” summer class and the defenses against attacks and grabs by the teens’ and women’s class.

Founder/Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo and his assistant Emmanuel Arendonn demonstrated the traiditonal Espada y Daga and Piga-Piga Trese Grabes System of the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS).
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Chairman Abraham Ganzon Jr. and assistant Ramel Vallajera of F.I.G.H.T. (Filipino Integrated Guerilla Hand Tactics) went through a series of defenses against hold up situations using an eclectic synthesis of Aikido and other martial arts. The performance was the first punlic appearance of the group since its inception.

The Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) of Founder/Master Elmer V. Montoyo was represented by MI James U. Sy Jr. who performed a Sai interpretation of the Kokusun form.

Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” Cardinal and MI Guilberto Dajao of the KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA) performed a Likha Anyo based on Arnis Philippines (ArPi) standards and a two-man interactive flow form using tapi-tapi, disarming, and finishing.

Foudner/Chief Instructor Maxwell “Max” J. Maun of the Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE)/Herada Pigada showed the kansetsu waza (joint techniques) and nage waza (projection techniques) of traditional Aikido. Founder James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. assisted Maun Sensei.

Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. performed the 27-step form of Tai Chi Chuan. Later in the event, Bernas did another Tai Chi form, the 42 steps competition form.

TIFI Negros Chief Instructor Roy R. Flores Sr. did the final demonstration with a showcase of empty hands vs the knife and knife vs knife as well as the various locking and throwing techniques of Tapondo.
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ARNIS PHILS. ELIMS TILT HELD By: James U. Sy Jr.

The 1st ArPi-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Goodwill Tournament was held by the Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Chapter under Commissioner Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., in cooperation with the Casino Filpino last May 18, 2008 at the Amphitheater, Casino Filipino Hotel, Goldenfields Commercial Complex, Bacolod City .

The tournament was a qualifying event for the upcoming Philippine Olympic Festival (POF)-Visayas this coming July in Dumaguete City .

OVERALL STANDING. (Excluding the exhibition bout.) IFFMAS Arnis-Negros United Fioghting Arts Academy of Grandmaster Jose “Joe” Mancesa (5-3-0), KaliSilat Arnis Association of Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” L. Cardinal (3-0-0), Black Mamba Arnis of Master Dominador “Jun-Jun” L. Villaluna (1-4-1), Golden Kamagong Arnis Kali Eskrima Association (GKAKEA) of P/SUPT. Grandmaster Ibarra “Baring” E. Lopez (1-2-1), and Guinabo Arnis and combat Sports (GACS) of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo (0-1-0).

JUNIORS DIVISION. Pinweight (Below 47 Kg.): Alan Pacheco of KaliSilat Arnis Association (Gold), Kimber Parpa of Golden Kamagong-Sagay (Silver). Bantamweight (47-51 Kg.): John Padilla of Negros United Fioghting Arts Academy (Gold), Eduardo Doctora Jr. of NUFAA (Silver). Featherweight (Below 47 Kg.): Rumulus Vallentes of NUFAA (Gold), Julius Valdes of Guinabo Arnis & Combat Sports (Silver).

KIDS EXHIBITION MATCH (11 YEARS OLD). Clauz Locsin of KAA (Gold), Darwin Dajao of KAA (Silver).

WOMEN’S DIVISION. Below 48 Kg.: Jhonafer Robles of Black Mamba (Gold), Vina Mancesa of NUFAA (Silver).

SENIORS DIVISION. Bantamweight (Below 51 Kg.): Evonie de la Cruz of NUFAA (Gold), Fernando Pendon of BM (Silver), Noe Doy Asplico of Golden Kamagong-Sagay (Bronze). Featherweight (51-55 Kg.): Jojo Clemen of KAA (Gold), Edmar Barcelona of NUFAA (Silver), William Montano of BM (Bronze). Extra Lightweight (55-60 Kg.): John carlo Bagatela of NUFAA (Gold), Jose Clemen of BM (Silver). Half Lightweight (60-65 Kg.): Satevie John Doctora of NUFAA (Gold), Carlo Barzo of Golden Kamgong-Bacolod (Silver). Lightweight (65-71 Kg.): Climaco Lumanog of KAA (Gold), Joseph Eduardo Gayatin of BM (Silver). Half Middleweight (71-78 Kg.): Catalino Bauya Jr. of Golden Kamgong-Sagay (Gold), Juan Carlos Ayeng of BM (Silver).

Tournament officials were Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., of Negros Occidental Baston Federation (Project Director), Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” L. Cardinal of KaliSilat Arnis Association (Tournament Director), and former ArPi Commissioners Grandmasters Norman Serfino and Felipe Antonio “Totong” Hilado of Arnis de Mano Asociation de Silay (AMAS) and Masters Maxwell “Max” J. Maun of Herada Pigada and Gil Montaño of Sultans, Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo of the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports, Lyle Perje and Shiela Duran of DepEd, and Master Francis Diaz of Guarra Style Modern Arnis (Judges/Referees).

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 by 13 founding grandmasters and masters from Bacolod , Bago, and Talisay Cities last September 1, 2008 at the Apollo Chinese Restaurant, Cuadra St. , Bacolod City.