The Brgy. Tanod Philippine Fire Fighting and Self Defense Training Seminar was successfully held by the Escalante City LGU recently at the Brgy. Hall, Brgy. Old Poblacion, Escalante City , Negros Occidental.
The event message was rendered by Mr. Jo. O. Olosorio of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and was attended by not less than 40 Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO) or brgy. tanods.
The lecture and actual fire fighting training was conducted by SFO1 Francisco Castañeda Jr. of the Bureau of Fire fighting. Meanwhile, the lecture and actual self defense training was conducted by Master Ricardo B. Filipinas, 6th Degree Black Belt.
Master Filipinas presented an eclectic blend of Karate and Arnis to accommodate for the limited allotted time. He focused on the basic strikes of the stick and very simple striking and disarming techniques which the tanods can use to subdue an armed suspect.
Master Filipinas is certified to teach in several arts including Shotokan, Goju-ryu, Sikaran-Arnis, and is a member of the Council of Elders of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS).