Sunday, June 21, 2009

LSAI-PDA Shine in Mayor Treñas Reg’l Arnis By: James U. Sy Jr.

Lightning Scientific Arnis International-Philippine Dynamic Arnis (LSAI-PDA) under Founder/Grandmaster Rogelio H. Galvarole shone during the Mayor Jerry P. Treñas Regional Arnis Cup 2009 Regional Arnis Tournament held by the Arnis Philippines (ArPi)-Iloilo City Chapter under Commissioner Bonnie A. Celendro with the full support of the Iloilo City Government under Hon. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas last May 29, 2009 at the Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City , Panay .

Capturing the gold in the Labanan (Full Contact) Division, Batang Pinoy Event (12 years old and below) were Joshua Delfin (11-12 years old), Christian James Torre (9-10 years old), G. Lacorita (9-10 years old), Rholenz Lacorita (6-8 years old), Dhondy Reyes (9-10 years old), and Crystal Torre (9-10 years old). LSAI-PDA took the 3rd place for the Batang Pinoy event.

Gold medalists for the Labanan (Full Contact) Division, Seniors Men category were Gian Karlo Demaisip (66 kg. and up), Christopher Dimalawan (55-60 kg.), Andres Limbo (60-65 kg.), and Eugene Sonusta (51 kg. and below). LSAI-PDA took the 3rd place for the Team category.

Winning two titles in the Anyo (Forms) Division, Individual event was Jessica Colmenares (senior women’s solo baston and doble baston) while Mary Cathlene Dayon got the bronze (Batang Pinoy girls double baston).

Head Coach for Lightning Scientific Arnis International-Philippine Dynamic Arnis (LSAI-PDA) is Founder/Grandmaster Rogelio H. Galvarole with Masters Rogel Tanjuangco and Jessica Colmenares as Assistant Coaches.

The Philippine Dynamic Arnis (PDA) was founded by Grandmaster Rogelio H. Galvarole in 1980 in Lapaz, Iloilo City as a sister club of his Philippine Si-Su-Do Philippine (PSSA). PDA affiliated with the Lightning Scientific Arnis International (LSAI)-Capiz Chapter of Grandmaster Carlito A. Ondillo on December 31, 2001 and is now known as Lightning Scientific Arnis International-Philippine Dynamic Arnis (LSAI-PDA). GM Galvarole was awarded his 7th Degree Red and White Belt in LSAI by GM Ondillo and was appointed as LSAI Organizer and Lecturer for Iloilo City and Province and Region 6. LSAI-PDA is a recognized member of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS).

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