Thursday, February 7, 2008

Apjado Conducts 6th Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar By: James U. Sy Jr.

Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS) Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado

The 6th Negros Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar “Introduction to Pencak Silat Ohlaraga Basics” was conducted by Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS) Founder Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado for 10 USLS students last April 24-28, 2006 at the South Wing of the College Covered Court, University of st. La Salle, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City.

The 10-hour course was meant to introduce students to the fundamentals of the Indonesian art of pencak silat ohlaraga. The lessons included basic calisthenics and attribute developing exercises, punching and kicking fundamentals, the 12 basic stances, and the patented pencak silat catching/scooping and sweeping techniques.

Alojado is the Bacolod City Vice Coordinator for the Philippine Pencak Silat Association (Philsilat) under the late Visayas Vice President and western Visayas Director Orlando G. Garpa of Tigbauan.

Those who attended the seminar were Rhea Baloco, Emilio Beroncal, Francis Carranza, Rejan Decna, Syriel Gahaton, Desiree Go, Joven Ledesma, Rommel John Panal, and Khenn Providencia.

The first 5 editions of the Negros Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar were held on January 28, 2005 (Universal Fundamentals), June 2005 (Tai Chi Chuan as Stress Management), July 2, 2005 (Introduction to Arnis Basics), January 20, 2006 (Reality-Based Martial Arts), and April 14, 2006 (Fundamentals of Tapado).

8 instructors have already taught in these seminars including Alojado, CMAS-Doña Juliana Chapter Head Lafayette A. Diamante, CMAS Business Manager Francis Stephen A. Diaz, Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA) President Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido, CMAS-Iloilo Chapter Head Dr. Raymund A. Maguad, Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE) Founder/Chief Instructor Maxwell J. Maun Sensei, CMAS-Eroreco Chapter Head Victorio C. Perez, and CMAS Founder James U. Sy Jr.

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