Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tribe W.A.R. VI Set By: James U. Sy Jr.

Tribe W.A.R. (Warriors Art Rumble) VI will be held by the Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr., 6th Degree Black Belt, in cooperation with Aksyon Radio and under the sanction of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) under its President Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo, 8th Degree Black Belt, this coming April 24, 2010 at the Casino Filipino, Goldenfields Commerical Complex, Bacolod City.

10 Wushu Sanshou and Submission Grappling bouts are scheduled to be fought by fighters from different organizations. Various martial arts demonstrations are also line up.

Participating teams and the fighters who will represent them are yet to be finalized as of press time but expected teams to compete in the Grappling division include host Tribu Hangaway, Affinity of Coach Chester Laquian, and Submission Sports Philippines (SSP)-Bacolod team of Coach Jek-Jek Ferrer. All three teams had proven their mettle in both the Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) arena with some of there members competing and/or taking wins in provincial, regional, or national level competitions.

Among the other IFFMAS organization members expected to support the event are Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founders/Masters Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr. , Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSA), inc. of 1st generation Inheritor Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” Mamar Lobrido, Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) of Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo, and Universal defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA) of Founder/Chairman Abraham “Abe” Ganzon.

The last two editions of Tribe W.A.R. were held on October 17, 2009, at the Gaisano Bacolod Supermall and on June 6, 2009 at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC), both in Bacolod City.

The grapplig division of Tribe W.A.R. has been conceptualized by Master Flores for all those who wants to compete but are tentative in entering competitions involving striking. The set of rules being used is an eclectic blend of established grappling competition rules.

Interested parties may contact Master Flores at 0928-388-5530.

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