The Zion Original Disciples in Arnis and Combat Sports (ZODIACS) Self defense Society of the Philippines (SEC Reg. No. CN200725845) of Founder/National President Grandmaster Julius B. Delasan, 9th Degree Red Belt ZODIACS, 7th Degree WSAB (Reg. No. 869) with the generous sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 12363 under Grand Knight Nicolas D. Asparen and Deputy Grand Knight Florante H. Magoliño successfully held the 1st Provincial Martial Arts Full Contact Tournament last February 27, 2010 at he La Salle Gymnasium, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
The tournament was organized through the efforts of Master Romeo G. Banas, 7th Degree Red Belt, WSAB Reg. 1870, Deputy National VP of ZODIACS and Founder of Red Musang Self Defense Combat Sports, and Chief Instructor Ian B. Negrido, 5th Degree Black Belt, Negros Occidental Provincial Director of ZODIACS and Founder of Bassdumas (Baston Sipa Sumbag Dumog Martial Arts Society).
A total of 13 bouts in Kickboxing, Sikaran, Arnis, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) were fought by fighters representing 10 martial arts clubs from Bacolod City, Calatrava, Talisay City, and Victorias City.
Participating and supporting organizations were Bassdumas (Baston Sipa Sumbag Dumog Martial Arts Society) of Founder/Chief Instructor Ian B. Negrido, 5th Degree Black Belt; Black Eagle (Calatrava) of Gaudeoso Enem, 3rd Degree Black Belt; Black Puma Martial Arts Club (Victorias) of Reys Reyzel Hinayan, 3rd Degree Black Belt; Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr., 4th Degree Black Belt FTSD/LVA/PDA; Great Barracuda Martial Arts Club (Bacolod City) of Jurey Belarmino, 4th Degree Black Belt; Musang Sikaran Club (Victorias) of Jeoffrey S. Delmo, 3rd Degree Black Belt; Rainbow Martial Arts (Victorias) of Co-Founder Melchor Garcia, 5th Degree Black Belt; Red Cobra Combat Self defense of Robert Lovedorial, 4th Degree Black Belt; Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr., 6th Degree Black Belt Tapondo International Federation, Inc.; Undo-Kan Martial Arts Association (UMAA) of Founder/Master Efraim T. Beatingo Sr., 6th Degree Black Belt; VITAMAF (Victorias) of Joemarie L. Javier; and Wild Bull Supreme Martial Arts Dekiti Tirsia (Victorias) of Gary Intig, 4th Degree Black Belt;
KICKBOXING. Randy Tabanao of WBSMADT Victorias over Danny Dacaldacal of GBMAC. Jolito Garcia of GBMAC over Erwin Valencia of BPMAC. John Mark Sunga of WBSMADT over Vicant Rojo of VITAMAF Victorias. Eduardo Malan of Bassdumas over Joemari Enem of BE. Richard Apurong of Bassdumas over Jun-Jun Bantayo of WBSMADT. Batolina Rene of GBMAC over Arturo Tabanao of BE.
SIKARAN. Riza de los Reyes of VITAMAF over Gertrude Veraeyes. Hazel Magapan of VITAMAF over Rosybeth de la Cruz.
WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE COMPETITION. Winner - Students of the Laura Vicuña Women Development and Training Center, Brgy. Malihao, Victorias City. Champion Alles Florentino of Bassdumas/LVWDTC.
ARNIS. Robert Sumalangcay of Tribu hangaway over Henry Perinal of WBSMADT. Arlene Diacono of Bassdumas over Lina Aguirre of BE.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA). Jonald Bantayo of WBSMADT over Jandil Martir of Bassdumas. Romnick Malan of Bassdumas over Jeffrey Semillano of WBSMADT.
Tournament officials were Co-Founder Melchor Garcia of Rainbow Martial Arts (Victorias) and Founder/Chief Instructor Ian B. Negrido of Bassdumas (Referees), Jeoffrey S. Delmo of Musang Sikaran Club (Victorias), Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr. of Tribu Hangaway Philippines, Reys Reyzel Hinayan of Black Puma Martial Arts Club (Victorias), Jonathan D. parcon, 2nd Degree Black Belt, and Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. (Judges), Founder/National President Grandmaster Julius B. Delasan of Zion Original Disciples in Arnis and Combat Sports (ZODIACS) Self defense Society of the Philippines and Founder/Master Romeo G. Banas of Red Musang Self Defense Combat Sports (Table Officials), Miss Jujilyn E. Delasan (Timer), and Miss Jenero and Solitario (Round Girls).
Major sponsors were Knights of Columbus Council No. 12363 under Grand Knight Nicolas D. Asparen and Deputy Grand Knight Florante H. Magoliño, Mr. Benito C. Montinola and Hon. Alfredo Marañon. Donors were Hon. Nity Sta. Ana Bartolome, Albee Bantug Benitez, Milco Malcom Marketing, Negros Marketing, Notirnr Amagan, Ronilo “Bogs” Labitoria, Ceasar G. Posecion, Ramel Buenconsejo, Lymson T. Sarcauga, and Roy Sumagaysay.
The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. was officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society by the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882 Through the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
There are currently more than 1.8 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Knights of Columbus Council No. 12363 (Victorias City) has done its part in reaching out to the community in various civic activities, among them medical missions.
The officers and directors of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 12363 (Victorias City) for 2009-2010 are Rev. Fr. Joemarie Bacucang, SDB (Chaplain), Nicolas D. Asparen (Grand Knight), Florante H. Magoliño (Deputy Grand Knight), Fervin Viñarta (Chancellor), Ryan Aguirre (Warden), Jerry Panes (treasurer), Dante M. Rodriguez (Financial Secretary), Jerry Sta. Ana (Recorder), Dominador Pelingon Jr. (Inside Guard), Ernesto Guino-o (Outside Guard), Oeneri Valenciano (Trustee One Year), Emmanuel Japitana (Trustee Two Years), Pedro Padilla (Trustee Three Years), Cyril G. Granada (Lecturer), Joselito Alvarado (Advocate), Enrique Estribo Jr. (Family Director), Manuelito Tolentino (Youth Director), Hernani Sotes Jr. (Council Director), Stephen D. Irisary (Membership Director), Danilo Martinez (Church Director), Florante H. Magoliño (Program Director), and Elizalde Gallego (Pro-Life Couple Director).