The todo Dispanta Arnis Club 45 of Chief Instructor Fernando "Jojo" Acuyong Sensei in cooperation with Brgy. 35 officials and the supervision and sanction of Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Chapter under Commissioner Danilo "Danny" Cardinal will be holding the 1st Brgy. 35 (Bacolod City) Arnis Philippines Tournament this coming April 20, 2010, 1:00-7:00 P.M., at the Prk. Malipayon Covered Gym, Brgy. 35, Bacolod City.
Only Labanan (Sparring) will be contested using Arnbs Philippines standard national rules. Each bout will be 3 5-minute rounds. registration is P100/player.
Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Chapter under the leadership of Commissioner Danilo "Danny" Cardinal and the support of grandmaster Jose "Joe" B. Mancesa had garnered honor for both the city and the province with the group's players brining home medals in several local and regional competitions. Primary supporter of Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Chapter is Hon. Mayor Ramon D. Torres of Bago City.
Arnis Philippine, Inc.-Bacolod/Negros Chapter was revived and reorganized by 13 founding grandmasters and masters from Bacolod , Bago, and Talisay Cities on September 1, 2008 at the Apollo Chinese Restaurant, Cuadra St. , Bacolod City. Col. atty. grandmaster Marcelino "Pope" C. Jalandoon was designated the commissioner for Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
Arnis Philippine, Inc. (ARPI) was founded by Raymond S. Velayo and other men devoted to Arnis as the Philippine Arnis Federation on July 11, 1986 at the Sulu Restaurant, Quezon City , Metro Manila and formally recognized as Arnis Philippines Incorporated on August 20, 1986. Arnis Philippines was recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on January 12, 1987 and became its 33rd member (Arnis Philippines, Inc. 1983-2006).
Arnis Philippines is the National Sport Association (NSA) for Sport Arnis and the sole governing body for the Filipino Martial Art (FMA) recognized by the Philippine Government, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).
GM Cardinal was one of only two grandmasters in Negros Occidental to have attended a seminar given by Arnis Philippines a few years back in Bacolod City . He is a highly experienced competitor, instructor, and tournament official since his competing days in Saudi Arabia where he was called “The Fighting Chief Instructor” and had also taught Caucasians and Asians in Hawaii . He is a certified instructor under Grandmaster Jonathan “Jon” Bais of the Tres Manos Bais System and is a recognized grandmaster by the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF) as well as the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS).
Interested parties may contact Tournament Secretariat Arnis Philippines Bacolod/Negros Commissioner Danilo "Danny" Cardinal at 0906-657-2944 or 4443216.