Thursday, May 13, 2010

Arnis Phils. Tilt a Success By: James U. Sy Jr., PIO, Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Chapter

The 1st Todo Dispanta Arnis Tournament was successfully held by the Todo Dispanta Arnis Club 43 of Chief Instructor Fernando "Jojo" Acuyong Sensei in cooperation with Prk. Malipayon President Paul Acuyong and the supervision and sanction of Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Chapter under Commissioner Grandmaster Danilo "Danny" Cardinal last April 20, 2010, at the Prk. Malipayon Covered Gym, Brgy. 35, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Crowned overall champion was the Hon. Mayor Ramon Torres-sponsored Bago City Arnis Team/Negros United Fighting Arts (NUFAA) under Grandmaster Jose "Joe" B. Mancesa with 3 golds. 2nd and 3rd places were KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA) of Grandmaster Danilo "Danny" Cardinal and Todo Dispanta Arnis Club 43 (TDAC43) of Chief Instructor Fernando "Jojo" Acuyong with 2 and 1 golds respectively.

A total of 27 arnisadores fought in 14 bouts for titles in the Labanan (Sparring) Division using Arnbs Philippines standard national rules.

12-14 Years Old Boys. Darwin Dajao of KAA (gold), Gorge Estorque of NOBF (silver), Frijan Acuyon of TDAC43 (bronze).

Below 47 Kg. Boys. Francis Marfil of NUFAA (gold), King Cabiles of Tribu Hangaway (silver), Slade Cabiles of Tribu Hangaway (bronze).

47-51 Kg. Boys. John Mark Cabayo of NUFAA (gold), Donjohn Cardinal of KAA (silver), Patrick Gilo of Tribu Hangaway (bronze).

48 kg. Girls. Hezil Villaflores of NUFAA (gold), Shemy Maximo of NUFAA (silver), Drinomac Acuyong of TDAC43 (bronze).

51-54 Kg. Men. Jaybert Cañete of TDAC43 (gold), Renante Enso of Tribu Hangaway (silver), Joselito Guzon of Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (bronze).

55-60 Kg. Men. Boys. Rovir Paul Vedad of KAA (gold), Jussel Torres of Tribu Hangaway (silver), Arnel Recosalem of TDAC43 (bronze).

Tournament officials were Grandmaster Danilo "Danny" Cardinal of KaliSilat Arnis Association (Chief Referee/Judge), Master Guilberto Dajao of KAA, Master Francis Daz of NOBF, and Founder/Chairman Abraham "Abe" Ganzon and Voltaire Daypal of Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA). Other coaches present were Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo of Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) and Master Roy R. Flores Sr. of Tribu Hangaway Philippines.