Tuesday, June 1, 2010

1st Tribu Hangaway Prov'l Combat Aikido Tilt a Success Part I By: James U. Sy Jr.

Founder/Grandmaster Isaac “Saac” T. Guarra demonstrates the striking techniques of his Arjuka style.

Members of the Tribu Hangaway Philippines showed various grappling techniques as used in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

The 1st Tribu Hangaway Negros Occidental Provincial Combat Aikido Compeition was successfully held by the Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Master Roy R. Flores Sr., 6th Degree Black Belt, in cooperation with Aksyon Radio last May 23, 2010 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Bacolod City.

8 martial arts organizations from Bacolod, Bago, Escalante, and Sagay Cities competed and/or gave demonstrations

DEMONSTRATIONS. Martial arts exhbitions were given before the competition proper. The first to perform was the Golden Kamagong Arnis Kali Eskrima Association (GKAKEA) of P/SUPT. (Ret.) Founder/Grandmaster Ibarra E. Lopez. The demonstrators were a fusion of members from its Bacolod, Sagay, and Bacolod Christina College (BCC) Chapter under Grandmaster Alex Doza, Grandmaster Gener V. Arnaiz, and Master Leo Uyanib respectively. The GKAKEA contingent performed several anyo "forms" as taught in the International Modern Arnis Federation, Philippines (IMAFP), where GM Lopez serves as Negros Occidental Chapter President. Among their demonstrations were Solo Baston, Doble Baston, Espada y Daga, Daga, Pangamut, etc.

The second to perform was the combined team of the Guarra Style Modern Arnis of P/Sgt. (Ret.) Founder/Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra and Arjuka-Malingin of Founder/Grandmaster Isaac “Saac” T. Guarra. The youngsters who performed the systems of the Guarra brothers were Filton Bernadas, Dennis Real Guarra, Jhon Richard Guarra, Ceasar Ian Poral, Clyde Jason Poral, and Wendy Lou Poral. The demo Guarra team performed various patterns of Sinawali, disarming, and empty hands work. Guarra Style Modern Arnis and Arjuka-Malingin represented the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF) to which GM Eslao Guarra is President.

The Conceptual Martial Arts Soceity (CMAS), Inc. of Founders/Masters James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso "Hansy" L. Alojado and the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc. of 1st Generation Inheritor Grandmaster Benefredo "Bebing" Mamar Lobrido also had a composite demonstration which showcased both Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) and Chinese Martial Arts (CMA).

Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr., Master Joeffrey S. Deriada, Master Dr. Raymund Antonio A. Maguad, Instructor Lafayette A. Diamante, Instructor Lorema “Bing” Tacsagon, and Montano Mondia demonstrated Conceptual Martial Arts solo baston defensa and ofensa, pang-agaw, Long Quan (Dragon Fist) Kung Fu double touch, blindfolded double touch, and two man form, Wild Judo knife defense, Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis seated disarming, and Orginal Filipino Tapado basic and advanced long stick fighting.

The Musubi Dojo-Himamaylan Chapter led by Chief Instructor Rosyl Mohametano with three students went through various Aikido kansetsu waza "jointlocking techniques" and nage waza "throwing techniques" against various empty handed attacks. Founder of Musubi Dojo in Bacolod is Dr. Nilo del Carmen.

The Sacred Ki Art of Filipino Foot Fighting of Master Ricardo P. Filipinas, 6th Degree Black Belt, presented a fundamental form of the school with children as the performers led by a black belt. A David-vs-Goliath Sikaran sparring was then conducted between two boys to highlight the confidence and skill that martial arts develop in smaller practitioners.

Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Master Roy R. Flores Sr. gave a demonstration on Mixed Martal Arts (MMA) with a focus on various ground grappling maneuvers. Another exhibition by the group featured Combat Aikido as performed by the kids, msot of whom also saw action during the competition proper.

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