Monday, July 19, 2010
Arnis Tilt at Gaisano Mulled This Aug. by: James U. Sy Jr.
CLASSIC ARNIS. P/Sgt. (Ret.) Grandmaster Estanislao "Eslao" T. Guarra, Founder of Guarra Style Modern Arnis, and master James U. Sy Jr., Founder of Conceptual Martial Arts, demonstrate the classic back thrust of Saber Foil and Espada y Daga respectively (James U. sy Jr./CMAS Photo).
The 1st GSMASDA-Arjuka-CMAS Arnis Expo & Tournament is currently under works and when approved by Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, will be held this coming August 1, 2010, 2:00-6:00 PM.
Organizers are Guarra Style Modern Arnis & Self defense association (GSMASDA) of P/Sgt. (Ret.) Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra, Arjuka-Malingin of Grandmaster Isaac “Isaac” T. Guarra, and Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founders/Masters James U. Sy Jr. in cooperation with the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. under President Eslao Guarra and Arnis Philippines-Bacolod/Negros Occidental Chapter under Commissioner Grandmaster Danilo “Danny” L. Cardinal.
Arnis demonstrations before the tournament are planned. The participating groups are still to be finalized but as early as of press time the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo, Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Master Roy R. Flores, and Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc. of 1st Generation Inheritor/Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido had expressed their willingness to give exhibitions along with the three host organizations.
The proposed tournament will be using Arnis Philippines and the International Arnis Federation rules and only Labanan (Sparring) will be contested.
The event is being organized as a tune up for the upcoming 2nd UDTA Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia Arnis Cup to be held by the Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA) of Founder/Chairman Abraham “Abe” Ganzon Jr. on October 2-3, 2010, also at Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall.
Furthermore, the event will serve as a practicum for official-trainees from Arjuka-Malingin, who participated in the Arnis Philippines Referee and Judges Officiating Echo Seminar last July 3-4, 2010 and a follow up hands on review last July 18, 2010, both in Bago City.