Abraham "Abe" G. Ganzon Jr., Founder/Chairman of Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA), announced recently that their upcoming 2nd UDTA-Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia Arnis Cup 2010, slated for October 2-3, 2010 at the Gaisano Bacolod Supermall, is expected to be the biggest Arnis competition in Bacolod and Negros Occidental for the year as several cities and municipalities in Western Visayas had already been invited and some have sent feelers for their support to the event.
The tournament will be under the sanction of Arnis Philippines Bacolod/Negros Chapter under Commissioner Grandmaster Danilo L. Cardinal and will have the generous support of the Bacolod City Government under Hon. Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia.
Invitations had already been sent to the following: Denny Castañeda Sensei of VILCAT Karate (La Carlota City), Arnis Philippines Iloilo City Commissioner Bonnie Celendro, Mary Grace F. Encila and Grandmaster Romeo Oro of the St. Columbans Academy Arnis Team (Cauayan), Escalante Arnis Team, Hon. Mayor Rene G. Gaudiel of Bayawan City, Arnis Trainor Master Sonnen Tajaran of the Tangalan, Aklan Arnis Team, Hon. Gov. Victor A. Tanco and Grandmaster Carlito Onillo of the Capiz Arnis Team, etc.
To accommodate as many entries as possible, competition had been limited to the Labanan “Sparring” Division. Arnis Philippines rules, the sole Philippine Government-recognized guidelines for Sport Arnis, will be used.
Immediate past Arnis Philippines Bacolod/Negros Commissioner Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo “Pope” C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., Founder/President of the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), is expected to grace the event.
Interested parties may contact Tournament Director Abraham "Abe" G. Ganzon Jr. at 0922-830-0432.