Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tribe WAR VIII Explodes in Gaisano City Part I by: James U. Sy Jr.
Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. demonstrating doble baston which combined movement patterns from the systems of Herada Pigada, Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis, Oido de Caburata, Romero Arnis de Mano, Singkatan, and Yasay Sable during the Tribe WAR (Warriors Art Rumble) VIII last October 8, 2011 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Bacolod City (CMAS Photo).
Tribe WAR (Warriors Art Rumble) VIII was successfully held by Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP) of Master Roy R. Flores, 6th Degree Black Belt, in cooperation with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod under Station Manager JJ Ocampo and Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall last October 8, 2011 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Bacolod City. Four teams saw action in ten action-filled Submission Grappling bouts while six other organizations gave various demonstrations of combative Korean, Japanese, Thai, and Filipino Martial Arts.
Overall champion was Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP) of Master Roy R. Flores with 7 wins and Submission Sports Philippines-Bacolod Team (SSP-BT) of URCC fighter Adrian Hillana at 2nd place with 3 wins. Other competing teams were Strike and Shoot Bacolod (S&SB) headed by Angelo Nazario and Iloilo Alliance Mixed Martial Arts (IAMMA) led by 4 times World Wushu Sanshou champion Rene Catalan of Sta. Barbara.
DEMONSTRATIONS. Black Dragon Martial Arts Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Soo Bahk Do of Chief Instructor Wendell Billones showed an assortment of Hangul Mudo “Korean Martial Ways (Hangul)” exhibitions which included basic and advance WTF Taekwondo and Soo Bahk Do poomse “forms,” basic, obstacle, and high altitude falling techniques, and various self defense techniques for children, women, men, holdup and snatching, striking and kicking, and knife attacks. Black Dragon had the most performers for the event, with a total of 32 demonstrators. Soo Bahk Do Grandmaster Casimiro “Chingi” Grandeza, 7th Dan Black Belt, Founder of White Kimono, “The father of Karate in Negros,” was in attendance to give support to the students.
Russell Mohametano Sensei, this time representing his own Arashi Ryu Aikido, demonstrated a few Iaido kata “forms.” The exhibition continued with Mohametano Sensei and his two assistants performing Aikido self defense techniques against different empty handed and armed attacks, with the use of nage waza “throwing techniques (Nihonggo)” and kansetsu waza “joint locking techniques (Nihonggo).”
The Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA) of Founder/Master Abraham “Abe” Ganzon was represented by Dr. John Philip T. Pestaño and Ricky B. Eslabon, who demonstrated the UDTA interpretation of Espada y daga “sword and dagger (Español).”
Master Elizalde Aspan represented the Carga Pigar Kalis Silat Arnis Club of Grandmaster danilo “Danny” l. Cardinal by performing an elaborate solo baston anyo. Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. gave a demonstration of doble baston which combined movement patterns from the systems of Herada Pigada, Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis, Oido de Caburata, Romero Arnis de Mano, Singkatan, and Yasay Sable.
Southeast Asian, 2 times Asian, and 4 times World Wushu Sanshou champion Rene Catalan of Sta. Barbara and his brother 2011 world Muay Thai champion Robin S. Catalan waved the banner of the Iloilo Alliance Mixed Martial Arts (IAMMA) as they demonstrated the fundamental and advanced techniques of Muay Thai “The Art of the 8 Limbs” from Thailand.
The demo team of host Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP) of Master Roy R. Flores was led by Instructor Jared Turbanos in showing the falling techniques, evasion and leading, jointlocking, and throwing techniques of Combat Aikido, the Filipino version of Ueshiba, morihei O’Sensei’s Aiki Budo. Master Flores and Instructor Turbanos also showed knife defense and knife vs knife.