Monday, February 27, 2012
2nd Hon. Mayor Torres Arnis Tilt Explosively Successful Part IV: The Historic Tri-Format Tournament
Action during the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. Arnis Rules Division of the 2nd Hon. Mayor Ramon D. Torres Arnis Expo & Tournament organized by the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc. of 1st Generation Inheritor/Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido, the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr., and the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. under its President Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo for the Bago City Office of the Mayor and the Bago City Tourism Office last February 18, 2012, 2:00-6:00 PM, at the Bantayan Park, Bago City, Negros Occidental as part of the 46th Bago City Charter Day Celebration (Edna Bella Lobrido photo).
IFFMAS ARNIS RULES. Both players assume roles as defender and attacker and exchange roles the following round. Third and final round freestyle. With protective armor and helmet, padded sticks. Champion for IFFMAS Arnis rules was Black Cat (Bago City) of Stevie John Doctora with 3 wins-0 loss. 2nd to 4th places were Tribu Hangaway Philippines (Bacolod) of Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr. (1-1), Cargada Pigar KaliSilat Arnis Club (Bacolod) of Grandmaster Danilo Cardinal (1-3), and Bago Arnis Club of SI Randy Alvarado (0-1).
Women’s Bantamweight: Althea Tornea, 14, 45 kg., of Tribu Hangaway over Jessica Caseñas, 15, 44 kg., of Cargada Pigar via majority decision. Danielle Besa, 13, 43 kg., of Black Cat over Marimar Galon, 15, 43 kg., of Cargada Pigar.
Men’s Pinweight (47 Below): John Mark Arroyo, 15, 43 kg., of Cargada Pigar over Rexsan Slade C. Saron, 17, 45 kg., of Tribu Hangaway via disqualification. Saron was winning in all the judges’ scorecards but the disqualification came when he threw a strike after the referee has called a stop for the round. Edmhel Von Doctora, 14, 43 kg., of Black Cat over Mark Anthony Rojo, 16, 47 kg., of Cargada Pigar.
Featherweight (51+-55Kg.): John Mark Cabuyao, 17, 55 kg., of Black Cat over Tom Serapia, 21, 58 kg., of Bago Arnis Club.
YASAY SABLE ARNIS RULES. Yasay Sable is a traditional Negrense-Ilonggo system of fencing practiced by the Yasay Clan of Bago City for 4 generations now. Current (3rd Generation) Headmaster is GM Paterno V. Yasay and (4th generation) Chief Instruct5or is Master Ferdinand Emmanuel “Bobot” Y. Gayoles. Yasay Sable is played for 2 1.5 minute rounds. First three hits wins. With protective armor and helmet, padded sticks. Champion for Yasay Sable Arnis rules was Bago Arnis Club of SI Alvarado with 3 wins-3 loss. 2nd to 3rd places were Cargada Pigar of GM Cardinal with (3-0, 2 by default) and Black Cat of Doctora (1-1).
Women’s Bantamweight: May Jane Pasa, 21, 53 kg., of Bago Arnis Club over April Caunga, 20, 54 kg., of Bago Arnis Club via disarm.
Men’s Bantamweight (47+-51Kg.): Michael Tordillos, 16, 50 kg., of Cargada Pigar over Carl Trunio II, 20, 50 kg., of UNO-R Martial Arts Club via default.
Featherweight (51+-55Kg.): John Errioh Jaro, 16, 52 kg., of Cargada Pigar over Gerald Daclan, 20, 50 kg., of UNO-R Martial Arts Club via default. Both Trunio and Daclan are criminology students at UNO-R and had to be recalled for guard duty at campus grounds. Mel Anton Murphy, 16, 52 kg., of Cargada Pigar over Amejado Ramonito, 21, 54 kg., of Bago Arnis Club.
Extra Lightweight (55+-60Kg.): Edgardo Doctora Jr., 18., 60 kg., of Black Cat over Christian James Bargayo, 16/17, 60 kg., of Bago Arnis Club. Tom Serapia, 21, 58 kg., of Bago Arnis Club over Jeryl Gane, 17, 60 kg., of Black Cat. Ryan Teodoro, 22, 63 kg., of Bago Arnis Club over Robille Billones, 16/17, 60 kg., of Bago Arnis Club.
Protective equipment and padded sticks for the competition provided by Yasay Sable of 3rd Generation Headmaster Paterno V. Yasay, UNO-R Martial Arts Club of Master Ferdinand Emmanuel Y. Gayoles, and Bago Arnis Club of SI Randy Alvarado.
Officials were Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido of the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc. (Event Organizer), Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. (Event director & General Manager, Matchmaker, Recorder, and Emcee), Master Maxwell J. Maun of Herada Pigada (Referee), Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo, Master Luciano “Nick” G. Montoya, and Master Elmer P. Montoyo of Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association(PIMAA-FTSDA), Inc. (Judges), Chester F. Esmalla of PIMAA-FTSDA (Timer), Heiroteo “Didoy” L. Villarosa of PIMAA-FTSDA (Medical Personnel), and Master Joeffrey S. Deriada of CMAS (Logistics).
Invited participants from Cauayan, Hinigaran, and Iloilo did not make it to the event. The event was covered by both GMA and ABS-CBN and featured on local TV. The event was featured in TV Patrol Bacolod, The Morning Show, and Mag TV Amiga over at ABS-CBN.