James U. Sy Jr., Founder/Master of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. will be conducting the Reality-Based Self Protection Workshop this coming November 24, 2012, Saturday, at the Mall, Corner Hilado Ext., 13th St., Bacolod City. In this file photo, he demonstrates a gun disarming technique during the Aikido and Arnis Orientation last August 18, 2012 at the Business Education Department (BED) Bldg., Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B), B.S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City (CMAS Photo).
The Reality-Based Self Protection Workshop will be presented by SAS Inc. Entertainment under Manager Miss Ritchie Vargas in cooperation with Conceptual Martial arts Society (CMAS), Inc. this coming November 24, 2012, Saturday, at the Mall, Corner Hilado Ext., 13th St., Bacolod City.
The seminar, which is being planned as a series, will have 4 sessions, each one lasting 2 hours, for that day. The same material will be taught on all sessions. Each session is planned for a particular age group. The schedules are 8:00-10:00 AM, 10:00-12:00 NN, 1:00-3:00 PM, and 3:00-5:00 PM.
Featured Instructor is James U. Sy Jr., businessman, researcher/writer, and Founder/Master of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. Sy is bringing into the seminar his 26 years combined experience in the martial arts since 1986. He is ranked Master in Arnis by the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc., Philippine Dynamic Arnis, Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy, and Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. among others and hold black belt ranks in other Asian martial arts.
Master Sy had previously taught seminars in educational institutions such as USLS, UNO-R, CSA-B, RC, SI, OLPA, and MES as well as law enforcement personnel such as brgy. tanods, security guards, policemen, and reservists.
“Martial arts” can be classified as developmental, sportive, artistic/theatrical, for health, and combative. Developmental arts include systems such as Aikido, Karate, and Judo which are intended to develop the body, mind, and spirit as well as the character; they are called “do” (way) arts. Sportive arts are versions of the developmental arts that have its main focus as competing in tournaments to test skills developed during training; Aikido, Karate, Judo, and Arnis all have their sportive versions. Artistic/theatrical arts are those that are designed for aesthetics and for demonstrations, like Chinese Opera Kung Fu, HK film Kung Fu, and war dances with blades. Health arts are those that has the ultimate aim of improving overall health; examples of this category include Tai Chi Chuan, Chi kung, and Taebo. Combative arts are those primarily designed for conflict neutralization.
The workshop will focus on the combative or practical expression of the martial arts. Hence, the title of reality-based. Sy will teach the foundation of his Conceptual Arnis (Martial Arts) System as applied to street self protection. Conceptual Arnis System is a composite system of different styles covering both weapons and empty-hand methods.
Topics to be covered include street-wise preparation, right mindset, and fundamentals of movement including footwork and basic striking. Material for kids will include non-aggressive but assertive methods to deal with bullying. Material for adults will have more leaning towards attacks often launched against them. The techniques to be taught are very simple to learn yet effective and non-age, non-gender specific. No sport or martial arts background required.
Participants are requested to bring their own rattan stick or umbrella. Attire is any comfortable clothes but no sleeveless or shorts allowed.
Interested parties may contact Miss Vargas at 0939-624-8689.