Wednesday, July 31, 2013
10th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors a Success Part I by James U. Sy Jr.
The 10th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors was successfully held by the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) of Founder/Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo in cooperation with Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr., Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall represented by Advertising OIC Vergil Pama Sausi, Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. of Founder/Grandmaster Atty. Col. Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., and President/Grandmaster P/Sgt. (Ret.) Estanislao T. Guarra, and Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) Inc. under President Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo last July 27, 2013 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall, Araneta St., Bacolod City. DEMONSTRATIONS. Grandmaster Romeo Postrano led members of his Mandatus Arnis Sikaran Kali (MASK) in demonstrating their interpretation of anyo and street self defense using methods desce3nded from Grandmasters Hortencio Navales and Teotimo Buenaflor. Rev. Gaudencio Lingamen Jr., Founder of Garrote y Lanza and the representative of the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Assn. (PIMAA-FTSDA), Inc. for San Enrique, demonstrated solo forms for talibung (28” long, 525 gms.), sosetsukon dos palos (40” long, 500 gms.), and talibung y dos palos. Masters Stephen Roy and Stephen Rey S. Dedel, Founders of Pangamut International (PI), an affiliate of Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis Aficionados, demonstrated sequences for the knife as well as defenses against it. The Ramon Torres National High School Arnis Team under by Coaches Brian P. Martir and Roel B. Pineda and Trainors Wilson and Randy A. Alvarado was represented by Christian Reyes, 2011 (Capiz) Regional Meet labanan champion and solo anyo bronze medalist, with a DepEd likha anyo (creative form). Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. performed a live blade anyo and with the assistance of Senior instructor Noel Emmanuel Arendon of GACS, demonstrated knife and gun disarms, punch defense, and chair vs stick. Host Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) demonstrated kids’ solo baston, doble baston, and pangamut by Janber Guinabo and Jerwin Palma, solo espada y daga by Rene Cyril Endonila, knife flow drill by Endonila and Vincent Española, espada y daga by Janber Guinabo and Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo, and disarming and locking by GM Guinabo and Christian Decena.