Wednesday, July 31, 2013
9th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors Held in Pta. Taytay Part I by James U. Sy Jr.
The 9th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors was successfully held by the Mandatus Arnis Sikaran Kali (MASK) of Founder/Grandmaster Romeo Postrano and 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., the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. of Founder/President Emeritus Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., and President P/Sgt. (Ret.) Grandmaster Estanislao T. Guarra with the sponsorship of the Barangay Pta. Tay Council and Brgy. Pta. Taytay Sangguniang Kabatann (SK) recently at the brgy. Pta. Taytay Gymnasium, Bacolod City as part of the villag'es annual fiest celebration (Feast of St. John the Baptist). The event featured a total of 6 demonstrations and 6 matches using Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. rules. DEMONSTRATIONS. Founder/Grandmaster Romeo Postrano and members of the Mandatus Arnis Sikaran Kali (MASK) demonstrated various Arnis blocking, striking, disarming, and anyo with elements traceable to the teachings of Grandmasters Hortencio Navales and Teotimo Buenaflor. Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr. and Instructor Matthew Slade Cabiles of Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP) demonstrated doble baston, pangamut contra daga and baston, and hold up defense. Jason Clyde Guarra Poral, grandson of President/Grandmaster P/Sgt. (Ret.) Estanislao T. Guarra, represented Guarra Style Modern Arnis with a solo nunchaku form. Host Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) demonstrated solo baston largo mano, doble baston, espada y daga, knife, andf and pangamut.The demo team was composed of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo, Master Joselito O. Guzon, Christian Decena, Vincent Española, Janber Guinabo, Rene Cyril Indonila, and Jerwin Palma. Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. with the assistance of Master Joselito Guzon of GACS demonstrated knife and gun disarms, punch defense, and seated defense. Founder Remer Decripito, Chief Instructor of the Siete Pares Arnis Club, performed a solo anyo.