Thursday, July 11, 2013
Brgy. Malingin Tanods Train in Filipino M.A. by James U. Sy Jr.
Featured instructors, barangay officials, and Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO) pose for posterity at the conclusion of the first day of the Malingin Brgy. Tanod Skills Enhancement Training "Disarming and Arresting Methods" last July 6, 2013 at the Brgy. Malingin Hall, Bago City. Seated from left: Grandmaster Angie Terante (Oido de Caburata), Hon. Brgy. Captain Grandmaster Michael Jude T. Guarra (Oido de Caburata), P/Sgt. (Ret.) Founder/Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra (Guarra Style Modern Arnis/Negros Occidental Baston Federation Inc.), Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. (Conceptual Arnis/Martial Arts System), and Hon. Kagawad Master Jose Dennis Guarra (Arjuka) (James U. sy Jr./CMAS photo). Grandmaster Isaac T. Guarra (right), Founder of Arjukja, and Grandmaster Felipe "Eping" Hernal demonstrating the 5 basic strike of the system and their corresponding disarms during the Malingin Brgy. Tanod Skills Enhancement Training "Disarming and Arresting Methods" last July 6, 2013 at the Brgy. Malingin Hall, Bago City (James U. sy Jr./CMAS photo). The Brgy. Malingin Council headed by Hon. Brgy. Captain Grandmaster Michael Jude T. Guarra organized a 2-day Skills Enhancement Training "Disarming and Arresting Methods" for its 20-man strong Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSO). The first session was held last July 6, 2013 at the Brgy. Malingin Hall, Bago City. The next session is scheduled this coming July 13, 2013 at the same venue. Featured instructors were P/Sgt. (Ret.) Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra, Founder of Guarra Style Modern Arnis and President of the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc.; Grandmaster Isaac “Saac” T. Guarra, Founder of Arjuka and Board Director of NOBF, and Grandmaster Felipe "Eping" Hernal; and Master James U. Sy Jr., Founder of Conceptual Arnis System (Conceptual Martial Arts System) and Sec. Gen. of NOBF. 15 of the 20 barangay tanods attended the first session, along with 4 students from different schools in Bago. GM Eslao Guarra started off the first session with a review of basic personnel drilling on the field. He then continued with a lecture on courtesy and discipline. The remaider of the course is hinged upon these values as tanods have to give respect to all their suspects and the necessary discipline to use only justifiable force under the law. GM Isaac Guarra and GM Hernal introduced the tanods to the 5 basic strikes of the Arjuka style and then proceeded to instruct them on the corresponding disarming technique for each, both with sticks and empty handed. Master Sy taught knife defense using the Conceptual Arnis open T Block for the empty handed method and the baston for thee armed variant. Locks taught for the empty handed method include the inside and outside wrist locks.Master Sy taught paniil first as a foundation for these defenses. GM Eslao Guarra and Master Sy, at the ending of the first session, demonstrated several come along methods which are best suited for the job of barangay tanods. The methods shown afford the user maximum leverage and pain for compliance, minimal use of force, and non-lethal making them ideal for law enforcement. Barangay officials who were present to support the event include Hon. Kagawad Jose dennis Guarra, Hon. Kagawad Rosendo G. Tabol, Hon. Prk. Capayas Chairman Benjamin de la Cruz, and Grandmaster Angie Terante. GM Eslao Guarra, once named Most Outstanding Policeman of Negros Occidental, is a reserve officer of the AFP. Has studied under 20 professors of Arnis and has more than 6 decades of experience.In his younger days he has engaged in unpadded full contact challenge matches and has taught more than 10,000 policemen, barangay tanods, security guards, and civilians during his career as a professor of arnis. GM Isaac, like his brother GM Eslao, started his martial arts with their father, Grandmaster Cornelio "Kune" Guarra with the Herada Redoble style. From there he has developed his own art, arjuka, which is a synthesis of Arnis, Judo, and Karate. GM Hernal and Master dennis Guarra learned from GM Isaac. Master Sy learned Arnis from several professors, among them Grandmasters Viñas, Aguilar, A. and S. Gubaton, Lobrido, Montoyo, and E. and I. Guarra, and Master Gayoles. He synthesized and integrated all his learning into the Conceptual Arnis system and has since then taught it to policemen, brgy. tanods, security guards, doctors and nurses, students and teachers, etc. Grandmaster Angie Terante and Hon. Brgy. Captain Grandmaster Michael Jude T. Guarra are both students of the famed Gubaton brothers, Grandmasters Abraham and Sabas, both of whom can trace their lineage directly to the Founder of Oido de Caburata, grandmaster Antonio "Toñing" Tolosa of Murcia.