Thursday, November 28, 2013
11th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors Coming to Gaisano Grand This Sat. by James U. Sy Jr.
Apprentice Instructors Cyril Indonila (right) and Vincent Española of the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) performing Trecegrabes Piga-piga Arnis System at the Manville Royale Grounds, Araneta Avenue, Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (James U. Sy Jr./CMAS Photo). In the continuing efforts of the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. under Founder/Grandmaster Atty. Col. Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., and President/Grandmaster P/Sgt. (Ret.) Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra to propagate the indigenous fighting arts of the province, the Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) under Founder/Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo, one of the fed’s most active member schools, will be hosting the 11th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors this coming November 30, 2013 (Bonifacio Day), 1:00 PM, at the Atrium Area, Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall (GGBM), Araneta St., Bacolod City. The event will be held with the support of the Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall represented by Advertising Officer Nomer Lobaton. The event will feature both demonstrations and a tournament. The Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) Inc. Arnis will be used. Organizations that have confirmed participation in the tournament include host Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) of Founder/Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo, Maharlika Classical Arnis Club (MCAC) of Grandmaster Mansueto Banay, Mandatus Arnis Sikaran Kali (MASK) of Founder/Grandmaster Romeo Postrano, and Tribu Hanagaway Association Inc. (THAI) of Founder/Master Roy R. Flors Sr. Organizations that will give demonstrations or serve as tournament officials include Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. of Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr., Guarra Style Modern Arnis of Founder/Grandmaster P/Sgt. (Ret.) Estanislao T. Guarra, Murcia Martial Arts Club (MMAC) of Founder/Master Luciano “Nick” G. Montoya, Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. under Founder/Grandmaster Atty. Col. Marcelo C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc. of 1st Generation Inheritor/Grandmaster GM Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido, Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA), Inc. of Founder/Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo, Pangamut International (PI) of Founder Master Stephen Roy S. Dedel, and Yasay Sable-Bago represented by Instructors Wilson and Randy A. Alvarado. The Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc., through the efforts of its member schools, had already organized a total of 7 martial arts tournaments/expos and 7 seminars/special trainings for the year. The martial arts tournaments/expos held were 1st Negros Indigenous Fighting Arts Expo (April 6, 2013), Tribe WAR XI (May 11, 2013), 4th Tribu Aikido Competition (May 26, 2013), 9th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors (June 23, 2013), 10th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors (July 27, 2013), Tribe WAR XII (October 26, 2013), and 11th Bakbakan of Eskrimadors (November 30, 2013). The seminars/special trainings conducted were PAGCOR Women's Self Defense Seminar (March 13, 2013), KM The Bladed Hand Tour-Bacolod Leg (March 19, 2013), Brgy. Malingin Tanod Training (July 6 & 13, 2013), Introduction to Aikido Seminar (UNO-R, August 14, 2013), Arnis Interview (USLS PE students, August 2013), Negros Martial Culture Lecture (Riverside College, October 4, 2013), and Arnis Stickwork for Dance (St. John’s Institute, October 8, 2013).