Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New City Mall Hosts Tribe WAR XII by James U. Sy Jr.

Some of the organizers, officials, guests, and participants of the Tribe WAR (Warrior's Art Rumble) XII on October 27, 2013 at the Ground Floor, New City Mall, Luzuriaga St., Bacolod City (Mikayla P. Abancio/THAI photo). The Tribe WAR (Warrior's Art Rumble) XII was successfully held by the Tribu Hangaway Association Inc. (THAI) of Master Roy R. Flores in cooperation with New City Mall, Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc., and Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. on October 27, 2013 at the Ground Floor, New City Mall, Luzuriaga St., Bacolod City. DEMONSTRATIONS. Apprentice Instructors Rahil “Cyril” Indonila and Vincent Española represented Guinabo Arnis and Combat Sports (GACS) of Grandmaster Felix A. Guinabo by giving a demonstration of the Trece Grabes Piga-Piga System. They both did largo mano and corto mano. Gan Soo Do Philippines, Inc. of Founder/Grandmaster Casimiro “Chingi” A. Grandeza, 7th Dan Soo Bahk Do (Korea), was represented by Black Dragon Martial Arts of Club Master Wenceslao Billones Jr. and Chief Instructor Windell Billones, 1st Dan Gan Soo Do/Soo Bahk Do/Taekwondo/Judo/Karate. The Billones Exhibition Team, led by CI Billones, demonstrated several hyung/poomse “forms (Hangul),” board and brick on fire kyukpa “breaking (Hangul),” ho shin sul “self defense arts (Hangul),” kasetsu waza “joint techniques (Nihonggo),” and nage waza “throwing techniques (Nihonggo)” which are all integral parts of Gan Soo Do, which is partly based on the Tang Soo Do/Soo Bahk Do of the late Grandmaster Hwang Kee. Members of the Billones Exhibition Team were Asst. instructor Winsie Jesson billones, 1st Dan, and Taekwondo gold medalists Karelyn Bantilan, Andre James Barayoga (Div. Meet), Rocheemel Galvan (Division Meet), Christie Anne Garcia (Area Meet), Jason Hicata (Area Meet), and Denise “AJ” Patigas (Div. Meet). Black Dragon Martial Arts was overall Taekwondo champion of the Division Meet last October 13, 2013 at the Rizal Elementary School Gym. Master Stephen Roy S. Dedel, Founder of Pangamot International, with the assistance of Apprentice Instructor Rahil Indonila, demonstrated knife vs knife and empty hand vs knife methods from the Dedel Pangamot System and the Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis System. Master James U. Sy Jr., Founder of Conceptual Arnis and Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc., with the assistance of Apprentice Instructor Rahil Indonila, demonstrated self defense techniques against free and grabbed knife pointing and knife thrusts using minimal movements. Instructors Lafayette A. Diamante and Lorema “Bing” H. Tacsagon of CMAS demonstrated basic Arnis short stick defense and disarming and the basic uno and dos strikes of Original Filipino Tapado, as taught to them by 1st generation inheritor Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido. The Tribu Hangaway Association, Inc. (THAI), an affiliate of the Ki Association International of Ernesto Talag Sensei, Muay Association of the Philippines Region 6, was represented by Arjay Flores, Christine Faye Mangubat, and Mich Rodriguez who demonstrated who demonstrated Aikido ukemi “breakfalling (Nihongg)” and goshinjutsu “self defense arts (Nihonggo)” against hold up, sexual harassment, and two attackers. Trainor Jerry de la Cruz, Reymart Espira, Kaye Rivera, and Annabel Fida meanwhile demonstrated the fighting arsenals of Muay Thai with the use of punching and kicking pads. THAI is also a member of Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), Inc. and the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), Inc. RESULTS: Submission Sports Philippines-Bacolod Team (SSP-BT) was overall champion with 3 wins. Xar Liera of SSP-BT forced Michael Rama of THAI to tap out at .49 via triangle choke. Mark Nimanad of SSP-BT got a superior position over Lyle Perje of THAI and got a tapout at 1.28 of the bout. Raje Fama of SSP-BT was declared winner by default. Officials were Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr. of THAI (Tournament Director), Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of CMAS (Emcee/Recorder), Mohammad El Hellou Sensei (Referee), Dodgie Damo Flores of THAI (Scorer), Guro Maru L. Macalipsay of Golden Kamagong International (Guest), Christine Faye Mangubat of THAI (Invocation), and Joice Villacin of THAI (Pambansang Awit). Sponsors were New City Mall, Amar Emporium, Mario Amaca, Jimmy John Soquiña, Robert Sumalangcay, Lafayette Diamante and Lorema Tacsagon, Gally Oropil of Arashi Ryu Aikido, and Erodgie O. Sepe.

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