FMA Circle of Negros Island, Philippines FMA Circle of Negros Island, Philippines

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


2 wushu sanshou artists of the Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main from Bacolod managed to
take gold medals in their respective divisions as 5 other athletes from Bago City bowed out to their respectively opponents in the 1st Wushu-Sanshou Invitational Tournament Battle of Champions organized by the Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP)-Iloilo Chapter in cooperation with the Iloilo Tinagan Martial Arts Club Inc. (ITMACI) of Region 6 Head Coach Arnold S. Tinagan on March 16, 2003 at the Iloilo Sports Complex, La Paz, Iloilo City.

11 bouts were fought by fighters from the cities of Bacolod, Bago, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, and Iloilo City.

Sherwin Nuñesco defeated Randy Raya of Cagayan de Oro to rule the 48 kg. category. Another Falcon, Romulo Cañete Jr., beat Rodel de la Torre of Bago City in the 56 kg. division. However, their teammate Christian Plantinos fell to Philippine Team member Marques Sangiao of Baguio City.

Dignitaries present were Philippine martial arts movie star and WFP Baguio Chapter President Ching Tong Tsai, WFP National Head Coach Yu Zhi Bo of Beijing, China, WFP Secretary General Edwin Pimentel, WFP Founder Francis Chan, WFP Western Visayas Coordinator Arnold S. Tinagan of ITMACI, Negros Province Coordinator Efraim T. Beatingo Sr. of Undo-kan Martial Arts Association, Bago City Head Coach J. Manuel Enriquez, Bago City Assistant Head Coach Roy Javier of Philcoma, and Bacolod City Head Coach Joery C. Amante (Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main).


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