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Sunday, October 02, 2005


Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS (from left): Gabbe Tumbos, Steve Vincent Mamaed, Michelle Villacarlos, Francis John Carranza, and Montano Mondia IV.

The Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS and Main in cooperation with 5 sanctioning bodies successfully held the 5th USLS Martial Arts Expo “The Rise of the Renaissance Warriors” (a.k.a. 1st USLS Martial Arts Tournament: Martial Arts Redefined) last September 8, 2005 at the USLS College Covered Court, University of St. La Salle, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City. Not less than 88 martial artists representing 10 organizations from Bacolod and Bago Cities fought for titles in 5 bouts each for taekwondo and kickboxing, 3 karate-do matches, 1 showdown each for arnis, sable, and self defense, as well as demonstrations of 6 martial arts.

The event, the longest running annual university-based multi-style martial arts extravaganza in Bacolod City, Negros Islands, and perhaps, Western Visayas, has earned the distinction as the first ever tournament in the Philippines to feature 5 different martial arts tournament formats in just one setting. It was also the first multi-style martial arts tournament to be held in any university in the Negros Island.

Tournament directors were CMAS-Main Founder and Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP) Negros Occidental Coordinator James U. Sy Jr. and CMAS-USLS Founder and Philippine Pencak Silat Association (Philsilat) Bacolod City Vice Coordinator Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado. The Tournament Production Crew was CMAS-USLS headed by 2nd termer President Joy M. Gallos.

TAEKWONDO. Sanctioned by: Bacolod Taekwondo Mission Association (BTMA) and the Negros Taekwondo Mission Association (NTMA). Officials: Mark Anthony Tan of BACSMA (referee), Joel R. Casiple of BACSMA (Jury), Liwayway Malumay of BACSMA, Chief Instructor Elmer P. Montoyo Jr. of Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA), and Renante de la Cruz of UNFAA (judges).

Champion: Bacolod Consolidated Sports Management Association (BACSMA) of NOPSSCEA Taekwondo Tournament Director Joel R. Casiple. 2nd place: United Negros Fighting Arts Academy (UNFAA) of Founder Renante de la Cruz.

Secondary Men Finweight. Josef John Aguda of BACSMA (gold), Joly Magallanes of UNFAA (silver). Arwin Milos of BACSMA (gold), Rex de la Cruz of UNFAA (silver).

Secondary Women Finweight. Sabrina Pineda of BACSMA (gold), Ezel Luto of PIMAA-FTSDA (silver).

Secondary Men Flyweight. Archie Lladoc of UNFAA (gold), July Linco of BACSMA (silver).

Collegiate Women Finweight. Agustina Tupal of BACSMA (gold), Marilou Pecha of PIMAA-FTSDA (silver).

KARATE-DO. Sanctioned by: Advocacy for the Strengthening of Karate-do (ASK). Officials: Romy Lisondra Jr. of BKK (referee), Master Elmer V. Montoyo of PIMAA-FTSDA (judge). Champion: Bertar Karate Kan (BKK) of ASK Bacolod Head Instructor Edilberto A. Arcositas. 2nd place: UNFAA.

Secondary Men Bantamweight. Michael Robin Lizares of BKK (gold), Edward Acostoy of UNFAA (silver).

Secondary Men Finweight. Jex Cabiloque of UNFAA (gold), Chomin Aberasturri of BKK (silver). David John Lizares of BKK (gold), Archie Lladoc of UNFAA (silver).

ARNIS. Sanctioned by: Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis Aficionados Association (LVAAA) of Headmaster Wilson “Nonong” E. Viñas. Officials: Grandmaster Dominador “Doming” D. Ferrer of Kalantiaw Defense Society (referee) and Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF) VP-South Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra of Guarra Style Modern Arnis and Self Defense Association (judge).

Openweight. Nathaniel Gregory of CMAS-Alijis (gold), Heli Altamarino of CMAS-Alijis (silver). The rules of the bout were devised by Headmaster Viñas and closely resemble Arnis Philippines rules. Padded sticks were used with no headgear and other body protection.

SABLE. Sanctioned by: Yasay Sable of Grandmaster Paterno “Pater” V. Yasay. Officials: GM Estanislao Guarra (referee).

Openweight. Montano F. Mondia IV of CMAS-USLS (gold), Francis John E. Carranza of CMAS-USLS (silver). The bout was the first ever sanctioned sable competition to be held in Bacolod City and anywhere else in the Negros Island.

KICKBOXING. Sanctioned by: Intercontinental Federation of Martial Arts Schools (IFMAS). Officials: Joery C. Amante of BFMAA-Main (referee), Alojado of CMAS-USLS, Arcositas of BKK, Casiple of BACSMA, Master Montoyo of PIMAA-FTSDA, and Edwin J. Tusil of Fight Club Combat and Streetfighting Center (judges).

Champion: Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) of Philippine Pencak Silat Association (Philsilat) Negros Occidental Coordinator Master Elmer V. Montoyo and Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main) of Wushu Federation of the Philippines Negros Occidental Coordinator Joery C. Amante. 2nd place: UNFAA.

Boy’s Finweight. John Leo Saldua of UNFAA (gold), Jun-Jun Amante of BFMAA-Main (silver). Steven Mark Gumban of PIMAA-FTSDA (gold by default).

Collegiate Women’s Finweight. Reynalyn Jacob of BFMAA-Main (gold), Eva Rose Luto (PIMAA-FTSDA) (silver).

Collegiate Men’s Bantamweight. Janry Amante of BFMAA-Main (gold), Elizer Agudo Jr. of CMAS-USLS (silver).

Collegiate Men’s Flyweight. Andy Makilan of PIMAA-FTSDA (gold), Chester Esmalla of CMAS-USLS (silver).

SELF DEFENSE. Draw between Arjuka-Malingin of Grandmaster Isaac T. Guarra (Harold Bernadas, Jeffer and Gay Guarra, and Janrey Montes) and Bertar Karate Kan (Helen Cañete, D. Lizares, Lisondra, Ivan Montaño, Charity Salario, and Stephanie Uberas).

DEMONSTRATIONS. Arjuka-Malingin: Assorted weapons (Dexter Guarra);
Bertar Karate Kan: Pinan series of kata (members); Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS: Tomiki aikido and pencak silat jurus tunggal (Fritz Gerard K. Fernandez and Chester F. Esmalla); Guarra Style Modern Arnis and Self Defense Association: sinawali (GM Estanislao Guarra and 8-year old Windy Lou G. Poral); Kalantiaw Defense Society: disarming (GM D. Ferrer and Instructor James Sy).

Other technical and production staff: Norly M. Nabos of CMAS-USLS (timer); Hieroteo Villarosa V of PIMAA-FTSDA (photographer); Joy M. Gallos of CMAS-USLS (tournament organizing head); Richie Añover, Emilio A. Beroncal, Raymar Charles B. Carelia, Francis John Carranza, Agnes Gonxha Empio, Carmela Juntela, Steve Vincent Mamaed, Montano Mondia IV, Michael Roma, Mary Joe Saragosa, Gabbe Tumbos, Michelle Villacarlos, and Reyna Jean Viñarta, all of CMAS-USLS (tournament crew); President Desiree Jane Go, Ferlyn Jimenez, Jenny Descasota, Rodrigo Casiano Jr., and Secretary Charica Ramsey, all of Philippine National Red Cross-USLS (medical team); Jonalie Lorilla, Cindy Leb Iligan, and Neslie Faith Sianson, all of The Spectrum (media team); Joeffrey S. Deriada of CMAS-Alijis, Francis Stephen A. Diaz of CMAS-Main/GSMASDA, Rey Emilia of Fight Club, Jek Ferrer of Submission Sports Philippines-Bacolod, Pastor Romeo Gumban of PIMAA-FTSDA, Moises “Jung-Jung” Nifras Jr. of CMAS-Main, Linus Paul Ramos of Fight Club, Dante S. Robles of CMAS-Alijis, etc. (support team).


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