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

Saturday, October 01, 2005


On its second year of existence, Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS (CMAS-USLS) became the first ever fully recognized martial arts campus club of the University of St. La Salle during the USLS Corps d’ Elite Awards 2005 held on March 15, 2005 at the Benjamin Hall, 4th St. Lacson, Bacolod City.

The Office for Student Affairs (OSA) granted CMAS-USLS full accreditation after it had satisfactorily met the minimum requirements set by the Commission on Accreditation for recognized campus clubs of the university. These requirements include outreach programs, religious activities, and member enhancement projects among others.

The officers of the club labored hard to achieve the full accreditation. The officers of CMAS-USLS for SY 2004-2005 were Joy M .Gallos (President/Membership Committee Head), Rommel John Panal (Vice President), Agnes Gonxha Empio (Secretary/Religious Committee Head), Carmela Juntela (Assistant Secretary), Richie Añover (Treasurer), Norly Nabos (Auditor/Religious Committee Head), Francis John Carranza Jr. (Balayan Representative/Logistics Committee Head), Reyna Jean Viñarta (Outreach Committee Head), Michael Roma (Sports Committee Head), and Elizer “Jun-Jun” Agudo Jr. and Rhenelyn Gonzaga (Major Affairs Committee Heads).

CMAS-USLS President Joy M. Gallos was also chosen as one of 4 finalists for Outstanding Non-Academic Club Presidents.

The previous year, OSA gave CMAS-USLS a probationary accreditation under its old name USLS Aikido Club for the School Year 2004-2005 on March 9, 2004. CMAS-USLS is affiliated with CMAS-Main, which was founded by James U. Sy Jr. Sensei in October 2002.

CMAS-USLS had its roots in the USLS Judo Club (USLSJC) which was founded by Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado Sensei sometime in 1996. Later, the USLSJC became inactive. Its members soon organized the USLS Kenshinkai Aikido in 1999, which was later formally renamed to the USLS Aikido Club and became the junior club of Dangayan Singkaw-Ryu Aikidokan, which was itself founded in 2000. The transition from the USLSAC to CMAS-USLS is due to the introduction of other forms of martial arts in its training syllabus.


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