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Thursday, October 13, 2005


CMAS Founders James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado together with the La Sallian students who cxompleted the 1st Conceptual Martial Arts Summer Arnis Workshop.

CMAS-USLS Balayan Representative Francis John Carranza (left) and CMAS-USLS Treasurer Richie Añover practices Yasay sable.

11 students of the University of St. La Salle successfully completed the 1st Conceptual Martial Arts Summer Arnis Workshop during awarding ceremonies held last May 11, 2005 at the Left Wing of the USLS Covered Court, University of St. La Salle, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City. The seminar, held on May 2-5, 9-11, 2005, was part of the club’s requirement as a recognized campus club of the university.

Conceptual Martial Arts Society-USLS Club Treasurer Richie Añover was unanimously voted by participants and instructors of the clinic as “Best in Sparring” to top the class.

The other graduates were Elizer “Jun-Jun” Agudo Jr., Vanessa Casey “Vanny” Ang, Andrew Bellosillo, Francis John Carranza, Reymar Charles Cornelia, Joash Daniel Deldo, Joy Gallos, Raymond Gil Ibarra, Montano Mondia IV, and Khenn Providencia.

Instructors for the course were CMAS Co-Founders James U. Sy Jr. and Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado with the special session participation of Master Ferdinand Emmanuel Y. Gayoles of Yasay Sable. CMAS VP Victorio C. Perez was also present during the proceedings.

The summer clinic was a 6 2-hour sessions introductory course to the Filipino martial arts (FMA). The seminar did not focus on one particular style of arnis but shifted from one style to the other to show the universality of the principles being taught in the workshop. These universal concepts/principles binded the various elements into one cohesive art of self defense taught in a highly systematic progression based on academically accepted models and methodologies.

Systems and styles touched on include espada y daga, Galvarole style dynamic arnis, Lapu-Lapu Viñas arnis, sinawali, Togle style modern arnis, and Yasay sable.

The summer workshop was made possible through the efforts of CMAS-USLS President Joy M. Gallos and Secretary Agnes Gonxha Empio.


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