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

Saturday, April 22, 2006


4 doctor-members of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc.-Iloilo Chapter traveled to the municipality of Murcia in Negros Occidental to attend the 5th Negros Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar "Fundamentals of Tapado" last April 14, 2006.

The 4 doctors from the College of Medicine of the West Visayas State University (WVSU) were CMAS-IC Chapter Head Dr. Raymund Antonio A. Maguad, Dr. Eugene Alicante Jr., Dr. Rey Mollenido, and Dr. Jason Rojas.

The training was conducted by Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA) President/Grandmaster Benefredo "Bebing" M. Lobrido at the spacious manokan of the Maguad Residence in Miranda St. Assisting GM Lobrido in the instruction is Filipino Tang Soo Do Master and Original Filipino Tapado Senior Instructor Elmer V. Montoyo of the Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA).

Also present during the training were CMAS Founders Narciso "Hansy" L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr. and CMAS Core Officers Joeffrey S. Deriada, Francis Stephen A. Diaz, and Moises "Jung-Jung" G. Nifras Jr.

GM Lobrido worked on and polished the doctors' gripping, body mechanics, basic no. 1 and 2 strikes, movement shifts, and the pigar line. The training lasted 4 hours more or less.

The visiting doctors started their training in tapado under Dr. Maguad sometime last year. The seminar was their first time to train under the guidance of GM Lobrido. They had previously met the GM when he traveled to Iloilo to have OFTLSFA with S.E.C.

CMAS-IC is perhaps the first group to introduce tapado in a seminar-demo setting in the Panay Island, having conducted the "The World of Kung Fu and Arnis" Talk and Demo last February 4, 2006 at the Tuburan Study Center, 49 Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City.


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