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

Monday, May 22, 2006


The Black Falcon Martial Arts Association-Main (BFMAA-Main) of Chief Instructor Joery C. Amante is set to present 3 martial arts tournaments this coming weekend at the Prk. Bulak Basketball Court, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City as part of the purok’s annual fiesta celebration.

The 8th Prk. Bulak Boxing Showdown will be held on may 27, 2006, 3:00 P.M. Competing teams will include BFMAA-Main, Canaa Team of Coach Ramie Cabanag, and Filipinas Kickboxing of Founder/Chief Instructor Ricaredo Filipinas. The highlight of the boxing event is a special bout between Christian Plantinos of BFMAA-Main and Nishal Nandwani of Round 1 Gym/L.A., California.

The 3rd Prk. Bulak Wushu Sanshou Competition and the 1st Prk. Bulak Kickboxing Competition will be held on May 28, 2006, 3:00 P.M. Competing teams will include BFMAA-Main, Cobra Martial Arts of Leonardo Caballero, Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS) of Founders Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr., Fight Club Combat and Streetfighting Center (FC) of Founder/Chief Instructor Edwin J. Tusil, Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy-Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA) of Founder/President Master Elmer V. Montoyo and Asst. Chief Instructor Elmer “Don-Don” P. Montoyo Jr., and Thunder Kicks (Escalante) of Chief Instructor Jess Flores.

Some martial arts demonstrations are also expected. Participating academies are variously affiliated with Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP), Philippine Pencak Silat Association (Philsilat), Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP), All Philippine Sipa Sumbag Martial Arts Federation (APSMAF), and Intercontinental Federation of martial Arts schools (IFMAS).

Amante, who was recently elected as purok president by the local council, serves as the Negros Occidental Coordinator/President of the Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP). He has spearheaded the sustained, progressive, and widespread propagation of wushu sanshou in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental. WFP-Negros Occidental member organizations had organized a total of not less than 7 tournaments since the formal introduction of wushu sanshou and wushu taolu in the city and the province by WFP National Head Coach Yu Zhi Bo of Beijing, China last July 12-13, 2003.

Wushu sanshou, as defined by National Head Coach Yu Zhi Bo, is not a style of Chinese martial art but rather a set of rules wherein exponents from different styles of wushu (a.k.a. kung fu) can compete regardless of their stylistic preference for striking or throwing. Over time, other martial artists from Karate, Judo, Muay Thai, Western Boxing, etc. had joined wushu sanshou events to gain an idea how their own arts measure up to other disciplines.

WFP-Negros Occidental President Amante is supported by the officers of WFP-Negros Occidental: Master Elmer V. Montoyo of PIMAA-FTSDA (VP-Central Negros), Diomedes N. Mamugay Sensei of San Carlos Jungle Fighters Martial Arts (VP-Northern Negros), Narciso “Hansy” l. Alojado Sensei of CMAS (secretary), Jimmy T. Lee Kyosanim of PIMAA-FTSDA (treasurer), Pastor Alex Imperial of PIMAA-FTSDA (auditor), James U. Sy Jr. Sensei of CMAS (PIO/Business Manager), Coach Joel R. Casiple of Bacolod Consolidated Sports Management Association, Jericho Magbanua Kyosanim of PIMAA-FTSDA, Erodgie O. Sepe, Teody Teovisio Kyosanim of PIMAA-FTSDA, Edwin J. Tusil Sensei of Fight Club, and Hiereteo “Didoy” Villarosa V Kyosanim of PIMAA-FTSDA (board directors), and Councilor Atty. Lyndon Caña (legal adviser).


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