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

Thursday, June 01, 2006


The 2nd Panay Conceptual Martial Arts Seminar “The World of Arnis and Kung Fu Take Two ” was hosted by the Tuburan Study Center (TSC) last May 10, 2006 at the Tuburan Study Center, 49 Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City.

Resource persons were Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS)-Iloilo Chapter Head Dr. Raymund Antonio A. Maguad and members Dr. Rey Mollenido and Dr. Eugene “Bong” Alicante Jr. All the guest speakers were from the College of Medicine of the West Visayas State University (WVSU).

15 students from the St. Catalina International School, St. Joseph High School, and Westbridge School for Boys were in attendance.

The seminar was the second of its kind to be held at the Tuburan Study Center, the first one being held last February 4, 2006. The resource persons introduced more historical, cultural, philosophical, and technical aspects of the Negrense Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) of Original Filipino Tapado, Oido de Caburata, and Yasay Sable and the Chinese Wushu style of long quan (dragon fist).

TSC was founded in 1991 as a project of the Daguiao Foundation Inc. to help students of Iloilo City to learn current socio-cultural matters and interesting activities from their peers and professionals. Project coordinator is Roger P. Sarmiento.

CMAS is a non-profit network of professionals-martial artists founded in October 2002 to research, document, systematize, organize, preserve, and propagate the various warrior traditions of Negrense FMA as well as other Asian and Occidental martial arts. CMAS-Iloilo was started by Dr. Maguad last June 2005. CMAS-IC is the first group to introduce the aforementioned arts in a seminar-demo setting in the Panay Island


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