Sports: Tribe WAR IX A Success
The Tribe W.A.R. IX was successfully held by the Tribu Hangaway Philippines of Master Roy R. Flores Sr. in cooperation with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod Philippines and Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall last April 28, 2012 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall.
DEMONSTRATIONS. The Society for the Advancement of Karate-do Sports International Karate Daigaku (SAK-IKD) under Philippine Karate federation (PKF) Bacolod Director Edilberto A. Arcositas Sensei gave a series of kata demonstrations that included Heian Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yondan, and Godan, Sochin, Bassai Dai, etc. as well as ippon kumite "one step sparring" and bunkai "application." Leading the demo team was Rochelle Dullan, member of the Philippine National Training Pool.
The Tribu Hangaway Philippines Aikido Kids demo team was led by Jared Turbanos, 2nd Degree Black Belt, in performing Combat Aikido breakfalling techniques, club, knife, kicking, women’s, and multiple attackers defense, jointlocks and throws. The parents gave all out support to all the kids who performed.
Grandmaster Rodrigo Berdin and Master Luciano "Nick" Montoya of Murcia gave a demonstration of Oido de Cinco Henerales which included the defenses and counterattacks for the 5 strikes, the use of the Ekis Y reverse stick grip against various attacks, and an assortment of disarming techniques.
Henny Gerochi, an honor student from St. Scholastica’s Academy, and Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. represented Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. with a demonstration of the otso-otso against all and any attacks and a grabbing defense technique.
MUAY THAI DIVISION. Overall champion was Iloilo Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts of Rene Catalan with a 3-1 win streak, followed by host Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP) of Master Roy R. Flores Sr. (2-4) and Deftac Bacolod Fight Club (DBFC) of Edwin J. Tusil (2-2). Michael Rama of THP over Emmanuel Santoyo of Iloilo via points. Charlyn Seulo of Iloilo over Althea Tornea of THP via points. Jomar Galasa of Iloilo over Rexsan Slade Saron of THP via RSC-OC. Gileo Chan of DBFC over Franklin Olimpos of THP via points. Brian Mendanillo of DBFC over Logien Eduardo of THP via unanimous decision. Johnwel Catalan of THP, 180 lbs., over Marvin Marquez of DBFC, 205 lbs. Michael Catalan of Iloilo over Neptali Taric of DBFC via TKO at 0.16 of the 3rd round.
GRAPPLING DIVISION. Overall champion was Submission Sports Philippines-Bacolod Team (SSP-BT) of Adrian Gellana with a 3-0 win streak, followed by the Deftac Bacolod Fight Club (DBFC) of Edwin J. Tusil (2-1) and host Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP) (0-2). Renz Cristan of DBFC over Jed Mariano of THP via points. Charles Lizares of SSP-BT over Jerry de la Cruz of THP via default. Ming Gorgin of SSP-BT over Jules Ciles of DBFC via submission at 3.11 with a key lock. Mark Peronce of SSP-BT over Francis Lamata of DBFC via submission at 1.44 with a triangle choke.
Officials were Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr. of Tribu Hangaway Philippines (Tournament Director/Referee - Muay Thai), Aksyon Eric Magbanua of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod Philippines (Media Partner), Founder/Master James U. Sy Jr. of Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. (Master of Ceremonies/Record Keeper/Documentation), Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP) Iloilo Director Ronnie Catalan (Head Jury), Muay Thai champion Robin Catalan of Iloilo Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (Referee - Muay Thai), Muhamad El Helou of Bacolod City Judo Club (Referee - Grappling), Michelle Abancio, Annabelle Santos, and Lucia Tornea of THP (Judges), Lyle Perje of THP (Timekeeper), Chester Laquian (Coach), Dr. Ernel Tomimbang, Dr. Eduardo Galon, Liza Caberoy, Eliza sabordo, Ravesa Deocampo, Nicole Vasquez, Celedonio Balaran, and Janis Javelosa of the Provincial health Office, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Team (Medical Team), Mel Rose Aguilar and Sandra bartolome of THP (Round Girls), and Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo, Masters Elmer P. Montoyo and Earnest Christian P. Montoyo, and Kyosanim Hieroteo "Didoy" Villarosa of Philippine Integrated Martial Arts Academy=Filipino Tang Soo Do Association (PIMAA-FTSDA), Inc. and Prof. Joenel Campomanes of USLS Karate-do (Guests).
Sponsors were Aksyon Radyo Bacolod Philippines, Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, 1 on 1 Boxing Gym and Negros Daily Bulletin.*