Thanks for the links!
Brian R. VanCise
FMA website focus on local groups
An article on the new FMA Circle of Negros Island web site for Negros Island martial arts organizations.
Preventing panic firing
A brief mention of arnis in a longer article about police training. "This year, he says they are going to carry out a more rigorous training program that will provide graduates with the eight specialized skills every police officer should have: firearms proficiency, use of the pro baton, arnis, unarmed combat or aikido, arresting and handcuffing, crowd dispersal, chanting, and drill mastering."
Imee Marcos takes over Joyce's role
A 2003 story on the re-enactment of the death of Ferdinand Magellan at the hands of Lapu-Lapu. "The rest of the cast is composed of more than 400 actors from different Mactan barangays and the stick fighters of the Mactan Island Eskrima Alliance. "
Boxers on gold romp as Games wind down
A story on several sports from the SEAG (Southeast Asian Games) last month. "In Manila, the Filipino arnis exponents did not disappoint hometown fans by sweeping the men’s and women’s arnis anyo (form) two-sticks contests. Arnis made its first appearance in the meet as a medal sport."
Inside the Ring and Out On the Streets
A somewhat rambling (cached) article on the FMA; one of the few to mention dumog though.
Grapplers dominate Reality Combat fights; boxers routed
Similarly, it's rare to see Buno mentioned in an article (cached).
You can find many links, especially current sports stories, by searching here:
Also many stories at the Sun Star (Cebu):
Many more at the Manila Times:
A list of other Philippines newspapers available online:
I find that arnis turns up about thrice as many hits as escrima/eskrima or kali. Don't overlook less common terms like sikaran or silat as well!
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American helps local martial artists
Lapunti Arnis de Abanico of Prudencio “Orlando” Caburnay trains American Neil Hirschowitz of Mr. Owet's De Cuerdas Arnis in advance of the Lapunti Championship Tournament (30 Dec. 2005).
10 Martial Arts clubs join 1st Mayor's Cup
A story from 15 Dec. 2004 concerning matches in Filipino Tang soo do, pencak silat ohlaraga, wushu sanshou, and grappling, and demonstrations in aikido, arnis, tapado, FTSD, silat and wushu taolu. I didn't even know there was a Philippine Tapado Arnis Association!
Oro arnis team bags overall crown in Zambo tourney
Results from the 1st National Inter-School Arnis Tournament, held at the Zamboanga City Coliseum.
Pableo to lead RP team to world event
"The RP Team which will be hosted by Doce Pares Grandmaster Danny Guba and Rapid Arnis chief instructor Pat O’Malley, is expected to leave for England on the first week of April."
Vacation Secret: Filipino Martial Arts Group To Combine Arnis Training and Water Sports in the Philippines
"As Commissioner of the International Modern Arnis Federation of the Philippines (IMAFP), an organization teaching the Filipino Martial Arts of arnis, kali and eskrima, Jay de Leon wanted to bring as many students as he could with him to a huge annual training camp in the Philippines called the 3rd FMA Festival."
Soldier-athletes tapped to guard Magdalo men
Major Augusto de la Peña, newly installed Philippine Air Force spokesperson, said nine soldier-athletes would be among the 62 soldiers tasked with guarding three Magdalo officers in their court hearings on rotation basis.
The nine include a karatedo expert, a basketball player, four soccer players, two arnis experts and a tennis player. The athletes form part of the Philippine Air Force Task Force: Pangangalaga which provides security to the three Air Force Magdalo rebel officers who face coup d’etat charges for taking part in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny.
Air Force honors its athletes
AW2C Anna Joy Fernandez, arnis (women, full contact); A2C Marniel Dimla, pencak silat (70-75 kg); AW2C Cristabel Martes, marathon (women, full contact); A2C Marniel Dimla, pencak silat (70-75 kg)
RP hosts ASFAA Congress
"The Congress hopes to build stronger ties between the Philippines and its regional neighbors like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, among others," said Philippine Sport For All Association (PSFAA) President and 2006 ASFAA Congress organizing committee Chairman Josefina Bauzon during yesterday’s press conference at the Bayview Park Hotel, the official residence of the delegates.
Bauzon said that the Congress will not only showcase sporting activities but will also advocate sports tourism as aside from getting the the delegates sample arnis, pecak silat, aerobics and balllroom dancing, they will also see the rich traditions of the country.
Arnis clinic scheduled
Negrense coaches and trainers in arnis will conduct a clinic from Sept. 7-9 at the Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental.Hostilities?!?Arnis will be a part of the hostilities in the Provincial Meet
13 Cebuanos to get 'Garbo sa Sugbo' awards
Filipino Martial Arts Festival heldThe Cebu Provincial Board has approved 13 names of Cebuano achievers who will receive the Garbo sa Sugbo award later this week.
The governor also recommended Archbishops Francisco Padilla and his brother Archbishop Osbaldo for diplomatic service for the Holy See; Aida Labra-Mack for music; Fe Sala Villarica for ballet; and Ray Robin Chan for Arnis.
FOR the World Brotherhood of International Modern Arnis, Tagaytay City, Cavite is the venue for promotion and activities. The event was a total success.
Some 115 participants from 15 countries like USA, Canada, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia, Australia, United Kingdom, Hongkong, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Philippines, joined the 3rd World Modern Arnis Festival held here for the first time.
The event was organized by Amadeo, Cavite Councilor Rene R. Tongson as chairman and a grand master of modern arnis, Samuel D. Dulay director-secretariat, Ginalyn J. Relos administrative officer, Master Cristino B. Vasquez training and technical director and Atty. Salvador P. Demaisip, overall director. The GrandMaster and Founder of Modern Arnis is Prof. Remy A. Presas, Sr.
The exciting international modern arnis festival was held in the cool City of Tagaytay, Cavite from July 11 to 21, 2006 covering highlights on training during the early schedules and several activities such as the Bakbakan with Rey Galang, Dekiti with Jerson Tortal, Modern Arnis with Dieter Knuttel, LSAI with Bert Lamaniego and Jon Escudero, Modular knife and combat bolo with Bram Frank, dekiti tersia with Rommel Tortal, modern arnis tapitapi with Bryan Zawilinski and Samuel Dulay, Tabimina Balintawak with Bobby Silver Tabimina, Kuntaw with Constantino Napase, modern arnis 80â€(tm)s with Dan Anderson, modified tapado with Mike Vasquez, tres puntas with Rene Tongson, Serrada Escrina with Graciela Casillas, ipit pilipit with Cris Vasquez among the superb sports segments and trainors respectively.
One of the series of events was covered live by GMA TV's Unang Hirit. Culminating the festival was the demonstration and techniques presentation of different countries and distribution of certificates during a Gala Night Pasay City's prestigious Heritage Hotel.
Iloilos representative to the international event was one of its Head Instructor IMAFP "Iloilo Chapter Rosauro De Leon, IMAFP member Cora J. Belonio, Nelson Delideli, Rovilla Motin, Jonathan Sobretodo, Edgardo Dineros of Hikari Arnis Club, President IMAFP Iloilo Chapter Master Lodovico P. Losanes, Jr., and Coordinator IMAFP Palawan Master Loel P. Losanes.
It is expected that the Philippine Government will support The Modern Arnis Sports and see more of its developments through programs, events and international linkages.
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