Friday, April 29, 2011

Martial Arts tourney in Legazpi

in cooperation with the BAR- Main Headquarters; ABSORB, Inc.
Date: MAY 07, 2011; 1:00pm-6:00pm
Bogtong, Legaspi City, Albay, Philippines


Presented by

SEC No. CN 201028813

ABSORB Phils; S.E.C. Reg. No. IN095-000145
Kapatiran Suntukan Martial Arts (KSMA) - USA
Bugtongan Arnis Kali Association of America (BAKA)-USA
American Maharlika Kuntaw Association (AMKA)-USA
International Kuntaw Federation (IKF)-USA

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Anniversary Of the First Filipino Hero

Today is the anniversary of the death of Ferdinand Magellan at the Battle of Mactan in 1521 at the hands of Datu Lapu Lapu.
Lapu-Lapu was the king of Mactan, an island in the Visayas, Philippines, who is known as the first native of the archipelago to have resisted Spanish colonization. He is now regarded as the first Filipino hero.
On the morning of April 27, 1521, Lapu-Lapu and the men of Mactan, armed with spears, and kampilan, faced Spanish soldiers led by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. In what would later be known as the Battle of Mactan, Magellan, and several of his men were killed.
According to Sulu oral tradition, Lapu-Lapu was a Muslim chieftain, and was also known as "Kaliph Pulaka".[3] The people of Bangsamoro, the Islamic homeland in the Philippine Islands, consider him to be a Muslim and a member of the Tausug ethnic group.[4] A variant of the name, as written by Carlos Calao, a 17th century Chinese-Spanish poet in his poem "Que Dios Le Perdone" (Spanish, "That God May Forgive Him") is "Cali Pulacu".

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

IKF Forms and technique seminar

Grand Master Bud Cothern will be directing and instructing a qualifying seminar at the Kuntaw Palace April 29-30. This is to  insure uniformity between the clubs in how the forms are taught and performed. Those wishing to advance beyond 5th degree will have to know these forms and  why they are done this way. I for one, cannot learn a form from pictures or from a video. Being able to train with and ask questions  of one of the founding US memebers will be a great asset.  On sunday there will be a cookout and some picture taking. As I get the results I will post them here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kuntaw martial arts practitioners compete

 Event: Jeff McGregor’s Open Karate Championship.
Date: March 5th, 2011
...Location: Danville, VA

Description: Virginia Beach and Wilson members of the International Kuntaw Federation united as they competed in open martial arts competition. Members bring back trophies adorned with swords (as all 1st place winners were awarded both a 5 foot trophy and a long sword).

Wilson members (Kuntaw Palace)
Cassandra Kossmann, 15 to 17 year olds, black belts, 2nd place weapons, 3rd place forms.
Al Boulo: Men, brown belts: 1st place forms, 1st place weapons, 3rd place fighting.
Jason Closson: 15 to 17 year olds, brown belts, 2nd place weapons, 3rd place forms, 3rd place fighting.
Julian Gullet: 13 to 14 year olds, green/ blue belts, 2nd place forms, 3rd place weapons, 3rd place fighting.
Chris Blackwell: adults, white/ yellow belts, 2nd place weapons, 2nd place forms.
Brandi Phillips: 15 to 17 year olds, white/ yellow belts, 1st sparring, 1st place weapons, 2nd place forms.
Tai-Durell Dixon: 9 to 10 year olds, white/ yellow belts, 2nd place weapons, 3rd place forms.
David Boulo: 6 year olds, white/ yellow belts, 3rd place sparring, 5th place forms, finalist weapons.
Noah Gullet: 7 to 8 year olds, white/ yellow belts 2nd place forms, finalist- weapons, fighting.
Nick Andrews: 13 to 14 year olds, green/ blue belts: 5th place forms, finalist- weapons, fighting.

Virginia Beach Members:
Elizabeth Nevoraski: 13 to 14 year olds, green/ blue belts: 1st sparring, 2nd place forms, 2nd place weapons.
Emily Nevoraski: 16 to 17 year olds, green/ blue belts: 1st place forms, 1st place weapons.
Kelsey Fitzgerald: 13 to 14 year olds, brown belts, 1st place weapons, 2nd place forms.

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Pictured from L to R: Front Row: Chief Intstructor Alicia L. Kossmann, Nick Andrews, Jason Closson, Noah Gullet, David Boulo, Tai-Durell Dixon, Elizabeth Nevoraski, Emily Nevoraski, Head Instructor Bill Kossmann, Second Row: Chris Blackwell, Al Boulo, Cassandra Kossmann, Julian Gullet, Brandi Phillips, Kelsey FitzGerald 13 to 14 year olds, brown belts, 1st place weapons, 2nd place forms.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tabaco Kuntaw takes places at local tournament

Kuntaw ng Pilipinas Tabaco Chapter participated in the Kuntawan sa Magayon yesterday. this is an event related to the celebration of Daragang Magayon Festival in the whole provice of albay. Since we are from a city 20 kilometers north of the venue, Legazpi city, the Kuntaw Tabaco group left the belga gym around 12:30pm, and reached the venue, the liberty commercial center around 1:30 in the after noon.
Several kuntaw clubs participated the events, the Kuntaw Sto Dominggo, Maharlika Kuntaw, Kuntaw Legazpi, Kuntaw Rawis, ARKAFIL, Kuntaw silat, and few karatedo clubs. the event started around 2:00 pm. Demonstration of combatives and katas were displayed as intermission for the sparring. We got two gold medals, one won by kyud jan belga for the 16 to 17 year old category and another won by kyud gino belga for the 18 to 19 year old category. Also we won two bronze, one achieved by kyud peter clet for 18 to 19 category and kyud julius clavecillas for 8 to 9 year old category. A handfull of kyuds and kyudais lost but made impresssion and have committed to train better and to perform better next time.
Everybody enjoyed the event. No unnecessary injuries suffered. We met new kuntawista friends. It was fun. We would like to give so much thanks to all the kyuds and kyudai who joined and travelled with us going to Legazpi city, we are the unofficial biggest delegation; to those we fought against ,for the spirit of sportsmanship; to liberty commercial center as sponsor; To all the member of the organizing team, under the leadership of kyud Val ni kyud val. Mabuhay po kayong lahat. Mabuhay Kuntaw ng Pilipinas! Mabuhay Kuntaw Tabaco!

New Green Belt in the ranks

Anton Buntic tested for his green belt and passsed with a very high score. Guro Paul Vittorelli, Guro Ron Hardin, Guro Rick Bartlett, and Guro Buzz were all in attendance and ran him  thru his test. This is the first time that these instructors have sat down at the same table together.

 Congratulations Anton on a job well done.


Kyud Michael Tuscano and his  wife  have confirmed that they are expecting.  She is 5 weeks pregnant and doing ok and poor Michael is in for a fun ride thru life.