Thursday, December 5, 2013

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time there lived a farmer who had no son. He  had a small farm that produced good vegetables for market and provided the farmer with a meager income.One day an older farmer suggested that he add some burnt coconut husks to his fertilizer, so he tried it and the vegetables grew bigger.  But he was a good farmer and soon he had a full garden. People came to the farmer because  of his special vegetables. Word got out that the farmer was very good at raisng vegetables.  One day a young man came to see the farmer and asked to learn  the secrets of the growing. The farmer agreed and took the young man into his home and showed the young man how he made special fertilizer to  feed his vegetables. For many years the young man helped the farmer grow his vegetables and even helped the farmer expand his garden. Soon all the tending of the garden fell to the young man.

People would come from  miles away to buy these delicious vegetables. The old farmer would smile and thank them while counting his earnings. He would tell all that this was his family secret passed down for years. The young man would soon  not only tend to the garden but also sell the vegetables because the old Farmer started to spend more time playing chess and chatting with the vendors at the market. The young man  still did all his chores and learned to make the fertilizer a little better and  soon the vegetables were doing better and growing bigger.Yet the young man was never paid for his efforts.This went on for years.
 One day a customer came up to the young man and said "you have done a fine job raising these vegetables" The old farmer overheard this compliment and yelled at the young man, how can you take a compliment for my vegetables?  The young man just said  he laid no claim to the vegetables and did not solicit the compliment. The old farmer was infuriated he said " I teach you to  care for the plants and you ride on my reputation!" The young man said " if you no longer need me I will leave"  "Fine!" said the old farmer.

A few weeks later the farmer learned that the young man had bought some property and was cultivating a  vegetable patch. Customers would come to the farmers  garden and ask where the young man went. " He stole my fertilizer and is trying to grow his own vegetables. " he would rant.  The young man just continued to til away and set up  a nice garden.
Soon  the young man's garden was producing vegetables and they were larger than they were before. People started to buy his vegetables. The old farmers vegetables were  not doing as well because they were not tended as they were before. The old farmer had forgotten his fertilizer formula. Soon his regular customers would not come to him and those that did he would tell how the young man had robbed him and how his garden  was failing because of the young man.

 But the young man  , used to tending the other  garden, continued to  work every day. He was doing quite well and making a nice living. The old farmer cussed and accused the young man, but the young man kept quiet about learning of the gift that was given to the old farmer that he now claimed as his own.

What you give away cannot be taken back. What  you cultivate becomes yours, because it is a part of you. Do not become greedy with your knowledge or use others to bring you fame. For one day, it will come back and bite you.

This is the story of Kuntaw, how it was formed, and how it fell.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Martial Arts Showdown


August 25, 2013 (Sunday); 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Puro, Legazpi City, Basketball Court

Hosted by: AMKA/KAMAO PHILS. Martial Arts Club
Puro Chapter, Puro Leg. City

Participants: In interested martial arts club in the Bicol Region.

Rules: Kuntaw-karate rules (for tournament)/ Independent judges (kata/martial arts exh.)

Purpose/aim: This is one way of giving support to fellow martial arts enthusiast. The fruits of this event will benefit our brothers for their medicines:

KYUD JULYSES BELGA (Instructor/Blackbelt)-heart attacked and stroke
KYUD RENATO TRILLES (Blackbelt)-serious injuries by motorcycle accident

Contact persons: BROD MICHAEL M. TUSCANO (09208448111)
AMKA/BAKA- Phil. Dir.
KAMAO PHILS INC. – President
ABSORB- Member; KSMA- Member; WBTM- Member,WOMA-Member
Chief Adviser/Instructor- AMKA/KAMAO Puro Chapter
Tournament Director & Over All Chairman

Adviser & President
AMKA/KAMAO- Puro Chapter
Chairman- Reg. Comm.

Categories: Blackbelt Division (Individual)/ Brownbelt Div. (Ind)/ Junior Div. (Team by Team)/ Midget Div.-11yrs old-13 yrs old (Team by Team)/ Women Div. (Color belts)-Team by Team/ KATA competition (Open)/ Martial Arts exhibition competition (Open)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

AMKA Philippines

Since its inception in August of 2010 the AMKA  Philippines has been expanding  and growing. Representatives from  many old Kuntaw clubs have joined forces to  promote the Kuntaw art.

Legaspi Port Chapter- Guro Jonny Rangel
Aquinas University Chapter-Guro Alvin Salazar
Tabaco Chapter- Guro Dante Perfecto
Santo Domingo Chapter- Guro Dodong Capistrano
Puro Chapter- Guro Berto Ala
Anislag Chapter- Guro Vincent Arias
Pampanga Chapter- Guro  Allan Mark Santos
Angeles City Chapter- Brod  Nikko Batan
Guinobatan Chapter- Guro Harvey Acabado
Camalig Chapter
 and most recently  an appkication from Mindanao has been requested and is being investigated.

 Kuntaw is now taught in several public schools and Universities all under the banner of the AMKA

 You will know these  chapters by their uniform- black top with red stripes  and red pants.

 Mabuhay my   friends may the  Kapatiran grow and prosper.
 Guro Brian Smith