Vicente: Brotherhood-A A +A
Friday, February 15, 2013
“MY ART is the synopsis of my being, a collective wisdom of my forefathers being honed with honor, bravery and responsibility solidified by strong faith in God which is my most efficient weapon my pledge is peace and brotherhood, but in the midst of danger when wickedness overshadows the good, my answer the whole force and wisdom of the Tribal Clan Martial Arts System” is the creed that guides members of the Tribal Clan Martial Arts System-Baguio Arnis All stars. We stick together as a Family and we stick our noses in each of our members business as long as we can help meddle.
You mess with one and be ready to mess with the whole clan. This concept is epitomized from the code and principles of a true family where each and every member watches out for each other’s welfare. “An individual is just a brick of a wall.” It is an astonishing characteristic of a group that would surely make parents feel safe and secure knowing their children are in good hands and with good company. Before trying any luck in “robbing” us from what is rightfully ours, think twice. Think twice before trying to deceive our chances with destiny; be not the obstacle in our path; and be not the one that shatters our fate for the consequence would be the whole wall to come crashing down on you.
In sports and in martial arts, there are people in position who take advantage of unwitting athletes. These people use athletes without conscience. Like vultures, they prey on an athlete’s innocence just to fulfill their personal agenda.
“There are two kinds of wise people, the sensible and the insensible.” JLV
In this alarming situation the role of the brotherhood comes into play. As a member and most especially as the executive of the group and the one who oversees these athletes in trainings and practices, we must be empathetic of what they have gone through, the sacrifices and the hardship they endure to attain what is expected from them. We should come together and act upon the situation showing the opportunists that someone has got these athletes’ backs and will do anything in their capacity to assist them by any means necessary.
No matter how the opportunist defends himself and washes his hands off any conspiracy that have taken and will take place, the whole support system for the athlete should always be on the alert. Respect begets respect and no matter how one defends his dreadful actions the obvious will always arise to explain it all.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 15, 2013.