Top Arnisadores in IAMF contest-A A +A
Sunday, March 16, 2014
ARNISADORS from Baguio City and La Trinidad gun for another stellar performance as they vie for top honors in the 1st International Modern Arnis Federation Rank Competitions to be held at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) on March 22-23.
A total of 62 Benguet-based arnis masters will eye the overall crown in the event backed by International Modern Arnis Federation Philippines (IMAFP).
IMAF Cordillera chapter president Rodini Buyogan said the tournament’s main purpose is to cull athletes to represent the country in international competitions and gain exposure.
“The event will be for international ranking kung saan yung mga top and elite arnisador sa bansa ay pipiliiin in preparation sa mga international competitions,” Buyogan said.
He added the selection for Benguet’s delegates were done during the recent Panagbenga Arnis National Championships organized by IMAFP-Baguio Chapter held in February.
“Yung screening natin was done during our recent competition where participants from the locals including visitors from other regions compete para ma-screen natin ang mga potential na athletes needed for the up-coming competition,” Buyogan said.
“Hopefully maging maganda ang preparations ng mga ipapadala natin na athletes para marami rin tayong masungkit na awards,” Buyogan added.
The competition is in support of Republic Act 9850, declaring arnis as the national sport and martial art. (Mark Victor Pasagoy)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 17, 2014.