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Sunday, May 11, 2014
SOME 30 kids and adults participated in the free arnis training seminar organized by the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) held May 5-7 at Gaisano South Citimall.
Beginners and arnis experts alike learned basic principles of arnis in the three-day camp conducted by Arnis Philippines Davao chief Mario Palazuelo along with his team of arnis enthusiasts.
Arnis as a martial art and arnis as a sport were taught in the seminar.
In an interview with Sun.Star Davao, Palazuelo said that basic arnis forms including rules and regulations of the sport were the camp's main focus.
Palazuelo said that it is important for people to know about arnis, which is a Filipino sport, to fully appreciate the sport that has produced numerous champions from Davao City alone.
He hoped that more seminars shall be initiated to spark interest especially in the barangay level, “Mas mabuti talaga kung maraming mga residenteng barangay ang sasali kasi mas makaka-diskubre tayo ng may potensyal sa arnis.”
A friendly sparring tournament took place in the last day of the camp participated by all the participants while all the arnis experts performed antas dos and anta stres.
A finisher’s medal was given to everybody.
The free arnis camp was in celebration of the Davao City Summer Sports for Peace Festival.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 12, 2014.