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Friday, November 28, 2008

Pacquiao saying he's giving up the lightweight crown

Manny Pacquiao is letting go of the lightweight crown he won over David Diaz last June.

The Filipino superstar, all set to face the great Oscar dela Hoya at 147 pounds, told Filipino scribes Wednesday he'd never fight again in the 135-pound division.

Pacquiao said whatever happens in his "Dream Match" with Dela Hoya, he'd rather stay at 140 or 147 pounds where he feels a lot more comfortable now.

Pacquiao saying he's giving up the lightweight crown also means that he no longer has to pay the WBC an extra $100,000 as sanction fee for the Dela Hoya fight.

A couple of weeks ago, the WBC said Pacquiao owed the body $30,000 in sanction fees for a previous fight and that he needed to pay the extra $100,000 for Dela Hoya bout.

Pacquiao was given 15 days to pay up or he gets stripped of the 135-pound title. He did pay the $30,000 but not the bigger amount.

He no longer had plans of defending the crown, actually the fourth world title the Filipino southpaw had won next to the flyweight, super-bantam and super-featherweight.

Pacquiao is the only Asian boxer to have won four world titles in different weight classes, and also the only fighter from the Philippines to be crowned lightweight champion.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008


The Founder of Arnis - Remy Presas

Country - Philippines

Focus - Stick Fighting

Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino martial arts founded by the late Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. The term Modern Arnis was also used by Remy Presas' younger brother Ernesto Presas to describe his style of Filipino martial arts; since 1999 Ernesto Presas has called his system Kombatan. It is derived principally from the traditional Presas family style of the Bolo (machete) and the stick-dueling art of Balintawak, with influences from other Filipino and Japanese martial arts.

- Read from wikipedia

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Judo Techniques and Practice

Judo includes a variety of rolls, falls, throws, hold downs, chokes, joint locks, and strikes but the primary focus is on throwing and groundwork.

Ground Fighting
techniques are divided into attacks against the joints or joint locks, strangleholds or choke holds, and holding or pinning techniques.

Techniques in Throwing

1. Standing Techniques

- hip techniques

- foot and leg techniques

2. Sacrifice Techniques

KATA (forms)

-It is a pre arranged patterns of attack and defense, which in judo are practiced with a partner for the purpose of perfecting judo techniques.

7 kata that are recognized by the Kodokan:

1. Free practice forms (Randori no Kata)

- Throwing forms (Nage no Kata)

- Grappling forms (Katame no Kata)

2. Old style self-defense forms (Kime no Kata)

3. MOdern self-defense forms (Kodokan Goshin Jutsu)

4. Forms of "gentleness" (Ju no Kata)

5. The five forms (Itsutsu no Kata)

6.Ancient forms (Koshiki no Kata)

7. Maximum-efficiency national physical education kata (Seiryoku Zenyo Kokumin Taiiku no Kata)

Randori (sparring)

Judo emphasizes a free-style sparring, called randori, as one of its main forms of training. Part of the combat time is spent sparring standing up, called tachi-waza, and the other part on the ground, called ne-waza. Sparring, even subject to safety rules, is much more practically effective than only practicing techniques on their own, which is what jujutsuka were used to doing. Using full strength develops the muscles and cardio-vascular system on the physical side of things, and it develops strategy and reaction time on the mental side of things, and helps the practitioner learn to use techniques against a resisting opponent. A common saying among judoka is "The best training for judo is judo."

There are several types of sparring exercises, such as ju renshu (both judoka attack in a very gentle way where no resistance is applied); and kakari geiko (only one judoka attacks while the other one relies solely on defensive and evasive techniques, but without the use of sheer strength.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Judo - "Gentle way"

Focus: Grappling

Who is the Founder of Judo?
- Kano Jigoro from Japan


Judoka - Practitioner

Judogi - Uniform

Randori - Sparring

Shihan - Master Instructor

Kodokan - place for teaching the way

Tenjin Shin'yo-ryu - divine true willow, traditional school of jujutsu

Kito-ryu - a traditional school of the Japanese martial arts of jujutsu

The founder of Judo became a student of three Masters. The First was Fukuda, a tenjin shin'yo-ryu, which emphasized technique over formal exercise (randori). The second was Iso Masatomo who put more emphasis on the practice of pre-arranged forms (kata). At the age of 21. he became the assistant instructor of Iso. The third master was Likubo Tsunetoshi of Kito-ryu. Like Fukuda, he put more emphasis on free practice, praticularly striking, throwing, joint locking and choking techniques.

Kano had in mind a major reformation of jujutsu, with techniques based on sound scientific principles, and with focus on development of the body, mind and character of young men in addition to development of martial prowess.

At the age of 22, when he was just about to finish his degree at the University, Kano took nine students from Iikubo's school to study jujutsu under him at the Eisho-ji, a Buddhist temple in Kamakura, and Iikubo came to the temple three days a week to help teach.

Judo originally known as Kano Jiu-Jitsu or Kano Jiu-Do, and later as Kodokan Jiu-Do or simply Jiu-Do or Judo. In the early days, it was also still referred to generically simply as Jiu-Jitsu.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Aikido -->
Ai - joining, harmonizing
Ki - Spirit, life energy
Do - way, path

Who is the founder of Aikido?
- Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying with life energy" or "the way of harmonious spirit". The goal of the founder was to create an art that practioners could use to defend themselves while protecting their attacker from injury.
Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the aikidoka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido can be categorized under the general umbrella of grappling arts.

Some of the Basic Techniques:

First Technique
- a control using one hand on the elbow and one hand near the wrist which leverages uke to the ground. this grip also applies pressure into the ulnar nerve at the wrist.

Second Technique
- a pronating wristlock that torques the arm and applies painful nerve pressure.

Third technique
- a rotational wristlock that directs upward-spiraling tension throughout the arm, elbow and shoulder.

try to visit the video of the founder.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

KATMA overall champion

visit to watch the video of KATMA overall champion picture taking


Sunday, November 2, 2008


This is a compilation of images of KATMA in Lorega. The Club was invited by Lopez family in their rest house to have an overnight and shares some basic exercises and had their "Lugaw" program.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Some facts about Halloween

Halloween is mostly a national holiday celebrated on the evening of OCTOBER 31.

"The ancient people believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the living and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops."

Where did the word "Halloween" come from?

- it is shortened from All Hallows' Even (both "even" and "eve" are abbreviations of "evening," but "Halloween" gets its "n" from "even) as it is the eve of all hallows day.

- it is also known as All Saints Day.


The carved pumpkin lit by a candle inside is one of Halloween's most prominent symbols