IFFMAS MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEMS AND STYLES
FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
Hinigaranon close quarter style of Espada y Daga propagated by the Recto family composed of 12 methodos for use against the 12 striking angles. Currently being taught by Grandmasters Max and morito Recto and Grandmaster Jose "Joe" Mancesa.
Arjuka. Composite modern style of Bagoueño Filipino Martial Art founded by Grandmaster Isaac T. Guarra in 1972 in Brgy. Malingin, Bago City, Negros Occidental which combines Arnis stickfighting, Filipino "Judo" jointlocking and takedowns, and Filipino "karate" striking and kicking.
Dumog. Native Antiqueño wrestling/grappling art originating in the Panay Island and originally fought in mudpits during fiestas and other celebrations. Techniques would differ from each manugdumog (wrestler) but generally dumog for sport is known for its takedowns while the more combative expressions concentrate on joint bereaking and muscle tears. .
Espada Y Daga. Generic term for all forms of Filipino stickfighting that simultaneously use a short stick/sword with a dagger. Many arnisadors in Negros Occidental use a form of Espada y daga.
Filipino Tang Soo Do. The first Filipino derivative of Korean Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan founded by former Philippine Moo Duk Kwan Inc.-Korea Tang Soo Do Association Chief Instructor and Black Belt Commissioner Master Elmer V. Montoyo Sr., 6th degree black belt UFAF, in 1990 in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to suit the Filipino culture, psyche, and combative behavior and values. It combines techniques, principles, and training methods from Korean, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Western Martial Arts.
Galvarole Style Dynamic Arnis. Modern style of Ilonggo Filipino Martial Art founded by Grandmaster Rogelio H. Galvarole Sr. in 1980 in Iloilo City, Panay.
Guarra Style Modern Arnis. Composite modern style of Bagoueño Filipino Martial Art founded by Retired P/Sgt. Grandmaster Estanislao "Eslao" T. Guarra in 1969 in Brgy. Lag-asan, Bago City, Negros Occidental which combines Negrense saber and foil fighting (punta y punta, sulab y sulab, and punta y sulab), Oido de Caburata power strikes, Modern Arnis disarming, and police defensive tactics.
Kimdo. Bacoleño style of Taekwondo founded by Founder/Chief Instructor Joy T. Divinagracia, a student of Bacolod Taekwondo pioneer Master Hyung-Chun, in the late 1980s in Bacolod City. The founder was the first Taekwondo jin in Bacolod to fight in Tang Soo Do, Full Contact Karate (PKA style), and Kickboxing matches and as a result modified the WTF taekwondo he first learned to adopt to the other styles.
Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis. The oldest system of Bacoleño Filipino Martial Art founded by the late Grandmaster Jose "Joe" L. Viñas (1906-1991) in 1932 in Bacolod City which specializes in solo baston and pangamut.
Lightning Scientific Arnis. Composite Panaynon style of Arnis founded by the late Grandmaster Benjamin P. Luna Lema (1919-2003) in 1937 in Mambusao, Capiz, Panay Island which combines Tercia, Cadenilya, Serrada & Espada y Daga. Lightning Scientific Arnis International (LSAI) Roxas City is now headed by Grandmaster Carlito A. Ondillo.
Oido de Caburata. Murcianhanon style of stickfighting founded by the late Grandmaster Antonio "Toñing" Tolosa in 1936/1937 in Murcia with basis on the flexible weapon Caburata. The art is still being taught by 1st Generation Inheritor Grandmaster Jose Aguilar.
Original Filipino Tapado. Indigenous Bagoueño system of long stick fighting founded by the late Grandmaster Romeo "Nono" C. Mamar in 1960 in Brgy. Taloc, Bago City, Negros Occidental after his studies of various arnis styles such as Lagas, Oido de Caburata, Sinamak, etc. The system is currently headed by the late founder's nephew, 1st Generation Inheritor/Current Grandmaster Benefredo "Bebing" M. Lobrido.
Sikaran. Filipino art of foot fighting originating from Baras, Rizal, Philippines and made popular by Col. Meliton Geronimo. Sikaran is a Tagalog noun which refers to "kicking." Sikaran is said to be the past time of Baras, Rizal farmers who gathered during the festival after a good harvest season. Kicking is the primary means of attacking; the hands are only used to parry or grapple.
Tapondo. Filipino style of Aikido founded by Grandmaster Ambrosio "Monching" Gavileño which combines Japanese Aikido with other forms of martial arts such as Arnis and Grappling with self defense as its central focus as opposed to passiveness.
Togle Style Modern Arnis. A composite style of Negrense filipino Martial Art founded by the late Grandmaster Honorio C. Togle which combines various Occidental and Oriental Negrense methodos of the stick with empty handed "Judo" techniques that could have been derived from World War II USAFFE combatives.
Wild Judo. Bayawanon style of empty handed fighting founded by the late Grandmaster Norberto "Norbing" Mamar in 1969 which teaches a very simple system against knife attacks and punches.
Yaming Arnis.A generic term for a flat wooden sword but later coined to the style of espada y Daga as taught by Grandmaster Fortunato "Atong" Garcia in Bacolod City.
Yasay Sable. Bagoueño system of Saber/Foil fighting that could have been started by the immigrants Grandmasters Paterno and Daniel Yasay of Passi as early as 1900 in Bago City. The art is currently headed by 3rd Generation Grand Patriarch Paterno "Pater" V. Yasay with the help of his son Master Alvin Yasay and nephew Master Ferdinand Emmanuel "Bobot" Y. Gayoles.
JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS
Aikido. Japanese style of martial way founded by Ueshiba, Morihei O Sensei from the more combative Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu in the early 20th Century in Japan. Aikido is characterized by the use of the opponent’s force to defeat him with the help of nage and osae waza (throwing and jointlocking techniques).
Karate, Shorin-Ryu. One of the major styles of Karate said to be founded by Matsumura, Sokon in the 1800s which combines elements of the traditional Okinawan styles Shuri-te and Tomari-te.
Karate, Shotokan. “The house of Shoto” style of karate founded by Funakoshi, Gichin Sensei (1868-1957), “The Father of Modern Karate-do”
KOREAN MARTIAL ARTS
Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.
CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS
Chi Kung. Any of several forms/systems of Chinese meditative exercises designed for promoting physical and spiritual health by deep breathing.
Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style. One of the 3 major internal styles of Chinese Kung Fu characterized by slow and soft movements. It has both health and fighting applications.
Wushu Sanshou. Modern form of Chinese martial sport which combines Stand up striking and stand up grappling.
INDONESIAN MARTIAL ARTS
Pencak Silat Olahraga. Modern sport version of the traditional Indonesian pencak silat characterized by open hand movements, catching techniques, and sweeping maneuvers.
THAI MARTIAL ARTS
Muay Thai. National martial art and sport of Thailand. Also known as “The science of 8 Limbs” because of its use of the fist, legs, elbows, and knees.
WESTERN MARTIAL ARTS
Kickboxing. Modern form of martial sport that combines the kicks of Karate with the punches of Western Boxing.
Mixed Martial Arts, Amateur. Modern form of martial sport made popular by the Gracie Clan of Brazil in 1993 in the US and which combines stand up striking with ground grappling.
Western Boxing. Occidental method and sport of pugilism that only uses the fist to attack an opponent.
AFRICAN MARTIAL ARTS