Athletes reap awards in National Arnis Championships 2018

By upao - Posted on 25 October 2018

BSU athletes hauled a total of six golds, one silver and five bronze medals in the109th Baguio Day Charter National Arnis Championships 2018 at Philippine Military Academy Gym on October 6-7, 2018. The competition was composed of Anyo and Labanan. Anyo is the mixture of techniques in Arnis while Labanan is a contact sparring.

Elisheo Martin and Rachel Manogan in the novice category, Kerry Von Afid and Ramesh Anniban in advance category and Sergio Galbin and Erica Doti in Anyo won gold medals while Marlon Calaton won a silver medal in Anyo.
Bronze medalists were Jeffrey Manalad in novice category, Loraine Albing, Lhorena Rombaoa, Lyde Sherwin, Reygan Butali and Jomar Balagot in advance category.

“Despite of the short notice for the event and time to train, the athletes have showed an unexpected performance during the competition which was not visible during the trainings,” said Hannah G. Colas, Arnis trainer.
Loraine Albing, a student athlete also added that the other teams have prepared for the event which made her nervous and pressured but this does not hinder their team spirit for bringing glory to the university.

22 participating teams joined the competition which included BSU, Philippine Military Academy, Philippine National Police Academy, SLU-Laboratory, Saint Louis University, Tribal Clan Martial Arts System Baguio City, Sto. Tomas High School, Kapangan Arnis Team, Cagayan State University, Bataan Peninsula, Mariveles National High School Poblacion Bataan, Muntinlupa Arnis Team, Taguig City University, Navotas Arnis Team, La Union Arnis Team, Pampanga Arnis Team, Neons Isabela, Talipapa High School, University of Makati, Vizcaya Arnis Team, Addug Shields and Naguilian Isabela Arnis Team.//Mike L. Payangdo