Taguig rules sikaran-arnis tourney, bags overall title


A group of young martial artists from Taguig City took home the overall championship in the first-ever Sikaran-Arnis Regional Championship Tournament and Demo Team Competition held last July 24 at Barangay Sta. Ana covered court.

Team Sikaran Taguig emerged with the most number of gold trophies and the overall  number of trophies during the single-day competition participated by 14 teams.

“Sikaran” is an ancient Philippine art of foot fighting or kick fighting, while “arnis” also known as “Eskrima” and “Kali” refers to a native weapons-based fighting system that usually involves sticks. Both martial arts traced its origin even before the Spanish colonization period.

Lawyer Darwin Icay, Mayor Cayetano’s spokesman, said that the local chief executive lauded the efforts of Sikaran Taguig in proving they are the best in their chosen sporting field.

“Our Ate Lani would like to say ‘good job’ to the kids who bought home pride and honor to the city of Taguig by showing their mastery of Sikaran-Arnis. This would not be possible without the active participation of Taguigeños to the city government’s sports and youth-oriented programs,” Atty. Icay said.

The official results  showed that Sikaran Taguig reaped a total of 10 trophies, four golds, one silver and three bronzes. A distant second to overall champion Taguig was Sikaran Tanay, garnering six trophies, while Sikaran Cavite’s five trophies suited up for third place in the regional tournament hosted by Stallion Warrior Sikaran-Arnis Brotherhood of Taguig City and organized by officials Gener Burabod, Ernesto Millanes and Melvin Narral.

“We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the City Government for the privilege of serving the people through the sports program of our beloved Mayor Lani Cayetano with the support of the City Council. Mabuhay Sikaran-Arnis Taguig!” said Gener Burabod, Stallion Warrior Sikaran-Arnis Brotherhood of Taguig City president and chief instructor.

The individual winners from Team  Sikaran Taguig are as follows: Vincent Aoki (Kiddies B Boys Category), Kenley Jones Mingo (Mini Boys C Category), Roselle Mingo (Mini Girls B Category), Vandexon Narral (Black Belt Boys-Junior) for gold; Genesis Burabod (Kiddies A Boy Category) for silver; Juanito Espiritu III (Kiddies A Boys Category), Eldrick Rebenque (Mini Boys A Category), Ian Kit Boris (Mini Boys B Category), Joshua Añano (Mini Boys C Category) and Jorem Cerillos (White Belt Medium Boys) for bronze.###

FILIPINO VERSION:

Nakuha ng Taguig ang overall championship sa kauna-unahang Sikaran-Arnis Regional Championship Tournament and Demo Team Competition na ginawa sa Barangay Sta. Ana Covered Court.

Ang team Sikaran Taguig ang itinanghal na kampeon matapos nitong iuwi ang pinakamaraming bilang ng gintong tropeo at maging ang pinakamaraming bilang ng tropeo sa isang-araw na kompetisyon na nilahukan ng 14 na koponan mula sa iba’t ibang lugar sa bansa.

Ang Sikaran ay katutubong paraan ng pakikipaglaban gamit ang mga paa. Ang arnis naman na kilala rin sa tawag na eskrima o kali ay tumutukoy sa sistema ng pakikipaglaban gamit ang panghataw na kadalasan ay kahoy. Ang parehong paraan ng pakikipaglaban ay ginagamit na ng ating mga ninuno bago pa man dumating ang mga mananakop na Kastila.

Kaugnay nito, ay pinapurihan ni Atty. Darwin Icay, tagapagsalita ni Mayor Cayetano ang pagsisikap ng Sikaran Taguig na patunayang sila ang pinaka-mahusay sa kanilang larangan.

“Gustong iparating ni Ate Lani ang kanyang pagbati sa mga miyembro ng Sikaran Taguig na nagbigay ng karangalan sa lungsod nang pataubin ang kompetisyon. Hindi ito magiging posible kung walang aktibong partisipasyon ang mga Taguigueno sa sports youth and development program ng pamahalaang lungsod,” pahayag ni Atty. Icay.

Batay sa opsiyal na resulta ng torneo, nakakuha ang Sikaran Taguig ng kabuuang 10 tropeo. Ito ay kinabibilangan ng 4 gold, 1 silver at 3 bronze. Pumangalawa sa kanila ang koponan ng Tanay, Rizal na nakakuha ng 6 na tropeo habang nakakuha ng pangatlong puwesto ang koponan ng Cavite na may limang tropeo sa torneyong pinangasiwaan ng Stallion Warrior Sikaran-Arnis Brotherhood of Taguig City at inorganisa nina Gener Burabod, Ernesto Millanes at Melvin Narral.

“Nais naming ipahatid ang taos pusong pasasalamat sa Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig sa prebelehiyo na makapagsilbi sa publiko sa pamamagitan ng sports program ng ating butihing alkalde Lani Cayetano at maging sa suporta ng konseho ng lungsod. Mabuhay Sikaran-Arnis Taguig!,” pahayag ni Burabod, pangulo at chief instructor ng Stallion Warrior Sikaran-Arnis Brotherhod of TaguigCity.

Kabilang sa mga miyembro ng Sikaran Taguig na nagwagi sa Sikaran-Arnis Regional Championship Tournament and Demo Team Competition ay sina Vincent Aoki (Kiddies B Boys Category), Kenley Jones Mingo (Mini Boys C Category), Roselle Mingo (Mini Girls B Category) at Vandexon Narral (Black Belt Boys-Junior) nakakuha ng gold; Genesis Burabod (Kiddies A Boy Category) silver; Juanito Espiritu III (Kiddies A Boys Category), Eldrick Rebenque (Mini Boys A Category), Ian Kit Boris (Mini Boys B Category), Joshua Añano (Mini Boys C Category) at Jorem Cerillos (White Belt Medium Boys) bronze.


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