by leonard paul palo
The Philippine Escrima Kali Arnis Federation (PEKAF) in cooperation with Davao City Sport Development Division, Kapatirang Doble Olisi Escrima and Dabaw City Sports Council Inc., will conduct a Seminar-Work-shop to introduce the new PEKAF rules in the sport of Arnis, the nation’s very own sport and martial art as mandated thru RA 9850.
It will be held at the University of Mindanao Matina Campus Audito-rium, in Davao City this coming October 20.
In addition, a two day tournament on October 21-22, dubbed as the 1st Min-danao Zubiri Cup Phil. Es-crima Kali Arnis Tourna-ment will also be staged (at the UM Covered Court). Registration of participants will start at 7:30 a.m.. The program proper will start at 9:30 a.m..
The event will be highlighted by the presence of the President of PEKAF and one of the co-authors of (Republic Act) RA 9850 declaring Arnis as our national sport and martial art, honorable Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri. Joining him are the board of directors of the PEKAF.
‘This is a first time for Davaoeños to witness a gathering of Grand Mas-ters of Escrima, Kali, Arnis of different styles and disciplines. Everybody is invited to come and be part of this exciting event.’ PEKAF regional director and KDO (Kapatirang Doble Olisi) escrima president Mario C. Pala-zuelo told the Mirror.