Condolences are but proper for Ramon Montes who joined Our Lord in Heaven.  He died in the United States sometime this week according to Dave Carter, President of the Philippine Judo Federation.  Ramon Montes is one of the highest ranked judoka of the International Judo Federation.  It is important for all to know that  Judo Sensei Montes, although not an arnisador,  helped iARNIS/ARPI President Raymond S. Velayo formulate the iARNIS Rules and Regulations way back in 1986 when Arnis Philippines just started.  The two of them collaborated and patterned 90 percent of the iARNIS rules with the International Olympic Standard of Judo so that it would comply with what was acceptable to the South East Asian Olympic Council for approval for Arnis inclusion as a demonstration sport in 1991. Since then, the rules has not changed much really. A few rewordings maybe and the rest are still the same. So because of that,  we had again won our bid to include Arnis in SEA 2005 where ARPI contributed 3 golds to make the Philippines win the over all SEAG Gold Medal.  
We ask the whole arnis community to pray for him as well as all the love ones he left behind!
PUGAY to a true arnisador by heart!

The “1st ANGELES CITY ARNIS FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP” on October 25-26, 2014 at the Robinson Angeles, Balibago, Angeles City is a sanctioned ARPI activity which will be officiated by ARPI Technical Officials. This is in line with the “50th Founding Anniversary of Angeles City” hosted by the Pro-active Arnis League in cooperation with Angeles City Tourism Office, Mayor’s Office, Angeles City Sports Office and DepEd Angeles City. Opening Ceremony is on October 25, 2014 (Saturday) 1:30 P.M. 

This Tournament will highlight from Elementary, Secondary (13-17 years old) and Seniors (+18 years old and above) to compete in Anyo and Full Contact Category. This promises to be the biggest event that will be held in Angeles City this year.

For those who wish to join, please contact Mr. Joel Madrona of Pro-active Arnis League at Mobile # 09194280023/09179535508.

Good luck and more power to Arnis


held on October 9-12, 2014 at Arnis Center, Philsports Track Oval (ULTRA), Pasig City

(Standing L-R): Joash Vargas (Laguna), Jomar Basijan(Marikina), Francisco Ronquillo (Cam Sur), Bernardo 

Despabiladeras (Cam Sur), Joel Madrona (Pampanga), Allan Macaso (Zambo City), Orlando Rubio, 

Jr.(Cavite), Emfrancel Bahandi, Jr. (Cavite), Rommel Santonia (Lucena), Ronald Sarmiento (Nueva 

Vizcaya), Ronaldo Bolotaolo (Nueva Vizcaya).


(Seated L-R): Nestor Tangara(East Samar), Paul Vargas (Laguna), Roel Andaya (Pasay City); (Not in

photo) Lino Baldevarona (IloIlo) and Jerry Sibayan (Bohol).


Also, in photo are the Arnis Philippines President, Mr. Raymond Velayo w/ Technical Officials namely: 

Guro Larry de Leon, Guro Dante Villagauan, Guro Rene Masbate, Guro Neolito Tarrobago, Guro Jaime 

Quiazana, Guro Rey Samson, Guro Reynan Logatoc,Guro Teddy Rosales, Guro Arnold Cabodil and Guro

Nancy Ignacio.