108th Baguio Day Char­ter Ar­nis

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ITS all sys­tems go for this year’s 108th Baguio Day Char­ter Ar­nis Na­tional Cham­pi­onships, an an­nual event cel­e­brat­ing the Baguio Day Char­ter.

The event is done in co­op­er­a­tion with the Philip­pine Na­tional Sports and Mar­tial Arts of Ar­nis, the sym­bol Philip­pine his­tory, cul­ture and her­itage.

The event is one of the most an­tic­i­pated Ar­nis events in the Sum­mer Cap­i­tal, as ev­ery­one is ex­cited to travel up to the high­lands to ex­pe­ri­ence the cli­mate and scenery, slated on Oc­to­ber 14-15 held at the Baguio City Na­tional High School (BCNHS) au­di­to­rium.

In an­tic­i­pa­tion for the 2019 SEAGAMES to be hosted by the Philip­pines, ar­nis will be high­lighted as a lo­cal sport and more im­por­tantly as a Filipino mar­tial art.

Ar­nis is used glob­ally in mil­i­tary, po­lice and se­cu­rity train­ings as an ef­fec­tive an self-de­fense with in­flu­ences traced to the WW II Escrima, Kali, mar­tial arts.

Ar­nis has been a part not only of the Filipino law en­force­ment and spe­cial forces but also adapted by many coun­tries with some say­ing it is the ori­gin of most mar­tial arts all over the world.

The event is also backed by the City Gov­ern­ment of Baguio un­der the City Mayor Mauri­cio Do­mo­gan in part­ner­ship with Baguio City High School un­der Dr. Ro­mulo Flora school prin­ci­pal, sup­ported by Coun­cilor Michael Lawana, the Baguio City Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vice (BCEMS) un­der Dr. John Ti­noyan, STIX Ar­nis Equip­ment, Bal­bacua Ur­ban Kamote, and Paotsin Baguio, sanc­tioned by Ar­nis Philip­pines Inc. – NSA as an of­fi­cial Ar­nis event.

The of­fi­cial au­tho­rized Na­tional Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (NSA) for Ar­nis in the Philip­pines Ar­nis Philip­pines Inc. (ARPI) is in the fore­front in re­vi­tal­iz­ing sports pro­grams and ac-

tiv­i­ties in prepa­ra­tion for the 2019 SEAGAMES and is on a mis­sion to present the Filipino sport in the cov­eted event and pave way to a wider in­ter­na­tional ex­po­sure ul­ti­mately for the Olympics.

The bat­tle cry of the NSA, “Ar­nis to the World, Ar­nis to the Olympics”, all work is be­ing un­der­taken through Ar­nis Ped­erasyon In­ter­nasy­onal (i-Ar­nis) to leave no stone un­turned and to re­al­ize the goal start­ing with an Asian Ar­nis En­counter in 2018 as a pre­lude to the SEAGAMES 2019.

Ar­nis ac­tiv­i­ties like the 108th Baguio Day Char­ter Ar­nis Na­tional Cham­pi­onships 2017 is equally im­por­tant for the sport, the or­ga­ni­za­tions and their ath­letes to have avail­able av­enues for ath­lete to hone and test their skills guided by proper stan­dards of the sport and safety.

We wel­come ev­ery­one to the 108th Baguio Day Char­ter Ar­nis Na­tional Cham­pi­onships!

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