Tuesday, June 21, 2016
RESPECT THROUGH PAKUMBABA O KABABAANG LOOB
Humility or humbleness is an important value in our Filipino culture. In the tradition of the Filipino martial arts we start this by addressing our teachers as guro or maestro with the use of po and opo whenever we engage them in any form of conversation whether receiving and acknowledging instructions during training or engaging in simple kwentuhan (stories). In terms of physical manifestation we go to a series of our formal Pugay which is a form of salutation expressed in movements. Our practice of showing humility also extends even when engaged in heated arguments over certain things that may arise. It is normal to hear Filipinos arguing with elders yet still addressing them with po and opo. That's also the reason most of us never even dare to call our elders just by their names. We use terms like tatang, manong or use the prefix"ka" before the name to respectfully address them (ex. Ka-Berto, Ka-Willie etc) We always try our best to show our respect in this manner because it is part of our ancestral interpersonal value. It is a value applied not just in the warrior arts but all things and to everyone else as well. We were taught early on that every human being comes from a devine being and a reflection of the devine. Therefore we treat our brothers and sisters, elders and the young with the same respect. This is part of recognizing our Kapwa (the self in the other). A value of shared self which is an act of respect through an act of humility.
Abenir Kalis Filipino Blade Fighting Art
Source: KAPWA by Katrin De Guia
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Bong Abenir is a Filipino Martial Arts Instructor. He started training in the martial arts at the age of 9 through his father in the art of kuntao and learned knife fighting concepts from a man simply called mang Inyong. This started his in-depth study in the field of martial arts through different Masters and instructors. He studied Yaw-Yan under Orlando Lapuz in 1989. Around late 1994 he trained although rather informally with Grand Maestro Antonio Ilustrisimo but was short-lived due to Tatang's death in August 1997. Bong continued training under Pedro Reyes until he was formally introduced to MasterTony Diego early 1998 . He also trained and was certified to teach Pencak Silat by Pendekar Mohamad Hadilmulyo and from O'ong Maryono, a three time world Pencak Silat champion in year 2000 after 5 years of private sessions with them. Abenir Kalis Filipino Blade Art is a blend of different fighting arts such as kalis Ilustrisimo, Silat and other fighting systems in the Philippines. You may send your queries regarding Abenir Kalis to email@example.com and you may also contact him at his Facebook account : Abenir Kalis