Arnis workshop, tournament for Davao kids set Aug. 23

DAVAO CITY, (PNA) — The Kadayawan sa Dabaw Arnis Workshop and Tournament is set this Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abreeza Mall activity area.

Organizer Mario Palazuelo of the Kapatiring Doble Olisi Eskrima said the workshop is open to all boys and girls ages 12 years old and above.

“However, the Under 12 kids can still join the workshop except in the sparring session,” said Palazuelo, also regional director of the Arnis Philippines Inc. (ARPI), the solely accredited Arnis arm and association in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

ARPI has the sole right to officially supervise all Arnis affairs in the country as the National Sports Association (NSA).

“Arnis is the Filipino martial art and we want to promote, propagate and preserve it,” Palazuelo said.

Registration for the workshop is free. Participants, however, must only buy their own Arnis sticks at a discounted price. After the workshop, the participants in the 12 and above age category will have its own tournament to select the best students.

“We also want to discover and develop more potential Arnis players here,” Palazuelo said.

This event, which is supported by the City Mayor’s Office-Sports Development Division is also part of the city’s comprehensive sports program called the Duterte Game Plan.

For more inquiry, contact CP No. 0917-7020482 or 09434954297.