Baston", an Ilonggo and Spanish
word combined to describe the characteristic of an International
Arnis Combat Kiathson Federation Philippines'
stick or cane andHagosmeans
the whistling sound made by the baston as it travels through the air
at tremendous speed towards its target. Thus,"Hagos
Stick"or in Tagalog local dialect"Bastong Sumisipol".
Great Shape - IACKFP New Gym
International Arnis Combat Kiathson Federation Philippines
is moving to its new gym at 1866 A. Francisco
St., San Andres Bukid. Inauguration of the gym is slated
this coming Saturday, Feb. 28, 2008.
Grandmaster Mon Kiathson with Senator Miguel Zubiri at Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines
Grandmaster Mon Kiathson with Sportscaster Dyan Castillejo.
Rosser David Trains with GM Mon Kiathson
IACKFP President On Leave
IACKFP President Danny Naoe (shown with GM Mon Kiathson) will
be on sabbatical leave starting November 8, 2008. He will
be visiting his daughter in the US who gave birth to his first
Korean Jess Park
Korean national Jess Park training with GM Mon Kiathson.
PNP-IAS Meeting Members
of PNP-IAS held a meeting today at the new Great Shape - IACKFP
Induction of PNP, Internal Affairs Services. Arnis
Combat Kiathson System having been accredited as duly recognized
Civic NGO, to assist PNP IAS various services geared towards
nation building, held its induction ceremony at Philippine
Colombian Association at Plaza Dilao last October 24, 2007. See gallery for more
1st coordination meeting between MAMAGOC
(L-R)Engr. Jose Dion-Diaz, Mohammad
Ghasem Manouchehri of World Federation of Kick Boxing, GM
Mon Kiathson, a representative from WFK and GM Jun Abaya.
Edward Tanksley, an Aikido
practitioner for 15 yearsand based in Tokyo, Japan recently
underwent intensive training in Arnis with GM Mon Kiathson.
Mr. Tanksley was very much satisfied and impressed with his
training that he plans to visit Manila again soon.
School of Arnis Professionals
President of IACKFP Danny Naoe with the late GM Roland Dantes
at the seminar offered byPamantasan ng
Lungsod Ng Maynila under the National
College of Physical Education (NCPE) conducted once
a year leading to a Certificate of Professional
GM Mon Kiathson Receives Awards GM Mon Kiathson was inducted to the
Great Hall of World Martial Arts Council of Elders last June
24, 2007. He also received a10th
Degree Red Belt - Grandmaster/FounderfromWorld Martial Arts Council of Elders.
The awarding ceremony at Luneta Park
was witnessed by GM Jun Abaya of Jendo, GM Edgar Telebangco,
GM Henry Espera of Rapido Realismo and officers of Pigssai.