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Follow up to the 1st Martial Arts Expo held on the 2nd Semester SY 2003-'04. This activity was in cooperation with the NSTP Department and the PRIDE program of Riverside College.

This album contains the pictures of the participating martial arts schools / groups / organizations.

Riverside College's own Taekwondo varsity team.

"Cute girls kick hard! Think twice before you do your diskarte attempts."

Tapondo International headed by Mr. Roy Flores (Tapondo Bacolod's chief instructor).

Tapondo practitioner performing a high-flying front roll.

BAE (Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts) showing how an Aikido class is formally opened. Students are lined up according to rank and are seated in seiza, traditional Japanese sitting/kneeling position.

A basic throw in traditional Aikido. Wrist is turned outward enough to bring an attacker down, and if perfomed well and firm, may cause dislocation.

Sensei Max (head instructor of BAE) doing simple and practical defense agains a bear-hug attack coming from behind.

The popular arm bar (as seen in UFC, Elite FX, and URCC) shown by Fight Club.

Basic drills made during their regular trainings. Fights Club focus both on striking and grappling.

Another armbar. Fight Club also trains local fighters prior to a Mixed Martial Arts Competition.

Bertar Karate kan students showing a defensive stance.

A karate takedown.

Wushu Sanshou sample competition performed by Black Falcon Martial Arts Academy.

A Yaw-yan kick perormed by members of Team Xangga.

Punching drills by Michael Regs (An alumnus of Riverside & is also one of the pioneers of Team Xangga).

Tai Chi routine. Noted for their flowing and fully-emphasized movements.

James Sy of CMAS (Conceptual martial Arts Society) sharing basic tips and ideas during the seminar.

Awarding of Certificate and token to our guest police official who rendered a talk about safety prior to the demonstration of various martial arts groups. Mr. Milos(former disciplinary officer of the college) handing over the certificate to Mr. Tubongbanwa.

"I hope martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the different decorative branches, flowers, or leaves. It is futile to argue as to which leaf, which design of branches, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all it's blossoming. -Bruce Lee"