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Way of the Stick and Blade 2011

Southern California’s Largest Filipino Martial Arts Tournament

Way of the Stick and Blade Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is proud to announce the return of “Way of the Stick and Blade: Tournament of Filipino Martial Arts” to their line up of events at this year’s expo. This premiere Filipino Martial Arts tournament will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.

Come and witness the highly competitive sport of the Filipino Martial Arts of Esgrima, Kali, and Arnis (sayaws/forms, full contact stick fighting, and padded blade fighting) alongside various other Asian Media such as Anime, J-Pop Concert, Cosplay, Asian Cinema, and Korean Drama to name a few. This is the only place in California… the World where you can see all of these together in one awesome event.

The tournament will be held on Sunday, November 13th, 2011 from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM

Download tournament application here.

Masters, instructors, competitors, and guests, let me be the first to invite you to the Way of the Stick and Blade: Tournament of Filipino Martial Arts. This tournament is geared to promote and propagate the Filipino Martial Arts through competition. It is our hope that this event will help give experience to any first time competitors as well as provide those long time practitioners an open venue to test and hone their skills. We will be highlighting several types of competition: Forms/ Sayaws, Full Contact Stick Fighting, Padded Bladed Sparring, and Mixed Weapons Padded Blade sparring.

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Forms/ Sayaws and Full Contact Stick Fighting follow the rules and regulations of the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF), currently the largest competitive Filipino Martial Arts organization in the world. The current WEKAF USA Western Region Director Master Steve del Castillo of 12Pares Esgrima Orihinal will be coordinating this portion of the event.

Making its return to the tournament is the Mixed Weapons Padded Blade Sparring. Coordinated by Guro Victor Gendrano, Jr., from the group Filipino Martial Heritage, this portion continues to add another exciting element to the overall event. Featured in this part of the competition is the use of single blade, double blade, and blade and shield…all padded blades of course. This event will run simultaneously with the other events on Sunday.

All competitors who pre-register before Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 and the heads of their schools will receive a tournament shirt and a 3-day PMX Convention pass. Unfortunately, competitors who miss the deadline will incur increased costs for registration as well as pay extra for the 3-Day Convention pass and tournament shirt. So make sure you send your registration in early!!!

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011
Competitor weigh in/registration: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (International Ball Room A)

Competition start time: 9:15 AM

Early Competitor Weigh-in/Registration
Friday, November 11, 2011 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Location TBA)
Saturday (Time and Location TBA)

Competitor Fees
Pre-Reg before Saturday, October 22nd, 2011: $55
Addt'l Event: $20
After October 22nd, 2011: $75
Addt'l Event: $25
Tournament Only Pass: $10
Children under 6 yrs: FREE

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