DepEd Wushu Sanda
The “Seminar-Workshop in Upgrading Teachers’ Competence in Officiating and Coaching of All Sport Disciplines” was conducted by Susan Lopez-Sabillo, DepEd Regional Accredited Resource Speaker & Technical Official and Faculty Member at Escalante National High School, for the sport of Wushu Sanda/Sanshou for 29 teachers from Bacolod, Cauayan, Escalante, Himamaylan, Kabankalan, La Carlota, La Castellana, Murcia, San Carlos, and Toboso on September 22-24, 2017 at the Negros Occidental high School (NOHS), Araneta-Hernaez Sts., Bacolod City.
Lopez-Sabillo oriented the attending school teachers the 2017 Wushu Sanda Competition Rules and Judging Method as proscribed by the International Wushu Federation (IWF) which included types of competition, systems of competition, qualifications and requirements, weight categories, weighing-in, drawing lots, dress and protective gear, competition protocol, defaults, other provisions in competition, officials and duties, competition methods, scoring criteria and penalties, winning and placing, arrangement of competition and recording, calls and gestures, and competition area and equipment.
During a segment of the seminar, Guest Instructor James U. Sy Jr., the Founder of the Conceptual Martial Arts Society (CMAS), Inc. and one of the pioneer instructors who established the Negros Occidental Chapter of the Wushu Federation of the Philippines (WFP) in the 2003, taught participants some of the basic attacks in Sanda, including the jab, straight cross, hook, front kick, side kick, and roundhouse kick.
An actual demonstration of the game was also given by Roy C. Flores Jr. and Jessica Siabo of the Tribu Hangaway Philippines (THP), which is under its Founder Roy R. Flores Sr., also one of the pioneers/founders of the Negros Occidental Chapter of WFP.
Also present during the training were Romeo G. Puyogao, Education Program Supervisor (EPS), Kabankalan, and Mery Jean A. Tiauzon, Sports Coordinator, Old Poblacion National High School (OPNHS).
Lopez-Sabillo last saw action as the Referee during the Manlambus Festival 1st Wushu Sanda Invitational Competition sponsored by the Escalante City Government under Hon. Mayor Eddie Montero thru Trainor Jesus “Jess” Flores of the City Sport and Development Office, Founder/Chief Instructor of the Thunder Kick Martial Arts Club (TKMAC), and Department of Education (DepEd) teacher-officials on May 28, 2017 at the Escalante Public Plaza, Escalante City.*(JUSy,Jr.)