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Kali Arnis Martial Arts Foundation
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I may not even quantify to ...
I may not even quantify to be one as per my definition,â€ says Coach Richard Gialogo.
In every start of the semester, Coach Richard would proudly tell his PE students that he has been in the Ateneo since his grade school days.
A BS MIS graduate in 1996, he
chose to stay in the school to teach Arnis so as to accomplish a personal missionâ€"the promotion of nationalism.
â€œWhen I was studying Arnis, it was already considered as a dying art in the Philippines,â€ he
says. â€œI said to myself that I will try to help in propagating this indigenous martial art and I will do my best to excel in it.â€
After 15 years, Coach Richard has made vast progress.
He is currently the president of the Kali Arnis Martial Arts Foundation and was the former coach of the Philippine National Arnis Team.
With regards to the propagation of the sportâ€"his
efforts have proven fruitful and successful.
â€œI drafted the bill declaring Arnis as the national martial art and sport of the Philippines,â€ he
The Arnis bill, or now Republic Act no. 9850, was signed into law on December 11, 2009.
For someone who fought for his ideals by the revival of an increasingly overlooked sport, Coach Richard was able to prove that true blue bloods are those who not only excel but also give back to the community.
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Coach Richard Gialogo of the Ateneo team says that Ateneo could have gotten a grand slam in the tournaments it participated in, as the team has also taken Overall Championship honors in the three other tournaments it joined this year.He believes this makes the team a strong contender for the AC Team of the Year award for the fifth year running.
SPORTS: Arnis team hosts Goodwill Games - by Christian T. Ylagan (23 June 2003)
Richard Gialogo, Ateneo Arnis team coach and Goodwill Games Tournament Coordinator, said that aside from serving as a training ground for pre-existing arnis players, the Games also seek to further promote the sport to aspiring athletes.
Coach's Corner: ...
Coach's Corner: Richard GialogoThe GUIDON: The Official Student Newspaper of the Ateneo de Manila University
"Arnis is not just the stick," says Ateneo Arnisadors head coach Richard Gialogo
As the national coach and former national athlete believes, it is what's beyond skill with the stick that matters in mentoring arnisadors past and present.
Excellent as he
may be with a bolo, knife, or baston, his
sporting history goes beyond arnis as well.
"Arnis wasn't my starting martial art," Coach Richard
says in Filipino."I started with karate and judo, Japanese martial arts, and hwa rang do, a Korean fighting style."
"At first, I thought that arnis would just supplement my empty-hand skills, but when I tried it, I embraced it," he
I think this is the effect ...
I think this is the effect of interviewing Sir Richard Gialogo, our coach back in college when I joined the Arnis team.Aside from coaching the Ateneo team, he is now also one of the National team's coaches :) Nakana!