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WKA-PH holds first tourney for 2022

EXPLOSIVE ACTION The virtual National Age-Group Kickboxing Form and Shadow Kickboxing Championship held on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 was the fifirst in the WKA-PH’s long line of activities for the year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
EXPLOSIVE ACTION The virtual National Age-Group Kickboxing Form and Shadow Kickboxing Championship held on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 was the fifirst in the WKA-PH’s long line of activities for the year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO 

THE World Kickboxing Association-Philippines (WKA-PH) held its online National Age-Group Kickboxing Form and Shadow Kickboxing Championship, the first in its long line of events for the year last February 27.

Originally known as a full contact combat sport, form and shadow kickboxing tournaments were recent developments in kickboxing, aiming to demonstrate the beauty of its techniques.

Lipata Fight Club Tabaco City (LFCTC) emerged as the overall champion with 19 gold medals, seven silver medals and five bronze medals, followed by Rennie S. Ross Filipino Martial Arts Academy (RSRFMAA) with 18 gold medals, eight silver medals and four bronze medals, while Yaw-Yan Ardigma garnered one gold medal and three bronze medals.

Individual shadow kickboxing winners

In Junior Female Cadets-A, Loren Nicole Bron and Asheigh Norin Ros of LFCTC bagged the gold and silver, respectively. Wendy Blanca, also of LFCTC, emerged as the lone gold medal winner in the Elder Female Cadets division. In Junior Male Cadets-A, Elijah Gabriel Ross of RSRFMAA took the gold while Bladimir Balunso of LFCTC won the silver. Jade Arvin Almonte and John Kyle Onrubia, both from LFCTC, won the gold and silver in Junior Male Cadets-B. In Older Male Cadets, Angerick Lipata and Jean Kharlo Beralde of LFCTC finished first and second, respectively.

Individual kickboxing form winners

In Younger Female Cadets, Jolly Ann Grace Ross, Joelyn Villareal and Akieszha Margarette Brondo of RSRFMAA snatched the gold, silver and bronze, respectively. Ros also took home a bronze. In Junior Female Cadets-A, Erica Mae Pao of RSRFMAA won the gold, Anna Marie Moyano of LFCTC bagged the silver, Princess Loren Dacunes of RSRFMA and Rhiana Isabel Alfonso of LFCTC took one bronze each. In Junior Female Cadets-B, Keith delos Trinos Villanueva of Mindoro Suntadum Armada Sandugo, Cris Diane Casiño of RSRFMAA and Alison Gaile Moyano of LFCTC, finished first, second and third, respectively.

Pair kickboxing form winners

The duo of Brondo and Villareal of RSRFMAA won the gold in the Younger Female Cadets. In Older Female Cadets, the tandem of Bicalan and Bolaños of LFCTC took the gold, the duo of Hurtado and Casiño of RSRFMAA bagged the silver, while the pair of Zamantha Kaye Palong and Noelyn Jane Arong of Yaw-Yan Ardigma Siquijor copped the bronze. The pair of Moyano and Bron of LFCTC, and the tandem of Dacunes and Pao of RSRFMAA finished first and second, respectively, in Junior Female Cadets-A.

Team kickboxing form winners

The team of Sharmaine Umapas, Dacunes and Villareal won the gold in Junior Female Cadets-A. The team of Rhianna Isabel Alfonso, Moyano and Joanna Rose Cid bagged the gold in Junior Female Cadets-B. The team of Ruby Ross, Hurtado and Casiño of RSRFMAA copped the gold in Older Female Cadets. The team of Ryan Callos, Christian Berano and Aaron Bernardez of LFCTC took the gold in Older Male Cadets.

WKA PH currently has 32 gyms under its umbrella with Ramil Serit as president, Ernie Faeldonia as vice president, Anthony Dominic So as national secretary general, and Rennie Ross as training director and consultant.

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