Anciong Tidbit: "Sili Kolikot"

Discussion in 'Balintawak' started by Darrin Cook, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Darrin Cook

    Darrin Cook New Member

    The following is an event from the old school Balintawak days related to me by GM Maranga, posted on my blog yesterday.

    The Balintawak club had arranged a sparring session with a rival school. The Balintawak members lined up against the wall, and rivals from the other school would pick an opponent out of the line up. One challenger stepped forward and moved down the line of Balintawak practitioners, trying to choose a suitable opponent.

    One of the Balintawak guys was very muscular, so he was passed over. Unfortunately, the challenger didn’t know that the muscular guy with the ferocious mustache wasn’t very good.

    As the challenger looked over Drigo Maranga, Maranga did his best to look tough, because at the time he was relatively new to eskrima and didn’t feel prepared for the match.

    At last the eskrimador from the rival school pointed to a small, older man. He had made his choice.

    Rodrigo Maranga and the other Balintawak stylists repressed laughs. “Sili kolikot!” they sputtered.

    You see, in Visayan a “sili kolikot” is a tiny but very fierce chili pepper (called “sili labuyo” in Tagalog). The challenger had unknowingly called out the master of the school, the legendary Anciong Bacon, who was small, but hell on wheels, and one of Cebu’s greatest masters of stickfighting!
  2. jwinch2

    jwinch2 Member

    OOPS! Great story...
  3. guillermo taboada

    guillermo taboada New Member

    I am back, it was a great seminars in australia and los angeles, i would like to thanks to all who attended at dan inosantos school from seattle, north carolina, canada,philippines and los angeles,. Thank you for your support and hope to train with you again soon. You are all wonderfull group. Also i would like to thanks to the groups in australia, thank you to all my instructors for your big hospitality and most to dr. Garth dicker and the family. I would like to thanks also to all my friends in the philippines for a warm welcome and the friendship.

    Gm bobby taboada
  4. sjansen

    sjansen New Member

    Never pick the old guy in the corner trying to look feable.
  5. okoy

    okoy New Member

    do not judge a book by its cover... :)

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