Pacific Island Gathering and Tournament, August 4th 2012

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Navadisha, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. NAGA

    NAGA Member

    Hello All,
    There is no added cost for signing up the day of, registration is from 8:00 A.M. too 9:00A.M. and even a little later than that... Our target start time is 9:30 A.M. Thanks,
  2. Navadisha

    Navadisha New Member

    What a great tournament yesterday, certainly the most fun yet.
    A great group of Dog Brothers showed up and really got into the concept of what the tournament was created for, exploring bladed combat and testing what you've trained. There were the formidable guys from Freestyle, DTS, Bahad Zubu Midwest and more. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves and the comraderie.

    A big shout out to Top Dog prize winner, Greg Jahiel. Greg competed with passion, respect for everyone involved and truly epitomized the spirit of the tournament, a easy choice among a bunch of fierce fighters.


    I'm sure John will post the bracket winners in a few days (not that winning is the only thing, but the schools they represent deserve it).

    It was also great to have GrandMaster Tom Sipin of Four Winds MA in attendance (and willing to lend advice for my attempts at humor).

    Here's a few vids I quickly posted on youtube. I should have great pics in a few days as I brought a professional along to take pics this year!!

    Navadisha Martial Arts
  3. Tagadagat

    Tagadagat New Member

    Just wanted to pipe in and congratulate everyone who competed, and to thank John and everyone else who made this tournament a possibility. It is always a fun time meeting up with old friends and making new ones, doing what we all love, exploring the bladed arts and not just talking about them. Already looking forward to next year's, and hoping to meet/play with many new friends. Mabuhay ang Mandirigma
  4. billc

    billc New Member

    I wanted to say thanks to everyone who made the Gathering possible, from the judges to the E.M.T. on the scene and especially to the man behind the Pacific Island Gathering, Guro John Bednarski. Each year he puts together a fine tournament and brings in schools from around the country to compete in blade based FMA, and everyone has a great time. Think about next year. There may even be a new event...Shock Knives competition, or so the rumor goes. It was a great time, see you next year.
  5. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    Did you make it to the tournament this year?
  6. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    Congratulations to all participating and of course John Bednarski for holding the event! Good job everyone!
  7. NAGA

    NAGA Member

    Winners at the Pacific Island Gathering and Tournament.

    Hello All Here is a list of winners!

    Sayaws: 1st Place Ernesto Velazquez FMA Chicago DTS Kali
    2nd Mark Basel Filipino Combat Club Bahad Zubu

    Sword Lightwht: 1st Cole Van Harn Navadisha
    2nd Federico Malibago Flilipino Combat Club Bahad Zubu
    3rd Mark Basel Filipino Combat Club Bahad Zubu

    Sword Hvywght: 1st Oleg Tritenichenko Freestyle Krav Maga
    2nd Gabe Wehby Freestyle Krav Maga
    3rd Allen Bonnes Freestyle Krav Maga

    Sword Seniors: 1st Bill Cihak FMA Chicago DTS Kali
    2nd Greg Jahiel Kali Eskrima JKD JKD Bloomington Normal
    3rd Chris Garrison FreeStyle Krav Maga

    Espada Y Daga Lightwhgt: 1st Carlos Flores Dog Brothers Martial arts
    2nd Cole Van Harn Navadisha
    3rd Greg Jahiel Kali Eskrima JKD JKD Bloomington Normal

    Espada Y Daga Heavywght: 1st Ernesto Velazquez FMA chicago DTS Kali
    2nd Chris Garrison Freestyle Krav Maga

    Two Handed Sword lightwght:
    1st mark Basel Filipino Combat Club Bahad Zubu
    2nd Cole Van Harn Navadisha
    3rd Federico Malibago

    Two Handed Sword Heavywght: 1st Cole Van Harn Navadisha
    2nd Oleg Tritenichenko Freestyle Krav Maga
    3rd Alan Bonnes Freetyle Krav Maga

    Two Handed Sword Lightwght Seniors:
    1st Steve Van Harn Navadisha
    2nd Greg Jahiel Kali Eskrima JKD Bloomington Normal

    Two Handed Sword Heavywght Seniors:
    1st Chris Garrison Freestyle Krav Maga
    2nd Garth Cousineau Freestyle Krava Maga

    Top Dog: Greg Jahiel "the man with a lot of Heart" Bloonington Normal JKD Kali Eskrima

    Thanks Everyone John!
  8. BirdieKing

    BirdieKing Member

    Hey everyone, the Pacific Island Tournament will be Saturday August 17th 2013 this year. New tournament format, great prizes and other cool surprises! Please come out and support FMA!
  9. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Junior Member

    Is the Pacific Island Tournament 2013 pushing through?
  10. Navadisha

    Navadisha New Member

    Yes, it is.
  11. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Junior Member

    Still going to be a Sword Seniors Division?
  12. James Miller

    James Miller Member Supporting Member

    Why do you ask?
  13. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Junior Member

    I just might be able to finally visit this year! Things seem to be better this year. I already got a job starting in August after being unemployed for long while, so I think I can afford things this time.
  14. NAGA

    NAGA Member

    Hello Little Bad Boy,
    At last we will get to finally meet in person! Yes we will have such a division with some fine individuals! So please do come and I look forward to seeing you!

  15. NAGA

    NAGA Member

    Hello Everyone,
    This upcoming Saturday the 17th of August is the PIT Tournament! Registration starts at 8:00A.M. and no personal checks will be accepted the day of the tournament! So I hope to see everyone there and my best to everyone....

  16. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Junior Member

    No thread for the PIT Chicago 2013? I had fun!
  17. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Junior Member

    Any tournaments/gathering this summer?

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