Discussion in 'Misc. Stick Arts' started by arnisador, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. conceptual warrior

    conceptual warrior New Member

    Hi bttcanada,

    Please tell us more about these traditional striking patterns of the Malayu Sibat and its history as well (i.e. place of origin, founder, etc.). Any additional info would be appreciated.

    BTW, it's Tapado, not Topada. :p

  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    So, it uses a greater variety of angles of attack?

    How long is the sibat used?
  3. Phil Mar Nadela

    Phil Mar Nadela New Member Supporting Member

    Sorry for the bumping this thread. But I'm curious if any one here actually trained recently in OFT?
  4. Darrin Cook

    Darrin Cook New Member

    Modified Tapado

    I studied one-on-one with Modified Tapado GM Mike Vasquez in Bacolod City. The art is not very common in the Philippines or here in the US. GM Vasquez appointed me as a representative for the Northwestern US.

    I think the strengths of the system are its simplicity and its power. If you watch Tapado, you think there is nothing to it, but once you pick up a stick it's not as easy as it looks. Time and time again I was getting beaten, or couldn't block GM Vasquez's stick, and didn't have a clue why.

    The style is also incredibly powerful. You can't grasp how hard they're hitting until you actually see it.

    Feel free to contact me, and anyone with the chance to study with Joe Tan should definitely do so --he has a wealth of knowledge in Original Tapado, Modified Tapado, and the other Negrense martial arts.
  5. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

  6. conceptual warrior

    conceptual warrior New Member

    The Essence of Original Filipino Tapado

    The late Grandmaster Romeo "Nono" C. Mamar chose to name his art using the Hiligaynon word Tapado to summarize the essence of the art. Tapat means "to end with certainty" while the suffix do denotes "the degree of." So Tapado can be taken as "the degree of ending something with certainty," in this case a fight.

    This is reflected in the art having only two strikes, an emphasis on the single ended use of the stick, and the delivery of strikes with no holding back.

    GM Mamar put his art to the test by fighting other Arnis masters from various systems (saber/foil, methodo, oido, sinamak, espada y daga, etc.) in real time, no-pad full contact bouts and came out undefeated in at least a hundred skirmishes. His cousin as well as his nephew and Chief Instructor of the Original Filipino Tapado organization, now 1st Generation Inheritor Benefredo "Bebing" M. Lobrido, had their own share of challenge matches. Many of the matches were held in the mountainous regions of Negros Occidental where there were no or not much legal restrictions on hurting another person in consentual combat.

    The methods used in Original Filipino Tapado are not based on tradition but more on the efficiency that it gives its practitioner during a conflict. In those days when GM Mamar and his kins were proving the viability of Original Filipino Tapado as a combat art, they were concerned with nothing except ending the fight the soonest.

    For more info on Original Filipino Tapado, please visit:
    http://visayanfilipinomartialarts.blogspot.com/ (search Original Filipino Tapado) www.youtube.com (search Original Filipino Tapado)
    http://www.fmadigest.com/Issues/special-editions.html (see Original Filipino Tapado edition)
    http://www.fmadigest.com/Issues/regular-issues.html (Vol.5 No. 1)
    http://www.rapidjournal.com/ (Vol. 14 No. 2)
    http://ndb-online.com (search Original Filipino Tapado)
    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod (search Original Filipino Tapado)

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