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7 clubs joining Tropang Growee judo, jiu jitsu tournaments

AT LEAST seven clubs are joining the Tropang Growee 3rdTancontian Judo Championships and Jiu Jitsu Invitational both slated on February 13 at the Gaisano Grand Citimall in Ilustre Street.

Tournament director Paolo Tancontian of the Tancontian Judo Club said they are the Davao Masters Judo Club under Bing Aseneta, MATS College Judo Club under  Jay Aseneta, Kidapawan Grapplers under Gilmar Tangayan, Python’s Pit under Bambi Posadas, Warrior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of Amir Achacoso, Dakudao High School of Malagamot, Panacan under Regina Aseneta  and the Holiday Gym and Spa.

“We hope to discover new and young potentials in this tournament,” said Tancontian, an 8th time national champion and former member of the RP national judo player.

The judo competition will be played from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., while the jiu jitsu will start at 3 p.m.

The categories in judo are: Kiddies (boys and girls) – 9 years old and below, 11 yrs. and below and 14 yrs. old and below; Juniors (17 years old and below) boy’s – 55 kgs., boy’s +55 kgs. (open weight), girl’s -50 kgs. ; girl’s +50 kgs. (open weight); Men’s – 55 kgs., -60 kgs., -73 kgs. ; men’s open weight; Women’s -45 kgs., -52 kgs., -60 kgs. and women’s open weight.

The jiu jitsu will have categories for the Kiddies, Junior, Men and Women. They are the: Kiddies – (boys and girls) 9 yrs. and below, 12 yrs. old and below, 14 yrs. old and below, 14 yrs old below (Absolute/Open weight);  Junior  (17 yrs. and below) – boys’ -55 kgs., boys’ Absolute/Open weight; girls’ -50 kgs., girls’ Absolute/Open weight; Men’s -55 kgs., -64 kgs., -70 kgs. and Absolute/Open weight; Women’s -50 kgs., -60 kgs., and Absolute/Open weight; and Master’s Division Absolute/Open weight.

Medals will be awarded to the winners, while the over-all team champion will get a trophy.

The event is supported by the Evangelista Aquatics and Sports Management Inc. (EASMI) in coordination with the Holiday Gym and Spa and the Association for the Advancement of Karatedo (AAK).(pr)


Tropang Growee supports karate, judo,jiu jitsu tournaments at Gaisano Citimall

TROPANG Growee is supporting three upcoming and exciting martial arts competitions set next month all at the Gaisano Grand Citimall along Ilustre St. this city.

Darren Evangelista, president and CEO of the Evangelista Aquatics and Sports Management Inc. (EASMI) said that the Tropang Growee 3rd Tancontian Judo Championships and Jiu Jitsu Invitational will first be held on February 13, Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Handling the two-in-one event is 8th time national judo champion Paolo Tancontian of the Tancontian Judo Club in coordination with the Holiday Gym and Spa and Rommel Tan of the Association for the Advancement of Karatedo (AAK).

Tan is handling the Tropang Growee 2010 Interschool Karatedo Age-Group Championships set on Feb. 20 also at Gaisano Grand Citimall featuring more than 100 karatekas from all over Mindanao.

All of the three events are age-group competitions with medals and trophies up for grabs.

The organizers want to discover new and young potentials, which can represent Davao City to the national or international tournaments.

Judo will have 18 categories, while jiu jitsu has 20 and karatedo with 40.

“This is just a start of our plan to hold a Martial Arts Festival in Davao. We want to show our unity from different sports,” said Tan, who is a former national team member.

Evangelista, on the other hand, said his company will also support the summer events in judo and karatedo under the Tropang Growee Sports Program.(pr)

UM, HCDC bets shine in Kadayawan Judofest

UM, HCDC  bets shine in Kadayawan Judofest


Team  G S B Total

UM-Davao 12 8 4 24

HCDC  3 5 4 12

St. Mary’s 2 2 3 7

DCC-Toril 1 4 0 5

UM-Tagum 1 0 1 2

University of Mindanao-Davao captured 12 out of the 19 gold medals at stake to run away with the overall title in the recent 2009 Kadayawan Judo Championship, August 22, at the HCDC Judo Hall.

UM-Davao ruled the Advance Men’s class winning all the golds at stake courtesy of super extra lightweight Eric John Garcia, extra lightweight Jose Miguel Briosos, half lightweight Jerald Eugenio, lightweight Jamilo Pacot and heavyweight Joey Andrade.

The UM judokas also added three golds in the men’s beginners class through extra lightweight Julharme Saydaw, lightweight Kenneth Pradel, and half middle Jeric Gemao.

The dominance also rubbed off in the distaff side with 3 golds in the Advance class and two more in the beginners. The women gold medal winners were super extra lightweight Sheryl Caballero, extra light Aimie Panes, and heavy Lorena Salasain in the Advance, and heavy Candida Apostol in the Beginners.

UM-Davao also had 8 silvers and four bronzes for a total of 24 medals. Holy Cross of Davao was a far second with 3 golds, 5 silvers and 4 bronzes. HCDC struck through half light Junel Mark Banua, heavy Alexis Bananola and light Charlot Jan Valindez.

St. Mary’s of Tagum took home two golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes. SMC’s gold medallists were extra light Jeanelie Omandac and super extra light Jomer Faeldin.

Rounding up the standings were Davao Christian College of Toril with a 1-4-0 tally and UM-Tagum with a 1-0-1 slate. DCC’s lone gold medallist was super extra light Jovely Galos while UM-Tagum struck through half light Annalie Datoy.

Gold medallists receive P250, silver P200 and bronze P150 courtesy of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. The tournament is held under the supervision of the Philippine Judo Federation of Region XI and hosted by the Holy Cross of Davao Judo Club.

PJF Regional President Mariano Barayuga congratulated the winners while thanking the city government for the tremendous support to judo.(pr)