Archive for March, 2008

JJS karatedo bets rule Mayor’s Cup

March 14, 2008

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The karatekas of the Jack and Jill School in Bacolod City won 12 gold, eight silver and four bronze medals in the 2nd Mayor Evelio Leonardia Karatedo Cup Championship held Oct. 20 at the Negros Occ. Multi-Purpose Gym to successfully defend the title they won last year.

JJS Super Karate Kids

JJS Super Karate Kids

James Inno Guanzon and Jasmine Veniegas led the golden harvest for the JJS team, with two gold medals each. Guanzon ruled the boys’ 10-11 years old kata and kumite categories while Veniegas topped the 7-below girls’ kata and kumite.

St. Scholastica’s Academy’s karateka Kristina Graziella Celiz collected three gold medals from the girl’s 14-15 years old kata and kumite and in the women’s seniors’ kumite division to carry SSA to its third place in the tournament.

Advocacy for Strenghtening of Karatedo team placed second overall with eight gold, eight silver and four bronze medals.

Other gold medalists were Zcesar Rein Florete, 7-below boys’ kata, Andrew Sepico, 7-below boys’ kumite, Seth Jego Balibalos, 8-9 boys’ kata, Barry Goerge Jomalesa 8-9 boys’ kumite, Christine Lucasan, 8-9 girls’ kumite, Shanye Libre, 10-11 girls’ kata, Razhel Gee Mengullo, 10-11 girls’ kumite, and Mark Badayos,12-13 boys’ kata. Visayan Daily Star 10-24-07

JJS jins triumph in La Carlota event
BY NIDA BUENAFE

The Jack & Jill School Karatedo Team bagged 12 gold, 5 silver, and 2 bronze medals to capture the championship in the 1st Mayor Demi John Honrado Karatedo Cup Championship at DHSBNHS Covered Court on May 2.

Zcesar Rein Florete, Dante Jose Samonte III, Rolin Hundana, and James Inno Guanzon topped their respective events in the boys’ division while Mariel Villarosa, Abegail Bringuer, Jasmine Claire Veniegas, Angel Mag-aro, Sydnnie Colleen Samonte, and Razhel Gee Mengullo took the gold for JJS Karatedo Team in the girls’ category.

Flore ruled the boys’ 8-and-under with a golden performance in the kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) while Samonte plucked the gold in 9-year-old kata. Hundana finished first in 10-11 kumite and Guanzon dominated the 12-13 kumite.

Villarosa, meanwhile, reigned in girls 8-Under kumite, while teammates Bringuer and Veniegas reigned in girls’ 9 years old kata and kumite, respectively.

Mag-aro ’s gold came from girls’ 10-11 kata and Colleen Samonte topped the girls’ 10-11 kumite.

Placing second behind JJS in the team category was Northern Negros Karatedo, formerly known as ATLETA Karatedo-Talisay City with 8-4-5 gold-silver-bronze medals while Bertar Karate Kan-Association finished third with 6-2-3 finish.

Host team La Carlota City’s Vilcat Shotokan Karate Association was in fourth place with 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.*NAB

JJS karatedo team overall champs

March 5, 2008

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The Jack and Jill School in PHHC snared 14 golds, three silvers and two bronzes to emerge overall champion in the 4th Presidential Cup Karatedo Championship at the Robinson’s Metro Plaza in Bacolod City over the weekend.

Jose Carlo Gacho and Jan Alfred Pontino ruled the eight and 9-year-old boys’ categories, respectively, of of the kumite or sparring event, while Nicholas Dolorfo and Emilio Alimon III bagged the gold medals in the 10 and 12-year-old boys’ divisions, respectively.

In the girls’ side, Razhel Gee Mengullo and Kathleen Nicole Genson posted first place finishes in the eight and 9-year-old categories, respectively, as Jorizza Garcia won the 10-year-old division.

Finishing first in the 11 and 12-year-old categories, respectively, are Gian Gacho and Crissa Mae Mationg.

Dolorfo and Alimon also topped their respective categories in the kata, or forms event, of the boys category together with Garcia and Mationg in the girls’ division.

The silver medalists in kumite were Norbe Ian Abedo, Angelo Ramon Mongcal and Mayumi Liwayway Espina, while James Guanzon and Jessica Escaran ended up as third placers.

The tournament, organized by the Union of Martial Arts Organization of Negros and Bacolod, also drew entries from Talisay City’s ATLETA Karatedo and Dos Hermanas Karatedo, Shotokan Karate, Castleson High-Victorias City. Masthodon, Bertar Karate Kan, and Vilcat Karatedo-La carlota City.

Wado-ryu Karatedo, Bacolod Martial Arts Federation, Castleson High-City Heights,JJS-HOmesite and Advocacy for Strengthening of Karatedo also participated in the event. Visayan Daily Star/10-4-2005

Martial Arts showdown a success

March 5, 2008

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Jack and Jill Schools and Castleson High of Homesite, City Heights and Victorias City held the Martial Arts Showdown 2005 on February 11 at the BAYS Center, Bacolod City.

The event was participated in by members of the Union of Martial Arts Organization of Negros and Bacolod, spearheaded by JJS/Castleson High Founder and President Cecilia Del Castillo-Lopez and UMA-ONEBA president Emilio Alimon, Jr.

Sensei Elan and Sensei Randy in action

Sensei Elan and Sensei Randy in action

Also instrumental to the success of the event were Randy Mengullo, organizing chairman, and Gelianne Esteron, student Council President. The Martial arts Organization is composed of different martial arts groups.

These include groups from arnis, wushu, kickboxing, aikido, karate,tangsodo and judo club.

The occasion also showcased the karate kids exhibition and brick breaking techniques.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Rep. Monico Puentevella attended the youth oriented affair. Sun Star Bacolod

Lessons Learned in Our Karate Class

March 5, 2008

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Kicks, punches, blocks and bows–these develop physical skills and self-discipline and strengthen one’s character.

That’s what karate is all about. It is a subject that requires toughness but become the most favorite subject and sports in Jack and Jill School. At an early age of 6, we are required to attend karate class under sensei Randy Mengullo as part of the school curriculum.

Thrilling, difficult but exciting–that’s our karate period. Proper punches and kicks are scored. It is your bad day if you receive a hit from an opponent during training but you get your lucky day, too, when praised by the teacher ad you realize that “It’s not how you win or lose but how you played the game that counts”.

Muscle pains are usual after effects. And one’s day is not complete if he fails to improve techniques as he joins the sparring session.

Jack & Jill School Karate Dojo in Bacolod City

Jack & Jill School Karate Dojo in Bacolod City

Constant training and self-discipline are highly required ofus because we also believe that “what we sow, we reap”. That’s is why, we became achievers in karate, like during the recent tournament sponsored by ATLETA-Philippine National Police on September 8. Participated in by different clubs and school in Western Visayas. Our School earned a gold medal in kata (forms) through Rodolfo Torrato Jr. and kumite (sparring0 through Krizia Vinzon and Ann Margaret Apostol. The school also earned three silver and five bronze medals.

The beauty of it all is while we are trained to protect ourselves, we have the opportunity to achieve something. In our young minds, karate plays an important role. But while we may win, we do not boast; our feet stay firm on the ground. That’s what we learn in our karate class. That’s how we are trainedin school.STARLIFE Sunday/Young Lives: Lauren Lynn Cavile 

JJS-Homesite jins cop mayor’s Cup

March 5, 2008

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Jack and Jill School in Homesite seized 10 gold medals to bring home the overall crown in the Mayor Evelio Leonardia Karatedo Cup Tournament in Bacolod City durind the weekend.

Spearheading JJS-Homesite campaign were Seth Jego Balibalos, Jan Sobrevega and John Blisse Del Castillo as they ruled the synchronized team kata competitions in the boys’ 9 years old category.

The victory of JJS-Homesite however, was not a walk in the park as the Bertar Karate Kan bets claimed nine golds to place first runner-up, while finishing second runners-up were the Advocacy for Strengthening of Karatedo-Cebu and ATLETA-Talisay with four golds each.

Del Castillo added another gold to the coffers of JJS-Homesite when he reigned supreme in the boys’ 9-year-old kumite hostilities, while Razhel Gee Mengullo hauled two golds when she reigned supreme in the girls’ 9-year-old kata and kumite divisions.

Also posting top honors for JJS-Homesite were Shannon Libre and James Inno Guanzon, grabbing the golds in the girls’ 10-year-old kata and boys’ 11-year-old kumite, respectively.

Other private school karatekas, who teamed up with JJS-Homesite to don its colors also delivered gold medals.

Kristina Graziella Celiz of St. Scholastica’s Academy hauled the golds in the kata and kumite competitions ofthe girls’ cadet category, while compatriot Leanne Lorayna bagged the girls’ 11-year-old kumite gold. Emilio Alimon III of St. Joseph’s School-La Salle took the gold in the kumite hostilities ofthe boys cadet division.

JJS-Homesite, mentored by Elan Delfin with Randy Mengullo acting as chief instructor, also snatched 10 silvers and six bronzes.

Also competing in the event, which saw an exhibition showdown by the women’s synchronized squad of the Philippine karatedo team, were ASK-Bacolod and Castleson High. VISAYAN DAILY STAR/11-28-06

Karate Team hauls POF Medals

March 5, 2008

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Karatekas carrying the colors of Jack & Jill School in Bacolod City bagged a total of 10 medals in the Philippine Olympic Festival (POF) Visayas leg hosted by Iloilo Province last September 12-14, 2007.

Leading the Gold Medalists was James Inno Guanzon of Grade 5-Gem who topped the boys’ 10-11 years old category kata (forms) and kumite (sparring).

Also winning the gold medalists were Rhazel Gee Mengullo (girls’ 8-9 kata), John Blisse Del Castillo (boys’ 8-9 kumite) and Aaron Andrei Lubrico (boys’ 8-9 kata).

Phillippine Olympic Festival Visayas Karatedo Champion

Phillippine Olympic Festival Visayas Karatedo Champion

Mengullo, a bronze winner in the 20th Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF) National Open, also wonthe kumite silver in her category, while Seth Jego Balibalos and Lubrico settled for second and third, behind Del Castillo.

Other Negros Occidental Karatedo Federation (NOKAF) members who joined the JJS squad were PKF national gold medalist Leanne Lorayna and Kristina Graziella Celiz from St. Scholastica’s Academy; JJS alumnae Crissa Mae Mationg and Jorizza Mai Garcia of St. Joseph’s School-La Salle also topped the girls’ age-group categories.

The winning karatekas together with coaches, sensei Randy Mengullo and Elan Delfin, will Advance in the national finals in Manila, Philippines. UP THE HILL/Volume 8 no. 1, S.Y.2007-2008: Ariene Marie Angelu Coronado & Mikaela Tan.