SSFC 2016 is Singapore’s very first inter-martial arts tournament for stickfighting. Hosted by Lightning Arnis Singapore, this competition provides a platform for contestants to showcase stickfighting styles from their respective martial arts backgrounds.
Date and venue
The tournament will take place from 12th to 13th November 2016, at Tanglin Community Club, 245 Whitley Rd, S(297829).
|Saturday, 12th November
|| Rules, regulations and scoring system briefing for judges, referees and participants
Certificate of Attendance and Achievement will be presented to attendees.
Competition & Prize Ceremony
*Dinner will be provided.
|Sunday, 13th November
||CMAA Close Quarter Self-Defense Semilar,
conducted by Master Glen Gardiner (Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima World Federation).*Equipment, lunch and refreshment will be provided.
*Limited to first 50 registered participants
Who can attend?
The event is open to all weapon-based martial arts associations, clubs and schools who are trained in weapons and wish to compete in full contact sparring.
The following categories are open for registration:
- Sparring Single Stick Men (ages 18-39)
- Sparring Single Stick Women (ages 18-39)
- Sparring Double Sticks Men (ages 18-39)
- Sparring Double Stick Women (ages 18-39)
- Sparring Single Stick Men (ages 40-49)
- Sparring Single Stick Women (ages 40-49)
- Sparring Double Sticks Men (ages 40-49)
- Sparring Double Stick Women (ages 40-49)
- Sparring Single Stick Men (ages 50-Above)
- Sparring Single Stick Women (ages 50- Above)
- Sparring Double Sticks Men (ages 50- Above)
- Sparring Double Stick Women (ages 50- Above)
- Sparring Single Stick Men (Open Weight)
- Sparring Single Stick Women (Open Weight)
- Sparring Double Stick Men (Open Weight)
- Sparring Double Stick Women (Open Weight)
- Team (Open Age Group 18-50 and above)
The grouping and order of matches will be announced two weeks before the competition.
Rules & Regulation
Guidelines on rules, regulation and scoring systems will be provided upon confirmation of application.
Closing date: 31st October 2016
Registration fees: S$65.00 per category, or S$95.00 for all events.
An extra 50% fee is applicable for any application made after registration closing date.
For registration and payment details, please contact us at:
Phone: (+65) 8423 5860
Facebook: Singapore Stickfighting Challenge
Arnis predominantly employs hand techniques while using the lower body mainly for footwork and sweeping during takedown. In this 2015 seminar for NUS students, Guro Andrew and Leng Kee explored the various ways of incorporating kicks as a follow-up to defense-counterattack drills.
10th Stick-Fighting Championships in Singapore
On the 18th of February 2012, eight (8) members were given awards by Tanglin Community Club (People’s Association) during the Annual Appreciation night for instructors and members.
State Minister Lui Tuck Yew (RAdm) and Tanglin Community Club Chair Mr. Chua Lai Teck (BBM) were on hand to give the awards that evening. Three instructors from Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore) received the coveted Achievement Awards. Two other instructors received Long Service Awards while three very active members were recognized for their valuable contributions to Kilat Senjata
The award recipients are:
Punong Guro Dr. Vicente “Enteng” Reyes – Certificate of Achievement
Guro Faisal Hussain – Certificate of Achievement
Guro Muneer Mohammad – Certificate of Achievement
Guro Ian Tay – Long Service Award
Guro Li Zhi Huan – Long Service Award
Robert Lapu-os – Certificate of Appreciation
Kelvin Leslie Thomas – Certificate of Appreciation
Mark Roche – Certificate of Appreciation
Kudos to all the award recipients and to Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore)!
Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2011
The Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2011 proved to be a fitting year-end capstone for the history of Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) in Singapore. On the 12th of Nov. 2011, fighters from Combined Martial Arts Academy (CMAA), Jakarta led by their charismatic Chief Instructor Master Glen Gardiner visited Singapore to spend a day of highly-competitive stick-fighting tournament with Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore). No less than the Chairman of the Tanglin Community Club, Mr. Chua Lai Teck, BBM graced the occasion. The VIP guest for the tournament was His Excellency Nathaniel Imperial, Consul-General of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore.
Skills Exchange Workshop: Introduction and Appreciation of the Different Fighting Styles
A day after the highly-competitive LAS Cup, on the 13th of Nov., Kilat Senjata and CMAA engaged in a Skills Exchange Workshop with the objective of providing to the various clubs an introduction and appreciation of their different fighting styles. CMAA Master Glen Gardiner conducted a three-hour session with the Kilat Senjata Singapore group sharing his vast experience and expertise in unarmed combat. Kilat Senjata (LAS) Chief Instructor Vicente “Enteng” Reyes spent three hours with the CMAA Jakarta group sharing with them the fundamental principles of Lightning Scientific Arnis International (LSAI) as well as introducing the CMAA fighters to the distinctive yet practical weapons combat applications of LSAI.
Kilat Senjata Cup in year 2011 proved to be an historic event. Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore) staged a friendly tournament with United Arnis Singapore (with Chief Instructor Robert Guerrero). The tournament had two phases (padded stick and live cane formats) adopting modified World Escrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) rules. It was held at the Kilat Senjata Main Gym – Tanglin Community CLub on the 30th of October 2011 from 0900 till 1200 in the afternoon.