Singapore Stickfighting Challenge (SSFC) 2016

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:

  1. Sparring Single Stick Men (ages 18-39)
  2. Sparring Single Stick Women (ages 18-39)
  3. Sparring Double Sticks Men (ages 18-39)
  4. Sparring Double Stick Women (ages 18-39)
  5. Sparring Single Stick Men (ages 40-49)
  6. Sparring Single Stick Women (ages 40-49)
  7. Sparring Double Sticks Men (ages 40-49)
  8. Sparring Double Stick Women (ages 40-49)
  9. Sparring Single Stick Men (ages 50-Above)
  10. Sparring Single Stick Women (ages 50- Above)
  11. Sparring Double Sticks Men (ages 50- Above)
  12. Sparring Double Stick Women (ages 50- Above)
  13. Sparring Single Stick Men (Open Weight)
  14. Sparring Single Stick Women (Open Weight)
  15. Sparring Double Stick Men (Open Weight)
  16. Sparring Double Stick Women (Open Weight)
  17. 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.

Registration Details

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


Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2011 – Kilat Senjata (Lightning Arnis Singapore) vs. Combined Martial Arts Academy (CMAA), Jakarta

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 2011 – Goodwill Meet-up with United Arnis (Singapore)

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.

Kilat Senjata- Lightning Arnis Singapore joins the Philippine LEMA Cup 2011

Kilat Senjata – Lightning Arnis Singapore (LAS) participated in this year’s LEMA Cup which was held on the 20th of March 2011 in Marikina City, the Philippines. The LEMA Cup is the annual fellowship tournament organized by LSAI for all its affiliated schools and is usually held during or near the birth date of the founder of LSAI, the late GM Benjamin Luna Lema.

For 2011, LSAI had a first:  The participation of Kilat Senjata – Lightning Arnis Singapore (LAS) was the very first time ever that an international affiliate of LSAI joined the LEMA Cup.

While in Manila, the Kilat Senjata – Lightning Arnis Singapore (LAS) delegation had the great fortune of attending Master Classes with LSAI Master Bot on various applications of espada y daga. The Singapore delegation also spent a considerable time undergoing Master Classes with LSAI Master Alex on offense and defense techniques with bladed weapons as well as practical applications of pistol and rifle disarms. A part of the training and exposure to the Philippines required that the Singapore delegation spend time in Manila’s pistol and rifle range to gain in-depth knowledge and greater familiarity with various modern firearms.

Kilat Senjata – Lightning Arnis Singapore (LAS) delegation with LSAI GM and Masters

Top Row (Left to Right) – Guro Toti, LSAI Master Romy Santos, Grandmaster Vicente “Vic” Sanchez  of Kali-Academy of Martial Arts (also one of the most senior LSAI Masters), LSAI Master Romy Valenzuela, LSAI Master Nathan Dominguez, LSAI Master Bot Jocano, Guro Vicente (LSAI-Singapore).

Bottom Row (Left to Right) – Kelvin (LSAI-Singapore), Robert (LSAI-Singapore), LSAI Grandmaster Ate Patty, Mark (LSAI-Singapore), Guro Faisal (LSAI-Singapore), Guro Muneer (LSAI-Singapore).

Upcoming Tournaments in 2008!


Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2008

21 June 2008, Saturday 18:00-21:00
Informatics Singapore Campus
10-12 Science Centre Road, S-609079

See you there! 

Two days to go before the 2008 edition of Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup!

Please remember that Tournament Training in Arnis — as I have been repeating many times is just one component of our system. It’s not the most important one, but it is a component nevertheless. Participation in these tournaments, which are obviously artificial scenarios of combat, allow us to get to “know ourselves better” improve “fitness” and practice “fellowship” among club members.

Thanks to your generosity, dedication and good spirits, we have successfully completed the KS Cup last 31st May 2008. Now, we are about ready to undertake the Singapore versus Philippines Friendly Competitions that would be happening on the 21st of June.

If you have questions, queries. comments or suggestions do not hesitate to contact me.

Mabuhay ang Lightning!

Guro Vicente

Kilat Senjata Cup 2008 and Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2008

Hi everyone,

Two important sets of announcements: Upcoming Tournaments and Preparations for Tournaments


This is a gentle reminder to everyone that two major Kilat Senjata tournaments are coming up in the next two months.

The first one is the Kilat Senjata Cup 2008 or the KS Cup 2008, this is tentatively scheduled on the 31th of May 2008. The other one is the Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2008 or the LAS Cup 2008, which is tentatively scheduled on the 21st of June 2008. If you notice both tournaments have been scheduled during the school holidays.

KS Cup 2008 is an in-house competition. This will be a padded-stick and live-cane, full-body armour competition among the different members of our club. The LAS Cup 2008 will follow the same formar of KSCup but is the more serious one since we have invited members of Mandirigmang Kaliradman (MK) to the “friendly” competition. Do take note that those who are keen on joining should have a minimum number of rounds fought

For those competing in the Padded Sticks Category (Level One and below)
In order to make sure that you are ready for the tournament, you need to commit yourself to complete at least 18 rounds of Padded stick fighting. Primarily, this could be done by joining the tournament training sessions at NTU. This could also be done — although to a lesser extent — by your diligent participation in our training sessions at Tanglin CC.
For those competing in the Live Cane Full Body Category (Level One and Above)
Similarly, in order to make sure that everyone would be ready for this tournament category, you would need to commit yourself to at least 27 rounds of Live Cane Full Body Armour fighting. Joining the tournament training sessions at NTU, would be the best way to achieve this, joining us at Tanglin CC on some days would also be ideal.


We have invited Master Manolo del Rosario and four of his most senior instructors (at least 5-10 years experience in Arnis each one of them) to a friendly competition with our Kilat Senjata group. As usual, I will be hosting them at my place in NTU. However, the entire club would need to raise FUNDS for the airfare and other transportation and allowances we would be preparing for the Mindanao group. As early as now, we need to be able to book airfares (to avail of the afforadable rates). From my very preliminary estimates, we would need to raise a total of $2500-3000, to cover their airfares, allowances and other expenses.

Lighting Arnis Singapore Cup Souvenir Program

In order for us to raise this amount of funds, I have attached with this email, the Lightning Arnis Singapore Cup 2007 Souvenir Program. Take note guys, that I have asked Master Manolo and Master Jon to write original articles for this souvenir program, it is therefore a martial arts material of high quality.

We are in the process of printing this in hard copy, we shall then be selling these first to you our members and then to our friends. Hopefully, we can cover the estimated expenses with the sales of the souvenir program alone. We can also use this souvenir program as a selling point for the LAS Cup 2008 Souvenir Program (upcoming).

In the next few days, I shall be sending you detailed copies of Oplan Bakbakan (Operation Plan Fighting) which outlines the preparations necessary to successfully stage both tournaments.

In order for us to make both activities doable, we would need ALL the members of Kilat Senjata to help out.

Last year 2007, we made history happen since we staged both tournaments — the very first time they were ever held in Singapore — and we were successful. With your help, generosity and cooperation, we can do it again. :=)

I’ll keep all of you posted on developments. If you have suggestions, comments (raising funds, tournament format, etc.) or even pledges of donation, please do email me.

Mabuhay ang Lightning! (Long Live Lightning)

Guro Vicente