Asian Martial Arts Peace Cup 2014

 

WTMF by Dr. Venus G. Agustin, President, WTMF/MAFWP Asia (UPF Peace Embassy, Quezon City, Philippines): World Tong-Il Moo-Do Federation (WTMF) and Martial Arts Federation for World Peace (MAFWP) go hand in hand together promotes and teach to break-down the walls of selfishness, greediness and other forms of self-centered interest within oneself thereby contributing to revising the original standard of values that contributed to realizing man’s three life goals of maturing one’s character, family as the cornerstone of peace and caring the environment thereby promotes the philosophy of “living for the sake of others.”

Upon the approval of our Dr. Yong Chung Sik, Special Emissary and Regional President for Asia, and Chairman of both the Martial Arts Federation for World Peace (MAFWP) and the World Tong-Il Moo-Do Federation (WTMF) in Asia, last August 2014, we immediately set our goal to hold the 1st Asian Martial Arts Peace Cup on November 28~30, 2014 in the Philippines with the following goals and objectives: 1) To utilize the foundation and potential of martial arts through Tong-Il Moo-Do and the Martial Arts Federation for World Peace (MAFWP) to educate the martial arts community in Asia in supporting our goal of tribal, national and regional sovereignty; 2) To pioneer a path for Tong-Il Moo-Do with the collaboration of MAFWP to become part of the Asian Games on 2018; 3) To strengthen our relationship and expand the foundation of Tong-Il Moo-Do with MAFWP collaboration in other countries that we have not been able to reach in Asia. 4) To raise and educate potential martial arts volunteer to teach martial arts and its philosophy both locally and internationally.

I personally experienced how Tong-Il Moo-Do is very unique compared to all other kinds of martial arts that exist today. Tong-Il Moo-Do though mixed martial arts in style and technique, its philosophy is completely aligned with Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon’s (True Parents) principle of “living for the sake of others.” Tong-Il Moo-Do Forms are all expressed through the Universal Principle of achieving the three life goals. In other words, Tong-Il Moo-Do philosophy is completely connected to True Parents’ thought through the Tong-Il Moo-Do Forms. For this, all students of Tong-Il Moo-Do learned the Divine Principle through the Tong-Il Moo-Do Forms. For instance, there was one case when one Iranian martial arts champion came to know Tong-Il Moo-Do and its philosophy through the website. He sent an email and wished to visit Tong-Il Moo-Do Dojang anywhere in the world and expressed to become an official member because he testified that Tong-Il Moo-Do philosophy is very close to their Iranian faith, culture and tradition. Dr. Joon Ho Seuk recommended that he visit the Philippines to meet us and learn Tong-Il Moo-Do. Indeed, he came with his wife together with an interpreter 3 years ago. He was very delighted and inspired to meet us and see the foundation of Tong-Il Moo-Do in the Philippines through the International Peace Leadership College (IPLC) and upon his return to Iran, he studied its philosophy and practiced its styles through downloading videos in the Tong-Il Moo-Do website and likewise taught the same to all his martial arts students, friends and associates in the Iran martial arts community. He continuously communicated with us and after almost two years, he invited leaders of Tong-Il Moo-Do to visit Tehran, Iran. Dr. Joon Ho Seuk, Master Takamitsu Hoshiko, Master Venus Agustin and Master Panfilo Lumibao went to Iran where were warmly welcomed by him, his students, his friends in the Iranian martial arts and some government sports representative. This is how he organized Tong-Il Moo-Do in Iran and came to start associating with the Tong-Il Moo-Do family and the rest is history.

The 1st Asian Martial Arts Peace Cup 2014 was held from November 28-30, 2014 at the UPF Peace Embassy, Quezon City, Philippines. It was a 3-day event participated by martial artists from eight countries, namely; Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Thailand. There were a total of 82 participants who joined the event, from which 48 participated in the tournament for the ballet, team and individual form, and sparring competition. The first day was dedicated to introducing the Tong-il Moo Do Philosophy to the participants. The second day was the presentation of the rules and regulations for the tournament including a special Tournament meeting on how the World Tong Il Moo Do Federation (WTMF) can bring its tournament to the Olympics. The third day was the tournament proper.

During the tournament meeting, significant input were shared and put up particularly from the delegation of Iran. Master Mohammadomid Sajedi (Representative of Martial Arts Federation of the Iran Government) was there including Mr. Majid Salari (Pres. TIMD Iran and Middle East) and Master Reza Pourkiani (VP, TIMD Iran, Advisor Consultant for Research and Dev’t of WTMF Asia) who gave so much contribution and advise in order to develop Tong Il Moo Do tournaments in order for TIMD to be accepted in the World Olympics. Grandmaster Pyung Rae Moon (Pres., Martial Arts Federation for World Peace Int’l) headed the meeting with Master Takamitsu Hoshiko (EVP/Secretary General, WTMF International) and Master Venus Agustin (President, WTMF & MAFWP Asia). Martial Arts Instructors from the participating countries and other martial arts traditions also joined the meeting. The main points discussed and voted by the members present were the establishment of a clear organizational chart for WTMF Asia and putting up two new committees, namely, the Committees on Coaching and Referees. These were pointed out by both Master Salari and Master Pourkiani as very important factors in order for Tong Il Moo Do to develop its tournament, athletes and programs. They also suggested having a sports calendar so that everyone can prepare in advance for activities like the Peace Cup and World Cup. During the meeting, the Representative of Iran Embassy went in for a visit and gave a short message to all participants. He came back on the third day to watch the tournament and stayed until dinner banquet to give his support.

The tournament was very exciting having different countries to compete with each other and yet in the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie. The winners for the ballet competition were TIMD Philippines -International Peace Leadership College for the first place and TIMD Thailand for the second place. For the Team Form Competition- both Men and Women’s Division, Thailand got second next to Philippines who won the first place. Winners for the other competitions are as follows:

Individual Forms- Junior Category

Men’s Division  

  1. Cyrus Tumanda (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. SeukJoon Agustin (TIMD- Phils.) – Silver
  3. Marjude Delos Santos (TIMD Phils.) – Bronze

Women’s Division

  1. MizueOishi (TIMD Japan) – Gold

Individual Forms- Senior Category

Men’s Division  

  • 1. (TIMD Cambodia) – Gold
  • 2. Jhon Mark Hinacay (Phils) – Silver
  • 3.5 Louie Ortiz (TIMD Phils.)  – Bronze
  • 3.5 LitoTariman (TIMD Thailand) – Bronze

Women’s Division

  • 1. Marissa Batiancila (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  • 2.5 ElmarieTumanda (TIMD Phils.) – Silver
  • 2.5 DiaCarumba (TIMD Phils.) – Silver

Sparring Competition- Junior Category

Men’s Division

Bantamweight

  1. Preston Tanate (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. Mehdi Mansourbadi (Iran) – Silver

Lightweight

  1. SeukJoon Agustin (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. HosseiEsmaeili (Iran) – Silver
  3. Marjude Delos Santos (TIMD Phils.) – Bronze

Middleweight

  1. HosseinGharibgard (Iran) – Gold
  2. Cyrus Tumanda (TIMD Phils.) – Silver

Sparring Competition- Senior Category

Women’s Division

Bantamweight

  1. ElroseTumanda (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. ParichatApithasanor (TIMD Thailand) – Silver

Featherweight

  1. WilaipornKokongjeede (TIMD Thailand) – Gold
  2. Grace Nietes (TIMD Phils.) – Silver
  3. Jocelyn Pablo (TIMD Phils.) – Bronze

Lightweight

  1. Venus Caturce (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. NipaMathusonsawan (TIMD Thailand) – Silver
  3. Florie May Cuering (TIMD Phils.) – Bronze

Welterweight

  1. Bianca Falculan (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. ChadapornPonphongwiwat (TIMD Thailand) – Silver

Sparring Competition- Senior Category

Men’s Division

Finweight

  1. GeovaneGella (TIMD Phis.) – Gold
  2. Ryan Almasan (Philippines) – Silver
  3. RanathornJarunkorn (TIMD Thailand) – Bronze
  4. Arbie Agustin (TIMD Phils.)

Flyweight

  1. AlvicherPenido (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. Louie Ortiz (TIMD Phils.) – Silver
  3. JameerPaclipan (TIMD Phils.) – Bronze

Bantamweight

  1. Abbas Khorami (Iran) – Gold
  2. PissanusakNetsoongnern (TIMD Thailand) – Silver
  3. Jhon Mark Hinacay (Philippines) – Bronze
  4. Alfred Penido (TIMD Phils.) – Bronze

Featherweight

  1. Julius Jemena (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. Yong Il Kang (Korea) – Silver

Lightweight

  1. LitoTariman (TIMD Thailand) – Gold
  2. MelsiHoxhallari (Albania) – Silver
  3. Kyo Won Ku (Korea) – Bronze
  4. Christopher Larosa (Philippines) – Bronze

Welterweight

  1. JovyAbes (TIMD Phils.) – Gold
  2. Mark Bryan Dela Santa (Philippines) – Silver

Middleweight

  1. Mohammad HadiRafiei (Iran) – Gold
  2. MeljunPinapil (Philippines) – Silver

Heavyweight

  1. RaweetheewathSrisuttisa-ard (Thailand) – Gold
  2. Richard Balangasay (Philippines) – Silver

 

Summary of Winners by Country

Country                      Gold    Silver   Bronze

  1. Philippines           11          11             7
  2. Thailand                 3            4              2
  3. Iran                          3            2
  4. Cambodia               1
  5. Japan                       1
  6. Korea                                      1               1
  7. Albania                                  1
  8. Afghanistan

After the tournament, everybody got together for the banquet to celebrate the spirit of SPORTS reflected during the event which is S- strength with wisdom, P- patience with indomitable spirit, O- opportunity to make friends, R- respect for each other, T- teamwork to learn from each other, S- success to everyone.

In a nutshell, the 1st Asian Martial Arts Peace Cup 2014 which was held in the Philippines can now roar into the horizon to fulfill the goals and objectives by pioneering the path that is envisioned by the Martial Arts Federation for World Peace’s (MAFWP) founder Dr. Sun Myung Moon and World Tong-Il Moo-Do Federation (WTMF) initiated by Dr. Joon Ho Seuk that martial arts must raise and educate young people of the world through the philosophy of “living for the sake of others” with discipline and indomitable spirit. Along with this line of focus, martial arts students are taught the importance of loyalty and filial piety within the framework of true love, life and linage bounded by the universal principles for the sake of the family, tribe, nation, and world peace.