Articles in the category Sport (25)

To the pantheon of pop diversions present-day Filipinos revere, the Three “B”s of Boxing, Basketball and Beauty Pageants, a fourth B should be added: Billiards. Overshadowed by the megaprizes and sheer brutality of Vegas/Macau-set boxing matches and the glitz of “voguing” catwalks of the various Misses So-and-So pageants is the more compact and quiet world of the billiards table.
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Published on 21/06/2019 by Papagei
Categories: People, Sport
Tags: Billiards, Bustamante, Reyes
Bruce Lee is regarded as one of the greatest martial artists, if not the greatest master of the art to ever live. His art revolutionized cinema forever, changing the way the western world perceived martial arts. Over the course of his life, Lee’s fame came not only from his films, but also from the creation of his own art. Jeet Kun Do, “the way of the intercepting fist,” drew influences from every art Lee studied, which included Filipino martial arts.
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, Sport, Stories
Tags: Bruce Lee, Escrima, Filipino, Martial Art
Jordan Clarkson has been beating fierce odds since his boyhood in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014 he was drafted by the Washington Wizards and was promptly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In the ensuing season he surpassed expectations to earn a guard spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. His drive to achieve his NBA dream helped him relate with the struggles of many of the children he met on his first visit to his mother’s homeland in June 2015.
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Published on 15/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: People, Sport, Stories
Tags: Kids, Manila
The country’s rivers, lakes and seas check all the boxes for the environmentally aware adventurer. Fun for any budget or skill level? Full contact with the best that nature has to offer? Minimal ecological footprint? Stay cool in the summer heat? The adventures in this list give you all these benefits and more. Badian’s canyons, El Nido’s coves and Lake Sebu’s culture (among others) feed you all the adventure you can stomach with little or none of the guilt.
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Published on 03/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Leisure, Sport, Travel
Tags: adventure
Arnis, also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts", or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fightingwith sticks, knives, bladed weapons and various improvised weapons as well as "open hand" or techniques without weapons.
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Published on 08/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Culture, Sport
Tags: Arnis, Eskrima, Martial Art
Arnis enjoys the status of the de jure national sport of the Philippines. It is a martial art characterized by the use of “swinging and twirling movements, accompanied by striking, thrusting and parrying techniques for defense and offense.” Having been handed down from generation to generation for centuries, the discipline hones the skill, speed, accuracy and agility of its practitioners.
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Published on 05/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Sport, Culture
Tags: Arnis, Martial Art
Located in the Southeast Asia and bounded by the Western Pacific waters at its right, the Philippines is considered blessed for being rich in biodiversity, mountainous terrains and dense forests, and providing breathtaking views along the coastal areas. Truly, tourists can find this archipelago an enchanting place that will fulfill their thirst for exciting adventures and activities — whether on land or water.
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Published on 04/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Travel, Leisure, Sport
Tags: adventure, guide
Basketball is everywhere you look in the Philippines: in tiny fishing villages on the islands of Palawan, on gritty street corners in Manila and Cebu, and on television screens from north to south of the archipelago. Where does this passion for the game of hoops come from? Find out as Culture Trip explores the Philippines’ continuing love affair with basketball.
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Published on 04/02/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Society, Sport
Tags: Basketball
Whenever I hear the place Mindanao and Cagayan de Oro, the first thing that pops on my mind is White Water Rafting. White Water Rafting in this province is claimed to be the main tourist attraction being promoted by the Department of Tourism. Therefore, it is really a must try activity to every tourists, backpackers and specially adventurers who'll visit Cagayan de Oro.
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Published on 28/01/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Sport, Travel, Leisure
Tags: Bukidnon, experience