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Monday, February 28, 2005

Jonard Junio, Sagupaan 2002

low roundhouse kick

perfect yaw-yan roundhouse

yaw-yan's mountain storm kick

continuation of mountain storm

preparation for a punch

knocked down

knees for a fallen opponent

winner by referree (emiliano zapata) stoppage

Badong Valdueza, 2002


clinch + knee

stretched sidekick

knee to the stomach

lulod paloob

bolo punch

pizza style

perfect knee to the ribs

winner by verbal submission

Junbal Tabuyoc, Sagupaan 2002

side kick

knee to the ribs

Knee to the face

knee to the neck

Knee behind the neck

Winner by Referee Stoppage

Ronaldo "El Matador" Morata, Sagupaan 2002

Ronaldo V. Morata on the blue corner

yaw-yan back kick

hit by jab

body attack

roundhouse hit

attack mode

head to head


back fist

belly hit

yaw-yan sidekick


flying shin roundhouse

yaw-yan straight back kick

Winner by verbal submission

GM Nap Fernandez, Sagupaan 2002

GM Nap

with his fighters

front row

Ground and Pound action

Sagupaan Ng Yaw-Yan 2002

The proceeding posts will feature highlights of Team Yaw-Yan Pasay during the 2002 Sagupaan ng Yaw-Yan Tournament held last December 15, 2002 (2:00 pm) at the Rizal Memorial Stadium here in Manila, Philippines.

Friday, February 11, 2005

site map of Yaw-Yan Pasay

Site Map of Yaw-Yan Pasay Posted by Hello

Yaw-Yan Originator and Founder

Grandmaster Napoleon Fernandez Posted by Hello

what is Yaw-Yan?

It sounds chinese, the movements slightly resemble that of Thai-Boxing and Korea's Tae-kwon-do but the origin is strictly Filipino, Yaw-Yan is billed as the Philippines most lethal martial art. The acknowledged originator of Yaw-Yan is Grandmaster Napoleon A. Fernandez, a native of Quezon province, himself an undefeated All-asian and Far East Kickboxing champion. The word Yaw-Yan was derived from the two syllables of 'Sayaw ng Kamatayan" meaning "Dance of Death".

Contrary to most popular belief. Yaw-Yan is not purely a full-contact no-holds barred sport martial arts, it is a complete martial training with body-mind coordination and test of enduring indomitable spirit. More than just physical training, it also involves the mental disciplines of focus, concentration, alertness, flexibility, stamina, speed and continuity. Students train for real confrontation and actual fights - on or off the ring. Advanced disciples have to go through a rigorous ritual of practice and discipline consisting of actual full-contact sparring, bag hitting, and flexibility exercises. The elbows (siko), knees (tuhod), and shin (lulod) are utilized in much the same way as in Muay Thai. Yaw-Yan practitioners have to learn 40 basic kicks, advanced disciples have to be able to execute and apply complexed advanced kicks requiring great dexterity, flexibility, and mastery. Most of these advanced kicks are trick kicks which always caught unsuspecting opponents by surprise.

Yaw-Yan Back-kick, reversed Yaw-Yan roundhouse stomp thrust and the famous scorpion kicks were some of these kicks popularized in national motion picture by action stars Boy Fernandez and Rey Malonzo, both Yaw-Yan experts. Yaw-Yan practitioners are also adept with Philippine bladed weaponries as balisong and bolo. Bladed weapons are mere extensions of the hands. The forearm strikes, elbows, punches, dominating palms, and hand movements are empty-hand translations of the bladed weapons. There are 12 bolo punches which were patterned from Arnis, the philippines' very own armed art. These punches have continous fluid striking motion quite similar to western boxing but incorporating the art of Arnis. Grappling, ground-fighting, and knife-fighting had always been a part of the philippines' martial art and are always incorporated during the Yaw-Yan practice period. Yaw-Yan is a transformation of ancient Filipino Martial Arts and a Modern Competition Sport with high emphasis on practicality and actual confrontation.