Saturday, January 21, 2012

Commentary of the Headmaster

        Aside from giving a commentary via dialogue, chief GM Benefredo Mamar Lobrido, headmaster and President of OFTLSFAI used a commentary by means of an example. Such was his comment during our recent visit. He commented on certain demonstrations wherein the performer  was doing injustice to the art that he was representing. In particular in showing espada y daga form or techniques. He recently witnessed a demo on espada y dag which he noticed that it was very far away from the form by the ancients master and those who really practices the form. He commented that such an action of the performer was doing injustice to the art. Such should not be done. He even commented that it was a shame that such an injustice was done to the art. He admonished us who are members of many styles that we should never do a demo in a haphazard way. We should give justice by doing it the traditional way. That is why after admonishing us, Chief Bebing, as we call him, took two sticks and demonstrated to us the way we should do it.
         He said that he might have not shown the ancient way but his performance was near to the traditional way. Practice before doing the demonstration that is what he told us. and his last word was, :Makahuluya, indi amo"

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