Words from the GGM and the Sultana: Matters of Importance in the IKF in Moving Forward

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Published by the instruction of GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr. as affirmed by Sultana Mely.

  • There is only one Kuntaw that is recognized and founded by the GGM and assisted by his wife, Sultana Mely. This will never change and shall be upheld by the Lanada family.
  • It is the utmost desire of the GGM and the Sultana to restore the unity of the Lanada family and the IKF.
  • It is the will of the GGM and the Sultana that the IKF be administered and controlled by a member of the Lanada family who teaches, propagates and maintains an IKF club; is respected and has respected IKF following; respected and acknowledged by other IKF Grandmasters, Masters and Senior-ranked kyuds and kyudais; a known martial artist by the martial arts community both local and international; most importantly, hand-picked by the GGM and the Sultana themselves.
  • For those who might have been confused by several posts that were posted in succession in the past few weeks in several IKF websites (including this website), regarding the administration and control of IKF, be it known that these have its respective legitimacy and effectivity at the time of the signing of the GGM and/or the Sultana. However, it was the prerogative of the GGM to enact what he finds fitting to the situation and beneficial to the IKF organization, and therefore the GGM has finally issued a duly notarized Appointment Letter designating GM Alicia Lanada Kossmann to be the interim Chief Executive Director (please refer to the appropriate posting posted today).
  • For those who intentionally sow confusion among kyuds and kyudais and the IKF and its affiliated organizations, please be aware that you will not succeed.

 

By the authority of the IKF GGM and the Sultana,

(Signed) GM Marc De Leon, IKF (Kuntaw Canada) and GM Cyrus Lagumen, Sr., IKF (IKF President)

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GGM Has Retired And Yet, Still Can Be Reached!

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GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr., and Sultana Melinda Geronimo Lanada has asked me to post this announcement.

  • This website, www.kuntaw.net, remains to be operational and the only official and personal website of GGM Lanada, and is entrusted to GM Marc De Leon and GM Cyrus Lagumen, Sr. for administration and control.
  • The GGM would like to advise everyone that the www.internationalkuntawfederation.com is not his official website.
  • GGM Lanada can still be reached at his personal number 619-405-5412 (from outside of USA, pls. add “1” then the number).

 

(Signed) GM Marc De Leon, IKF (Kuntaw Canada) and GM Cyrus Lagumen, Sr., IKF (IKF President)

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GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr. Has Retired!

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Be it known that GGM Carlito A. Lanada, Sr., Founder of Kuntaw Martial Arts and Chief Executive Director of IKF/KNP/NATO/MKA has finally retired due to his health condition.

GM Alicia Lanada Kossmann, his daughter, has been appointed as the interim Chief Executive Director of IKF until such time that the appointed successor has come to rightful age to assume full authority as the Chief Executive Director of IKF/KNP/NATO/MKA.

To all kyuds and kyudais, please be guided accordingly, and extend your full support to GM Alicia Lanada Kossmann.

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GM Alicia Lanada Kossmann’s Appointment Letter

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Below is the official letter of appointment of Kyudai Alicia Lanada Kossmann to the rank of IKF Grandmaster, 9th Degree, Red Belt. Also in the letter is the humble declaration of GGM Carlito A. Lanada vis-a-vis his daughter GM Alicia that affected the father-daughter relationship. Let this letter serve as the closing of the unfortunate chapter in the Lanada family.

Humility is a virtue – a virtue that comes from God Almighty, and in this letter, the IKF GGM has showed the true spirit of this virtue.

Congratulations to GM Alicia and the family.

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ANG AWITIN NG KUNTAW MAHARLIKA©

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(ISINULAT NINA: GGM CARLITO A. LANADA, SR., GM MARC DE LEON)
(NAGBIGAY HIMIG: GGM CARLITO A. LANADA, SR.)

KUNTAW SONG

ANG KUNTAW AY ISANG URI NG SINING PANANGGALANG
(Kuntaw is a unique kind of Martial Arts)

HANGARING MAKIPAGKAIBIGAN, MAGING MABUTING MAMAMAYAN
(The desire is to be friendly and be a good countryman)

SA PANAHON NG KAGIPITAN, MAGKAISA AT HUMANDA
(In times of need, let’s unite and be prepared)

KUNG KAILANGAN MAIHAYAG, PAA’T KAMAY ‘PAKAWALAN
(if necessary, unleash the fury of the feet and hands)
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ANG KUNTAW SA LARANGAN NG PAGTUTUNGGALI
(Kuntaw in the field of rivalry)

TAGUMPAY UMIIRAL SA BAWAT PALIGSAHAN
(Success always prevail in every competition)

KAYA TAYO’Y MAGKAISA SA SAMAHANG MATAGUMPAY
(So we should unite behind a triumphant group)

TANGKILIKIN SARILING ATIN, KUNTAW KUNG TAWAGIN
(Patronize our own, this art called KUNTAW)
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KAMI AY LUPON NG KUNTAWISTA, LIPI NA MAHARLIKA
(We are a group called KUNTAWISTA, a clan of Royalty)

KATAPATAN SA NAGTATAG, SA AMING PUSO NAKATATAK
(Loyalty to the founder, forever engraved in our hearts)

MGA BALAKID SA LANDASIN, KAPIT BISIG WAWALISIN
(Blockades along the way, with our arms locked together, will be wiped away)

ITO ANG BUNGA NG AMING SINING, KUNTAW KUNG TAWAGIN
(This is the fruit of our art, the one called KUNTAW)
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ITAGUYOD ANG ATING SINING, KUNTAW KUNG TAWAGIN.
(Uphold our art, the one called KUNTAW!)

 

GGM LANADA

Dakilang Apo Raha the Brain/Founder & Chief Executive Director/ IKF-KNP-MKA-NATO

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KUNTAW 55th ANNIVERSARY AND KUNTAW VA 25th ANNIVERSARY

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Kuntaw USA and Virginia Chapter will be hosting Seminar and Gala Night in July 18, 2015

Conducted by The Living Legend GGM Carlito A. Lanada Sr.
and GM Marc De Leon
Assited by Master Cyrus Lagumen Sr. and Master Rusty Udan.

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Address: Virginia Wesleyan College located at 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

Seminar Time: 9AM – 4PM

Gala Time: 6 PM -10 PM

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GGM Lanada

Dakilang Apo Raha  the Brain / Founder & Chief Executive Director / IKF-KNP-MKA-NATO

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Significance about “KUNTAW”

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“KUNTAW” is an ancient art of (katutubo) Filipino hand and foot fighting arts in its hard and soft way. (Soft meaning open HAND and Hard meaning close fist) it is one of the oldest art in essential arts of self-defense devised by native Filipino Muslim (katutubong Pilipino Moro) royalty prior to the Spanish regime.

It is oriental method of self-defense utilizing a variety of sudden forceful strikes of techniques and guided by scientific movements. Long before the  coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines Island. System of an armed “KUNTAW” fighting art were being taught and has been developed.

Kuntaw is a Filipinized term of the Martial arts. But the typed of Kuntaw which was passed down to the lower class of the country latter on was accepted more as a National Sports than fighting art. The particular styles of Kuntaw practice by Filipino since 14 century are considered a secret fighting arts. With the serious techniques introduction of Islam faith, the native ritual and of other custom that go with the art had disappeared over the course of time.

There are two distinct art involved in this art. First is Sikaran that deals of foot techniques and the Second is the “KUNTAW” that deals of a combination of Hand and Foot techniques.

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