September 2011 - Guest Teacher Workshop
The first PCF Celebrity Guest Teacher Workshop was held on Sunday
21st August at GK's AAI Eldorado village, Paranaque, Manila. All
were thrilled to welcome Guro Victor Gendrano Jr, an American-Filipino
instructor from the world renowned Inosanto Academy in Los Angeles.
Guro Victor, who has worked on several Hollywood films, was kindly
offering a complimentary Filipino Martial Heritage seminar during
his visit to the Philippines.
Guro Victor instructs the first PCF Celebrity
Guest Teacher Workshop.
Guro Victor delivered an inspiring talk, taught and demonstrated
for all who attended. He was joined by special martial artist
Juan Ignacio Casas and Jay Ignacio, director and producer of the
highly-anticipated Filipino documentary The Bladed Hand. Human
Nature founders Anna Meloto-Wilk and Dylan Wilk also graced the
day with their warm presence. After the workshop PCF scholarship
prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed plenty of good food courtesy
of the Padua Charitable Fund.
Children enjoy their first Filipinio Martial
Arts learning experience.
The PCF plans to organize more Celebrity Guest Teacher Workshops
at GK villages in the Philippines, with ballet and soccer camps
already in the offing. These workshops offer children, as well
as adults, a first-time opportunity to see and experience different
arts and sports - teaching them to work as a team, helping to
express themselves by exploring their creative side. Events like
this are a wonderful way to unite and nurture a community, while
celebrating the success of a specially invited Filipino (or otherwise)
professional who generously imparts their valuable expertise.
Guro Vic, Anna, Dylan Wilk and family (left).
Jhun Agang receives the Padua scholarship award (right).
If you, or anyone you know, is skilled in teaching a sport or
art to children and will be visiting the Philippines, please get
in touch if you would like to get involved.
Photos courtesy of Kent Vives
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