Saturday, April 25, 2009

Yaw-yan "Dance of Death"

The originator of Yaw-Yan is Napoleon A. Fernandez, a native of Quezon provimce. The word Yaw-Yan was derived from the last two syllables of Sayaw ng Kamatayan meaning "Dance of Death". It reflected the growing popularity of kickboxing (and later, Mixed Martial Atrs) in the Philippines and the world. The style includes elements of striking, takedowns, grappling, arnis stick and knife fighting, and additional kickboxing material.

It has proven very effective against other Stand-up fighting arts such as karate, taekwondo and Muay thai in professional bouts in the Philippines. The art resembles Muay Thai in a sense, but differs in the hip torquing motion as well as downward-cutting of its kicks.

Yaw-Yan Students have to learn 40 basic kicks, advanced disciples have to be able to execute and apply complex advanced kicks requiring great dexterity, flexibility, and mastery. Most of these advanced kicks are trick kicks could catch unsuspecting opponents by surprise.

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 fighters have been known for breaking their opponent's strong femur bone if not the ribs or jaw, with one mountain storm kick. Yaw-Yan is a transformation of ancient Filipino Martial Arts and a Modern Competition Sport with high emphasis on practicality and actual confrontation.


All lines on the seal show the non-resistance principle of Yaw-Yan, what we commonly refer to as go with the flow. The non-opposing lines fluidly flow continuously either with others or independently on its own.

The first outermost black circle is thicker than the second black circle or any of the other lines. This circle signifies the infinite power that encompasses all being, no beginning and no end. This outer circle signifies our shield; we aptly affirmed this on our creed “God is my shield”.

The second circle is white, sandwiched between the first outermost black circle & second black circle. This signifies secrecy. Everyone has its own weakness and strength, Yaw-Yan practitioners are not an exception to this. This circle also signifies our faith, when we assert - Faith is my guide

The third circle is another black circle; this signifies Organization and Honor, the organization which binds all Yaw-Yan brothers & sisters together. Give due respect and obedience to our Grandmaster, as well as to your elder brothers and sisters. Address the founder as “Master” and your elder brothers and sisters in the art as “Sir” and “Ma’am” respectively. Remember to say “po” and “opo”, and be polite to everyone including your younger brothers and sisters in the art. This traditional hierarchy within the organization, common to our Filipino customs and values shall be observed at all times. The blue circle, the red ellipse, and white space are all directly connected to this third circle, this is to remind each of us that life’s most valued treasure more valuable than life itself is our Honor. Hence, we say in our creed - “Honor is my wealth”.

There are 3 main colors inside the black circle which signifies the same meaning as the Philippines’ flag - White for peace which can also mean truth or purity, Red for bravery, and Blue for loyalty.

White signifies peace; it covers the largest colors than red and blue to remind us to be always at peace and to live harmoniously with others. White also signifies Truth or Purity; when we affirm - “Truth is my fortune”, this is the color to come to mind.

Red signifies bravery and preparedness, always ready for what is to come. The space it occupies on the seal also stands for 40 basic kicks. This color is on a sort of elliptical or eclipsing shape. Imagine this to resemble the Philippine bamboo tree — when young, it boasts to reach the sky, it continues on as it grows, but gradually in time as it aged it bends humbly forward. This is the same as the learning process common not only in all martial arts but life in general.

Blue stands for Loyalty and Allegiance, it is next to red and also occupies the space next to white. The space it occupies on the seal also stands for 12 bolo punches. Notice that this color is on a humbly smaller round circle than the other circles — where it begun it continues without end. It is directly connected to the bigger circle, signifying loyalty to the organization. Yaw-Yan members are loyal to the brotherhood, the organization, and to its founder. When you became an advanced disciple, you were not given a belt which you can easily take off your waist, but a branded mark you carry with you wherever you go, signifying that you are a part of the whole. We willingly accept the hot iron brand, giving up our ego and our fears, to pledge our loyalty “Once a Yaw-Yan, always be a Yaw-Yan”.

All the curving lines and the colors - black, white, red and blue… stands for the creed declaration - “Yaw-Yan is my weapon.”

Maestro Rennie Ross

Mobile Number +639275766641

Land line: (+632) 774-1350


Our Gym is located at Blk 9 lot 2 San Antonio Valley Las Pinas City. Near Las Pinas Doctors Hospital. For more Information Contact Maestro Rennie Ross Mobile number +639275766641 and land line number (+632) 774-1350. Be a fearless fighter or gain self defence from stand up fight, grappling technique, and knife fighting.

If you came from Evacom Paranaque just ride a green tricycle going to Phase I. Then when your in Phase one just ride a pedicap and tell to yaw yan kampilan gym infront of Covered court beside lying in center and Las Pinas Doctors Hospital.

If you came from Casimiro Las Pinas Just ride a Yellow tricycle and when you see the Las Pinas Doctors Hospital (on your left side). Then a couple of meter is the Lying in (on your right side) then beside of that is the Covered court. Then Infront of Covered court is our home Ultimate Yaw-Yan Kampilan Gym.

Schedule of Practice From Monday to Sunday

Schedule on 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday Might be change depends on the Group Training.


Schedule Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 to 11 am ( schedule of trainings might change without prior notice or depends on the group training.

Stand-up fighting (sometimes referred to simply as "stand-up") is hand-to-hand combat which takes place while the combatants are in a standing position. The term is commonly used in martial arts and combat sport to designate the set of techniques employed from a standing position, as opposed to techniques employed in ground fighting. Stand-up fighting that takes place while the combatants are grappling each other is referred to as clinch fighting, and has its separate article. Techniques used in stand-up fighting include various strikes or blocking techniques, like the 12 bolo punches and the 40 different kicks of Yaw yan.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Every Tuesday and Thursday night 7 to 9pm

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground in Yaw-Yan Kampilan Style.

Practicing MMA Yaw-Yan style

Dekiti Tirsia Siradas (Knife fighting) Every Friday night 7 to 9pm

The Dekiti Tirsia Siradas system is an ancient Filipino combat and survival system indigenous to the island of Negros in the Visayan Region of the Philippines this fighting art is a very combative with empty hand technique and even firearms. It has been proven effective many times in actual combat.

The name of the system consisting three words from the Ilonggo dialect Dekiti translated into the Tagalog dialect is Malapit of Dekit. In English it means to push the enemy to a corner or an area with a three corner side preventing him from escaping or running away from multiple deadly blows and thrusts Siradas means to stop your opponent form getting in or out, for the opponent not to be able to penetrate in any angle of attack. Dekiti Tirsia Siradas is the family combat and survival system of the Tortal clan.

Practicing Knife fights in our Gym (Ultimate Yaw-Yan kampilan).

May 23, 2009 Members Tournament

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