and only a few members have any knowledge regarding this
art, because the group's sponsored art is called TRACMA
of Trovador Ramos, and is the art that is taught to members of
SCAN International..the security force of INC. Now back to mongoose
I have the opportunity to study it's 36 basic moves, and my instructor told me that
mongoose originates in bicol province..and is not taught and should NOT be taught outside the INC
the stances are low and they heavily
emphasize on footworks.
Nice Post! Hi! I am not an INC but I know the original form of the mongoose and its not just 36 basic forms. this 36 basic forms started only when one of the student of Ka Luis named Vergillo Bobiles (Sumalangit nawa) tried to register this art to s.e.c. and but a mannual of this art was not available. when they were interviewed only then that this 36 numbers came out but actualy its much more. Mongoose is just one style of its predecesor art named "LUBULIKAPASA" named after its Grand Master who happened to be an I.N.C.. ALMOSDEF or Alamid Mongoose Self Defense was the first name to be registered in the SEC. But the author of the original form of ALMOSDEF is not Vergillo Bobiles it was his best friend whom he betrayed name KA Lando. Ka Lando was the only one of the student of Ka Luis who mastered all forms of LUBULIKAPASA. Sad thing is he suffered heart stroke and cannot dance the moves anymore. Two of among his students who mastered his art and one of which was my Great Teacher who passed away already. but the other one Master is still alive and kicking. I wish to unite all practitioner of the art under one dicipline and identety to make this another pride of the Filipino People. The art is really dangerous as it made all known martial arts made to be useless.
Hi.. yes it was not just 36 moves in all but if you are going to start in this art you need to master all of the 36 moves/dance, after that they will breakdown
all of the 36 moves into 10 parts so in all it would become 360 moves. After mastering it they will teach you another 36 moves, my instructor told me that this was the counter to the first 36 basic moves and then they will break it down again to another 10 parts and so on.