|FRANKLIN COMMONS Phoenixville, PA|
The adult – teen class for KUNTAO Martial Arts Club Phoenixville, had their last test of 2014 this month. Students were tested in Chinese & Filipino history as it related to Wing Chun kung fu and Kali martial arts, along with weapons sparring and combat applications of these arts.
Sifu Dale Yeager along with his senior Guro instructors oversaw the testing at KUNTAO Martial Arts at Franklin Commons 400 Franklin Ave. Suite 115 Phoenixville, PA 19460.
Sifu Dale Yeager is a member of the OSS Society because of his work for USDOJ & USDOD.
“This dinner was filled with the true heroes of the Military and Intelligence communities. I am proud to be a part of the few who represent the ‘Point of the Spear’!” says Sifu Yeager.
The bottom picture is Mr. Rossi. As a young college graduate he was recruited by OSS and dropped into Italy to fight the Nazis. A true hero! — at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
I want to thank Kapitbayan Kfaai Kapitbayan Filipino-American Association, Inc. (KFAAI) and Trappe VFW Post 7155 for their support last night in making the 1st Annual Filipino American Cultural Day a success.
Also to my students the Kuntao Hard Chargers who worked very hard on the event last night.
Last year the Borough Council of Phoenixville passed a resolution designated July 27th as Filipino American Cultural Day.
The Pennsylvania House and Senate [Sen. Andy Dinniman & State Rep. Warren Kampf] also congratulated Phoenixville and KUNTAO Club for this designation.
This year we will be celebrating this important event on July 24th from 7 to 8 pm. As you know Chester County and Phoenixville have one of the largest most active Filipino American populations in all of Pennsylvania. We want to honor them.
KFAAI Filipino-American Association, Inc. will be providing a demonstration of Traditional Filipino Dance and Singing and delicious food! Also, KUNTAO Club will provide a demonstration of Traditional Filipino Martial Arts.
KFAAI will be performing Tinikling Dance and a Traditional Muslim Fan Dance. All ages welcome FREE of charge.
Master Mazza August 16th Wing Chun Chi Sao Seminar
Master Mazza he will be at KUNTAO Martial Arts Club Phoenixville, PA August 16th, 2014 [11 am to 4 pm for a seminar on Wing Chun CHI SAO.
See Master Mazza with Grandmaster William Cheung at the Shaolin Temple China doing Chi Sao with one of the national champions.
SAVE THE DATE!
Mataw-Guro Sifu Dale Yeager
KUNTAO Martial Arts Club Black Sash Test Event Phoenixville PA
On May 10, 2014 KUNTAO Martial Arts Club in Phoenixville, PA held its first Black Sash test.
Four candidates tested successfully and received 1st Level Black Sashes.
Sifu Dale Yeager awarded each senior student the title of Guro a Filipino Tagalog word for Teacher.
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By Frank Otto, The Mercury
Several different organizations in addition to Kuntao will take part in the ceremony Wednesday, including VFW Post 7155 and the Kapitbayan Filipino-American Association of Chester County.
Dale Yeager, the owner of Kuntao, which not only teaches Filipino-style martial arts but Filipino culture, as well, had an uncle who was killed as a prisoner-of-war in the Philippines.
“This encompassed an awful lot of people,” he said during last year’s ceremony.
In the early months of the United States’ involvement in World War II, the American and Filipino troops left in the Philippines surrendered April 9 — 72 years to the day before Wednesday’s event — after a long fight with invading Japanese forces. What followed was a brutal 80 mile march to prisoner-of-war camps which killed up to 650 Americans and 80,000 Filipinos.
Wednesday’s ceremony will feature a military honor guard and a “Filipino cultural display.”
It will be held at the Kuntao Club at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville. Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., the ceremony is expected to last approximately an hour.