Yaw Yan Buhawi MMA
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WHAT IS YAW-YAN?
YAW-YAN is our very own Filipino Martial Art born in 1972. Founded by the seminal Grand Master Napoleon “Nap” Fernandez, the name is derived from the last syllables of “SAYAW NG KAMATAYAN” ( Dance of Death ). This Filipino Martial Art is indeed a dance of death due to its fast, powerful and fluid strikes. The Yaw-Yan fighter has an arsenal of 42 various kicks, and effectively uses the 8 limbs such as the fists, elbows, legs and the knees in combat fighting. Genuine Yaw-Yan movements are the combination of all mentioned. Yaw-Yan is not only a combative martial art, it is also a medium for instilling in its followers the values of loyalty, discipline, perseverance, confidence, and good health.
Yaw-Yan has gyms all over the country and even one in Canada. For every gym, a sub-title is attached to every Yaw-Yan name not only to distinguish one from the other, but also adds meaning to the corresponding sub-team’s name as defined by their fighting styles. “BUHAWI” is attached to our Yaw-Yan due to our fighters ability to spin like a “Buhawi” ( Tornado ) in applying their combat skills and techniques through a spinning combination of kicks and punches. To be competitive enough in today’s fastest growing sport, Mixed Martial Arts, Yaw-Yan Buhawi is also equipped with the knowledge of Submission Grappling. With the team’s quick and continuous movement capable of destroying one’s opponent, we deserve to be called YAW-YAN BUHAWI.