The Zion Original Disciples in Arnis and Combat Sports (ZODIACS) Self Defense Society of the Philippines (SEC Reg. No. CN200725845)/Red Musang Self Defense successfully held their annual Christmas Party, Reunion, and Awarding of Rank Promotions last December 23, 2018 at the Banas Residence in Victorias City.
Grandmaster Romeo G. Banas, 8th Degree Red Belt ZODIACS, 4th Degree Red White Belt Sikaran (WSAB Reg. 1870), National President of ZODIACS and Founder of Red Musang Self Defense Combat Sports, with the assistance of Master Ian B. Negrido, 7th Degree Red Belt, National Vice President of ZODIACS and the Founder of Baston Sipa Sumbag Dumog Martial Arts Society (BASSDUMAS), led the program and issued the rank promotions to the different club heads who were in attendance, some of which came all the way from Iloilo Province and Dumaguete City.
ZODIACS is a martial arts brotherhood founded by the late Founder/Grandmaster Pastor Julius B. Delasan, 9th Degree Red Belt ZODIACS, 6th Degree Red White Belt Sikaran (WSAB Reg. No. 869), which propagates Sikaran Sipa-Sumbag, Adino Eznite, Arnis, and other forms of martial arts. The headmastership of ZODIACS was turned over to GM Banas upon the passing of GM Delasan.
Club heads promoted by GM Banas to the next higher rank of proficiency under the sanction of ZODIACS were Founder/Master Ian B. Negrido of BASSDUMAS (7th Degree Red Belt), Founder/Master Melchor Garcia of Rainbow Martial Arts (6th Degree Black Belt), Founder/Master Ever G Gonzaga of Black Dragon Martial Arts (5th Degree Black Belt) and Founder/Master Robert Lovedorial of Red Cobra (5th Degree Black Belt), and Founder/Master Jerry F. Bautista of Yukohama Martial Arts, Master Ronnie Secular to 4th Degree Black Belt, and Master Jose Balladares to 4th Degree Black Belt (4th Degree Black Belt),