Friendship Games began in 1985 and features over 40 Pilipino American Student organizations from college campuses representing California, Nevada and Arizona that participate in a day of friendly but competitive picnic games, performances and to celebrate “S.P.U.F” – Spirit, Pride, Unity, and Friendship. Schools compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. The school that shows the most S.P.U.F is awarded an 8 foot tall trophy. The very first champion of the picnic games, Kasama, hailed from Mt. San Antonio College. Twenty-eight years later, Friendship Games has become the highlight event of the Filipino American college life. Presented by Cal State Fullerton's very own Pilipino-American Student Association the 28th Annual 2013 Friendship Games is hosting over 6,000 attendees from over 40 different colleges, FG is one of the largest student-run events to celebrate Filipino-American culture in the nation.
PaaMano Eskrima and Performing Arts Core is glad to support this great event and share our style of Filipino Martial Arts and Performing Arts. We believe in the power of the youth to help make the world a better place for us all. That is why we feel it is so important to support events like this one. At the Friendship Games, PaaMano hopes to share the rich history, cultural diversity and natural beauty of the Philippines. We are also excited to have our younger members choreograph pieces for this show.
Kadante Ferrer, one of our lead instructors, will also be sharing his own style of Martial Arts and Hip Hop fusion called Hip Hop Martial Arts®. You can learn more about his original style at
If you live in Southern California we hope you will come out and show your support for these industrious, inspired and committed young Filipino American Students as they share their Filipino Spirit, Pride, Unity, and Friendship.