Explanation of Logo/Seal

Prior to 2008 Oido De Caburata Arnis was using the Logo/Seal portrayed in the following image:
Old Oido Logo/Seal/Crest
This Logo created by Father Gerson Balitor consist of a graphic portrayal of 4 rattan sticks with tips in eight directions. These eight directions correspond to angles 1,2,3,4, centro and kruzada (the striking pattern of ODCA).
On the ring is the name of the system "Oido De Caburata Arnis" as the system of Grandmaster Abraham Gubaton who introduced the Caburata to the system with 1954 as that important year when this took place. Also on the ring is written Brgy. Ma-ao, Bago City - The Heart and Home of ODCA and its Grandmaster.
In the center of the ring is the island of Negros Occidental - Home of this Art.
Also in the center is the yin & yang symbol showing continuity and balance.

For several years until 2008 this Logo has been used to represent GM Abraham Gubatons system. In 2008 at a meeting with Grandmaster Gubaton Michael and May Williams, teachers at the Martial Arts Research Institute in Salem, MA, U.S.A, were asked and given permission to create and apply a new Logo for GM Gubatons ODCA . This was done in order to propagate the system and its help its expansion into the United States of America.

This is the color version of our NEW  Logo/Seal :
New Oido De Caburata Arnis Logo/Seal
Notice that in the NEW  Logo instead of using Rattan Sticks we now use Tula Tula which is the typical training weapon used in Oido De Caburata Arnis. We have also included two Caburata as these are distinctive of Grandmaster Abraham Gubaton and represent his contribution to the system. In the center is the strong image of the Karibau. This represents the inherent strength of the Oido De Caburata Arnis system and its practitioners. It is also exemplificative of the technique - Karibau Tail (unique to Oido De Caburata Arnis and mastered by Grandmaster Abraham Gubaton). The other remaining aspects of the old logo are still present except for the Yin Yang symbol. The arrows pointing in two directions on the ring of the circle will still represent balance and continuity of flow in motion as seen in the techniques of Oido De Caburata Arnis.

***We are sad to announce that on Saturday, November 12, 2011 Grandmaster Abraham Gubaton, the Grand Patriarch of Oido De Caburata Arnis , passed away. We of the ODCA wish to express our deepest sympathy to GM Abraham's family and give them our love and support.

Grandmaster Abraham Gubaton July 6, 1928 - November 12, 2011