Karate: Training for seniors, non-seniors at home during Covid-19


Manny Inserto (2nd from left), former president of the Rotary Club of Bagumbayan, Manila (RCBM) as well as vice president and treasurer of Bangko ng Kabuhayan, poses with Ann Evelyn Marquez (center), former president of RCBM; with Joseph Marquez (2nd from right), RCBM Club Treasurer; with Nick Lim (right), RCBM President; and with Alfonso Javie, RCBM President-elect. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

THE first workout book, the work of art that was prepared at home for the elderly and non-elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic – authored by Manny Inserto (second from left), former President of the Rotary Club of Bagumbayan, Manila (RCBM) as well as Vice President and Treasurer of Bangko ng Kabuhayan – was officially launched at the Manila Hotel on March 23, 2022. The event was honored by Ann Evelyn Marquez (center), former RCBM President, and RCBM Club Treasurer Joseph Marquez (second from right), with RCBM President Nick Lim (right), and RCBM President-Elect Alfonso Javier.

The main aim of launching the book was to promote physical fitness and a healthy mind for the elderly and non-elderly during the pandemic. Half of the proceeds from book sales would be used for all RCBM outreach projects, and the other half of the proceeds would be distributed to poor families.

A former Filipino overseas worker in Middle Eastern countries, Inserto taught karate in those parts of the world after completing his training at the National College of Physical Education at Rizal Memorial Stadium in 1972. A black belt since 1968, he was the former National President and Training Instructor of the Sikaran-Karate Club of the Philippines. He also practiced Sikaran, taekwondo and arnis.


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