BUKIDNON NEWS – A former Malaybalay City-based martial arts teacher is now the lone representative of the Philippines to a martial arts based reality television show. Bo Brian Abejuela, a 2nd Dan blackbelt from the Philippines and who also used to manage a taekwondo gym in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, is the Philippine representative to “Warrior Island,” a TV show that will feature masters of mixed martial arts as well as traditional martial arts.
Show producers describe “Warrior Island” as a “Survivor meets Blood Sports meets American Idol” type of show. The contenders will be sent to a still unnamed place in the Pacific Ocean and will compete for the top prize via actual challenges that will highlight their fight skills.
“Warrior Island” is produced by Global Proving Ground (GPG), a platform for fighters of all martial arts disciplines to showcase their skills on a global level.
Abejuela, who has been teaching taekwondo for 11 years, recently moved to the USA to be with his family. When he was still in the Philippines, Abejuela ran his own “dojang” and also competed professionally. He was a 2-time national champion in POOMSE and was declared champion in demonstrations.
Here’s Abejuela’s tryout video for GPG: