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Buno

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This composite of native Filipino wrestling styles contains both standing (clinch) work and groundfighting, including throws, locks, and chokes. Animal characteristics are emulated, but the two primary animals are the tiger and monkey, which represent the dichotomies of aggressive/passive, direct/evasive, hard/soft, etc. Gat Puno's grandfather, Gran Maestro Jose "Uti" Baet, was an accomplished wrestler who studied with Aetas and taught his son, Gran Maestro Felipe "Garimot" Baet (4th generation), who in turn studied with the Mangyans.