EU Sayoc Instructor Marco Bellani from Venice, Italy discovered and sent over a vintage article he found, written in 1977 by Pamana Tuhon Chris Sayoc.
Titled, The Bothoan – More than a Gymnasium, the article discusses the purpose and importance of the training facility. An excerpt from the article:
Kali is taught in a school called a bothoan. More than a gymnasium or club, a bothoan is also a cherished place of learning and and fostering of brotherhood amongst Kali devotees. But the word bothoan implies an even broader meaning: to a dedicated student the bothoan becomes a concept, a way of learning physical techniques while it absorbs the students wholly. Therefore his character is as much affected by Kali as is his body.
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