Jack & Jill School Dojo

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The Jack & Jill School Dojo is a sports venue, karate training center and martial arts organization established in 1995 initiated by sensei Randy Mengullo. Informally referred to by its acronym JJS Karatedo or jjskarate, it is a private karate dojo located in JJS-Homesite campus, 5 kilometers east of Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province.

It is one of the few institutions in the country where karate is part of the school curriculum; karate is included in physical education class all year round.

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Jack & Jill School<ref>Bacolod City Private School, Private School in Bacolod, 2005</ref> is a member of Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA)<ref>JJS Karatedo rules NOPSSCEA events, Viasayan Daily Star, 2008</ref>, where it fields team in many events. It was also a founding member of Negros Occidental Karatedo Federation (NOKAF)<ref>POF-Visayas Qualifying Games,NOKAF standouts shine, Visayan Daily Star September 17, 2007 edition</ref> in the 1990s. Aside from NOPSSCEA, the JJS Karatedo team participates in the Philippine Karatedo Federation<ref>2nd POF Visayas, Philippine Olympic Festival Official Website, POF 2007 edition</ref> National Championship, Mayor Evelio Leonardia Cup<ref>Mayor's Cup, Daily Star, November 28, 2006</ref>, the Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Youth Games, Philippine Olympic Festival<ref>POF Karatedo National Winners, 2nd Philippine Olympic Festival, 2007 National Championship in Manila</ref>, UMA-ONEBA Presidential Cup<ref>JJS karatedo team overall champ, Viasayan Daily Star, October 4, 2005</ref>, Philippine Sports Commission Tournaments and athletic meet of different schools in the Philippines.<ref>POF-Visayas, Visayas Champion, 2nd POF 2007</ref>

Sensei Randy Mengullo as the chief instructor of Team JJS

Sensei

Team JJS/Castleson Karatedo<ref>POF and PKF National Karatedo Winners, Team Jack & Jill School, 2007</ref> was initiated by sensei Randy Mengullo and sensei Elan Delfin,<ref>NOKAF Officers, Sunstar, 07-07-2004 edition</ref>sandan and nidan black belts in karate who garnered medals in many karatedo championships and athletic meets of different schools and karate organizations in the Philippines.<ref>JJS Karatedo rules NOPSSCEA events, Viasayan Daily Star, 2008</ref><ref>POF-Visayas, Visayas Champion, 2nd POF 2007</ref> Karate is part of its curriculum<ref>Life Lessons from Karate, Sunday Inquirer Magazine, December 14, 2008</ref> wherein pupils from grades 1-6 are required to join the training as part of their physical education (P.E.) activity for the whole year round at the JJS Karate Dojo<ref>JJS Karate Dojo, JJS Karate Kids, front page of Sunstar newspaper, 2006</ref> located on JJS/Castleson campuses. The karate program was established in 1995 and it was officially recognized as part of school curriculum, graded and included in P.E. classes for the following school year. JJSKarate adapts Shotokan and Wado-ryu styles, and is a member of Philippine Karatedo Federation the governing body of sport karate in the country. It is the official training center of Milo Sports Clinic under the umbrella association of Karate for Arts, Fitness & Sports (KAFS).<ref>Like a Champ, Junior Inquirer, January 20, 2008 Edition</ref><ref>Official Training Center, [2005 and 2006 MILO-AAK Karatedo Summer Sports Clinic], Summer of 2005 and 2006</ref><ref>2008 NOPSSCEA Opening Ceremony, [NOPSSCEA Newsletter], September 2008 Edition</ref><ref>Lessons learned in our Karate Class, [Up The Hill], 1st Semester Issue of 2006</ref><ref>Like a Champ, [Junior Inquirer], Sunday, January 20, 2008 Edition</ref><ref>Way of the Kids By NONOY ESPINA,[BYLINES Magazine], November 2005 Edition</ref><ref>Official Training Center,[2005 and 2006 MILO-AAK Karatedo Summer Sports Clinic], Summer of 2005 and 2006</ref><ref>2008 NOPSSCEA Opening Ceremony, [NOPSSCEA Newsletter], September 2008 Edition</ref><ref>JJS Karatedo rules NOPSSCEA events, Viasayan Daily Star, 2008</ref>

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