Pavilion Schedule

Times, presenters and activities subject to change. Follow us on Twitter @Pistahan for live updates during Pistahan weekend.

The Martial Arts Pavilion is located on Jessie Square on Mission Street across from Yerba Buena Gardens. Click image to embiggen.


Pavilion Manager: Elaine Sung

Boxing Championship Coordinator: Ty Poblete

R/C Drifting Coordinator: Sherwin 

Featured Events

3rd Pistahan Boxing Championships

Saturday, August 9, 2014, All day

The Pistahan Boxing Championships will showcase some of the finest amateur boxers from San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Now on its third year, the Championship will feature boxers 8 to 25 years old who will compete in Junior Olympics and Senior Open Divisions. The bouts will be dedicated to all great Filipino fighters, including Pancho Villa who hailed from the Visayan Region of the Philippines.


Filipino Martial Arts Championships presented by Unified Filipino Martial Arts Council

Sunday, August 10, 2014, All day

Carenza, Padded Stick & Knife Competition, Live Stick-fighting, Teams. All styles, systems and organizations are welcome. Divisions for ALL ages. Unlimited divisions.

Registration for the first event is $40 before 8/4/14 and $50 for at-the-door registration. Additional events are free. Money order or cashier’s check only to: UFMAC, 1655 E14th St. San Leandro, CA 94577. Cash-only if registering at the door.

Free admission for spectators and coaches. Questions? Send email to

Download a PDF of this flyer to share with your friends via email. Click image below to embiggen.


R/C Drifting

Saturday, August 9 & Sunday, August 10, All day

The very popular RC drifting returns to Pistahan for its second year! Here's how Wikipedia describes R/C drifting:

"R/C drifting or "radio-controlled drifting" refers to the act of drifting with a radio-controlled car (R/C car). … Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. When a car is drifting … the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn (e. g. car is turning left, wheels are pointed right or vice versa). As a hobby, radio-controlled drifting originated in Japan."

Here's R/C drifting in action!


Top image: Kids sparring at Pistahan 2013. Photo by Sue Johnson, Crossbone Filipino Martial Arts