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DOCE PARES ESKRIMA

DOCE PARES ESKRIMA, IS A FILIPINO MARTIAL ART THAT FOCUSES PRIMARILY ON STICK FIGHTING BUT ALSO INCORPORATES OTHER WEAPONS AND EMPTY-HAND COMBAT.
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In 1521, Magellan’s conquistadors fell to Datu Lapu-Lapu who used Eskrima to defeat the Spaniards at the Battle of Mactan. It is said that Doce Pares can trace its history to Lapu-Lapu. The current style of Doce Pares was founded in 1932 in Cebu City, the second largest city in the Philippines. The most renowned eskrimadors, founded Doce Pares as a society to promote the only original native martial art of the Philippines. The name Doce Pares means “Twelve Pairs” or “twelve equals”.
Of the founding members, only Ciriaco Cañete and his right hand Fernando Candawan Sr. are still alive, however, several senior instructors, foremost Surpreme Grand Master Dionisio “Diony” Cañete, who belong to the second generation of eskrimadors are very much active and teaching the Doce Pares Multistyle System. Satori Academy’s Sensei Walzog received her 1st Degree Black Belt in The Philippines from SGM Cañete in 2011 and has won Doce Pares World titles in forms and stick fighting.