Cacoy Doce Pares - Stick Fighting
Learn the Philippine stick martial ART and the SPORT of single stick, double stick. Basics angles of attack, blocking and follow-ups, disarming, foot work, forms and lots more!
"Fundamentals" are broken down into easy, progressive sections, so you can learn the stick techniques! Learn the real art of Philippine martial art known as Eskrima - stick fighting from the city of Cebu, as a partial form of self-defence. Everybody can learn and I am sure that you will be very impressed!
Master Dominic is teaching under Supreme Grand Master Ciriaco 'Cacoy' Canete from Cebu and Grand Master Vince Palumbo from Adelaide.
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Also personal training in stick fighting (Art and Sport) by appointment.
No need to attend mass classes at set times.
Doce Pares is one of the world’s leading organization in promoting the traditional Philippine martial art known as Eskrima or Arnis (stick fighting).
Supreme Grand Master Ciriaco 'Cacoy' Canete is a 12th Degree Black Belt rank, and he lives on the Island of Cebu which is in the Philippines, and he's world famous because of all his over 100 'No-Rules' stickfighting matches that he had in the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's.
Supreme Grand Master Cacoy Cañete, was born in August 1919 in San Fernando which is some 30 kilometers south of Cebu City, which is on Cebu Island, in the Philippines.
"Doce Pares" is a Spanish term that means ‘Twelve Pairs’. However, the term has been given several meanings. One, refers to the twelve basic strikes that are common in most Eskrima styles and schools and their twelve basic block and counters to these strikes. Another more romantic explanation is in reference to the famous twelve bodyguards of Emperor Charlemagne of France (AD 768-814), who were all top swordsmen. They were known to have fought and killed hundreds of their enemies in battles. The final explanation is that it was meant to honor the twelve Masters, who originally formed the organization. And when the membership rose to twenty four at the time of the inauguration, the term “Doce Pares”, indeed became more significantly fitting, indeed.
Since its founding, Doce Pares has enjoyed a special reputation among Philippine martial arts organizations, as the developer and innovator of the newest styles and techniques in Eskrima and has always been acknowledged as a great contributor in the promotion of the Filipino Fighting Arts locally and abroad through tournaments, seminars, workshops, live demonstrations and other martial art events.
Master Dominic Lavalle went to the Philippines in 2008 to train, studied with the Grandmaster Cacoy Canete, Grandmaster Chuck Canete and Grand Master John Mac. In 2008, Cacoy Doce Pares World Federation created the Doce Pares Hall of Fame for the purpose of giving recognition to deserving Martial Artists and enthusiasts for their efforts and valuable contribution towards the advancement and promotion of Doce Pares Eskrima and the Filipino martial arts, in general.