Sunday, July 29, 2012


Eskrido is a Filipino martial art which is a merger of Eskrima, Aikido, and Judo, as well as other Japanese martial arts system. Eskrido created by Grand Master Ciriaco "Cacoy" Canete who is the founder of the family martial cane Doce pares, characteristics of the technique is to display the distinctive style of Arnis-Eskrima techniques are combined with a lock slam-lock and Jujutsu. In addition eskrido could also be interpreted as typical Doce pares Eskrima, eskrido practitioners commonly referred to as "eskridoist", "eskridistas" or "eskridonauts".


Ciriaco Canete, or 'Cacoy' as the call is known among eskrimador, born in August 1919 in San Fernando is approximately 30 kilometers south of Cebu City, Cebu Island, Philippines Visayas region. He was the youngest of twelve children. In the early age of seven years he has become eskrimador, learn from the oldest brother Philemon "Momoy" Canete Eskrima who learned from his father Gregorio and uncles Gavino, namely, Pedro (from the father's family) and Juancho (from the mother's family). Due to open your heart and desire to expand knowledge in martial arts, he also practiced a variety of systems, Jujutsu, Boxing, Kodokan Judo, Wrestling Free, Shorin Karate and Aikido.

Eskrido increasingly recognized in the period 1948 to 1956, during this Cacoy deeper into the Kodokan Judo in Cebu City, in March 1956 under Yuichi Hirose (Black Belt and 6), Cacoy become an official representative of Kodokan Judo training in the Philippines.

With the tireless efforts, patience and devotion. Cacoy managed to increase the ability and interest in Judo, it proved to be dg Jodo Championships competitor in the regional and national levels, in Cebu City and also in Manila from 1959 to 1963 yr. In 1957 Cacoy steeped Free Wrestling in 1963 and officially under the auspices of the Philippine Wrestling Association. Cacoy continue to expand the martial arts knowledge he has, to learn Kung Fu, Shorin Ryu (Okinawan) Karate, Shotokan Karate and Aikido until 1971.
After having the basics in several martial arts systems, focusing Cacoy to combine, create and develop a new system, referred to as "Eskrido"

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