A documentary film: Eskrimadors (part 3 of 5)

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Here’s Part 3

(I’m sorry but the video has since then been removed from Youtube due to a copyright claim by Joseph Kerwin Go. But here are my notes anyway.)

Doce Pares

  • formed in 1932
  • around 1948, rocked by intrigues and jealousies among the followers of the different masters

Venancio “Anciong” Bacon

  • small in stature but a formidable eskrimador
  • in 1952, left Doce Pares
  • with Delfin and Timoteo Maranga formed the Balintawak Eskrima group
  • developed the single-stick style (includes punch, elbow, leg hits)

Juego Todo

  • intense rivalry between Doce Pares and Balintawak group
  • full contact stickfighting – no holds barred; no head gears, no protectors
  • seek out each other to test their skills
  • fight just for bragging rights.
  • severe injuries and even death common; hence aka Death matches
  • Vicente “Inting” Carin – a veteran of many of these matches

Eskrima knife fighting – one of the best in the world

Many Chinese and Japanese martial arts- started by by monks and nobility

Eskrima – started in the streets, by the poorer segments of society.


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