Cinco Tero Escrima (CTE) is an Escrima system which was founded in 2001 by the Guros Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens. This System is their personal expression of practicing Escrima and the Filipino Martial Arts. The International Cinco Tero Escrima Association (ACTE) is very proud to be officially recognized by the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation. All Cinco Tero Escrima students are a member of the IKAEF. The CTE System is mainly based upon the teachings and the program of the BIFF Escrima System (British International Fighters Federation), founded and developed by Mr. Jay Dobrin. Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens are all certified Instructors within the BIFF. They also trained and learned from Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous of the IKAEF / International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation and IKSA / International Kali Sikaran Association). Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous influenced with their knowledge Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens.
CTE is a medium fighting range (Medio) Escrima System (based on a bladed fighting art), but also contains other fighting ranges such as: long range (Largo), close range (Corto), and empty hand fighting range (Kadena De Mano). CTE also contains concepts of several Filipino Martial Arts and other Martial Arts, which Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens developed and continue to work on through their training and experience.
Pangulong Guro Charles Goossens is the Technical Director of the Cinco Tero for the IKAEF.
Mangisursuro Mike Inay began training in the Filipino Martial Arts in the mid 1960’s under two of the pioneering Eskrima Masters in the United States. Mangisursuro’s teachers were Grandmaster Max Sarmiento (Kadena de Mano) and Grandmaster Angel Cabales (Cabales Serrada Eskrima). Mangisursuro Inay was one of the first and senior most students of the two legendary instructors, and was instrumental in the formation of the Cabales Serrada Eskrima Association. It was Mangisursuro Inay who designed the ranking system found within the art of Cabales Serrada. Additionally he designed the diplomas for the emerging organization, two of which are still in use today:
Mangisursuro Inay then went on to develop Inayan Eskrima, also known as the Inayan System of Eskrima. Here he brought together several different methods of Filipino martial arts to cover the various aspects and ranges of combative theories: Serrada, Kadena de Mano, Larga Mano, Sinawali, Dequerdas, Espada Y Daga, Sibat / Bankow, Yantok
In 1979 Mangisursuro’s vision of a united Filipino martial arts organization culminated in the creation of the West Coast Eskrima Society. The purpose of the West Coast Eskrima was to bring together various masters within the Filipino arts to share their arts with the membership, thus preserving and spreading the Filipino Martial Arts. Founding members of the West Coast Eskrima Society include Grandmaster Max Sarmiento, Dentoy Revilar, Narrie Baboa, Grandmaster Gilbert Tenio, Jimmy Tacosa, Richard Bustillo and Dan Inosanto. It was the West Coast Eskrima Society that organized one of the first public Eskrima (stickfighting) competitions in the United States in 1982 in San Jose, CA. This competition was one of the forerunners of such competitions held today.
Mangisursuro Inay used his knowledge of Filipino fighting arts to design one of the most well respected and practiced knife defense programs used by law enforcement in the world today. Mangisursuro Inay went on to create a worldwide organization to spread the beauty and effectiveness of the Filipino Martial arts. The majority of Mangisursuro’s life was dedicated to the study, preservation, research and continued sharing of the Filipino martial arts.
On September 27th, 2000 Mangisursuro Inay passed away doing what he loved to do…Suro was teaching Inayan Eskrima.
Pangulong Guro Jon C. Ward is the Technical Director of the Inayan Eskrima for the IKAEF.
The term "Doce Pares" is a Spanish term translated into English to mean "Twelve Pairs" and comes from the idea of the original Masters and their training partners. It can also mean twelve strikes and twelve counters.
Doce Pares is an Eskrima / Arnis Martial Arts Club that was founded in Cebu City in January 12, 1932. Originally it was a breakaway group of students and Instructors from the 'Labangon Fencing Club' of the 1920's which was influenced heavily by the Saavedra and Cañete families. The original Instructors of the Doce Pares taught their own particular families, islands or regions styles of Eskrima and their particular interpretation of their own styles.
The Doce Pares was made famous in the international scene by the Cañete family, especially Ciriaco "Cacoy" Cañete. Because of his open mindedness and desire for knowledge, Grandmaster Cacoy has trained in many different styles of Martial Arts. Some of the styles he has learned include Ju Jitsu, Boxing, Kodokan Judo, free style wrestling, Shorin Karate and Aikido. With his acknowledged spectrum of skills through his lifetime of training, he has gained a deep insight and a broad understanding, with mastery of the concepts of self defence and combat. The culmination of years of learning fused into the style that he teaches which is called 'Eskrido'. This style combines the refined essential elements of every martial art he has learned through his life. The Doce Pares system which is associated to the IKAEF is a blend of the original 1932 system and Grandmaster Cacoy's modifications to the original system, principally in sparring, knife and the Eskrido and Pangamot.
Guro Andy Gibney 6. Dan Doce Pares is the Technical Director of the Doce Pares for the IKAEF.
Kali Sikaran is a modern synthesis of several traditional Filipino Martial Arts and South East Asian Martial Arts. The training concepts of Kali Sikaran are composed of several sub-systems. These sub-systems are Panantukan (Filipino Boxing), Sikaran (Filipino Kicking), Sinawali (Double Sticks), Solo Baston (Single Stick), Daga (Knife Fighting), Espada Y Daga (Sword and Dagger), Kadena De Mano (Filipino Trapping), Dumog (Filipino Grappling) and Pencak Silat Concept. In addition Kali Sikaran is heavily influenced by the arts of Bando, Krabi Krabong, Muay Boran and Western Boxing Concept
Kali part of the Kali Sikaran includes elements of:
Balintawak / Doce Pares Eskrima / Inayan System of Eskrima / Inosanto Kali / Krabi Krabong / Lucaylucay Kali JKD / Modern Arnis / Maphilindo Silat / Pencak Silat Bukti Negara / Pencak Silat Cimande / Pencak Silat Concept / Pencak Silat Tapak Suci / Silat Kuntaw
Sikaran part of Kali Sikaran includes elements of:
Bando / Muay Boran / Panantukan / Western Boxing Concept
In Kali Sikaran, these concepts are woven together into a complete and very effective fighting system. Any improvement in one aspect of the Art will lead to an immediate progression in the others.
In a combination of empty hands training and weapons training, the practitioner will develop speed, coordination, stamina, strength and reflexes that support self-defense and fighting skills. The Kali Sikaran practitioner is trained to be able to adapt to any given situation.