Doce Pares Eskrima Arnis & Shorin-Ryu Karatedo


  • We will train our heart and bodies for a firm unshaken spirit.
  • We will pursue the meaning of mortal way so that in time of trouble our senses maybe alert.
  • With true vigor, we will seek to culynate a spirit of self-denial.
  • We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superior and refrain from violence.
  • We will look upward to wisdom and straight, not seeking other desires.
  • We will follow our God and never forget the virtue of humility.
  • All our lives through the discipline of Filipino Martial Art, we will seek to fulfill the true meaning of he way, so that we can fully concentrate to defend and preserve the vital interest of the KAUSWAGAN SELF-DEFENSE BROTHERHOOD and its teaching.
  • We do swear that we will also uphold that tradition and discipline which are embodied in the Constitution and By-laws, rules and regulations that maybe promulgated by the KAUSWAGAN SELF-DEFENSE BROTHERHOOD.

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KSDB dominates WEKAF qualifying tourney

By Emmanuel B. Villaruel (The FREEMAN)|February 6, 2012

CEBU, Philippines – The spirited stick-fighters from Kauswagan Self-Defense Brotherhood (KSDB) carted away 13 gold and three silver medals to dominate the Cebu leg of the Philippine qualifying tournament for the 12th World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) Championships last week at the Talamban Sports Complex.

Among those who came up with golden performances for KSDB in the single-stick sparring competition were Unefer Coca (14 years old), John Michael Velayo (6-8), Orland Cabras (12) and Alvin Velayo (11) in the juniors boys lightweight division, Frank Joseph Borces (12-13), Henry Velayo (16), and Elmo Malazarte (15) in junior boys heavyweight, James Clark Narvasa (12-13) in junior boys middleweight, and Marie Jucelyn Coca (12) in junior girls lightweight.

KSBD grabbed the rest of its golds from flyweights Julio Divinagracia and Vena Velayo in single-stick sparring and Frank Joseph Borces in boys 14-15 age bracket of sayaw (forms), non-traditional category.

The Cubacub Martial Arts Corporation, Inc. (CMACI) copped the second place honors with 10 golds and five silvers, while San Fernando Arnis Club (SFAC) placed third with seven golds and the same number of silvers. The next two sports were occupied by IBALE with six golds and foul silvers and Hiniusang Kaisug with five golds and silvers apiece.

CMACI got its golds from Roel John Segara (12) in junior boys middleweight single-stick sparring, Roldan Payot (14) in junior boys heavyweight, Mariebeth Villegas (14) in junior girls lightweight, Queenie Mae Vellonta (15) and Kathleen Carl Gadgode (16) in junior girls heavyweight.

In the sayaw (forms) traditional category, CMACI swept four golds from Kim Quirabo (boys 15-17), Roel John Segara (boys 12), Roldan Payot ( boys 13-14), Kathleen Carl Gadgode (girls 14-15) and Jessie Aureen Alivio in the men’s division of non-traditional category.

Those who delivered seven gilts for San Fernando AC were Calvin Donaire II (10) in single-stick sparring junior boys middleweight (10), Romeo Bayeta, Jr. (16) in junior boys lightweight, Mark Armano Mira (16) and Christopher John Traya (17) in junior boys middleweight and Kyle Bandayon (15) in junior girls lightweight.

The remaining two were handed over by Cliff Edward Calimbo in men’s lightweight single-stick sparring and Jerome Cantro in bantamweight class.

Rounding up the top 10 finishers were Mandaue Stick Fighting with three golds and three silvers, Ronda with three golds and one silver, Balintawak Sugbo with one gold and four silvers, Labangon with one gold and two silvers and Liloan Mixed Martial Arts Club (LIMMACS) with one gold.

The said tournament was part of the extensive selection process to determine the members of the national team that will represent the Philippines to the 12th WEKAF Championships set from July 18 to 24 at the SM City-Cebu Trade Hall.

Similar qualifying tourneys are also being held in Manila, Bicol and Mindanao. All winners will become members of the national training pool where the coaching staff will pick the final composition of the Phl Team.

Rusiana, Ibale Fighters Top Forms Competition

By: EBV (The FREEMAN) | July 24, 2011

CEBU, Philippines – Gerardo Rusiana of Team Banilad and eskrimadors from Ibale Center stole the limelight in the ‘sayaw’ or forms event of the 4th Doce Pares World Championships the other day at The Events Center of SM City-Cebu.

Rusiana lorded it over in the men’s open category over Jomar Opigal of Brgy. San Jose Kauswagan Self Defense Brotherhood (KSDB) and Rossini Solatorio of the United States-based PIMA Academy.

Ibale Center, on the other hand, saw nine of its bets topping their respective divisions in Kim Quirabo, Cyramae Enero, Mary Louise Regala, Kervy Peresores, Juelo Senillo, Jenelyn Espiritu, Krizel Angana, Cathereen Cuarez and Mhyl Francis Enero.

Quirabo showed admirable poise and grace in dominating the junior boys double stick traditional, Enero came out the best in the junior girls open, while Regala got the jugdes’ nod in the junior girls non-traditional. They all had uniform scores of 9.5 points.

Peresores and Senillo were adjudged as co-champions in the junior boys single stick traditional with identical 9.3 points in the same way with Espiritu and Angana in the children girls open with 9.3 points apiece, while Cuarez ruled the junior girls traditional with 9.0 points.

Mhyl Francis Enero contributed gold in the children 10-below open class. Ibale Center capped its bountiful harvest by ruling the group form open class in a tie with KSDB with 9.16 points each, while Banilad Academ copped the third place honors with 9.13 points.

In the women’s single stick non-traditional, Jelian Ceniza of Brgy. San Jose KSDB-HQ was unopposed, while Team Malubog won the group form classis after edging out CMACI and KSDB.

Cesario Perez bested Jessie Alivio to rule the men’s single stick non-traditional, Frank Joseph Borces of KSDB outlasted Kevin Enguito of CMACI to snare the junior boys open title, while Clepon Cristian Bucay of Banilad and his teammate Kyle Clifford Apa-ap snatched the top spot in the children boys open.

Nancy Walzog of PIMA-USA became the lone foreign competitor to take home a champion’s trophy after she reigned supreme in the women’s single strick traditional. She posted 9.0 points to fend off Precues Glye (8.7 pts.) of San Fernando Arnis Club and Vena Velayo (8.3 pts.) of Brgy. San Jose KSDB-HQ.

In the junior single stick non-traditional, Rex Roger Alivio of CMACI clinched the top honors after outclassing John Dakay of Ibale Center and Elmo Malazarte of Brgy. San Jose KSDB-HQ.

Meanwhile, the action-packed sparring competition was still being contested of this writing yesterday at the SM City-Cebu Trade Hall featuring over a hundred stick-fighters from at least a dozen nations around the globe.

Doce Pares Qualifiers

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 14, 2011.

THE Cubacub Martial Arts Club Inc. (CMACI) stamped their class in the Doce Pares Final Philippine Team Qualifying Tournament as they copped six gold medals in the Sayaw competitions at the Cubacub Sports Complex last Saturday.

Pint-sized Churmette Rocamora led the CMACI charge as she topped the Non-traditional Girl’s 8-10 years old division and also helped her team win the gold medal in the Synchronized Women’s Form.

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Other CMACI winners were Rex Alivio (Non-traditional Boy’s 14-15), Kim Quirabo (Non-traditional Boy’s 16-17), Jessie Alivio (Non-traditional Men’s Open) and the CMACI’s Men’s Synchronized Team.

Ibale Center for Academe settled for second spot after garnering three golds courtesy of Mary Louise Regala (Traditional Girls’ 11-13), Catherine Cuarez (Traditional Girls’ 14-15) and Jelian Ceniza (Traditional Girls’ 16-17).

Kauswagan Self Defense Brotherhood, on the other hand, salvaged the third spot after Jomar Opigal (Traditional Men’s Open) and Frank Joseph Borces (Non- traditional Boys’ 11-13) ruled their respective divisions. (PR)


KSDB fighters start strong in WEKAF Qualifying Tournament

(The Freeman) Updated August 23, 2009 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – Doroteo Opigar Sr. and David Ian King of Kauswagan Self Defense Brotherhood (KSDB) set off their respective title bids on a bright note in the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) 2nd Qualifying Tournament witnessed by a sizeable crowd yesterday at the Parkmall atrium.

Opigar completely dominated Anecito Ochea of Lapu-Lapu Eskrima, disarming his hapless foe in the third round en route to a lopsided unanimous decision victory in the seniors 40-to-55 years old category of single stick sparring competition.

King had a far easy assignment than Opigar, winning by default against JR Montelibano of Parian Eskrima.

On the other hand, Jaime Sumalinog and Al John Jumao-as, both of the Lapu-Lapu City-based RR de Combate, suffered contrasting fates.

Sumalinog edged out Marvin Cinco of Naga/San Fernando Arnis Club by majority decision in their boys 16-17 super lightweight duel, while Jumao-as fell prey to Jordan Epram Cabañog of Mandaue Eskrima by unanimous verdict.

Cinco did not go home empty handed though as he ruled the traditional men’s 18-39 classification of the forms competition.

In the boys 16-17 lightweight category, Donald Commendador of Mandaue Eskrima escaped with a split decision triumph over Felipe Robellos of Naga/San Fernando Arnis Club.

The rest of the results in the sparring contest were not yet available as of this writing.

In sayaw or forms event, Miguel Angel Manguera of Banilad and Jay Vincent Llanita of Mandaue Eskrima topped the non-traditional boys 9-1l and 12-15 age brackets, respectively.

Cris Niño Gimena of Mandaue lorded it over in the traditional boys 12-15 class, while Marivic Maratas of Abellana National School Arnis Team (ANSAT) reigned supreme in the girls 16-17 category.

In the non-traditional girls 12-15, Mary Ephraim Arcilla of Banilad defeated Jerumi Garcia of ANSAT for the title.

Supported by Atan Guardo, YO.U, Gervince, Xkrim and Parkmall, the one-day tilt is part of a rigorous selection process aimed at scouting for potential representatives of the Philippines to the 2010 World Arnis Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Before the no-holds-barred showdown of stickfighting skills, a simple opening ceremony took place graced by WEKAF president emeritus Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio “Dionnie”, WEKAF vice president Gerald O. Cañete, Allan Torrevillas on behalf of Atan Guardo, and a bunch of arnis grandmasters here and abroad.—EBV . (THE FREEMAN)