Ramon Rubia Biography

Ramon Rubia has been a student of the Martial Arts for over 25 years. He has trained and taught as an Instructor at the IMB Academy (International Martial Arts and Boxinng) under Guro Richard Bustillo from 1989-1998 experiencing the arts of Boxing, Muay-Thai, Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Grappling.

Ramon Rubia was an instructor in Doce Pares Eskrima with both GM Cacoy (Eskrima, Eskrido, Pangamut) and GM Dionisio Canete (Multi-Styles System) with a 6th Degree Black Belt.

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He is the Chief Instructor of Doce Pares International, for the California Chapter (12PARESGROUP).

Ramon Rubia is the Official Representative of San Miguel Eskrima in the U.S. as approved, and sanctioned by the San Miguel Eskrima Group Council, Cebu City, Cebu (Nong Momoy’s Original Disciples, San Miguel Eskrima).

He founded San Miguel Eskrima Association, USA. The objectives of this organization is to propagate, promote, perpetuate, and preserved the San Miguel Eskrima of GM Momoy Canete and give awareness to the FMA community.

Ramon Rubia is a

  • Former WEKAF WORLD CHAMPION in Sparring
  • Former LAPD OFFICER
  • Former Assistant Director, WEKAF WESTERN REGIONAL
  • Trainer of Champions in Numeruous Stickfighting Tournaments (WEKAF style) also minimum gear

He is a Researcher, Historian, and propagator of Indigenous FMA, having travel extensively to the Philippines (Cebu) since 93. He has sought out various leaders among the Filipino Martial Arts community in Cebu and trained with the TeoVel’s and Atillo Balintawak groups, in the Original Balintawak style of Sergio Arcel, in the Lapunti system of Ondo Caburnay, VICAR Self-Defense Club of Vicente “Inting” Carin, and in the Maranga family system.

Ramon Rubia also had the opportunity to see the group of Nong Manuel “Uwit” Jecong display the rare system of Eskrima de Cuerdas de Liborio “Boring” Heyrosa and Nong Vivencio “Baby” Paez Eskrima coming from his uncle Delfin Lopez, an original Balintawak and also trained with Lowell Tibay’s Filipino Boxing. Also in Manila with the late Elmer Ybanez (Lightning Scientific Arnis), Yuli Romo demonstrating Kalis Ilustrisimo privately, and he has met the greats such as GM’S Antonio “Tatang” Ilustrisimo, Ben Lema (Lightning Scientific Arnis), and Joe Mena (Doblete Rapillon), and other masters in Manila.

Ramon privately teaches Law Enforcement Officers.

He is presently promoting and propagating the indigenous FMA through local lectures and demonstration, in and out of state and internationally (Mexico, Spain, etc.).

Ramon Rubia is always learning, and continues to search out different methods and styles and to give credit where credit is due.

Eva Canete-Rubia Biography

Eva Canete-Rubia is 3rd Generation in Doce Pares lineage under the famous Canete Family of Martial Artists.

She is and Instructor of Doce Pares Eskrima, and is a 6th Black Belt (Doce Pares “Multi-Styles” System of Eskrima).

She has over 25 years experience in the Filipino Martial Arts.

Eva Canete-Rubia started martial arts at 10 years old training in Judo with her illustrious father, uncles and grandfathers including Iluminado, Eulogio, Panfilo, Ciriaco, and Dionisio Canete.

She is a former officer in the Top Hands Society of GM Dionisio Canete, Cebu City, Cebu.

Eva Canete-Rubia is an assistant Instructor and Vice President of Doce Pares International, California Chapter (12PARESGROUP).

Eva Canete-Rubia is a 5 Times WEKAF WORLD CHAMPION in Sparring and Forms.

Eva formed Mambaling Eskrima Club, Cebu City, Philippines, and is one of the Instructors for the club.

Eva Canete-Rubia has taught Doce Pares Eskrima to various groups in the Manila area promoting, propagating, and perpetuating Filipino Martial Arts though the former Mayor of Muntinlupa, Ignacio Bunye now the spokesperson for the current President of the Philippines.

Doce Pares International, California Chapter is headed by Guro’s Ramon and Eva Rubia and they are the West Coast Directors of Doce Pares Eskrima and representatives of Grandmaster Dionisio Canete’s Doce Pares International Academy, Headquarters in Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines. The objectives of the organization is to promote and propagate, the historical, cultural, indigenous Filipino martial art of Eskrima from the Philippines through the curriculum of Doce Pares original “multi-style” system of Eksrima. This “multi-style” system effectively develops realistic skills for self-defense through methods that incorporate the various distances of attack whether it be close, medium or long range.

Our approach to teaching is different from other martial art disciplines. We develop coordination through weaponry training by utilizing rattan sticks in a variety of ways. We then apply the same movements or principles to empty hand applications.