San Miguel Eskrima is the art, science and personal expression of Doce Pares Grandmaster Filemon “Momoy”Cañete. The system is based on:
- TACTICS AND STRATEGIES
- ECONOMY OF MOTION
- PERSONAL _EXPRESSION
- PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
- SCIENTIFIC MOVEMENTS
Grandmaster Momoy was one of the head instructors of the Doce Pares Club from 1933 through up to his passing in 1995 and one of its original founders – together with Lorenzo Saavedra, Teodoro Saavedra, Federico Saavedra, Florentino and Eulogio Cañete. San Miguel Eskrima is his own personal expression and style within the club/system.
In San Miguel Eskrima, emphasis is heavily placed on developing proper and precise body mechanics and dynamics, and the recognition of the natural physiology and application of movement and force, while using the concepts/principles of a weapons-based training we call ESKRIMA. Power, speed, strength, rhythm, reaction, reflex, and a keen eye are some of the attributes developed as you stay committed to San Miguel Eskrima training. San Miguel Eskrima is a complete blade and edge based system that incorporates long and short blades, single stick, double stick, stick and dagger, dagger, long stick (ananangkil/gahab), spear (bankaw), bullwhip (latigo), cadena (chain), throwing knives, Pangamut (empty hand combat/Combat Judo/dumog wrestling). This system was developed through a long and proven lineage of combat and reality-based situations and encounters through what was then Grandmaster Momoy’s “stable of fighters”. This development was manifested by consistent quality – traits that we will continue to uphold in our training as an honor and tribute to that late Grandmaster. -Magtutudlo Ramon Rubia