Sad news indeed. GM Canete has passed away Feb 5, 2016. Please send your prayers and regards to the family. A Legend has passed. This is a dark day but lets give thanks to his teachings and knowledge that was passed on and feel some comfort that he will be a legend forever.
A message from the family:
IN DEEP SORROW MY FAMILY AND I REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF OUR BELOVED FATHER SUPREME GRANDMASTER (SGM) CIRIACO “CACOY” DELA CUESTA CANETE. SGM CACOY WAS THE LAST FOUNDING LEADERS OF THE OLDEST ESKRIMA ORGANIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES - DOCE PARES. MOREOVER HE WAS THE LAST OF THE GREAT ORIGINAL TEACHERS AND DEVELOPERS OF THE UNIQUE FILIPINO COLTURAL ART OF ESKRIMA THAT TRACES BACK TO LAPULAPU. HENCE HE WAS THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.
HE EXPIRED THIS EVENING, FEB. 5, 2016 AT EXACTLY 8:08PM. COINCIDETALLY HE WAS BORN ON 08-08-1919. HE WAS 96 ½ YEARS OLD.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR CARING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE WILL MISS HIM SO DEEPLY.
VERY TRULY YOURS,
GM CATHERINE-KITTY CANETE-KNIGHT
CACOY DOCE PARES WORLD FEDERATION
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Amazing skills! Please enjoy watching Supreme Grandmaster Cacoy Canete at ~ 89. This man is an inspiration. Do you think you will still be able to do this at 89? 79? 69? Much respect to SGM Canete and his system "Cacoy Doce Pares".