Here at STL Counterpoint, we study Cacoy Doce Pares. This system has been developed and is led by Supreme Grand Master Ciriaco “Cacoy” Cañete. It is best known for being a short range system with curving strikes (corto kurbada). This art is also known for sparring.
Here is SGM Cañete at age 94 sparring. That’s right; he’s still on the mat sparring. That’s inspiring. SGM Cacoy is in his 90’s and continuing to work out. When you watch the sparring sessions, you’ll notice that SGM Cañete is laughing and enjoying himself. The lessons from this video apply to all of life: Do what you love and have fun doing it.
Here’s my instructor, Master Zach Whitson, sharing with us his training time with SGM Cañete. The laughter in this video is contagious.
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