Welcome to Doce Pares Eskrima UK

Grandmaster Anton St’James has been involved in martial arts since 1971 and in particular the indigenous martial arts of the Philippines which he began in 1979.

GM. St’James has spent many years travelling and living in the Philippines and has undergone extensive training at the Cacoy Doce Pares World Headquarters in Cebu City, Philippines. On 21st November 2011 he was awarded 9th Degree Black Belt Certification directly from Supreme Grandmaster Ciriaco “Cacoy” Canete.

In 2008 GM. St’James was inducted into the Doce Pares Hall of Fame held in Cebu City and received the Award for “Best Organisation”. In 2010 was awarded “Exemplary Dedication to Doce Pares Award” and in 2014 he was presented the “Valuable Cacoy Doce Pares Grandmaster Award”.

GM. St’James is the first appointed Grandmaster in Europe and is also the official UK/European representative for the World San Miguel Eskrima Organization under Grandmaster Federico Mendoza Jr. and holds 10th Degree Grandmaster Rank in the Original San Miguel Eskrima Spada Y Daga System.

GM. St’James is an executive Board Member of the British Council of Eskrima, Kali, Arnis Instructors and founder of Blade Warriors International.

Cacoy Doce Pares Eskrima UK/Europe is able to offer a comprehensive Filipino Martial Arts training & certification programme for both student and instructor levels, plus seminars & courses anywhere throughout the UK and Europe.


174 Rendle St, Plymouth PL1 1TP, United Kingdom

01752 262 233