De Campo JDC-IO at Isla Del Fuego

by Jay Dilan August. 23, 2019 2112 views

“Suffer during training not during the fight” this is a quote from Manong Jose Diaz Caballero the teacher of Professor Eric Olavides the founder of Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO, as a practitioner of Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO this is one of the quote I always remember that the way is in training. Professor Eric Olavides has dedicated much of his life researching Filipino martial arts in particular, as a child he was trained by his uncle Martiniano Lumacang, He went on training with Billy Baaclo in a system called Sungkite de Abaniko and Fernando Candawan of Doce Pares. But the main influence on his eskrima was Manong Jose Diaz Caballero the founder of Eskrima De Campo. In 1975, Professor Eric Olavides was awarded a certificate by Manong Jose Diaz Caballero as Assistant Professor in Eskrima De Campo, he is considered as the protégé of Manong Jose Diaz Caballero and those who experienced training with him can attest to his high level of proficiency in the art. The old curriculum taught to him by Manong Jose Diaz Caballero serves as a link to the current JDC-IO modules, on August 16-18, 2019 a 3 day training camp on De Campo 1-2-3 original and Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO was held at Isla Del Fuego, Larena, Siquijor wherein chapters from Manila, Laguna, Cebu/Lapu-Lapu City, Dumaguete and Dipolog were represented in this gathering in an aim to have an alignment of goals, curriculum, instructional practices and standard for all chapters in the Philippines. Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO practitioners during the event never waste any amount of time doing anything else but to train and practice, inspired with the amount of knowledge and experience shared and demonstrated by Professor Eric Olavides during the mini gathering at isla Del Fuego. I took some pictures under the sunset when the tide is low and the wind was great and the view was remarkable, there are moments, experiences you will never forget and those key points in striking like speed “Paspas sama sa kilat”, power “Kusog sama sa dalugdog” and accuracy “kanang bunal nga kinahanglan moigo gyud” were the quotes in Visayan language as taught by Manong Jose Diaz Caballero to Professor Eric Olavides and serves as the key points on how the strikes should be in Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO, the strikes should have Speed, Power and Accuracy. There are things you learn that you will carry for the rest of your life and as our mini gathering end a quote that will remind each and every one is this “Just when we thought our cup is full that's when you realize that it is still empty... Patience, humbleness and loyalty is the key to fill the cup.”

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Sanaya Perez 1 year, 6 months ago

Lots of Martial Arts stuffs in the Philippines in which we don't get to share more often. I liked Dugukan of Cebu as well

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Kool silhouettes!

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