GM Diony and Alex

GM Diony and Alex
GM Diony, UK 2007

SGM Dionisio 'Diony' Cañete

Events he helped organise/participated in

March 6-7,1976
First National Arnis Festival
University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City, Philippines
by National Arnis Association of the Philippines (NARAPHIL)

March 24, 1979
First National Arnis Open Championship
Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines

August 19, 1979
First National Invitational Tournament
Philippine National College Gymnasium, Manila, Philippines

October 15, 1988
First National USA Eskrima Kali Arnis Championships
San Jose, California

First Eastern USA Arnis Championships
Jersey City, NJ

Note: The two tournaments were made possible through the all-out assistance & initiative of Arnulfo Cuesta, Fred Bandalan, Edward Abinsay, and Leo Fernandez

August 11-13, 1989
First World Eskrima Kali Arnis Championships
Cebu City, Philippines

It was during this tournament that the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) was organised. He was elected Charter President

January 25-27, 1992
2nd World Championships & Congress
Manila, Philippines

1989 He was selected as Sportsman of the Year by the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC)

During these tournaments he prepared the tournament rules and designed the appropriate protective gear.