Tournaments

EA Doce Pares members compete in different tournaments employing different formats of competition.

WEKAF (World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation) / Doce Pares tournaments

Formed by Doce Pares in 1989 in Cebu, Philippines to promote the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) via a sporting version of eskrima throughout the world. Doce Pares tournaments follow the same WEKAF Rules.

  • Armour: Headgear, body armour, gloves, armpads and elbow pads.
  • Weapon: Live sparring sticks.
  • Target: Anywhere above the knee.
  • Scoring: Similar to boxing's 10-point-must system.
  • Rounds: Each of the 3 rounds consists of 1 minute fights and 30 second breaks.

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Date Event News & Results
24 Mar 2013
(Kent)
WEKAF British Championships -
02 Dec 2012
(Venue)
WEKAF British Championships Read news story...

British Low Armour

This is judged by a panel of 3 for striking, blocking and evasion. A disarm in the round means you lose that round and 2 disarms is a technical knockout.

  • Armour: Headgear, gloves and groin protectors.
  • Weapon: Live sparring sticks.
  • Target: Anywhere above the knee.
  • Scoring: Similar to boxing's 10-point-must system.
  • Rounds: Each of the 2 rounds consists of 1.5 minute fights and 30 second breaks.
Date Event News & Results
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KOMBATA Limited Armour

KOMBATA Limited Armour is a competition for the more advanced practitioners. It is fought with headgear and gloves only (elbow pads optional). It is open to all styles. Only vests/sleeveless shirts and short shorts (or Muay Thai type of shorts) are allowed. KOMBATA Limited Armour was founded by Ermar Alexander.

  • Armour: Headgear, gloves and groin protectors.
  • Weapon: Live sparring sticks.
  • Target: Anywhere above the knee.
  • Scoring: Similar to boxing's 10-point-must system.
  • Rounds: Each of the 2 rounds consists of 1.5 minute fights and 30 second breaks.
Date Event News & Results
- - -

Seni Eskrima Open Championships

This tournament ran for the very first time on 26 April 2008 at the Seni Show which was held in Excel, London. Competitors from various systems competed in Sayaw (Forms), Single and double stick sparring in WEKAF-format. Seni Eskrima was founded by Ermar Alexander.

  • Armour: Headgear, body armour, gloves, armpads and elbow pads.
  • Weapon: Live sparring sticks.
  • Target: Anywhere above the knee.
  • Scoring: Similar to boxing's 10-point-must system.
  • Rounds: Each of the 3 rounds consists of 1 minute fights and 30 second breaks.
Date Event News & Results
- - -

BCKEAI Eskrima Championships / Arnis Alliance

The tournament is full contact continuous sparring in single and double stick divisions. Although for 5' Long stick division gloves are mandatory and all children's divisions must also additionally wear chest guards and gloves.

  • Armour: Headgear and groin protectors (chest guards for ladies)
  • Weapon: Padded sticks.
  • Target: Anywhere above the knee.
  • Scoring: First to get 5 points wins the round.
  • Rounds: Each of the 3 rounds consists of 1 minute fights and 30 second breaks.
Date Event News & Results
03 Feb 2012
(Mansfield)
BCKEAI Eskrima Open Championships Read news story....

AKEA (Arnis Kali Eskrima Association)

Formed in Italy, it is a point-system version of eskrima where one has to have a clear powerful hit on either the head or shin only.

  • Armour: Full WEKAF gear and shinguards
  • Weapon: Live sparring sticks.
  • Target: Head and shins.
  • Scoring: TBC
  • Rounds: TBC
Date Event News & Results
(Terracina) AKEA Open Championships 2007 -