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Master Instructor  Percival "Val" Pableo
9th Grade Black Belt

Master Percival "Val" Pableo began his training in 1979, under his eldest brother Prospero, who was a regular member of the group trained by Grandmasters Diony Ca�ete and his elder brother Panpilo...

In 1982, he was taken in by Grandmaster Diony to live with him in his family until the end of 1990. During this time, he was the favorite sparring partner of Grandmasters Diony, Ciriaco "Cacoy" Ca�ete and Vicente "Inting" Carin in various demonstration and exhibitions. Some of Master Val Pableo's accomplishments are:

  • 1985 - Won the Bantamweight Division title during the 3rd Philippine National Arnis Championship held in Cebu City.
  • 1986 - Won the Middleweight Division Title (155 lbs) during the 4th Philippine National Arnis Championship held in Bacolod City, and voted best player of the tournament.
  • 1988 - Was a member of the Doce Pares team that won the National Arnis Team Championships held in Manila of that year.
  • 1989 - During the historic 1st World Eskrima-Kali-Arnis Federation (WEKAF) Championships held in Cebu City he became champion in sparring (Welterweight Division) champion in Forms (Sayaw), Solo Baston (Single stick) category and was voted the best player of the tournament.
  • 1990 - Team captain of the Doce Pares team which won the National Team Championship held in Manila.
  • 1991 - First toured the USA, and has conducted over 200 seminars workshops in different countries among which are: England, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and Australia, among others, Philippines. 
  • 1992 - During the 2nd WEKAF championships, he was champion in Sparring (Middleweight Division - 155lbs)
  • 1994 & 96 - World Championships, he was the Head Coach and Team Captain of the Philippine Team which captured over-all honors in the two tournaments.
  • 1996 - Appointed and designated as Chief Instructor of the Doce Pares World Headquarters in Cebu City, Philippines.
  • 1998 & 2000 - World Championship, he was a member of the Organizing Council and also designated as the Event Director, administering the Congress, Seminar and competition proper of the entire world events.

Master Pableo wrote numerous manuals in Eskrima Kali Arnis, such as the Doce Pares "Sayaw" "Commentaries on the Tournament Rules" and basic Eskrima. Also featured in two Instructional Videos, Abanico Productions - 4 volumes in 1995, Nikko Productions - 6 volumes in 1999 and produced 3 volumes in Valflex Production in April 03. Some of his most recent accomplishments have been featured in the Discovery Channel's "Asia's Ancient Tradition of Martial Arts" and the History Channels "Human Weapon" episode of "Eskrima".

Master Pableo official website: www.doceparesworld.com | email: val.pableo@yahoo.com 

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