Malipayon nga birthday to Grandmaster Jose Diaz Caballero, Founder and Professor of De Campo 1-2-3 Original.
He was born in August 7, 1907 and raised by his parents in Toledo, Cebu, a few years after the Philippine-American war ended. His father was Macario Caballero and his mother was Teolonia Diaz.
Little known story about Jose Caballero; he worked as an assistant repairman in a train wagon repair station when he was a teenager somewhere in Dau, Toledo. This is where he met his eskrima teacher who also taught him the use of oracion and anting anting. This story was later told by his wife Amparo Espina Libumfacil and retold by Manong Lando Caballero. He was only 18 years old in 1925 when he established De Campo 1-2-3 Original which substantiates this story.
Lolo Jose would have been 115 today. We managed to get the only close-up picture of him from his best friend who still lives today at 87 years old.
In celebration, we are giving 47% off from our online courses until Monday. Use code “1907” when checking out at decampo123.org/learn123 where hundreds of FMA practitioners have already signed up and are benefiting from the knowledge of this very special man, Jose Caballero, the legend and champion juego todo fighter of his time.
Taking De Campo to the next level for Tavi. We've been doing sparring drills for several days now applying the concepts and principles of De Campo.
A few years back, Tavi also signed up to our online course at decampo123.org/learn123 and today he is determined to master the system more than ever. You can take the same journey, just head on to our website and get access.
Tavi, one of our Magtutudlo, recently arrived in the Philippines and is now training with Maestro Pagaling polishing his De Campo. He is accompanied by his girlfriend, Ces, who already trained with Master Jomalin in Toledo and is also now training with Maestro.
If you want to learn this FMA founded by Jose Caballero, the undefeated juego todo fighter of his time, just go and check decampo123.org/learn123 and signup to our online course. You can also check first some of our free video tutorials that are part of the online curriculum then signup if you like it.
Congratulations Sir Wayne Gauvin. You are now a fully qualified Magtutudlo. You have demonstrated De Campo the way that it should be taught. We look forward to your journey in teaching the next generation of De Campo.
Thank you to those who joined and gave their feedback. We should keep this format for the next testing.
If you want to take the same journey that Sir Wayne took to get certified in De Campo, start by signing up to our online course at decampo123.org/learn123 Use code WAYNE before end of July (2 days from now) and get almost half of the value of the course (47% off).
We don't test just about anyone. We train them enough until they are ready to teach the art to the next generation. And being good, skillful, talented, or perfect is not a requirement. Our goal has always been about preserving the De Campo of Jose Caballero. If you learn how to teach this FMA then you can qualify to become a Magtutudlo (Instructor). You don't have to be athletic nor be a fighter to become an instructor but you could be one or train one after you learn how to teach De Campo. The curriculum we have is really very easy to learn but you need to put a lot of time and effort to truly understand and teach it to others.
A year ago, Sir Wayne was still moving the way he was taught in his other FMA while doing De Campo. De Campo like any other FMA out there has so many similarities (generic movements) with other FMA. What makes a movement unique to an FMA is the understanding of how its executed using principles and concepts only seen in that FMA. Some of these principles might overlap with other FMA but to a trained eskrimador, there are so many subtle differences.
Today, Sir Wayne is not just mimicking the way we move in De Campo. He understands how and why the movements are carried out that way. This is also the reason why we require all our instructor candidates to provide a free flow ensayo so we can see if they can truly move the De Campo way. We will know if they are just dancing or simulating a fight.
This coming Saturday, July 30th, we will be testing Sir Wayne for Magtutudlo. He will be explaining all the techniques and demonstrate how they are done in the presence of fellow students and a panel of instructors including Master Jomalin Caballero. He will explain and demonstrate the nuances of Elementary, High School, and College. He will be graded accordingly.
Let's wish him well for his Magtutudlo exam.
The De Campo organization is prepping for its 100th founding which will happen in 2025. We hope to produce more instructors and get more groups going in different parts of the world before 2025 so we can hopefully gather in one place to celebrate the day when De Campo was founded in 1925.
We are still on sale until end of July. Use code WAYNE when signing up to our courses and get a huge discount. Head on to decampo123.org/learn123 and signup. That's how Sir Wayne started out. He trained on his own for a few months first then he scheduled a weekly private training to polish his movements and to further understand how De Campo works. You can do it too.
Announcing an upcoming Magtutudlo exam for Sir Wayne Gauvin. He has been training with us every week for more than a year now since June 2021 skipping only a few sessions. He is now ready to become an instructor and help spread Jose Caballero's De Campo 123 Original.
Congratulations sir for making it this far. Your dedication and determination is what will make you a very good teacher and help us in propagating De Campo.
In light of this event, we will be on sale until the end of July. Use code WAYNE when signing up to any of our courses on our website decampo123.org/learn123