Ciriaco Cañete

Filipino martial artist

Ciriaco "Cacoy" Cañete (August 8, 1919 – February 5, 2016) was a Filipino martial artist. He was a member of the Doce Pares Eskrima Club. He was the last surviving member of the club, which was founded in January 1932. In 1951 he developed his own martial art system named Eskrido. He was born in San Fernando, Cebu.

Cañete died in a hospital in Downtown Cebu City on February 5, 2016. He died from prostate cancer. He was aged 96.[1]


  1. "Cacoy Cañete, Cebuano eskrima legend, passes away". The Freeman. February 7, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)