Message from The Builders and Keepers of This Site
This website was built by the senior members of Eskrima de Campo JDC-IO headed by Eric Olavides in November 2001. At the behest of Mr. Olavides, he gave explicit instructions to all members of EDC-JDCIO to protect at all times the sanctity of Jose Caballero's De Campo 1-2-3 Orihinal as a brand name. In deference to the immediate heirs Eric Olavides who undoubtedly was the most illustrious students of Jose Caballero, humbly turned over to the rightful heir the claim to the name of De Campo 1-2-3- Orihinal to Manuel "Mawe" Caballero. We would like to make an appeal to all those that have been privileged to acquire and gain the friendship of Mawe Caballero to please exercise prudence and propriety in carrying the name De Campo 1-2-3 Orihinal.
Brandishing certificates and posting them all over youtube and the forums is not a guarantee that you are a qualified bearer of this esteemed group of eskrimadors. Back it up with skills, honesty and integrity. For all we care, you could have acquired those certificates by taking advantage of the guillibility, the parochial mentality, hospitality and the economic needs of Mr. Caballero. In Visayan: "ayaw mo'g pangilad". especially to foreigners.
We in EDC-JDCIO, donated the proceeds of the last remaining sticks of Jose Caballero to assist the immediate family when Joselito Liawao the sole breedwinner passed away in October 2004. The kind recipient of those priceless sticks is Dave Gould of LAMECO Eskrima. Could you have done the same thing those of you who now claim to be masters and teachers of De Campo 1-2-3 Orihinal?
There's already too much garbage and duplicity in the eskrima world, don't drag the name of De Campo 1-2-3 Orihinal into your political and business ambitions, or you're going to get what you deserve ! Let's restore decency in eskrima. Thank you.