Master Instructor Peter Shannon - 7th Grade Black Belt

Master Instructor Peter Shannon

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
1973

CURRENT RANKINGS
Australian Doce Pares Chief Instructor – 7th Grade Black Belt
Freestyle Martial Arts – Probationary 8th Degree Black Belt
Muay Thai Kickboxing – 6th Degree Trainer

AWARDS
2000 Blitz Martial Arts Magazine – Freestyle Instructor Of The Year
Awarded for contribution to and promotion of Filipino Martial Arts in
Australia.

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
Further expansion and promotion of the Filipino Martial Arts throughout the Australasian Region, with strong ethics based emphasis on developing instructors and students with quality expertise and skills based on the teachings of GM Dionisio A. Cañete and the “Multi-Styles system of “Doce Pares International”.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
For my personal approach to the martial arts journey I have always had “Perseverance, Honesty and Loyalty” as the trinity of philosophy towards both my own progression and growth in the martial arts, with the underlying traits of “Dedication and Application” extending through to fellow instructors and students.
I consider my martial arts to be a full-time application of training and teaching and will always be striving for improvement and refinement in both the personal and training aspects of life.

Master Roberta Shannon - 5th Grade Black Belt

Guro Roberta Shannon

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
1978

CURRENT RANKINGS
Doce Pares International – 5th Grade Black Belt
Freestyle Martial Arts – Probationary 5th Degree Black Belt
Muay Thai Kickboxing – 2nd Degree Trainer

AWARDS
1998 BJC AEK instructor of the year
2000 Best 4th degree grading - freestyle martial arts

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
To be the best possible Doce Pares Instructor I can be. To continue to further improve my abilities and skills within Doce Pares.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
Thanks to my martial arts training, loyalty and dedication have always driven me in any task I have undertaken. To continue to improve my abilities as an instructor and pass this onto my students, no matter what type of training I participate in. To continually improve as a person, friend, wife, daughter and mother. Life is a wonderful journey, no matter what it throws your way, it's the way you deal with it that counts. "Feel the fear and do it anyway".

Master Marc Toussaint - 6th Grade Black Belt

Guro Marc Toussaint

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
1982

CURRENT RANKINGS
Doce Pares Australia - Victorian State Head Instructor – 5th Grade Black Belt
Freestyle Martial Arts – 7th Degree Black Belt

AWARDS
2002, 2005 BJC AEK instructor of the year
2004 BJC Contribution Award

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
To work with others and help develop Doce Pares in Victoria and beyond; and to continue training with Doce Pares International in Cebu, so we keep moving forward.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
From the time I first started my Journey in martial arts, I have gotten more out of it than I would have ever thought I could have. Doce Pares has been a big part of this. I have been so humbled by the skill and knowledge I have gathered on my journey, and never worried to put myself out side my comfort zone, or to be worried to make mistakes from time to time, because I believe it's the journey not the destination that's important.

Master Vela Georgiev - 5th Grade Black Belt

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS

CURRENT RANKINGS

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

Guro Glen Eden - 4th Grade Black Belt

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
1989

CURRENT RANKINGS
Doce Pares International – 3rd Grade Black Belt
Ging Mo Kune Kung Fu – Si-Hing

AWARDS
2006 BJC AEK instructor of the year

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
Make available the expertise and skills of Doce Pares to all of those in need and those worthy, whenever possible.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
Balanced self coercion and expressed creativity in all challenges and opportunities, increasing my capacity to live a life well spent.

Guro Martin Cadman - 2nd Grade Black Belt

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
2005

CURRENT RANKINGS
Doce Pares International – 2nd Grade Black Belt

AWARDS
2010 BJC AEK instructor of the year

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
Martial arts should be fun, useful, thought provoking and have a positive lasting affect on the lives of all involved.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
As good writers know, you should always be prepared to 'kill your darlings', and force yourself out of your comfort zone. Maintaining an openness to new ideas and regularly reviewing your assumptions and prejudices is paramount to growing as an individual and martial artist.

Guro Clare Stainsby - 2nd Grade Black Belt

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
2000

CURRENT RANKINGS
Doce Pares International – 2nd Grade Black Belt
Academy of Eskrima (Cebu, Philippines) - Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Eskrima

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
To be the best I can be and help others do the same. To promote, study, teach and share the knowledge and skills of Doce Pares Eskrima to the highest of standards.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
Enjoyment of the martial arts journey is one of life’s great adventure’s to share in. Values of perseverance, honesty, loyalty, courage, respect, compassion and mindfulness guide the way. It is humbling and empowering to learn what one doesn’t know. Practice is the key; application and determination. Teachers and traveling companions help the journey. Of course, it’s not only Martial Arts but a journey of  discovery that benefits all aspects of being.

Guro Dean Carter - 2nd Grade Black Belt

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS
1990

CURRENT RANKINGS
Doce Pares International – 2nd Grade Black Belt
White Tiger Kung Fu - Black Belt
Boxing/Kickboxing

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT
To work with my mentors at Doce Pares International and Doce Pares Australia to teach Filipino Martial Arts to the general public of Western Australia.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY
All I have learned in the martial arts has been derived from others. When I first started training my mind was blank, but I have had the benefit of all of those who have gone before me. I will always keep “a beginners mind” as to continually develop and improve my skills in the Filipino Martial Arts.

Guro Robert Mattson - 1st Grade Black Belt

BEGAN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS

CURRENT RANKINGS

MARTIAL ARTS MISSION STATEMENT

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

Training trips and gradings from 2000 to 2013 have seen the Doce Pares International Black Belt rankings awarded to the following: