Corto Kurbada

SGM Ciriaco "Cacoy" Canete

Corto Kurbada is the close-range, single-stick method of eskrima that is in constant development and refinement by Doce Pares Club Grandmaster Ciriaco "Cacoy" Cañete. Corto Kurbada is the combination of Corto Orihinal, or short-range linear strikes, and various angles of thrusting, butt strikes, hooking, etc., with circular and curving strikes involving the supination or pronation of the wrist.  These various types of single-stick strikes are paired with the "alive," or left hand, to parry and check their opponent in order to deliver devastating locks, quick disarms, and throws to the opponent.  Corto Kurbada is a unique method which contains a high degree of variability in what the practitioner can do with a single stick. 


Explanation and Demo of Corto Kurbada

Trainer Based Teaching The Left Hand