Can anyone give me info on Thomas Sipin?

Discussion in 'Doce Pares' started by Brock, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    I just got the new Century product catalog and Inoticed that they have a series of DVDs feturing him. From what I've seen of the Panther Productions series overall DVDs are produced fairly well and are easy to follow (provided you have ome previous martial arts experiance), but as always the quality of information depends on the instructor, so I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about Mr. Sipin that could help me decide if it'll be worth me spending the money, or if I'll be disappointed.

    DAMAG-INC New Member

    Tom Sipin was my instructor's (Tim Mousel) Doce Pares instructor when Tim was still living up north in his home territory. Once at his home, Tim did show me a videotaped demo filmed sometime in the late 80s featuring Guro Tom Sipin and his Arnis demo team. From what I best recollect, the man sure knew how to move quite well!
    These days, you never know just how much better he's gotten until you get to meet him. Guro Sipin is also a high ranking officer in the WEKAF group. He has more than just his share of credentials, but most of all, it's his skill that's a lot more important to make note of. From what I gather, I say he's worth checking out.
  3. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    That's pretty much what I wanted to hear. The marketing department for some DVDs sometimes pad the resume of the instructor to sell the product. I figured an FMA figure wouldn't fake a Doce Pares credential, but you never know.

    DAMAG-INC New Member

    Oh He's definitely without question... Legit.
  5. junior eskrimador

    junior eskrimador Expect the Unexpected

    Doce Pares

    Just my input, if you anyone is interested in learning Doce Pares and want to see if the instructor has learned all area of Doce Pares Multi Style System and authorized visit

    Also, Master Sonny Napial (visit was voted in as
    New WEKAF USA Director. If you want to know more about Master Sapin visit
  6. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    Thanks for the info! I'llcheck outthose pages when I have the time.
  7. psych75

    psych75 New Member


    I have personally been a student of Mr. Sipin and can tell you with all certainty that he is the real deal!!! you can check out his school at
  8. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    Have you seen the video series from Century yet? I was wondering if it's any good.
  9. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    I picked up one of the DVDs when I did an equipment order. I haven't had time to view all of it yet, but what I've seen so far looks good.
  10. lovely13

    lovely13 New Member

    Mr. Sipin was a great guy to work with. I worked with him while producing his DVD series with Century. You can order them at Just type in "Eskrima" in the search engine and you'll find the whole series.
  11. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    I have two of the DVD's in the series, and I find them to be very good.

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