Danny Guba

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Daniel "Danny" Guba
BornAugust 11, 1952 (1952-08-11) (age 68)
StyleEskrima, Doce Pares
TrainerMagdalino Nolasco,
Ciriaco Canete,
Filimon Canete,
Bonifacio Uy,
Vincente Carin,
Dionisio Canete
Rank12th Dan Black Belt in Doce Pares Eskrima; Head of Doce Pares for Europe and United Kingdom; Head of Guba Doce Pares International; President of World Filipino Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF)
6th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
1st Dan Black Belt in Judo
Years active1964 – present
OccupationMartial Artist, Eskrimador, Instructor, Head of Doce Pares UK & Europe, President of World Filipino Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF)

Daniel "Danny" Guba (born August 11, 1952) is a Filipino martial artist and a leading practitioner of Eskrima-Kali-Arnis. Guba is a 5 time World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) World Champion and the founder of his own style of Doce Pares Eskrima, namely Guba Doce Pares.


Guba began his training in Eskrima in 1964 in Cebu, Philippines. Guba learned from prominent practitioners of Eskrima. From 1964–1986, Guba trained under Magdalino Nolasco, Filimon Canete, Dionisio and Ciriaco Canete; from 1979-1988 under Bonifacio Uy; and from 1981-1988 under Vicente Carin.

Guba Doce Pares[edit]

Guba is the founder of Guba Doce Pares International and the highest authority of Doce Pares Eskrima in the United Kingdom and Europe. He is the head of the organisation and is currently based in London, UK.

Guba hosts full-contact single-stick sparring, double-stick sparring, corto (close range) sparring, knife-sparring and Sayaw (form) tournaments. The two major Guba Doce Pares International tournaments in the United Kingdom are 'Quest for the Best' and the 'Apex International Open' which is held every two years at SENI, the world's biggest martial arts expo, in the O2 Soccerdome and ExCeL London. Guba has also trained British, European and World Champions who have gone on to establish their own Guba Doce Pares schools in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

World Filipino Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF)[edit]

As of February 2018 SGM Danny Guba is the President of the World Filipino Martial Arts Federation (WFMAF).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


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  3. ^ Paul Kevan. "An ancient Filipino martial art". Metro.
  4. ^ "Combat and Strength » Combat & Strength Present… Danny Guba". combatandstrength.com.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ SILICIUM Kft., Hencsei T., 2008. "Grand Masters". docepareseskrima.hu.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Interview with SGM Danny Guba ~ Arte Filipina". artefilipina.com.