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sensei Gokor Chivichyan (Armenian: Գոքոր Չիվիչյան; born 1963) is an Armenian Judo, submission grappling, and mixed martial arts instructor. Chivichyan currently trains professional and amateur fighters at the Hayastan MMA Academy in North Hollywood, California, United States. Chivichyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Chivichyan began his training as a young child in Soviet Armenia, winning national junior titles in judo, sambo, and wrestling.
At the age of 17, Chivichyan relocated to Los Angeles, California where he continued his training in no-gi submission wrestling under Gene LeBell, a famous Catch wrestler and the United States' first Judo champion. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Chivichyan traveled and competed in the Soviet Union and throughout Europe, Japan, Thailand, and Mexico. With the opening of the Hayastan Academy in 1991, Gokor retired undefeated from professional fighting, and focused his time on teaching.
In 1997, Chivichyan came out of retirement to win a superfight organized by the World Fighting Federation. In 1998, he was named by Black Belt Magazine as “Judo Instructor of the Year” and received the prestigious “Hall of Fame” spot. Since then he has produced in his school a new generation of fighters, such as Manvel Gamburyan, Sako Chivitchian, Karen Darabedyan, Roman Mitichyan, Ronda Rousey, and Karo Parisyan, who have competed in the arena of the UFC, WEC, King of the Cage, Olympic and all National Judo Championships.
In February 2005, the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (ISJJF) awarded him the rank of 7th dan in judo.
To the great surprise of many, Chivichyan competed again at the 2008 USJA/USJF Winter Nationals, the first National Judo Championship endorsed by both organizations. He took Gold after defeating Gary Butts by uchi mata in the finals.
The youngest of three brothers, Gokor Chivichyan was born May 10th 1963.
Gokor competed in his first tournament and won his first Armenian Junior National Sambo Championshi
Beginning his training in Judo; he would go onto win Armenian Junior National Championship and then compete at the Russian Junior National Judo Championships.
Gokor comes back to Russia to fight in the Soviet Junior Judo and Sambo National Championships.
Gokor and his family would find themselves moving to America.
Gokor began competing in Judo Tournaments again, and Professional No-Holds-Barred fights.
By 1989 Gokor had won 4 Professional World NHB/MMA Championship Titles and was ready for a completely new challenge, Marriage!
Arthur Chivichyan was born on May 16th 1990. But nothing can compare with training his son and watching him win as the 5 time Judo Junior National Champion.
The only thing that could possibly eclipse his student's successes happened on July 17th 1996 with the birth of Gokor's second son, Garry.
In January 1997 Gokor received a call to come out of retirement to fight another Professional No-Holds-Barred World Championship. He won!
Much to his own surprise Gokor participated at the USA Judo National Championships. He dominated the competition and took home the championship.
Gokor has competed in over 400 NHB, MMA, Judo, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Sambo fights, and has never lost as a professional fighter.
Кракта бележка за ГМ Чък Канете
ГМ Чък Канете е вицепрезидент и шеф инструктор в главната квартира на Какой Досе Парес Ескрима в гр.Себу, Филипините. Обучава инстуктори от цял свят в централата на организацията/Cacoy Canete Doce Pares Headquarters/като и при пътуванията си на семинари ежегодно.
Потомствен ескримадор от клана Канете, като е син на майстор Едгар Канете и внук на ГГМ Какой Канете.
През 2006г. на Световния Шампионат по свободен бой с палка на CDPWF в Себу, ГМ Чък Канете извоюва първо място в средно-тежка категория за мъже.
History of Doce Pares
At about the start of the American regime, the Cañete siblings began their training in Eskrima. Brothers Florentino and Eulogio Cañete (later to become the principal organizer and president of Doce Pares) started their initial education from their father Gregorio, uncles Gavino Cañete, Pedro Cañete and uncle Juanso dela Cuesta (their mother’s brother). They also trained with other well-known masters, namely, Tenyente Piano Aranas, Goriong Tagalog, Juanso Tikya, Andres Suares, Tito de Goma and Cesario Aliason. But the Canete’s quest for more Eskrima knowledge brought them to meet the more famous eskrimadors at that time, Lorenzo Saavedra and his nephews Teodoro Saavedra and Federico Saavedra at San Nicolas district in Cebu City where the Cañete family moved from their original residence in the town of San Fernando , some thirty kilometers south of the city.
In early 1920, the Cañetes joined the Saavedras when the latter founded Labangon Fencing Club, the first-ever Eskrima organization in the Philippines. (The group used the word “fencing” because of the influence of the Americans who referred the art as such, being similar to the European sport or art of fighting with the use of saber, foil or epee. The American influence would later become more apparent when Doce Pares used and adopted more English words to identify and describe techniques or forms. “Tatang Ensong” as Lorenzo was fondly called, and Teodoro, nicknamed “Doring”, guided and helped the Cañetes in their ardent desire to expand their understanding and knowledge by teaching them advanced techniques of Espada y Daga and close quarter style of fighting (corto). The close association and friendship of the Saavedras and the Cañetes further strengthened even after the dissolution of the Labangon Fencing Club in 1931.
On January 11, 1932, Eulogio Canete, Lorenzo Saavedra, Teodoro Saavedra, together with the most renowned eskrimadors, mainly from Cebu, decided to form another goup, Doce Pares. A society formed to promote the only original native martial art of the Philippines, Eskrima.
Doce Pares is a Spanish term that means Twelve Pairs. However, the term has been given several meanings. One, refers to the twelve basic strikes that are common in most Eskrima styles and schools and their twelve basic block and counters to these strikes. Another explanation is that it was meant to honor the twelve Masters, who originally formed the organization. And when the membership rose to twenty four at the time of the inauguration, the term Doce Pares, became more significantly fitting, indeed.
Eulogio “Yoling” Cañete emerged as President and Teodoro Saavedra, as Vice President. Other officers were Fortunato Penalosa (Secretary), Marcelo Verano, Diogracias Nadela, Filemon Cañete, Federico Saavedra, Strong Tupas, Rodolfo Quijano, Venancio Bacon, Florentino Cañete, Juanito Lauron and Magdaleno Cabasan. Composing the advisory board were Lorenzo Saavedra, Lawyer Cecilio dela Victoria , Margarito Revilles and Dr. Anastacio Deiparine. (During the next 55 years, Eulogio was reelected 55 more times as President and served the position until his demise on June 26, 1988 at the age of 87)
A couple of years later, more prominent masters joined the group. Among them were Jesus Cui, Felipe Villaro, Claudio Kalinawan, Victorino Dilao, Rosalio Gonzales, Jose Garcia, Pastor Villagracia, Pio Deiparine, Basilio Tumulak and Francisco Roncesvalle.
During World War II, from 1941 to 1945, several of the Doce Pares officers and masters, joined the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), and later the resistance forces, and fought underground the Japanese occupation army. Sometime in 1943, Teodoro Saavedra, its Vice President and chief instructor was captured and subsequently executed by the Japanese soldiers. Since the founding of Doce Pares up to the time of his death, he was an undisputed kingpin of Eskrima. A year later, his uncle Lorenzo Tatang Ensong Saavedra died of old age. He was over 90 years old.
After the War, the prominent Doce Pares Eskrimadors regrouped and held several meetings regarding the resumption of the program for the promotion of the Filipino martial art. The most active members were the Cañete brothers headed by Eulogio as Club President. His brother, Ciriaco “Cacoy” Cañete, also a resistance fighter emerged as Doce Pares most skillful fighter and innovator.
And, when one of the top Masters of Doce Pares, with some of his loyalists seceded from the Doce Pares a few years later to form another Eskrima Club, Pres. Eulogio Cañete and his brothers, Filemon, Silvestre, Tirso, Rufino and Ciriaco (Cacoy) took full control of Doce Pares.
In its new set-up, Momoy Canete became Chief Instructor in Espada y Daga or Olisi ug Baraw. On the other hand, Cacoy Cañete was Chief Instructor in Single Olisi Eskrima, Eskrido and Pangamot.
After the split, Doce Pares had been a recipient of many challenges from other clubs. To counteract these belligerence, Cacoy immediately organized the Cebu Mutual Security Association (CEMUSA) in 1954, and became its leader. This elite group was composed of Doce Pares Eskrimadors who trained hard under the watchful eyes of Cacoy.
But when the Doce Pares President, Eulogio Cañete died in 1988, Cacoy succeeded him up to the present, and CEMUSA was dissolved.