Cinco Tero Escrima (CTE) is an Escrima system which was founded in 2001 by the Guros Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens. This System is their personal expression of practicing Escrima and the Filipino Martial Arts. The International Cinco Tero Escrima Association (ACTE) is very proud to be officially recognized by the International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation. All Cinco Tero Escrima students are a member of the IKAEF. The CTE System is mainly based upon the teachings and the program of the BIFF Escrima System (British International Fighters Federation), founded and developed by Mr. Jay Dobrin. Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens are all certified Instructors within the BIFF. They also trained and learned from Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous of the IKAEF / International Kali Arnis Eskrima Federation and IKSA / International Kali Sikaran Association). Dakilang Guro Jeff Espinous influenced with their knowledge Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens.
CTE is a medium fighting range (Medio) Escrima System (based on a bladed fighting art), but also contains other fighting ranges such as: long range (Largo), close range (Corto), and empty hand
fighting range (Kadena De Mano). CTE also contains concepts of several Filipino Martial Arts and other Martial Arts, which Charles Goossens, Paul Pauwels and Walter Goossens developed and
continue to work on through their training and experience.
Pangulong Guro Charles Goossens is the Technical Director of the Cinco Tero for the IKAEF.