Seasons Greetings, Eskrimador!

Seasons Greetings Eskrimador - Los Angeles Doce Pares

Seasons Greetings, Eskrimador!

As this month rolls into the holiday season and we begin another year of “Multi-Style” System of Eskrima training, I would like to convey my most sincere gratitude to all who have supported Los Angeles Doce Pares for 2014.

It has been a good year for us owing much to the dedication of Senior instructors Guro Gary Gabisan, Guro Timothy Piering, Guro Andy Leeka and our newly promoted 1st degree Black Belt students as they have surpassed the rigorous testing of the World Headquarters in Cebu City, Philippines in order to be dully certified and recognized for their proficiency of Doce Pares “Multi-Style System” of Eskrima training curriculum.

Daghang Salamat

And on behalf of our Los Angeles Doce Pares senior instructors and newly promoted Black Belt students, we thank:

  • Grandmaster Arnulfo “Dong” Cuesta and Grandmaster Steve Wolk of Philippine Integrated Martial Arts (PIMA) for their continuing support and recognition.
  • Master Nilo Baron and senior instructors of Filipino Martial Arts Academy (FMAA) for another successful “River City Rumble” tournament; in which Team LADP garnered the 3rd overall champion award.
  • Master Mike McKenzie and senior instructors of “Sacramento Yaw-Yan Ardigma/Doce Pares” for inviting us to witness their grand opening day.
  • Sharon and Philip Oshiro, Celina Duffy, David Polcyn, Ben Aranda of The Rotary Club of Historic Filipino Town and the rest of the organizers of “A Fighting Chance” charity seminar allowing us to showcase our Filipino martial arts offering in Southern California for the benefit of those affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
  • The San Carlos City Association of Los Angeles headed by Mr. Daniel Salvador for inviting us to perform a Filipino martial arts demonstration during their 22nd Anniversary Fiesta.
  • Guro Anthony and wife Jane Castro for always being our most gracious hosts in our events. Ephrem Martinez and Ruth Arcilla for always making sure our events are prepared as planned.
  • Mel “the Marksman” Dimacali for the diligent coordination and scheduling of LADP events and activities.

LADP Tenth Year Anniversary

2014 also marks our tenth year anniversary; we could not have achieved this milestone without the wisdom and guidance of Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio “Diony” Canete, ODL (Order of Datu Lapu-Lapu) and the support of the world headquarters officers headed by Masters Percival Pableo and Gerald Canete.

Here’s to more years of propagating the learning and preservation of authentic traditional Filipino martial arts in Los Angeles!


Master Erwin Mosqueda
Founder, Chief Instructor

A Fighting Chance: Filipino Martial Arts Seminar

Master Erwin at “A Fighting Chance – Filipino Martial Arts Charity Seminar”

Los Angeles Doce Pares’ very own Master Erwin Mosqueda will be participating in “A Fighting Chance – Filipino Martial Arts Charity Seminar” on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

LADP's Master Erwin at A Fighting Chance: Filipino Martial Arts Seminar


Typhoon Haiyan
From November 2nd to 11th, 2014, Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippine Islands affecting the lives of nearly 11 million who lost their homes and communities due to the devastation. Today there is still much work to be done to rebuild villages and restore basic needs: clean water, food, clothing, and shelter.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 8am-5pm
On Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 8am-5pm The Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown, The Kombat Kali Klub, martial artists Celina Taganas-Duffy and Gigie Alunday Baker have joined together to present “A Fighting Chance”, a Filipino martial arts and cultural charity event to raise funds and awareness for the victims of the disaster.

All Day Event
“A Fighting Chance” will be an all-day event at Incarnation Community Center Gym, 214 W. Fairview Avenue in Glendale, California featuring Filipino dance, food, martial arts workshops and demos by Grand Masters, Masters and Gurus of various styles.

Participating Masters and Grandmasters include

  • Grandmaster Ramon Rubia, (San Miguel Doce Pares),
  • Master Felix Valencia (Valencia Lameco),
  • Master Joe Tan (Tapado Arnis),
  • Master Erwin Mosqueda (Doce Pares Multi-Style System),
  • Grandmaster Nonato “Nene” Gaabucayan (Balintawak),
  • Grandmaster Felix Roiles (Pakamut),
  • Guro Victor Gendrano Jr. (Filipino Martial Heritage & Inosanto Academy),
  • Master Rino Balinado (Balintawak Eskrima),
  • Master Nick Papadakis (Pekiti Tirsia Kali & Dog Brothers Martial Arts) and
  • Manong Faustino Caigoy (Jack Santos Method).

Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown
The Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown is in partnership with The Rotary Club, Cebu to distribute much needed necessities to the less supported victims of Typhoon Haiyan primarily in the Northern Cebu area.

To see work that the Rotary Club has provided, please visit

Tickets are

  • $50 per person to join up to 4 workshops of their choice.
  • $80 to join any workshops during the course of the day.

For spectators the price is

  • $15 all day.

Due to limited space, RSVPs are manadatory for this event.


email with “A Fighting Chance” in the subject line and include all attendees full names in the email message.

Tickets will be cash at the door or if you’d like to pre-register or simply make a donation, write a check payable to “RC Historic Filipinotown” and mail it to: RC Historic Filipinotown, c/o Ben Aranda, 1644 Royal Blvd., Glendale, CA 91207.

For more information, please contact the Kombat Kali Klub at

or call:

Philip Oshiro, Kombat Kali Klub (310) 383-7844