Master Erwin Mosqueda, LADP Senior Instructor Guro Gary Gabisan and all Eskrimadors who attended the 2014 Los Angeles Doce Pares Black Belt Tour would like to convey their gratitude to Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio “Diony” Cañete, ODL (Order of Datu Lapu-Lapu) for gracing us with his presence, guiding the Grandmasters and Masters heading our training and seeing through all the aspects of the LADP Black Belt Tour from beginning to end with wisdomful guidance.
We also thank Grandmaster Percival “GM Val” Pableo, Master Gerald Cañete and Master Gerardo Rusiana for their brotherly hospitality, overseeing the pre-test training, testing and awarding ceremonies.
And a shout out to Ms. Mariz Avila and “driver Mike” for making sure all LADP accommodation, nourishment and training equipment needs were attended to.
Daghang salamat, see you all at the next Los Angeles Doce Pares Black Belt Tour and Mabuhay!
The Filipino Martial Arts Academy (FMAA), the Doce Pares Multi-Style System West Coast headquarters will be hosting their “8th River City Rumble” tournament this coming August 30th (Saturday) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sacramento.
The River City Rumble is one of the most fun and family oriented tournaments this side of the West Coast!
The events available to compete in will be traditional and modern forms competition, stick and single-stick/double-stick continuous sparring and knife/stick point-system sparring.
It’s a good opportunity to test out skills you’ve learned so far, know what works and what doesn’t, all within a contained friendly atmosphere. You’ll also get to meet other Eskrima enthusiasts and represent Los Angeles Doce Pares!
Cost wise, the first event you’ll join will be $45 and it will be $15 for each additional event thereafter. You can also join in on the bill split we’ll be organizing for the lodging, vehicle rental and gas expenses. On average, you’d spend just about $200* for one event with hotel, rental and gas all in!
*- calculation based on 5 members sharing $125.50 per night for 2 nights on booking rooms, renting a 5-seater sedan at the current rate of $112.00 for 3 days and gas prices at $4.98 per gallon traveling 788 miles both ways.
TESTING AT DOCE PARES WORLD HEADQUARTERS in CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES
Members who have declared their intent to come with for September’s belt grade promotion testing to be held at the World Headquarters in Cebu City, Philippines, will receive a separate & dedicated email that aims to initiate a correspondence thread in preparation for the event.
A definite date of August 28 has been set for departure to the Philippines and a tentative date of September 14 for arrival States side.
We will also take advantage of the opportunity to train in different Eskrima styles and meet up with other Eskrima Masters.
#LosAngeles #DocePares is thankful for being a part of the continuing relief efforts in the #Philippines by the Doce Pares Multi-Style System of Eskrima World Headquarters and #WEKAF (World #Eskrima, #Kali, #Arnis Federation) distributing help in kind to areas that were severely affected by typhoon #Haiyan ( #YolandaPH ) -particularly in #Cebu, #Leyte and surrounding townships. All this despite having to sustain structural damages to the ” #EskrimaTemple ” and World Headquarters Office.
Help us strive to assist further in this cause by supporting our “#Payong” fund drive.
We are currently offering these fundraiser shirts at $20 each (100% of the net proceeds will go to the fund drive).
Sizes come in Small up to 3XL.
If you are interested in supporting our #PayongFundDrive, please contact us at LADocePares@yahoo.com