Los Angeles Doce Pares has added a new training location in the City of Carson!
Authentic traditional Filipino Martial Arts has added a new training location in the city of Carson. Brought to you through the initiative of Guro Anthony Castro, with instructorship under the direct supervision of Master Erwin Mosqueda.
Before this gets too long for anyone to read please allow me to express how grateful, honored and humbled I am to be able to lead and represent the Doce Pares “Multi-Style” System of Eskrima Los Angeles chapter for 11 years. I dedicate all glory and honor to God and thank Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio “Diony” Canete, ODL (Order of Datu Lapu-Lapu) for giving me the skill, knowledge and opportunity to be able to do so.
Congratulations to all who have successfully tested for their intended ranks during our Belt Grade Promotion Testing held this 24th of October, 2015. I am proud to be witness to the fruits of your hard work and determination. But your practice and training need not stop there.
A warm welcome to all our new members, expect great things in store for your traditional Filipino martial arts training. We are all very happy to be a vessel towards your learning of the Doce Pares “Multi-Style” System of Eskrima curriculum.
I also would like to thank:
– Grandmaster Demosthenes “Neon” Arcilla for being our guest of honor and world headquarters representative.
– Master Leonilo “Nilo” Baron of Filipino Martial Arts Academy (FMAA) for making the time to come and celebrate with us at our anniversary together with members of his family.
– Master Gary Gabisan for his support and being an inspiring force for our members to emulate. Welcome back to Los Angeles!
– Guro Tim Piering for being a loyal proponent and upstanding senior member of LADP from its beginnings and up to now.
– our Black Belts Guro Anthony Castro, Guro Manuel Paglinawan, Guro Esteban Estrada, Guro Andy Leeka, Guro Hubbard Tabay, Guro Cyrus Lutero, Guro Jeremy Cardenas, Guro Jon Palos and Guro Epifanio Fernandez (of Doce Pares “Multi-Style” West Covina) for your dedication and assistance throughout our anniversary celebration. All your hard work has not gone unnoticed.
– Members Ephrem Martinez and Ruth Arcilla for hosting this year’s celebration and doing most of the planning and preparation all attendees have so enjoyed.
– our anniversary celebration guests: Master Winston Canete, Master Wendell Canete, Master Eva Canete-Rubia and Guro Jojo Baron.
And finally, a big congratulations and well wishes of prosperity & good health to our newlywed members, Mr. Anthony Partible & Mrs. Sarah Satumba-Partible as they expect to welcome their bundle of joy in the coming months.
Here’s to looking forward to year 12 and many more to come.
On February 7th, Los Angeles Doce Pares held a birthday brunch in honor of Master Erwin Mosqueda.
Guro Tim Piering
Veteran United States Marine Corps (USMC) company commander, former Vice President of Engineering at Parsons Corporation and Los Angeles Doce Pares 2nd Degree Black Belt Guro Tim Piering offered his time during Master Erwin’s birthday brunch to say a few words on how he started with and had gotten to know Master Erwin Mosqueda and Doce Pares Eskrima.
Grandmaster Nicomedes Elizar
Birthday greetings from Grandmaster Nicomedes Elizar (founder and chief instructor of World Nickelstick Balintawak Eskrima Club) for Master Erwin Mosqueda
Mr. Jaleel White has a message for Master Erwin Mosqueda and Los Angeles Doce Pares!
Danny “Machete” Trejo
Mr. Danny Trejo is a friend of authentic traditional Filipino martial arts.
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!
Clothing & Toy Drive for Haiyan Survivors (Deadline June 15th)
From today until June 15: LADP / Forex Cargo clothing and toy drive for the social rehabilitation of Haiyan Survivors
Of the almost 85000 Visayan island residents of the Philippines displaced by typhoon Haiyan, most have had only the clothes they had on as they hurriedly left their homes in panicked search of safer grounds. Families are now living in temporary housing shelters provided by the Philippine government, subsidized in part by international charity organizations.
Master Erwin Mosqueda in cooperation with Forex Cargo (https://www.forexworld.us) of Long Beach thru Mr. Epifanio Fernandez (Guro Toy) will be running a used/unused clothing and toy drive from today until June 15.
Now’s a good time to check the attic or basement for “that shirt you haven’t worn since forever” and child-safe toys you’ve outgrown.
Toys and clothing can be in used or unused condition; although we do require that they be free of stains, rips, previous owner modification and have all working parts in order.
Places and times you may drop off items for donation will either be directly to Forex Cargo of Long Beach (320 W. Willow St. Long Beach CA 90806) on regular business hours or dropped off during class at any of your designated training locations.
Season’s Greetings to you all. This year has been especially significant as we have been host and witness to one of the last training seminars of Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio “Diony” Canete ODL conducted by the Doce Pares Multi-Style System of Eskrima headquarters worldwide.
River City Rumble Tournament
Los Angeles Doce Pares has also garnered “2nd overall gold medals” in this year’s “River City Rumble” tournament, hosted by Filipino Martial Arts Academy.
Payong Fund Drive
I would like to commend all Los Angeles Doce Pares Eskrimadors for the commitment and dedication they have exerted for 2013 as in years before, congratulate those who have earned new ranks this passing year and thank everyone for continuing to support our “Payong Fund Drive” in assistance to the Doce Pares Multi-Style System of Eskrima World Headquarters and World Eskrima, Kali, Arnis Federation’s relief efforts in islands and towns that were hard hit by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
I bid you all a very merry Christmas and an even more fruitful New Year ahead!