A Message from Master Erwin

A Message from Master Erwin - 11th Annual Los Angeles Doce Pares Eskrima Anniversary

Greetings of peace to all Eskrimadors!

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.


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 www.FilipinoTownRotary.org.

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 KombatKaliKlub@Gmail.com 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