Master Ermar 'Alex' Alexander Chief Senior Instructor
More popularly known as ‘Alex’, he is one of the top fighters in Sport Stickfighting in the UK and in the World, being a multiple British title holder and an 8x World and an International Champion.
Born in Cebu, Philippines, and a 6th degree black belt in Doce Pares Eskrima, he runs the only club in the UK dedicated to the Filipino Martial Arts of Eskrima and Yaw-Yan, under the tutelage of Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio Cañete of Doce Pares International and Master Benigno ‘Ekin’ Caniga of Yaw-Yan ArDigma, both based in Cebu, Philippines.
He has experience in Tang Soo Do, Traditional Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, JKD, Boxing, Yaw-Yan ArDigma and Doce Pares Eskrima.
Alex opened his first class in his British hometown Chatham in Medway, Kent on March 2007 and has since then trained many British, European and World Champions in the art of Eskrima. He has also organised and run tournaments in the UK, and has conducted seminars in France, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany and Philippines.
Alex is a certified Instructor/Trainor of Eskrima Kali Arnis having completed the Instructor Programme approved by the Philippine Government through the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), an ISO Certified education agency.
Alex now teaches under the supervision and gracious blessing of Doce Pares Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio ‘Diony’ A. Cañete ODL. On 27 January 2014, he was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt at the Doce Pares International Headquarters in Cebu, Philippines, by Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio Cañete ODL and by all other Doce Pares Grandmasters present.
Master Alex has also been doing some acting and stunts for films such as Hobbs and Shaw, Artemis Fowl, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and The Anomaly. He teaches fight choreography and combat to actors and stunt people. And he also travels all over Europe teaching the tactical side of Eskrima to military personnel and security forces.