Doce Pares Gym Opening
On 31st July 2010 Saturday, history was made with the first ever Filipino-run Doce Pares gym in the UK.
After the long preparation, Ermar Alexander and his team of Doce Pares members, were ready to showcase the new Doce Pares gym based in London.
The gym was inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony which was done by the head of all Filipinos in the UK, the Hon. Ambassador Antonio Lagdameo. Alongside with him were Deputy Chief of Mission Reynaldo Catapang and family, and Vice Consul Emmanuel Guzman.
After the meal of lechon, adobo, inihaw na pusit, pansit, crispy shrimps, escabeche and afritada, everyone was treated to a film showing of the Eskrimadors documentary.
When evening came, another set of guests came to visit, and a second screening of the documentary was done. And last but not the least, the traditional entertainment of Karaoke was held until late.
We’d like to thank everyone who have been with us for the past three years, and especially all of those who have helped us on the way. Without you, our dream of having a gym dedicated to the Filipino martial arts would not have happened.
Congratulations to everyone!