In the Media
We have been featured in some publications in the UK and around the World…
One Philippines News Magazine
One Philippines announces Arnis as National Martial Art and Sport of the Philippines, along with an endorsement for EA Doce Pares.
Sun Star Super Balita
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Academy sa eskrima gisugdan kagahapon
Academy of Eskrima started yesterday
The Academy of Eskrima Batch 2 began yesterday. Only Four students qualified after a tight screening of candidates.
Academy of Eskrima President Supreme Grandmaster Atty. Dionisio Cañete declared that World Eskrima Kali Arnis champions Ermar Alexander, Diana Fauner, Cesario Perez Jr and Onairos Cortel qualified and made the cut.
The Academy of Eskrima Batch 2 will end on 21 January, after the basic and intermediate courses are finished.
Blitz Sport Catalogue 2010
Blitz Sport, one of the biggest martial art and fitness suppliers in the UK, launch their catalogue for 2010.
Eskrima in The London Evening Standard
15 May 2009
Battle of Trafalgar sculptor Gormley casts an eye over living monuments
War heroes they are not: performers bid for fame on plinth
Eskrima in Getty Images website
15 May 2009
Battle of Trafalgar: Wannabes line up for Fourth Plinth fame
Poking the Tiger
26 September 2008
Escrima in issue of Men’s health Magazine
Ermar Alexander of GB is profiled in the next issue of Men’s Health magazine.
I’ve seen Ermar at the last several WEKAF World’s. Very energetic, fast paced fighter who does do this leap in fights.
Great to see some good FMA coverage and of a guy who handles himself with class and sets a good example at tournaments.
Great photography too.
Posted by steve-vh at 9:12 AM
Muscle & Fitness
September 2008 Issue
(Over 7,600,000 readers worldwide)
Seni ’08 – The Greated Combat Show on Earth
(Photo of Seni Eskrima Open Championship 2008 featured)
Cheers! Barrio Fiesta sa Hounslow ’07
DG Doce Pares attended the Barrio Fiesta 2007 and showcased to the Filipino community what Filipino Martial Arts is about!
Second Generation Filipinos organise for a better representation
Doce Pares supports the initiative of the Second Generation Filipinos!
Friday, 22 June 2007
Now that’s what you call sticking it to the man!
ESPECIALLY when you’ve just won three gold medals in a European Championship like Walderslade Ermar Alexander.
The 30-year old is a 5th dan black belt at stickfighting, which originated in the Philippines and which he only started practising eight years ago.
Since then Ermar, the son of a Filipino mother, has won two world titles, is three-time unbeaten low armour champ and current British open champion at knife fighting.
He’s now started running his own classes at Fitness First in Walderslade. Five students are put through their paces on Friday nights (7pm to 9pm), while he has started other classes at Shepherds Bush, Covent Garden and East London.
He describes his form of stickfighting – Eskrima Kali Arnis – as a martial art like kendo in that competitors wear headgear and body armour.
His golds, in Italy, came in the Under-75kg catgegory single stick, double stick and akea (Italian points system) categories and he said afterwards: “This form of stickfighting takes me to the edge and I like to be challenged both mentally and physically.”
He defends his world title in the Philippines next year. That’s when he can be called the best.
Friday, 9 March 2007
Master shows his skills
by Luke Cawdell
Grand master Danny Guba gave a demonstration of the Doce Pares multi-style martial arts system in Chatham on Saturday.
Guba, a 10th degree black belt, performed his moves at the Fitness First Centre in Snodhurst Bottom with forms including stick, knife, sword and empty hand.
The martial art originates in the Philippines and appeals to those looking to improve their self-defense, fitness and competition.
Instructor Ermar Alexander will be holding the inaugural class at the Fitness First Centre tomorrow (Saturday) from 6pm and the first session is free.
Alexander said: “We had about 15 people come to watch the display and they enjoyed it and will be coming back for lessons.”
“They joined in and were taught the basics. Quite a range of people attended, including couples as it appeals to women as well.”