Europeans take Eskrima exam

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


ESKRIMA fifth grade blackbelt Ermar Alexander of England will lead the cast of Europeans who will take the Blackbelt test at the Doce Pares World Headquarters at Sto. Niño Village.

Alexander, a Cebuano by blood and raised in England, United Kingdon, is set to take the sixth grade blackbelt exam of the Doce Pares Multi-Style System.

Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio Cañete, ODL (Order of Datu Lapu-lapu) will be implementing a new process in the examinations.

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“This will be the first time that we will do a practical dissertation of higher blackbelts. We will have a special panel which will handle the whole procedure,” said SGM Diony, ODL.

Alexander, who has earned his fifth Grade Blackbelt in 2006, will have a dissertation of selected eskrima techniques and applications, and achievement reports concerning development, growth and promotion of FMA and Doce Pares in England and some parts of Europe.

Diana Fauner who is also of England, hope to leapfrog from first grade blackbelt to third grade blackbelt.

Fauner, who hails from Davao, skipped second grade exams last year but is now eager to earn two blackbelt grades in one examination which involves written and practical tests.

Meanwhile, Austrian Ronald Froehle and Swiss national Eric Grosjean is also set to take the Academy of Eskrima Basic Course Final Examinations. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 23, 2014.

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