Teachers - The Tribe - Affiliates

DBMA Guros, Certified Instructors, The Tribe, & Affiliates

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In DBMA terminology we distinguish “Guro” and “Instructor”. In order to be a Guro one must also be a member of the Dog Brother tribe.  In order to be an Instructor one does not have to be part of the tribe.  **This does not mean that every instructor who is part of the tribe is considered a “Guro.”

To help ensure our standards, all teaching credentials are revocable and must be maintained.

Punong Guro

Punong Guro Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny | Head Instructor – Founder of Dog Brothers Martial Arts | Email

Guros

USA


California

Los Angeles | Roan “Poi Dog” Grimm | Guro | 818-331-6440 | Email
Marin County | Antone “Splinter Dog” Haley | Guro | 415-233-1519 | Email
Moreno Valley | Mark “Fu Dog” O’Dell | Guro | Email
N. Hollywood | Nick “Pappy Dog” Papadakis | Guro | 818-762-9538 | Email | Website

Hawaii

Kapolei | Mike “Dogzilla” Tibbitts | Guro | 808-840-3884 | Email

Maryland

Millersville | Mark “Beowulf” Houston | Guro | Email

Pennsylvania

State College | Ryan “Guard Dog” Gruhn | Guro | 814-422-KICK | Email | Website | Facebook

Around The World


Canada

Montreal | Philip “Sled Dog” Gelinas | Guro | 514-281-9928 | Email

Scotland

Aberdeen | Colin “Point Dog” Stewart | Guro | Email | Website

Switzerland

Bern | Benjamin “Lonely Dog” Rittiner | Guro | 41-79-341-3484 | EmailWebsite

Dog Tag Ranked

USA


Illinois

Bloomington | Terry “C-Shadow Dog” Crutcher | Red Dog Tag | 309-310-7626 | Email | Website

New York

Manhattan | Steve “C-Defender Dog” Sachs | Red Dog Tag | 914-620-7249 | Email

Tennessee

Memphis | Dog Will Dixon | Brown Dog Tag | 901-484-5236 | Email | Website

Virginia

Charlottesville | Michael”War Dog” Barredo | Red Dog Tag | 434-589-3250 | Email

Around The World


Scotland

Aberdeenshire | Graeme “Scotty Dog” Higgins | Red Dog Tag | Website

Ukraine

Alex “Cunning Dog” Bondarenko | Brown Dog Tag | Facebook

Instructors

USA


Arizona

Tempe | Tom “Howling Dog” Guthrie | Email

California

Chino Hills | Bryan “Guide Dog” Stoops | 909-606-4315 | Email | Website
Hemet | Lester “Surf Dog” Griffin | 951-492-8362 | Email
San Joaquin Valley | Dean “Kaju Dog” Webster | (559) 816-3858 | Email
Woodland Hills | “Dog” Nathan Carlen | (818) 527-KICK | Email

Colorado

Colorado Springs | “Dog” Eric Taimanglo | DBMA Gun/Knife/Empty Hand | 719-304-6764 | Email

Massachussetts

Malden | Joe Dix

Virginia

Manassas | Brian “Porn Star Dog” Jungwiwattanattaporn
Russ “C-Bad Dog” Iger (Location To Be Updated)

Around The World


Argentina

Buenos Aires | Nicolas Wachsmann | 54-11-4741-1864 | Email | Website

Brazil

Porto Alegre | Diego de Carvalho Marroni | 55 51 81898005 | Email

Canada

Vancouver | Loki “Tricky Dog” Jorgenson | 604-837-0240 | Email | Website

France

Villennes | Seine “Dog” Pascal Gilles | Email

Germany

Hannover | Detlef “Sinatra Dog” Thiem | Facebook

Mexico

Dog Mauricio Sanchez | 24551564 / 41677902/04455-3655 7690 | Email | Website

Training Groups / Group Leaders

USA


California

Torrance | David Cheng | 562-803-7114 | Email

Connecticut

Russ “C-Bad Dog” Iger | Email

Illinois

Westmont | Pete “Smiling Dog” Juska
Berwyn | Carlos “Maul Dog” Flores
Champaign-Urbana | Greg “Dog Greg Jah” Jahiel | 217-369-4135 | Email
Carbondale | Robert and Karen Gallegly | 618-351-0138 | Email

Massachusetts

Boston | Greg “Cyborg” Brown | 508-740-2200

Michigan

Ann Arbor | Justin Shaffner | Email | Website | Facebook
Ferndale | “Dog” Ken LaFleur | 248-716-0126 | Email

North Carolina

Outer Banks | Brian Moberg | Email | Website | Facebook

Ohio

Cleveland | Tiffany Weidendorf | Email

Virginia

Charlottesville | Bryan Anderson | Email | Website | Facebook

Around The World


Brazil

Rio de Janeiro | Daniel Villela and Daniel Coutinho | +55 21 993589632 | Email

Canada

Toronto | Rene “Growling Dog” Cocolo & Tyler “Dirty Dog” Morin | 4165653759 | Email

Scotland

Aberdeenshire | Graeme “Scotty Dog” Higgins | Website

DBMA Stick Fighting Training Groups

Around The World


Austria

Enns | “Bitch” Bettina Forster | Email

Bulgaria

Sofia | Pavel Velchev | Email

England

Bristol | “Dog” Chris Hawker | Email
Merseyside | Stephen Ormerod | Email
London and South East UK | “Dog” Matt Tucker | 07713 086 557 | Email

Germany

Bremen | “Dog” Olaf Knof | Email
Frankfurt | Nils “C-Angry Dog” | Email
Hamburg | Kai “Suicide Dog” Schilling | Email
Hannover | Daniel “Hidden Dog” Budar | Email
Kiel | Thorsten “Lena Dog” Picker | Email
Leipzig | Sebastian “Mime Dog” Ehlen | Email
Marburg | Kai “WoodsDog” Spintig | Email
München | Stefan “Cro Dog” Kostanjevec | Email

Greece

Athens | Kostas “Spartan Dog” Tountas | Email

France

Paris (Villennes sur Seine) | “Dog” Pascal Gilles | Email
Narbonne | Tristan Carmona | Email

Ireland

Dublin | Nathan Featherstone | Email

Italy

Sardinia, Calgari | Filippo “Vegan Dog” Pani & Arianna ” Unidentified Bitch” Accorte | Email

Norway

Leknes, Lofoten | “Dog” Odin | Email
Oslo | Ivan “C-Hammer Dog” Pirozhkov | Email

Poland

Bydgoszcz | Tomek “Tank Dog” Jurkiewicz | Email

Scotland

Aberdeen | Colin “Point Dog” and Lynn “Psycho Bitch” | Email
Glasgow | Gerry “Celtic Dog” Casey | Email

Slovenia

Ljubljana | Andraz “C-DogMa” Bole | Email

Spain

Barcelona | Rodolfo “C-Fraggle Dog” Manzano | Email
Barcelona | Ildefons Exposito Munoz | Email

the tribe

The Founders

From left to right: Arlan “Salty Dog” Sanford, Eric “Top Dog” Knauss, Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny

Dog Brothers

Abu “Desert Dog” Dayyeh
Alex “Cunning Dog” Bonndarenko
Alvis “Hound Dog” Solis
Andre “Animal Dog” Klocke
Antone “Splinter Dog” Haley
Arianna “Unidentified Bitch” Acorte
Arlan “Salty Dog” Sanford ODB
Benjamin “Lonely Dog” Rittiner
Benjamin “Thunder Dog” Schlieper
Brett “Grey Dog” Simms
Brian “Porn Star Dog” Jungwiwattanattaporn
Bryan “Guide Dog” Stoops
Burton “Lucky Dog” Richardson ODB
Carlos “Maul Dog” Flores
Chhi’med “Mongolian Dog” Kunzang
Chris “Lazy Dog” Goard
Chris “Catch Dog” Aguilar
Chris “Rogue Dog” Smith
Chris “The Tree That Walks” Poznik (honorary)
Christine “Freya Cat” Richter
Colin “Point Dog” Stewart
Corey “Dog Pound” Davis
Dale “Island Dog” Franks
Daniel “Hidden Dog” Budar (alias, “Dog in sheep’s clothing”)
Darrin “Chill Dog” Davis
Dave “Stray Dog” Rothburgh
David “Wild Dog” Crosby ODB
Dean “Kaju Dog” Webster
Dennis “Edge Dog” Hall
Detlef “Sinatra Dog” Thiem
Ed “Hot Dog” Solomon
Eric “Tennessee Dog” Bryant
Eric “Top Dog” Knaus ODB
Erick “Trash Dog” McKracken
Filippo “Vegan Dog” Pani
Francisco “Frankfurter” Taruc
Gerry “Celtic Dog” Casey
Gints “Baltic Dog” Klimanis
Graeme “Scotty Dog” Higgins
Greg “Cyborg Dog” Brown
Greg MacNamee
Gregory “Junkyard Dog” Van Zuyen
Hair of the Dog ODB
Heiko “Crossover Dog” Zauske
Ian “Hair of the Dog/Shaggy Dog” Wilde
Ivan “Kuma Dog” Reboli
Jaime “Dizzy Dog” Carskaden
James “Ice Dog” Pont
Janno “Sceptical Dog” von Stulpnagel
Jeff “Sleeping Dog” Inman
Jerome “Frisbee Dog” Challon
Joe “Crash Dog” Nepomuceno
John “Underdog” Salter
Josh “Lazy Eye Dog” Rogers
Kahuna Dog
Kai “Suicide Dog” Schilling
Kai “Woods Dog” Spintig
Katherine Andrea “Wicked Bitch” Waruszewski
Kostas “Spartan Dog” Tountas
Lars “Hungry Dog” Christie
Lester “Surf Dog” Griffin ODB
Linda “Bitch” Matsumi
Linda Black Cat
Loki “Tricky Dog” Jorgenson
Lynn “Psycho Bitch” Brown
Manuel “Copper Dog” Clemens
Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny ODB
Marcus “Giri Dog” Schillinger
Mark “Beowulf” Houston
Mark “Fu Dog” O’Dell
Mark “Mongrel” Balluff ODB
Mark “Puppy Dog” Sanden ODB
Mark “Shark Dog” Larsen ODB
Marlon “Red Dog” Bottger
Matt “Boo Dog” Booe
Matt “Fox Hound” Berry
Miguel “Quiet Dog” DeCoste
Mike “Dogzilla” Tibbitts ODB
Mike “Rain Dog” Florimbi
Mike “Scrappy Dog” De Lio
Mike “War Dog” Barredo
Nick “Pappy Dog” Papadakis
Nick “Raw Dog” Sacoulas
Oli “Ghost Dog” Schaer
Pat “Green Mountain Dog” Gagnon
Peter “Dungeon Dog” Andrada
Peter “Grumpy Dog” Fray
Pete “Smiling Dog” Juska
Philip “Sled Dog” Gelinas ODB
Randall “Wolf Dog” Gregory
Rene “Growling Dog” Cocolo
Richard “Seeing-Eye Dog” Estepa
Rick “Doctor Dog” Laue
Roan “Poi Dog” Grimm
Roger “Sage Dog” Whissel
Ryan “Yo Dog” Achenbach
Ryan “Guard Dog” Gruhn
Ryoga “Ninja Dog” Vee
Sebastian “Mime Dog” Ehlen
Sebastien “Pirate Dog” Poirier
Shawn “Wandering Dog” Zirger
Sheep Dog
Sigi “Dragon Dog” Fischer
Stefan “Cro Dog” Kostanjevec
Stefan “Diligent Dog” Ramsauer
Steve “Iron Dog” Shelburn
Sun Dog
Tahiti Dog
Thomas “Gong Fu Dog” Holtmann
Thomas “Sword Dog” Rickert
Thorsten “Lena Dog” Picker
Tim “Scurvy Dog” Ferguson
Tinu “3D Dog” Blatter
Tom “Howling Dog” Guthrie
Tomasz “Tank Dog” Jurkiewicz
Tony “Taz Dog” Caruso
Torben “Old Dog” Lorenian
Tyler “Dirty Dog” Morin
Vinsent “Dancing Dog” Franke

Candidate Dog Brothers

Alistair “C-Count Dogula” Vickers
Andraz “C-Dogma Dog” Bole
Andreas “C-Flexi Dog” Hommel
Andrew “C-Cholo Dog” Flores
Aumauinuuese “C-SaPuni Dog” Sioeli Puni
Badger “C-Chili Pepper Dog” Jones
Brian “C-Ferox Dog” Alagao
Christian “C-Lefty Dog” Eckert
Clint “C-Slippery Dog” Taylor
Craig “C-Nickel Dog” Mason
Denis “(to be named later)” Kachelmus
Dirk “C- Vigilant Dog” Eichstaedt
Dominic “C-Sleazy Dog” Ischer
Ericson “C- Lapu-Lapu Dog” Hölzchen
Fabian “C-Kokoro Dog” Tillmanns
Gerald “C-Heretic Dog” Boggs
Hugh “C-Teufel Hunden” Sargent (alias, “C-Irish Dog”)
Ivan “C-Hammer Dog” Pirozhkov
James “C-Mako Dog” Kelly
Jay “C-Commando Dog” Thorne
Joel “C-Go Go Gadget Dog” Charboneau
Kevin “C-Stunt Dog” Kelsal
Lamont “C-Wile E. Dog” Glass
Liam “C-Painted Dog” Burke
Mamerto “C-Bull Dog” Estepa
Manfred “C-Cop Dog” Schilka
Meynard Ancheta
Michael “C-Zen Dog” Blake
Michele “C-Ogre Dog” Gemini
Mike “C-Corn Dog” Norrell
Mike “C-Hellboy Dog” Reilly
Milt “C-Devil Dog” Tinkoff
Nathan “C-Faithful Dog” Carlen
Neil “C-Scholar Dog” Gong
Nils “C-Angry Dog” Hartmann
Ole “C-GoodyDog” Fredricksen
Ole “C-Time Dog” Leinz
Pascal “C-Cop Dog” Gilles
Renato “C-Cerebus” Judalena
Riccardo “C-Full Metal Dog” Bassani
Rich “C-Hellhound” Raphael
Rob “C-Cherry Dog” Peaker
Roberto “C-Staffy Dog” Cereda
Rodolfo “C-Fraggle Dog” Manzano Diaz
Roger “C-Space Dog” Tinkoff
Russ “C-Bad Dog” Iger
Shanu “C-Silver Dog” Singh
Shaun “C-Sneaky Dog” Owens
Stefan “C-Diligent Dog” Ramsauer
Steve “C-Defender Dog” Sachs
Terry “C-Shadow Dog” Crutcher
Timo “C-Schrodinger’s Dog” Planke
Walter Talens

Dogs & Bitches

“Bitch” Bettina Forster
“Bitch” Christine Martell
“Bitch” Lynn Granados Ferri
“Bitch” Marieke Wandel
“Cat” Heather Kerr
Alexandere Schwarz
Axel Datschun
Branko Berša jun II
Bryan Lorentzen
Charles Cianos
Chris Hawker
Chris Schultz
Chuck Blanchard
Damian Dziengo
Dan Farley
Dan Messerly
Danny Suarez
David Abel
David Hovey
David Lowndes
Davide Musi
Dayvid Franke
Derek Lively
Dog Simon Viel
Don Rammel
Egveny Vasilyev
Eric Frenette
Eric Taimanglo
Federico Corriente
Florian Sitte
Gabriele Cortonesi
George Ramirez
Gerry Hibbitts
Greg Moody
Hoang Minh Pham
Holger Hoffman
Howard Mandel (deceased)
Ishmael Solis
Jacy Wright
James Macdonald
Jason Heatwole
Jay Cosby
Jeff Ippolito
Jeremy Lowen
Jeremy McCann
Jiri Söderblom
John Wilson
Jonathan Berry
Joseph DeBraux
Kai Schwahn
Kase Wright
Kostadin Zlatkov
Lorenz Glaza
Louis Lance
Ludo Bachy
Manuel Frank
Marc Frederick
Mario Ramirez
Mark Smith– (deceased)
Markus Langhans
Martin Helm
Matt Tucker
Mauricio Sanchez
Maxime Groussat
Maximilian Schreiner
Michael Brinkmann
Mick Smith
Miguel Lopez
Miguel Velez
Mihn Pham
Mike Judge
Nathan Featherstone
Odin
Olaf Knof
Oliver Zaum
Pawel Imiela
Ray Roth
Ray Wilson
Rodney Libramonte
Rouwen Neuwaan
Roy Starr
Sanel Ukic
Simon Godsland
Simon Hehl
Simon Veil
Stan Morrow
Steve Gruhn
Thomas Britschgi
Thomas Greber
Timo König
Tobias Gibson
Tom Perruso
Tom Stillman
Tony Caruso
Tony Fernandez
Troy Hodges
Vitaliano Sestito
Wieslaw Hapke
Will Dixon
Yann Pottier

Our Teachers

In this section, we want to acknowledge and share with you the men from whom we have learned. In Dog Brothers Martial Arts, the principal Filipino Martial Arts influences are Guro Dan Inosanto, Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje, and Punong Guro Edgar Sulite. Of course, there are others as well, and they are listed in no particular order. Some we have trained with more, others perhaps only a little; but we thank them all. This page is not complete, more will be posted as time goes by.

Punong Guro Crafty

Manong LaCoste

Manong LaCoste training with Sebastian Inosanto, the father of Guro Dan Inosanto

My teacher’s principal teacher in the Filipino Martial Arts, Manong LaCoste is the model of all that to which we aspire in Dog Brothers Martial Arts. Still unusually vigorous at the age of 89, he was murdered by Ignacio Ovilla, who died in March 1999 at the age of 99. This was the article that appeared in the newspaper the next day:

OLD MEN ARGUE NO MORE by Stanley Klevan
The two elderly men had argued before in the past two or three years. But this morning Ignacio Ovilla, 78, told police he had enough and so he fired his ancient .38 revolver five times at Johhny LaCoste as they stood on the back porch of the Filipino legionaires residence hall at 203 E. Hazelton.
Then Ovilla went upstairs to await the arrival of officers. When Sgt. Ralph Davis appeared, Ovilla calmly handed over his gun and announced what he had done.
It was shortly after 9 a.m. today and the whole incident at the residence hall of the Legionarios Del Trabajo in America Inc., had taken less than 15 minutes, from the shooting to the moment officers led Ovilla in police headquarters to try to piece together what had occurred.
Ovilla told police that LaCoste did not reside at the hall, but some place else in Stockton. Still, on some occasions when LaCoste would visit the hall, the two men argued. Ovilla told officers that LaCoste was in his 80s, but he was afraid of him because he was an ex-prizefighter “and still a good puncher.” That’s why he went to his room, got the gun, and came back to the porch for a confrontation with LaCoste, Ovilla indicated to officers.
It was that simple.”

Guro Inosanto has said that Manong LaCoste was shot in the back through a screen door.

Guro Dan Inosanto

In this picture Dan Inosanto is in his mid 50s. So much has been said, I don’t know where to begin or what to say. He is my teacher.

Tuhon Leo Gaje

GT Gaje is Top Dog and Sled Dog’s teacher in Pekiti Tirsia, and in the summer of 1998 I had the honor of training with him at his home in Negros Occidental and becoming his student as well. He moves with tremendous grace and is a gifted teacher who can truly bring out real fighting skills. GT Gaje is always researching and growing for his beloved Pekiti Tirsia.

Punong Guro Edgar Sulite

I met PG Edgar at GT Gaje’s 1989 Pekiti Tirsia training camp in Tennessee and at Guro Inosanto’s suggestion began training with him. It was a humbling experience. My hands, even through his innovative hand protectors, were left swollen for weeks after our first sparring session. Although I am an instructor in his system of Lameco, there is much of the system I don’t know. His emphasis with me was more on improving me as a fighter. In addition to helping my technical skill, he also helped my thinking. Salty Dog trained with him too, and I think he enjoyed teaching two fighters who fought each other.
Of course it is always a loss to family, friends and students when one dies so young, but in his case it was more than that. He had studied extensively with many, many grandmasters in the Philippines and for his age, was unusually deep in the old truths and in a position to bring them across the Pacific Ocean to us. His death is a tremendous loss to the Filipino Martial Arts.
DBIMA hosts the website of Lameco Eskrima International, where you can purchase PG Edgar’s books, including “Masters of Kali, Arnis, & Eskrima” (Highly Recommended!) and his innovtative safety training gear. All proceeds go to his widow, Felisa Sulite and their children.

Machado Brothers

Machado Brothers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has had a tremendous influence on the Dog Brothers and Dog Brothers Martial Arts. Here Crafty Dog poses with Jean Jacques, John, and Rigan Machado on the set of “Bad Boys from Brazil” (not in foto are brothers Carlos and Roger). Crafty played a militia-mercenary type, who was part of a team to take the brothers farm away from them. He got killed by Rigan in a kukhri versus baseball bat fight, and playing a different bad guy got killed by Jean Jacques when he pulled two knives on JJ when he mistakenly thought JJ was unarmed. The brothers father in the movie was played by Guro Dan Inosanto.

GrandMaster Leo Giron

GM Giron, now in his late 80s, used his FMA skills in WW2 as part of the “eyes & ears” for General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. His book “Memories Ride the Ebb of Tide” is required reading for any serious student of the FMA. We haven’t trained with him very much, but each and every occasion is treasured. His presence inspires.

Manong Ramiro Estalilla

Manong Ramiro Estalilla is the heir and GM of the distinctive and interesting Kabaroan system. Although my training with GM Estalilla is quite minimal, I wish to credit him with stimulating my thinking on the subject of range. His influence is particularly felt in the DBMA concept of snake range and stick squared range.

paul Vunak

I trained with Paul Vunak from approximately 1983-86.

 

Tuhon Chris Sayoc

I have received training of lasting value from Tuhon Chris Sayoc. Sayoc Kali is an “all blade, all the time” five generation family system. Not only was Tuhon Chris a deadly man in his own right, but he produced them as well.