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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe - The Hawaiian Clan on: September 27, 2013, 09:50:48 PM

Huh, Dogzilla, Poi Dog, James Walker (and his boys), Gerald Wong


WHOA!!!  That photo is about a decade old if I remember correctly... ~2003?  Who's the first guy, Mike?  I remember training with him a couple of times, but can't remember his name.  Great memories!!!

Aloha, Poi
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2013 Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack on: May 04, 2013, 09:32:56 AM
"I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start." - William Shakespeare

Soon, my brothers.  All my aloha.

Poi
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 9/23/12 Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack on: June 02, 2012, 11:42:59 PM
Dax & jcordova,

It would be my pleasure.  I look forward to crossing sticks with y'all.

Aloha, Poi
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Suitable Knives for DB Gathering Fights on: May 22, 2012, 07:12:08 PM
I think we've found the "limit" of what trainers can be allowed at a Gathering.  I'm still for the aluminum trainers, but I think the P'kal trainer is just past the edge of safe "blunt point" for our endeavors.  I'm a little bummed, because it's going to take my favored trainer out of the game for Gatherings, but I'm far more concerned for fighter safety.  Big salute to C-Dragon Dog for being the willing crash test dummy during this particular laboratory experiment.   undecided

Aloha, Poi
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 20, 2012, 08:51:43 PM
I know you're wicked busy, but we missed you this weekend, brother.  Much aloha.

-Poi
6  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guide Dog Opening Martial Arts School in Pomona, California on: September 24, 2011, 08:28:34 PM
Guide Dog,

Sorry I couldn't make it out today for your grand opening.  I'm sure all went well, best wishes.

Aloha nui loa, Poi
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fall Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack 9/18/11 on: September 19, 2011, 11:56:56 AM
Great day yesterday.  Thanks to everyone there, a heartfelt 'Woof' to those who should have been there but weren't because Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way.  Specific Mahalo to James, Tobias, Kaju, Doc Rick, and Darrien (sp?) for the fights yesterday, it is always an honor for me to cross sticks with such wonderful people.  Steve, you and I are on deck for 1st fight next time!

Big Aloha to the New Mexico clan, an absolute pleasure to meet you, hopefully I'll be back in the Land of Enchantment soon, and we can cross sticks/train then.  I know for a fact I'm missing some shouts to others, please forgive me, I've been hit in the head...a lot.   wink

NoHo, y'all continue to inspire me.  Great fights from our (no-longer) cherry fighters and veteran fighters alike, I expected nothing less.  We represented Pappy's spirit well, methinks.

Aloha nui loa, Poi
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fall Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack 9/18/11 on: August 26, 2011, 03:57:03 PM
I would be honored.

Aloha, Poi

Would love to have a single stick fight If you'd welcome another "cherry fighter"
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / In memoriam Manuel P. Nitullama on: August 26, 2011, 03:53:22 PM
Woof Datu,

It is so hard for me to believe that it was 20 years ago that I began my journey with you into the world of the Filipino Martial Arts. Though now I walk the journey without you, I know that you are the reason I have never swayed from the path, that I continue to find joy in the beauty of this movement and that I will love the art until my final day. I've always felt your guidance, your presence and your love on every step, and I continue to feel you in my heart and at my side, protecting me and leading me through my trials and growth. All my thanks and all my love, Datu, you are the reason I am the Poi Dog.

Eternal Aloha, Kalani
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Rest in Peace on: August 16, 2011, 06:59:35 PM
RIP, Datu Manny Nitullama, my first instructor in the FMA.  You will be missed.  Mahalo for starting me down this path some 20 years ago, I owe you so much.

Aloha nui loa, Poi
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Training Camp August 12-14 on: August 12, 2011, 11:17:22 PM
...standing by for the rendezvous location - Should I email or will this be posted here?

Thank you grin
Rendezvous will be the "Gathering" park, 4th & Ardmore.  Next to the auto shop at:

<325 Ardmore Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254>

Aloha, Poi
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fall Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack 9/18/11 on: August 05, 2011, 09:02:40 PM
jcordova, dianhsuhe & Kaju: I would be honored to step out with y'all.  Mahalo.

Aloha, Poi
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fall Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack 9/18/11 on: August 04, 2011, 10:27:48 AM
Just chiming in here.  I'd like to encourage my fellow veteran fighters ("Dog" and up) to try and get in a fight with at least one cherry fighter.  As the "veterans", I think a large part of our tribal responsibility is to bring new fighters into the fold, and to lead by example what we expect of fighters within the tribe.  I can certainly understand why many of us put in iPods to listen to music (to "find-the-zone/silence-the-chatter/cool-mystical-deep-phrase-of-choice"), but I'd like to encourage our tribe members to reach out to the newbies.  Engage them in conversation and help them get over their chatter, as it is likely MUCH louder for them.  We've "been there, done that" so to speak, and we're back, so we can help them find the same joy we find in the mutual testing.

Knowing that most of us prefer to challenge ourselves, we often overlook the newer fighters because we are looking to fight at or near the edge of our limits.  To compensate, you can always handicap yourself - a lighter stick, a 1st gen mask, lighter gloves, fighting with the complementary hand, etc. to ensure you're making things challenging.  I truly believe that if we really commit to this challenge, we will strengthen the tribe exponentially over time.  We stand only to gain.  As with the vast majority of things I post online, this is just my $.02.  Thanks for reading, and now, please bear with me as I climb down off of my soapbox...


Okay, having rambled on through that, I am looking to set up a fight or 2 here on the forum.  I've already got my staff fight with Doc set, I'd also like to set up either an espada y daga, a single stick, a double stick, and/or a knife-v-'weapon of opportunity' (rolled up magazine).  I'm going to keep most of my single sticks fights open for cherry fighters.  Yes - I know this is an ambitious line-up, but God/Fate/Nothing willing, I'll manage (fingers/toes/eyes crossed).  Any takers? Look forward to seeing y'all in September.  grin

Aloha, Poi
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Training Camp August 12-14 on: June 10, 2011, 11:26:57 PM
Woof!  The dates have been blocked off in my calendar.   grin

Aloha, Poi
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: May 14-15: "Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack" on: May 17, 2011, 09:02:52 AM
I know I am deep in the "dinged-up-fingers-make-it-hard-to-type" space that always comes after the Gatherings.   cheesy

A very big MAHALO to all my brothers (and sister) who made it to the tribal this year, both those with whom I have crossed sticks/trainers and those I have yet to face.  I am honored to call you friends.  Safe travels and all the best.

Aloha, Poi
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: May 14-15: "Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack" on: May 13, 2011, 11:43:59 PM
@jcordova: I kinda liked the first one.  wink
17  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: May 14-15: "Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack" on: May 13, 2011, 01:30:55 PM
Am I the only one whose chatter increased tremendously after receiving this information on Friday the 13th?!   grin  HAH!!

Poi
18  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Training Camp August 12-14 on: May 11, 2011, 01:59:42 PM
Woof!
19  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: May 14-15: "Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack" on: May 10, 2011, 05:20:03 PM
Woof Kaju,

We'll miss you, brother.  Semper Fi.

Aloha, Poi
20  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Tribal Gathering Fighter List on: May 10, 2011, 05:16:40 PM
Woof PK,

I faxed mine in a couple of days ago.  I'm sending it in via email in a couple of minutes to be safe.

Aloha, Poi

PS - You've got email.  grin
21  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Tribal Gathering Fighter List on: April 09, 2011, 01:22:23 AM
Poi is in.
22  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 6/25-28/11 Guro Crafty & Peyton Quinn at RMCAT in CO? on: April 09, 2011, 01:22:00 AM
Poi is in.
23  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: New DBMA Classes Starting March 1st in Chino Hills, California on: February 20, 2011, 06:59:19 PM
Congratulations, Guide Dog!!
24  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: R.I.P. C-Desert Dog on: February 20, 2011, 06:55:03 PM
Rest in peace, C-Desert Dog, you and your family are in my prayers tonight. My sincerest condolences to his family and the Euro tribes. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but if he was was Candidate Dog Brother, I know I would have liked him.

E ho`omaha me ka maluhia, koa. Aloha `oe. (Rest in peace, warrior. Farewell to you.)

Me ke Aloha, Poi
25  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: January 27, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
Grateful that I'll be adding another little one to the family giving my boy Tristan a brother or sister.  grin grin
(Due date is August 19th).
Awesome, Scurvy!!!  Congrats, brother.  We miss you in NoHo.

Aloha, Poi
26  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: May 14-15: "Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack" on: January 02, 2011, 05:16:34 PM
Solid.
27  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Mohammed tops list of English baby names on: October 29, 2010, 12:55:12 AM
London, England (CNN) --

Hit the road, Jack.

Last year's most popular name for baby boys in England has been knocked off -- by Mohammed.

That's not immediately obvious from data put out this week by the Office of National Statistics, which declared Wednesday that Oliver was the single most popular name for boys born in 2009.

But a CNN analysis of the top 4,500 boys names shows that, when different spellings of the name are lumped together, Mohammed is No. 1.

Oliver and variations come second, followed by Jack, Thomas, Charles, Harry, William and Daniel.

The United Kingdom is about 4.6 percent Muslim, with just under 2.9 million Muslims according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

And Muslims have a strong tendency to name their sons Mohammed.

"The first reason why people keep the children's name Mohammed is because of their love of the prophet Mohammed, because they want to emulate him," said Imam Abdullah al-Hasan of the East
London Mosque.

"They want to copy him not just through his behavior and conduct, but also his name," said the imam, who is thinking about naming his own newborn son after the founder of Islam.

The Muslim population has risen rapidly in Western Europe in the past 20 years, according to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

From under 10 million in 1990, it's gone up to about 17 million today, the think tank said in a report last month.

That has be accompanied by tensions ranging from racial violence in parts of England to legal restrictions like banning the burqa in France and banning minarets in Switzerland.

But al-Hasan says Britain has nothing to fear.

"One message I would give to them is that you shouldn't be surprised. You shouldn't be scared. You shouldn't be frightened or anything like that," he said.

"It shows that Islam is here to stay in Britain. Islam is here to stay in Europe," he said. "It's not alien from the Western society. It's not alien to the British context."

###

--CNN's Brittany Harris, Erin McLaughlin and Atika Shubert contributed to this report.
28  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog Brothers Open Gathering Sept 19, 2010 on: September 17, 2010, 12:43:55 PM
Woof, Last call for the sat. night pre Gathering dinner. speak up so we know whos comming. Those who have spoken, we hope that you will attend.
See you guys all soon!!        C-HD
What time and where?  I may be able to attend if the dinner dovetails with my Saturday agenda.

Aloha, Poi
29  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB on PPV TV on: August 06, 2010, 03:42:01 AM
...and not wanting to jinx it. It's not a "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude; it's a "let's maintain excitment and see what really comes about" attitude.

I think it sounds great, and I'm glad that the timeframe for the edit on the first show is so soon!
Seconded!!
30  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog Brothers Open Gathering Sept 19, 2010 on: July 14, 2010, 01:31:03 AM
i sometimes wonder if it was already injured the from the fights at the Toronto camp which was only a few prior to the gathering
Then you better stop blaming me, damn Spaniard!!  BTW, congrats on the whole World Cup thing.   wink
31  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 11, 2010, 01:30:08 PM
Grateful for the start of the World Cup.





And coffee.
32  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Vid-clip of 9/20/09 DB Open Gathering on: November 18, 2009, 12:56:04 PM
My favorite moment in the vid is ~6:32-6:44 where "Seeing Eye" Dog is in the grapple and GIGGLING WITH GLEE as he stabs his opponent!!  My least favorite part is at 7:59 - the hit where Rene broke my finger!!!  (Which needs to be rebroken BTW, because it didn't set properly, Rene!!!!  Damn Spaniards...  wink )

Aloha, Poi
33  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: September 29, 2009, 12:06:52 PM
We missed you, Guide!
34  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 27, 2009, 03:36:07 PM
Woof Howie,

I've got a few photos of my hand, the x-ray and a pretty nice stick hickey.  I'll let you know once I post them or I'll email you the copies.

Aloha, Poi
35  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 17, 2009, 02:00:09 AM
Faxed my form in today.

Aloha, Poi
36  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Quick Draw McGraw on: June 24, 2009, 12:41:57 AM

Isao Machii is a legitimate badass with the katana.  Here's another vid with him doing incredible cuts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p35S_OPvlo

Aloha, Poi
37  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog Brothers Team Kali Tudo on: June 22, 2009, 09:53:42 PM
Enlightening class as usual. Really enjoy employing the new angles, definitely not enjoying having them done to me wink.
Woofs of agreement, even thought I spent a good portion of class today trying to get my dodger mechanics working correctly.  Uninstalling less productive habits for more productive habits always takes time and causes significant brain farts. undecided

Aloha, Poi
38  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Rest in Peace on: May 29, 2009, 12:16:13 PM
All:

I regret to inform that Poi Dog's uncle has died in a motorcycle accident.  Our prayers to the family and Poi.

TAC,
CD
Woof Guro,

Big Mahalo for the best wishes.  I just returned from Wisconsin where the family had a fitting ceremony for my uncle.  It was a jarring reminder that there are no guarantees in life and to take advantage of the opportunities I have and to appreciate the present.

Aloha, Poi
39  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog Brothers Team Kali Tudo on: May 29, 2009, 12:12:43 PM
Due to Memorial Day, next session will be Monday June 1 at 11:00
Woof Guro,

I'll be there.

Aloha, Poi
40  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Class at Inosanto Academy on: October 14, 2008, 07:53:01 PM
POI DOG WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE COVERING FOR ME-- WAS HE NOT THERE?!?

I am in Bloomington IL at the moment, but will be teaching again next week.
Woof,

I was there, but I was miserably late.  I completely underestimated my travel time to the academy and due to LA freeway traffic did not arrive at the academy until 1330.  Jogo and Crafty, my sincerest apologies that I was so late.  I had a friend call the academy for me, but he got no answer when he called.  When I finally arrived at the academy, I spoke with the woman working the front desk and she informed me that I had just missed you, Jogo (I'm assuming it was you).  All in all, this was a very bad weekend for me, mostly through piss poor planning on my part.

Again, my sincerest apologies to both Jogo and Guro.

Poi
41  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: home made equipment on: May 31, 2008, 02:32:46 PM


Crafty,

Geeez where are my manners?  I meant no disrespect.  If they are described in any of your videos would you please let me know.  Thanks for the correction Poi Dog.

Tony Torre
Miami Arnis Group
www.miamiarnisgroup.com
Hahaha, I don't think there was any disrespect shown.  Just a grammatical issue.  I threw the 'please' in to bust your chops. cheesy

So can I.  evil cheesy cheesy
The Crafty one strikes again! wink
42  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: home made equipment on: May 31, 2008, 01:43:42 AM
Woof,

I know I can.

Poi
43  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: home made equipment on: May 30, 2008, 09:44:43 PM
Crafty,

Would you describe these exercises, please?

Tony Torre
Miami Arnis Group
www.miamiarnisgroup.com
Fixed.
44  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 26, 2008, 03:44:28 PM
Today, I am thankful for the men and women, far better than myself, who gave their lives in service of this great country.

-- Poi
45  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Shoes/Being flat footed & Kali on: May 15, 2008, 02:31:32 AM
I go barefoot or in slippers (flip-flops for all you mainlanders) as much as I can.  A great alternative to look at for times when you can't go barefoot - Vibram Five Fingers.  I have a pair of the Fivefingers Classic that I've started wearing when I go trail hiking or rucking.  Great minimalist footgear.  Two more sites I'd recommend are Barefoot Ted and Running Barefoot.  Evolution FTW!! grin

Aloha, Poi
46  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Shoes/Being flat footed & Kali on: May 14, 2008, 04:38:05 AM
I prefer the Adidas Samba model indoor soccer shoe.  Flat, thin sole with a sturdy toe for the savate kicks.  Comfortable enough for a 3-day Gathering.   grin

Aloha, Poi
47  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A Secret Gathering: It was 20 years ago , , , on: April 08, 2008, 06:47:51 PM
In the spirit of Dog Dean's photo fun, here's my contribution:
Broken nose - Thanks, Sheep Dog.
Stick hickey, ribs - Thanks, Dogzilla.
Stick hickey, left shoulder.
Stick hickey, right shoulder.
Stick hickey, left thigh - Thanks, Chris.

I'll write a post on my reflections in a little bit, but a quick thanks to all the fighters, the camera crew, the musicians, Crafty and Pretty Kitty for getting things organized and Dogzilla for the "broke da mout" grinds.

Aloha, Poi
48  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Gurkhas and their Kukris on: February 16, 2008, 04:21:11 PM
There used to be a really great show on various special forces on cable. They had a great documentary on the Ghurkas. highly impressive and to make selection seemed like the goal of this warrior culture.
...
'World of valor' on the Discovery channel back in the day.
49  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Mai Sok vs... on: January 31, 2008, 06:13:07 PM
This should be a hell of a fight!  evil

Aloha, Poi
50  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Nutrition for Training on: January 31, 2008, 12:53:09 AM
I heard Yams are great for a after work out sorce. Is this haga I am hearing?
I would not sell haga to a slayer such as you.  This is Stygian...the best!! cheesy cheesy
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