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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Trailer for new "Conan the Barbarian" on: July 21, 2011, 12:05:52 AM

Porra!!!  evil

I hope this is good. This scene certainly is...
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: April 20, 2011, 11:28:58 AM
That bike race is insane...  shocked

seriously.
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB in the media on: April 13, 2011, 06:06:37 PM
Very cool  grin
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Train like a man!!! on: March 28, 2011, 12:37:35 PM
Not that I agree with every single point or example here, but a great rant nonetheless:

It certainly is! I'm about 80/20 in agreement.  cheesy
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Damage Potential of Stick -vs- Light Protection on: March 13, 2011, 11:01:07 PM
Finally, there is the gentleman's agreement that an obviously one-sided stick fight will not end with a finishing stick blow to a disabled opponent's head.  

This ^

In my first Gathering while fighting Oli C-Ghost Dog from Switzerland, a glancing blow to my head spun my mask slightly so that I could no longer see properly. Instead of delivering a blow to my head while I was temporarily blind, Oli let me fix my mask instead. After righting my mask, we exchanged a quick sign of respect between us and the fight was back on.

It's not really about hurting or punishing each other and more about testing one another. That is what draws me to the concept and idea of DBMA. We are strengthening the Tribe through fighting, not weakening it.
6  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Poi Dog on: February 24, 2011, 09:14:11 PM
Very impressive!  shocked

Congrats bruddah!!! Best wishes from me and the family!!!

 afro
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thailand Travels? on: February 22, 2011, 05:11:08 PM
Very cool Dan!

If I'm not mistaken Sheep Dog has been over there. Not sure how often he checks the boards though but you can possibly e-mail him through his profile. Have fun and stay safe!

Tim
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: R.I.P. C-Desert Dog on: February 20, 2011, 07:59:07 PM
Sad news. RIP C-Desert Dog.

"Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature,
and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe,
blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew."

— Marcus Aurelius (Meditations)
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: New DBMA Classes Starting March 1st in Chino Hills, California on: February 19, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
Congrats !!!  grin
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: "Uppercut" (2011) on amateur fighting with weapons on: February 10, 2011, 10:13:00 AM
On a most serious note, be very careful when fighting with chairs and ask those on the sidelines to watch when the chairs smash into wooden spikes capable of killing anyone.

Duly noted!

As an aside, my little guy (soon to be 2 years) hit one of our cats the other week with his kid sized chair. Perhaps he'll be a future candidate for the Yuppie/Bobo chair fights?
Oh yeah, luckily for the cat, the chair is made from plastic so no spikes.  cheesy
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: "Uppercut" (2011) on amateur fighting with weapons on: February 09, 2011, 08:41:28 PM
Gints,

You're crazy!

No, not the fighting thing as I get that. I'm talking about paying full retail for chairs you're going to destroy?  huh
I got two words for ya... garage sale.

Nice video BTW. 


Tim
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: January 28, 2011, 08:13:41 PM
Thanks guys! Grateful to have good friends!
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: May 14-15: "Dog Brothers Tribal Gathering of the Pack" on: January 26, 2011, 10:30:11 PM
I would like to encourage fighters to consider fighting Stick y Daga with the dage being a substantial aluminum blade.  The idea here is to develop skill sets that discourage bum rushes into messy..."
Crafty: could u elaborate on ideas you have that would discourage "rushes into grappling". If I understand u correctly you are connecting the weapon with discouraging that. Assuming I understand your thinking can u explain how this would discourage such tactic? Also would u help me understand why u would want to discourage this or are you saying that we need to develop better responses to "bum rushes ending in grappling"?

There has always been a propensity during the fights with knives to do things one would probably not do if the blades were real. Using shocknives, cattle-prods and large heavy aluminium  trainers amongst other weapons, is one way to add a bit more realism by virtue of not wanting to be hit due to the very real possibilities of pain and/or physical damage.

When the weapon is treated as just another blunt object there seems to be a lot more close quarters striking, clinching and grappling with less emphasis placed on what damage a live blade would be doing and addressing that problem appropriately. The end result is typically a mess with both participants "dying multiple messy deaths".

This is what Guru Crafty appears to be referring to in the quoted text.

As an aside, there probably is a lot to be said also about learning to mitigate "bum rushes ending in grappling" with edged weapons. For that context DLO is the key. So in a way, you might be right on both accounts.  grin

BTW - I don't recommend cattle-prods... they tend to scar.  embarassed


Afterthought;

In addition to using weapons as mentioned it's helpful to talk to your opponent to re-iterate that you both want to treat the blades as live blades whether just daga versus daga or espada y daga versus xyz. Bitch Linda and I used little folder trainers in a Gathering once but treated them as very real sharp blades. It made for a very tactical and fun fight. There was no pain compliance with the little knives, just an equal understanding on reality. That may be helpful as well and that will be easy to set up in a closed Gathering with people who truly get it. Have fun!


14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: January 26, 2011, 10:07:37 PM
http://ferfal.blogspot.com/search/label/Self-Defense?updated-max=2009-03-12T10%3A25%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=20

on this link i am pointing out the two you tubes about a kiai master, the first shows him with his students in training, the second showing him fighting an mma guy, the video speaks a volume or two to me.

Wow, I actually feel bad in a way for the "master". I wonder if he actually believed in the cool-aid he's been pushing all these years?
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: January 26, 2011, 05:07:22 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).
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizen-Police interactions on: January 02, 2011, 09:10:15 PM
RIP
 sad
17  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Full Contact Stickfighting on Christmas! on: December 23, 2010, 08:20:16 PM
Agreed Pappy. The fact that Roosevelt was shot in the chest during a failed assassination and still gave his speech while bleeding is impressive. Most of those guys were tough SOB's.

Nowadays people think a split lip from b-ball is a newsworthy story...
18  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others. on: December 17, 2010, 02:52:30 PM
 grin

I was just watching the same thing.
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=7848006

Hope the guy is ok.
19  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: November 25, 2010, 08:51:08 AM
Grateful for all my great family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving all !!!
 grin
20  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: SLED DOG SEMINAR OCT 23-24 / NORTH CAROLINA 2010 on: October 22, 2010, 10:07:33 AM
Damn, I'll actually be in NC in November just three weeks later. Bummer as I would love to learn from him!!!

Speaking of Sled Dog... I still don't think my shoulder is quite right after fighting Sled Dog at the 'Stickout at the OK Corral'. That was a heck of a fight which consisted mainly of me on the receiving end of some serious punishment.  grin

Ouch,
Scurvy
21  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Any meetings in Nor Cal/ Bay Area / SF area? on: October 20, 2010, 08:32:49 AM
Yup, I've seen Maija fight and 'soft arts' did not seem part of the equation!  grin

 I'd check the classes out for sure DP.
22  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA getting some love on the UnderGround (UG) on: October 19, 2010, 10:49:06 AM
That thread went from cool to complete trash in no time. Funny how that happens...
It is interesting to see how the uninitiated truly view their arts and how they "work" in the real world although they are truly untested.

My favorite comments;
"Assaults typically aren't happening just out of nowhere..."
"If he is 10 feet away yelling at me I promise I will have plenty of time to draw on him." [in reference to use of concealed firearms]
23  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Case Study: knifer shot by store clerk on: October 07, 2010, 09:27:43 PM
I was wondering the same about caliber. It could be a 9mm but looks possibly like a .380 as well. I tend to not like the smaller calibers but here it did it's job.

I agree with Maija as well on his reactions.

Lots of surprising results in this vid to be sure.
24  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Case Study: knifer shot by store clerk on: October 06, 2010, 09:43:10 PM
My random thoughts on this video in no particular order:

1. I have less than 30 days left in Costa Rica and have been filling the days with teaching self defense classes for the local gringos. One of my opening lines is to the effect of violence can happen anywhere at any time and this video is clear evidence of that. I wish I knew the back story of why this happened. i.e., Revenge attack? Random psycho?

2. Dog Catcher anyone? Perfect time to utilize that technique to be sure. I only hope I can pull it off if I ever need to. Knowing how to do it and doing it are two different things however just like anything else. E.g. I just watched a video of myself getting destroyed with a shock knife on YouTube. In those quick couple seconds I didn’t do a damn thing right and I had just trained the DC the month prior with Guru Crafty and Poi Dog! Sobering to say the least…

3. If the shop owner wasn’t armed I’m not sure the guy in the dark grey or the shop owner would still be alive. On that note, if the guy in dark grey hadn’t attracted the attention of the knife wielder the shop owner would never have had a chance to access that firearm. 

** Note to self, if I ever find myself working in a convenience store keep my pistol on me. Not in a place I need to be directly adjacent to in order to grab it. Especially not in a place that my body is blocking while I’m trying to fend off a gnarly long blade!  That being said, not sure he would have had time to access it anyway. 21’ feet be damned!

4. Interesting to see the length of time it takes for the wounds to really begin to show. I wonder how much he really knew about the extent of his injuries until the blood started to really come.
 
5. Lucky he nailed the guy on the first shot with the ‘full homie gangsta’ grip. I don’t even think he had a sight picture period let alone just the front site on target. Considering the statistics on LEO misses at close range that was pretty lucky.

6. Lucky this wasn't Pizza Hut or he'd be fired!  wink

25  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others. on: October 04, 2010, 09:55:05 PM
Well, even if he gets fired at least he's alive. In the end, that's all that matters.  evil
26  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 01, 2010, 04:28:24 PM
Grateful that recent decisions that felt wrong are starting to feel right. Looking forward to what new adventures life will bring me and my family.  grin
27  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 09, 2010, 09:05:05 AM

I wish I had answers.  But mostly, I have questions.  Enjoy, everyone.

I often feel this way. I am part of a community awareness and prevention group down here in Costa Rica and we are dealing with many of these issues. Fortunately, we have worked our way up quickly to meetings with the US Embassy and the CR Government but there are no easy solutions.

Most of it is just plain frustrating!
28  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 07, 2010, 11:42:52 AM
The various states do try to get some return from inmate labor, but most individuals housed in anything above minimum security are not the inmates you want out in public.

Very true. 'Tis a complicated mess to be sure.  undecided
29  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 09:33:06 PM
True, but what resonates with me most in the book is making them stay in prison and work to offset the costs that we the taxpayers pay. How many truly assimilate back into normal society with rehabilitation? Helping children is the long term solution but he does offer the short term as well.

Here in Costa Rica for example they made a new tax for "luxury homes" aka "houses that gringos build and own". They say the money is going to go towards fixing up slums in the capital (San Jose area). Why not make the criminals rebuild the slums and work 10 hour days in the hot sun and sweltering humidity? Use the luxury tax money instead for the failing infrastructure...

The prisons here are way overpopulated and 95% of convicted criminals go free. Crime is up 700% since 1990. I would think working your arse off in 95% relative humidity on a 110 degree day might be somewhat of a deterrent. I don't know...
 
edit: I would like to add that the author does not place blame on music, video games, TV violence, move violence and the like. He places it squarely on the parents who are also drug abusers,  ex-convicts, gang members, child abusers, molesters et al.

30  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Criminal Justice system on: September 06, 2010, 07:49:07 PM
I'm in the process of reading Beggars & Thieves, Lives of Urban Street Criminals by Mark S. Fleisher and am finding it insightful. (Published in 1995)
http://www.amazon.com/Beggars-Thieves-Lives-Street-Criminals/dp/0299147746/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283820144&sr=8-1-spell

Here is the what the back cover says regarding the book:

"As the incidence of violent crime rises in the United States, so does the public demand for a solution. But what will work?

Mark S. Fleisher has spent years among inmates in jails and prisons and on the streets with thieves, gang members, addicts, and life-long criminals in Seattle and other cities across the country. In Beggars and Thieves, he writes about how and why they become and remain offenders, and about the actual role of jails and prisons in efforts to deter crime and rehabilitate criminals.

Fleisher shows, with wrenching firsthand accounts, that parents who are addicts, abusers, and criminals beget irreversibly damaged children who become addicts, abusers, and criminals. Further, Fleisher contends that many well-intentioned educational and vocational training programs are wasted because they are offered too late to help. And, he provides sobering evidence that many youthful and adult offenders find themselves better off in prisonwith work to do, medical care, a clean place to sleep, regular meals, and stable social tiesthan they are in Americas cities.

Fleisher calls for anti-crime policies that are bold, practical, and absolutely imperative. He prescribes life terms for violent offenders, but in prisons structured as work communities, where privileges are earned through work in expanded, productive industries that reduce the financial burden of incarceration on the public.

But most important, he argues that the only way to prevent street crime, cut prison growth, and reduce the waste of money and human lives is to permanently remove brutalized children from criminal, addicted, and violent parents."
31  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Another Costa Rica story on: September 02, 2010, 01:50:51 PM
An old friend (Gringo) owned a little market down there. He apparently was a little cocky about being an American. Was warned by the locals. He had to get bodyguards. Eventually, he was attacked in his store, at least one of the bodyguards were killed and he was put in critical condition by men wielding machetes. He is back in San Diego. Fortunately, he is alive and will probably have to donate his store to the country of Costa Rica.

Pappy Dog

I'm not surprised...

It's a shame though as most Ticos are good honest people.
32  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: No Trespassing on: September 02, 2010, 12:19:10 PM

The first hand account from Costa Rica scares me.  No one should have to face a gun in their face unless you are the perp.  A friends young daughter finishing college is traveling there a lot and wanting to move there.

Knowing your premises was invaded is not a property crime to me.  Someone could have been home or come home during the invasion and startled them.  I would never assume someone with that kind of nerve is not likely to be violent.

Unfortunately crime in CR is the black secret kept under the rug. Most gringos that live/work down here are involved in real estate, home building, tourism or retail so to talk about it or make it known "hurts business". Very short sighted IMHO.

There are some very scary things going on down here and of course the gov't has now taken away the rights of most expats to own and carry firearms with more laws to come.

My plan was to open a martial arts and yoga center where I live but we will now be resorting to Plan B which is going to Colorado instead. I will be teaching self defense and home defense here over the next two months just because people really need it.

As far as the firearm pointed at me yesterday I was appalled by the tactics I saw employed on the beach yesterday. Or should I say, the lack of technique and tactics. I know they are under trained but holy cow! If the officer had stopped three steps short or gone three steps more the Uzi with a capacity for 600 rounds p/m would have not been pointed at them and my family who were only 10' behind in the field of fire. Three rules of firearms violated in a single move and he had the drop on them.

I know it's easy to arm chair quarterback but the examples just kept on coming. At one point one of the criminals got up and casually walked over to his car and reached through the window into the glove box. AFter a few seconds one of the officers stopped him but this was before the vehicle had been searched! Why was he free to get up and walk around in the first place? Why were the officers laughing and joking with them only to get serious when the call finally came in confirming they were indeed the armed criminals who had just robbed some tourists up the road 30 minutes sooner?  SO much more...

The irony is, I was going to teach some stuff to the police as well but trying to figure out which ones are good and which ones are on the take and are criminals as well is daunting. I can't not teach the bad ones for fear of retribution but morally speaking I can't show bad guys how to improve their skills either. So, none of them gets any help and it's a shame because some of them a really good guys.

Sorry to hijack this thread... I just need to vent with like minded people for a bit.  sad







33  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: No Trespassing on: September 02, 2010, 09:26:21 AM
@ScurvyDog  - Nasty story ... what's up with the rising crime rate there? I have to say that your idea for a sign makes complete sense to me! Hope the guy who defended himself didn't get into trouble ... what is the law like for such cases?

The police are calling it self defense and so the home owners are safe on this one. However, it's a risky proposition for the expat community at best. We basically pay for the police to be in our area as the government doesn't so they are a bit more sympathetic.

Crime is growing out of control here like it is in most other places due to the poor world economy. Tourism and all things associated with it are big business and its s-l-o-w right now. The other problem is the police are undertrained, underpaid and not funded. The judges don't enforce the laws so 95% of criminals go free. On top of that the prison (not plural) is 20% over capacity already.

I could go on but you get the point. We are returning to the US in December. The adventure for us will not continue, in CR that is. Living at home and walking around in a perpetual state of orange (not yellow) is taxing mentally and physically. 

34  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: No Trespassing on: September 01, 2010, 08:10:04 PM
***Warning, this post may offend some***

Having dinner last night with some friends we discussed a new No Trespassing sign that we'd like to employ here in Costa Rica.
It would simply say, "No Trespassing or I'll Shoot Your D**k Off".

Although it was meant to be humorous, we were trying to make the best of the worsening crime condition here. Those reading this may be wondering how that particular statement would come up in conversation?

Well, four days ago some criminals were breaking into a gringos house down the hill from us even though he was yelling at them through the door to go away and that he was armed. They kept coming and fearing for his life and that of his wife he opened fire through the door.

One escaped into the jungle with a wounded leg and is still being apprehended and the other is currently in critical condition in the hospital missing his testicles. He is not expected to make it.

I'm sure adrenaline played a big part in the wounds to the lower regions and not the torso but thankfully they are alright none the less.

Of course, we won't be making those signs but a little laughter does help to soften uneasy minds. This place is getting nuts...

One of these days I could write a book!

Tim







35  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: September 01, 2010, 07:51:43 PM
Grateful to be alive today and that me and my family are now home safe in our house!

Living in Costa Rica has been an adventure to be sure both good and bad! Today I had an Uzi pointed at me and my family. Granted, it was in the hands of the good guys but in between them and me, my wife and 16 month old boy were three known violent criminals. If just one of them had made a move... Talk about puckered up.

It's been awhile since I've had a gun pointed at me.  undecided

So, to say that I am grateful is an understatement.

Be safe guys!

Tim
36  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: NutnFancy on: January 22, 2010, 12:30:43 PM
Looks like good stuff. Thanks Kahuna Dog  grin
37  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Corrections and Prison on: January 12, 2010, 01:05:01 AM
I follow Rory Millers blog - http://chirontraining.blogspot.com/
I really enjoy his thoughts and observations.

Thank you Maija! I will enjoy reading this myself.
 grin
38  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Corrections and Prison on: January 09, 2010, 07:51:16 PM
Any idea on the follow up material? Nice cameo by the way Guru... you looked very "mean"!  grin
39  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Corrections and Prison on: January 08, 2010, 06:37:02 PM
My wife just bought me the excellent DVD Practical Unarmed Combat Volume 1 from this site. (Tail wags to Pretty Kitty on the fast delivery!)

After watching that DVD, I began looking more into the subject of real self defense with regard to the mental aspects and the criminal mind and found a book entitled “Meditations on Violence – A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence”.

The author of this book, Sgt. Rory Miller, has an extensive background in corrections and also trains his agency’s Corrections Tactical Team. I highly recommend the book which is full of real stories from his time in corrections and how it relates to violence and what we all perceive martial arts to be. Very eye opening indeed! 

I give much respect to the guys and gals in corrections because they have a very difficult and dangerous job. The benefit to us of course is learning from their experience and truly understanding the criminal mind and how they and we approach violence. This book also explores his art and how he adjusted his art to be of benefit to him in the real world.

Anyway, just thought I’d share for those interested in the subject!  grin


Cheers!
Tim
40  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Physics of a stick strike on: March 25, 2009, 01:55:08 AM
If I'm not mistaken this clip continues and ends up showing the force exerted by Dan wielding the stick. I tried to find a continuation of this video but eventually gave up. I'm sure Guru Dan Inosanto has a copy of the video? They are for sale on the NG website as well...

 tongue


Edit: Maybe not, I found a longer clip in French and didn't see it as I fast forwarded through.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x61wfg_la-science-des-armes-23-avec-dan-in_tech



41  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: March 19, 2009, 07:07:15 PM
It has been a hard year thus far for the “Scurvy Dog” Family. My wife and I both lost our jobs due to the sagging economy.  Subsequently we were then forced to sell one of our vehicles and eventually our home. However, throughout these trying times we have remained positive and upbeat and I am grateful and fortunate that my wife and I put little value in material things and instead place value in friendship, honor, integrity and living life to its fullest.

By living life in this manner, life has returned the favor and bestowed upon us a beautiful baby boy who was just born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th at 1:37am! Tristan Alec Ferguson comes into this world as a happy baby and I am grateful and fortunate to share this news with all of you! I wouldn’t trade this last year for anything even with its turbulent ups and downs. Life is an adventure and the best thing you can do is hold on and enjoy the ride! 

Take care guys and gals and I hope to see all of you again soon!  grin

Best Wishes,
Tim “Scurvy Dog” Ferguson and baby Tristan
42  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Gathering of the Pack August 10th, 2008 on: August 10, 2008, 10:05:10 PM
Great fights today guys! It was an awesome event once again and congratulations goes out to all those who advanced within the Tribe!
43  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Gathering of the Pack August 10th, 2008 on: May 14, 2008, 07:18:12 PM
As for the attacks from behind goes.........Guro Crafty are you asking this from a safety stand point or a tactical one?

I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure this was a safety concern question that Guro posed. The chance of an injury from a stick or staff to an opponent facing the other direction has the potential to be pretty severe. In this regard IMHO a fight of this caliber is best left to members of the tribe who understand what Dog Brothers really is about and who know what is and what is not a cheap shot as you mentioned Tom. Care would need to be taken to avoid the exposed head, neck and knees to be sure. I think it can be done though. I would be game for this but to be honest the staff part makes me pause as I'm not sure I like the idea of not having my full attention on a properly wielded staff. Yikes... (Unless I can bring the .38)  cheesy
44  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A Secret Gathering: It was 20 years ago , , , on: April 08, 2008, 11:10:49 PM
My thoughts on this weekends Gathering:

The Tribe:
Much thanks to all involved in putting this on including Guru Crafty, Pretty Kitty, The Night Owl and his crew, the musicians, the guys whose names I forget but who helped us from hurting ourselves terribly on the “environment”, the cooks (Dog Randall, C-“What’s My Name?” Bitch and Dogzilla), the “bartenders” (Lonely, Red and Scotty w/ special guest KNOB Creek) and last but not least all the fighters themselves. It was an awesome thing to hang with such a great group of people sharing laughs, thoughts, philosophy, good conversation, food and spirits and of course… pain. (Thankfully no suffering though!)


Memorable Moments:
Porn Star and Lonely’s opening fight which scared the crap outa me.
The expressions on our faces when we first viewed the secret fighting location for days two and three.  shocked
Pappy and Red Dog’s awesome stick and knife fight. Man that rocked!
Kahuna Dog and his fighting laugh. (We should call you Hyena Dog or maybe Hawaiieena Dog)
C-Tahiti Dog’s stick work… smooth like butta baby
Sleddog showing me the ropes on our Sunday morning “warmup” fight. Owwww… it was fun, but owwwww…
Lonely’s lesson on how to escape chokes



Special Thanks:
The NoHo crew for reminding me to breath and move. (Two things I somehow forget to do on my own).
Poidog for helping me push into the third day after my shoulder said NO.
C-Scotty Dog and his upbeat spirit even in the face of adversity. You’re the man and I still owe you a fight!
Dog Kase for not getting mad after the .38 incident. (But it was funny, you gotta admit)
C-“I Need a Name” Bitch for being cool as ever. You need a name though… seriously.
Dog Dean for the awesome demonstration
All the guys who fought me and let me live to tell the tale. Arrrrrrr…
To the pack for making Mrs. Scurvy feel right at home
To anyone I’m forgetting to thank!


As far as stick hickey photos, I’d post mine but considering where Lonely Dog hit me it’s best I don’t.  wink Doh!

Arrrr,
Scurvy


"We are the Knights of the Round Stable!"
Sleddog
45  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Nat Geo Documentary on the Dog Brothers: Fight Club on: January 31, 2008, 01:49:52 PM
Can you provide links to these boards? I find these comments amusing. Thanks!  evil
46  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Nat Geo Documentary on the Dog Brothers: Fight Club on: January 30, 2008, 11:44:29 AM

Ho did you see it pray tell....... huh

He showed what was under his kilt and apparently it was enough to see the show.   shocked
47  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: When you don't feel like fighting... on: November 05, 2007, 05:09:32 PM
Woof,

Until this last weekend I actually planned on sitting this one out as I am going to Costa Rica on Tuesday after the event for my anniversery. However, I will be sending in my registration as well and maybe do a knife fight and a stick fight. Besides, I'm curious how I will fight after having not trained for months. It should be an interesting test for myself.

Tim
48  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: November 18, 2007 Dog Bros Gathering of the Pack on: October 29, 2007, 10:14:27 PM
Ohhh man... I can only imagine the fighter he'll grow up to be! Big congrats to you. My wife and I are now trying as well. With any luck in 18 years we'll be watching the next generation fighting in Gatherings.  grin
49  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: When you don't feel like fighting... on: October 27, 2007, 10:29:27 AM
Know that the Wednesday class is happening again. 

Woof Crafty,

Same place same time? I'm going to try and clear my Tues/Wed evenings for such things. I need to get out of this funk I'm in.

Tim
50  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: When you don't feel like fighting... on: October 26, 2007, 07:55:53 PM
Get into shape hippie!  evil

Nah, I hear ya. I'm in the same boat except for different reasons. We "downsized" our workforce but the workload remains the same and has even grown. After working M-F for 12 hours + a day and Saturday mornings I have found little to no time to train. What's worse is the self imposed depression of not training and the lack of stress relief that not only gets rid of my frustration but clears my head and keeps me invigorated. Hopefully soon the economy will start a turn around and allow me some actual free time again. Until then I guess being overworked is still working and keeps the bills paid so I'll stop ranting now...

Good to hear from you though. One of these days we gotta start training again as I think I owe you a brondo buzzsaw or two...

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