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51  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 13, 2012, 02:22:13 PM
I'm grateful a particularly challenging portion of the academic year has already passed.
52  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A second "Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack"? on: October 13, 2012, 02:20:01 PM
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No, this is a reasonable discussion!    I demand that you disagree with me!    I don't come onto the internet for reasonable debate! 

You make some fine points. Since everyone usually looks like they are full of a little less piss and vinegar on the second day anyway, the 1. full-day Tribal on Saturday 2. Traditionally scheduled Open on Sunday model would work just fine.

I will admit that I have been attempting to reconcile my role as a fighter with my role as a teacher and a father for the last two years, and while I am by no means retired, I have not made the CA Tribal for the last two years, so I don't know if the old Temecula formula of 1. fight from roughly 11 until 2pm 2. Lunch break 3. fight until late afternoon/early evening/the beginnings of sunset model for Saturday is still in play, which was what I had in mind when I made my suggestion above.

Your points also seem reasonable, and by adopting that model, that might be the closest we can get to making as many people happy as possible.

 grin Since I have clearly not satisfied your Internet-fed addiction for the complete absence of civil discourse, here you go:

YOU'RE SO STUPID, POINT DOG! IF OUR REAL NAMES WERE EASILY ACCESSIBLE ANYWHERE ON THIS SITE, I WOULD SHOW UP AND KICK YOUR ASS. MY TRUCK ALSO HAS WAY BIGGER TIRES AND A LARGER TAP OUT STICKER ON THE BACK WINDOW THAN YOURS. YOU'VE BEEN FU&%IN' WARNED. DON'T EVER GO OVER MY FU%$IN' HEAD AGAIN, YOU MOTHERFU&%ER! (Okay, the last part was Joe Pesci's dialogue from when he's yelling at DeNiro in Casino).

Okay? I've insulted you with no real provocation and threatened to beat you up; is your world still crashing in on itself, or has order been restored?  grin
53  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A second "Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack"? on: October 12, 2012, 06:11:29 PM
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I think any Tribe event should procede any open.  One of the reasons that the Tribal day is before the Open day is because of that strange thing that happens the day following a day of fighting, you're calmer, things click better, etc.  Is it and unfair advantage to Tribe members on the second day? Well, if you have advange...    Any advantage should remain with the Tribe.

I also don't sync with the idea of:

"Fighters who made Dog at the Open can continue fighting."

If it's someones second Gathering then they may make Dog, they also might not. Can't remember who said it but "You may be the best stickfighter in the world, but if you're a dick you'll never be a Dog Brother."  Many might feel that they 'did' two Gatherings and are staying on... and when they weren't allowed to....  Why create a problem when it's easily avoidable?  Also, just a personal thing, I like the feel of the day when the dubbings are the finale of the day.  You never know who's going to get dubbed, etc, personally I get a big buzz from it!

Okay.  smiley
54  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A second "Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack"? on: October 12, 2012, 12:27:16 PM
We started having a single one-day Open, and a single two-day Tribal each year in California after the three-day 20th anniversary Gathering in 2008. I remember that some were opposed to making a weekend tribal an annual event at that time.

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Regarding not being able to make a specific Gathering, sorry, but shit happens. If something is important enough to you, you will find a way. Hawaii doesn't have 2 official Ironman's because some people can't fly out there in a certain month. If you want to do it you plan accordingly. Life does sometimes get in the way, like weddings, deployments, etc. C'est la vie. Practice your art, sharpen your blade and surprise people even more at the next one. Having people spend some time between Gatherings (with the assumption that skills are improving in between and people are working towards a goal)  is beneficial so that when fighters become part of the tribe there is a certain "quality control". Time alone does not assure this, but lack of time will certainly not help quality control. Things worth having need to be earned. What's the hurry?

This is gold from C-D.D. Please remember that the paragraph above was written by a Texan, which makes it mean more than it would coming from a Californian who lives an hour from most of the West Coast Gathering sites here.

My suggestion is this:

Hold the next Gathering on an agreed upon weekend (in another thread, it looks like May 4th and 5th is pulling ahead).

1. On the Saturday of that weekend, start the Open around 9-9:30 am.
2. Break for lunch around 2ish.
3. An hour later, part 1 of the Tribal begins on Saturday for about 2 to 3 hours (on until the sun starts to set). Fighters who made Dog at the Open can continue fighting.

4. Sunday is Tribe only, say from 11 until everyone has had enough.

Sadly, no option will accommodate 100% of people 100% of the time.
55  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 04, 2012, 10:02:26 AM
I have lost the ability to speak above a whisper. I am grateful that I got through teaching last night in my garage before my voice gave out, and that this has happened to me before and I know I can get through the work day with Power Point and body language.
56  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: "Craftyisms" on: October 02, 2012, 12:03:41 PM
Having explained the context in which we use "vaginitis" in DBMA to my wife yesterday, she said, "Tell Guro Marc, as a woman, I not only approve of that usage, but I think it's great."
57  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 02, 2012, 12:00:33 PM
Congrats on your home, Kaju.

Grateful for surviving my first cold of the academic year. I stayed home yesterday feeling dreadful. Today, I am back at work feeling pleasantly disconnected from my body, and the last medication I took was over 14 hours ago.
58  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 9/23/12 Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack on: September 23, 2012, 12:29:54 PM
Wishing everyone a great day of transformation, and nothing more than light bruising and stick hickies!
59  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: September 06, 2012, 09:56:35 AM
Grateful to have met some nice, new potential students last night.
60  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guide Dog Opening Martial Arts School in Pomona, California on: September 06, 2012, 09:54:34 AM
We actually had our first class back in the garage last night. I had a nice turnout, and there is a good little group of students growing. Thank you all for your positive energy!
61  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guide Dog Opening Martial Arts School in Pomona, California on: September 05, 2012, 02:05:55 PM
After a great year of teaching in my facility in Pomona, California, I have made the decision to move my classes back into my garage in Chino Hills.

I am a full-time high school teacher with two little children (5 and 3), and the timing is simply off. Even at three days a week (I was teaching Monday - Wednesday from 5 until 9), that's just too much time away from my kids and my wife. I really tried last year to be everything to everybody, but I'm only one person. I don't want anyone to think I gave up without a fight. I will absolutely think about trying again later when my kids are a little older.

On the upside, I logged something like 500 hours of teaching martial arts this year, I have a DVD in the works, and now I have some really nice equipment for the garage. I will also actually be able to get back to my own training (I did WAY more teaching than training last year). I did not go bankrupt, or lose my house; I just did not renew my lease.

I am currently going to be teaching Wednesdays from 5 - 9 PM in my garage. I am in the 91709 zipcode in Chino Hills, California. I will teach two hours of my empty handed blend (JKD, Thai Boxing, Wing Chun, Silat, Savate, Mixed Grappling) and two hours of FMA (Inosnato/LaCoste and DBMA).

If you are local, and you would like to train, please send me a message at stoopsmartialarts@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

GD
62  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: September 05, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
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Grateful for GD keeping this thread alive. Grateful the clock's still ticking.

Good to hear from you, KD. I miss you, Brother!

Grateful for a training session last night that taxed me.
63  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: September 04, 2012, 10:13:04 AM
Grateful to know I will meet a deadline.
64  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 31, 2012, 05:32:00 PM
Grateful for the possibility of relief in one life area.
65  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 30, 2012, 03:10:33 PM
Grateful to finish a task yesterday.
66  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 29, 2012, 09:20:55 AM
Grateful for movement on several planes.
67  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 26, 2012, 10:06:39 AM
Profoundly grateful for my children this morning. Yes, since I became a dad, I have less time to devote to being a deadly stick fighter. Frankly, since I became a dad, I have less time for everything. Anyone who tells you that having kids is 100% smooth sailing is lying. Sometimes, my kids are like cigarettes; they are shaving minutes/years off of my life. However, all of that stuff you hear about being fulfilled by being a parent is true. It's nothing to take lightly, though. Becoming a full DB, passing my Thai Boxing Association instructor's test, and earning a doctorate were all WAY easier than being a good father.
68  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 25, 2012, 08:41:47 PM
Grateful for a new avenue of personal development.
69  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Supplements: Legal and Illegal, steroids, growth hormone, etc on: August 24, 2012, 10:23:25 AM
Saw this today on MSN. I was shocked!
70  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 23, 2012, 06:13:32 PM
Sometimes, when life is busy, or hard, it's easy to lose sight of where you are at. I was watching some DBMA DVD's last night, and it occurred to me how much GC, Top Dog, Ajarn Salty, Pappy Dog (Now Tuhon Pappy as I read on FB grin), Guro Lonely, the original DB's, the fighters from the early days before the DB's were the DB's, and many more truly pioneered and paved the way for what we have today.

I was simply sitting on my living room floor, watching the DVD with my family all around me asleep on the sofas in the room, when I realized just how lucky I am to be a DB. Externally, it was just a short guy sitting on the floor, watching the TV. Internally, it was a PROFOUNDLY deep moment of pride and gratitude to be associated with such amazing people.
71  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 22, 2012, 09:01:07 PM
Grateful for a glimpse at some the pieces of a puzzle in my life right now.
72  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 20, 2012, 03:58:07 PM
Grateful for the approaching routine and order of the 2012-2013 year.
73  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: August 20, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
Congrats to all!  grin
74  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 27, 2012, 05:40:33 PM
Grateful to be reminded that in martial arts, I have made true friends. Even if I only see those friends a few times a year, I m grateful that they are out there.
75  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 26, 2012, 04:54:47 PM
Grateful for possibilities.
76  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fire Hydrant: Howls from Crafty Dog, Rules of the Road, etc on: July 26, 2012, 10:16:53 AM
Last night, I taught some FMA material for the last 15 minutes of class in Sifu Tim Tackett's garage. Sifu Tim had nothing but kind words for you, Guro Crafty, as well as Top Dog.
77  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 22, 2012, 06:41:40 PM
Grateful for a wonderful first day on a project.
78  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 20, 2012, 01:09:49 PM
Prayers for those injured/killed in Colorado.
79  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: July 20, 2012, 01:09:11 PM
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Terry Crutcher is now Terry "C-Shadow Dog" Crutcher.

I like it.
80  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 12, 2012, 08:39:49 AM
Grateful for passing a test of some importance.
81  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 10, 2012, 02:14:19 PM
Grateful for progress on a problem.
82  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 09, 2012, 01:41:35 PM
Prayers for a particular result.
83  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: July 04, 2012, 11:34:43 AM
Grateful for my country.

However, naive it may read, I pray that one day America will be less divided, and more united in excellence. If we are to remain at the perpetual 50/50 divide that seems to plague us, I pray Americans will find the path back to civil discourse, and truly celebrating the fact that we have the right to a difference of opinion, rather than using those differences to liken friends, family, and neighbors to Hitler if they have the audacity to disagree with our POV.

Happy Independence Day to all of those celebrating.
84  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 25, 2012, 01:55:40 PM
Grateful for the summer.
85  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 21, 2012, 04:24:36 PM
Picked up a little extra curriculum design work for my school district. While it was intellectually engrossing (I finished yesterday), I'm grateful to have some real time off to spend with my family.
86  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 13, 2012, 04:44:17 PM
Grateful to hear from KD.
Grateful for some time with my kids.
87  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 05, 2012, 01:37:03 PM
Prayers for steadiness in a small matter.
88  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 04, 2012, 07:42:25 PM
Grateful for a nice, simple resolution to a minor matter.
89  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 02, 2012, 10:37:35 PM
Grateful for some training today to pass a section of a licensing exam for which there are practically NO study materials.
90  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 01, 2012, 10:52:03 AM
Grateful to greet June.
91  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 31, 2012, 09:54:52 AM
Grateful to wish May of 2012 goodbye. I always say that in the traditional academic year, everyday in May feels like Thursday (you're almost done, but not quite). While the first few weeks slowed, the remainder went quickly.
92  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 29, 2012, 01:46:41 PM
Grateful for a full day of teaching material I truly love.
93  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 22, 2012, 03:03:04 PM
Thank you, BD. She's doing fine, and pretty much recovered. It was not a very fun weekend, but we're on to the next week  grin
94  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 22, 2012, 10:11:38 AM
Grateful for endings.
95  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: May 22, 2012, 10:10:26 AM
Congratulations to everyone!
GD
96  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 21, 2012, 11:05:20 AM
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I know you're wicked busy, but we missed you this weekend, brother.  Much aloha.

-Poi

Poi,

I missed all of you, too. This has been a major teaching period in my life since September. My own training has suffered a bit. I am taking steps to correct that.

Had I planned to fight, my wife had a minor medical matter this weekend (she's fine) that would have kept me home both days anyway. Sorry for the Governator quote, but I'll be back.

GD

Today, I'm grateful to be involved with DBMA.
97  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 20, 2012, 03:33:25 PM
Grateful for an idea.
98  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 19, 2012, 04:43:52 PM
My wife is suffering from a minor medical matter today. I'm grateful it is minor.
99  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 17, 2012, 05:54:44 PM
Grateful for one of the nicest letters I have ever received.
100  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 16, 2012, 12:48:02 PM
Grateful to have a small matter over and done with.
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