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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stick Grappling on: January 02, 2011, 10:11:03 AM
OK Crafty, woof woof,

I found the thread about DBMA membership, and I'm signing up right now.

 I also found your comments about politics, indicating that being an extreme left-wing liberal fascist commie pinko is not an impediment to participation--good to know grin.

Thanks again
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stick Grappling on: January 02, 2011, 09:55:20 AM

      Crafty said:
<<That said, none of these DVDs focuses on stickgrappling.  For members of the DBMA Association, there is a Vid-Lesson that does focus on stickgrappling.>>

Woof Crafty,
Thanks for the reply.

I already have most of the DVDs you mention. I especially liked, as you suggest, DLO 1; the "reverse X-block" is very creative, and I am practicing this as well. Integrates well with T'ai Chi "P'eng". I will get DLO 3. I also have Krabi Krabong, though I haven't watched it yet.

Can you tell me more about the Vid lessons for members? I can't find this info on your site.

At 65, a few more aches and pains, but I choose not to see them as "aging", but simply aches and pains. Some loss of muscle mass, which stimulates me to swing those kettlebells more intensely. Still resilient in recovering from injuries. I've studied Qigong and Alexander Technique for many years (I teach them both) & I give a lot of credit to this.

I have fantasies of becoming the oldest to fight at a DB meet, but I think you guys are a bit more tolerant of head impact than I (I work with trauma clients, and I've seen the lasting effects of even minor concussions).

When I next find myself in your area, I will definitely try to arrange a lesson with you.

Thanks for your great work
(and I still think your politics are off the wall wink)
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Stick Grappling on: January 01, 2011, 07:02:35 PM
Woof Crafty, woof all,

As a newcomer to this group, but not to the martial arts, one of the things I find most interesting at the moment is the clinch-range use of the stick, as in stick-grappling. My interest is in real-life survival, not tournaments. I am of relatively small build, not especially strong, and 65. It's not realistic for me to plan in terms of rolling around on the ground (especially as he probably has buddies). My style generally is to close quickly to the side and use elbows, knees and neck-locks along with T'ai Chi-like evasions and go-behinds; but I realize how difficult it is to avoid ending up on the ground. I have several of the DBMA DVDs, and am very impressed by what I've seen of the stick grappling techniques (the Fang, for instance).

My question is, which of the DVDs focus most on this aspect?

Peter the Pagan
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Condtioning for the stick on: December 08, 2010, 07:52:48 PM
Bark All,
I'm the new guy on the block at the moment, so I don't have all the dialect down embarassed

Colonel Ryabko of Systema has a good one that really works the front chain, and so is a great complement for KB work:

Set your feet 2-3 ft apart
Grab a staff at the top, set the bottom firmly on the ground about 5-6 ft in front of you (or in the angle between wall and floor--you don't want it slipping).
Lean forward supporting your weight with both hands gripping the staff.
DON'T let your low back arch--keep your torso in a slight forward "C" curve.
Keep you abdomen strongly pulled in (engage tranverse abdominal muscles).
Walk your hands slowly down the stick and back up.
Many variations possible.

Ryabko demonstrates many interesting stick tricks in his stickfighting DVD.

Yap yap (still can't get the pronounciation...)
Peter the Pagan
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Looking for Teachers, Schools, and Training Partners on: December 06, 2010, 06:42:02 PM
Bark All,

(New here, don't have all the dialect.)

Looking for partner in Vermont/New Hampshire?

Peter the Pagan
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