I been and still AM in this situation myself. Where I live in Ohio there is no DBMA. But if there is a wheel there is a way! My good friend and training partner Tiffany Weindorf and I have embarked on a good way of training the DBMA matrial through the dvds. Her and I have a pretty good backround In Kali. Trough our teacher but we reached that point that we wanted to take it to the next level. Tiffany researched and looked at the DBMA matrial trough a analytical mindset and was able to put it all in order for practice.
We started out slow and have worked our behinds off to learn a great deal of matrial through the dvds. We have the basics and then on to merging drills and attacking blocks and my fav Kali Tudo! Also I can not forget the DLO dvd.
Once that was being worked on we found Craftys student Ryan Gruhn In Pennsylvania and then brained stormed about having Crafty out for a sem. After about a year of working our tails off and A three hour car drive we went to the sem. Her and I did privates with Crafty and once that was done we had a better understanding of where Her and I was going as far as training DBMA. Crafty even made Tiffany a group leader!!!
Now I don't mean to ramble on and on but if there is no way to join DBMA Then do what her and I have done team up! Save and look at the dvds . LOOK on the DBMA website for when Crafty is doing a sem in your area for me a three hour car trip was worth it to train with him.
Joining the DBMA is one way also! I'm guilty in this regard but going to fix that this payday!!! This is coming from a guy in Ohio who wants to improve and found a way to do it with out breaking the bank!!!! Mongo Gary