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101  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: February 07, 2007, 07:38:01 AM
i think GSP shows great mobility and footwork during his fights. i'm not sure if the lack of footwork among some folk is a trend. i think there is a group of fighters, leben, robbie lawler, that want to show how tough they are by walking across the ring and trading punches. they're tough guys and rely on it to the detriment of footwork and mobility. or they might just not have trained good striking footwork because of their background. i think during one of deigo's fights in TUF1 you can hear his corner saying "circle" then "...circle the other way"
102  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Euro Martial Arts on: February 07, 2007, 07:28:50 AM
Has anybody done any SCA stuff/sparring? do they have SCA in europe?
103  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: February 07, 2007, 07:25:21 AM
i think GSP got injured during training. i think he and serra are fighting in march? anyone?Huh
as far as lightweights i think BJ is moving down to 155 and he is slated to fight pulver at the end of TUF 5...


FRANK SHAMROCK IS FIGHTING THIS WEEKEND.
104  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: What make Thornton think Kali is dead?? on: February 07, 2007, 07:18:49 AM
it's all about the benjamins...
does he really think kali is dead or is this just his marketing scheme?

i think i seriously dislike the term dead pattern. who coined this term, and to what end?
105  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: January 30, 2007, 07:04:01 PM
congrats greg!! grin
106  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Location for June '07 Gathering on: January 08, 2007, 02:31:31 AM
there are some campsites along PCH next to the beach, if fighting on the sand is an option.

alternatively, there's a large park in Long Beach, close to where Bellflower Rd. ends (iirc)...

or maybe up in the Topanga Canyon area...? but i don't know about campsites up that way...
107  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Forrest Griifin's emotional reaction postfight on: January 04, 2007, 07:20:48 AM
I didn't see the fight so I can't comment directly...

I agree that the fighters must put in a tremendous amount of emotion in order to sustain them over the months of training, however I'm usually a bigger fan of the fighters who can get past losing. I once had a conversation with a guy about wrestlers transitioning to MMA. Although the consensus was that wrestlers hated losing, they let go of their losses much more easily than those who came from other competitve sports. In the career of a wrestler, they will inevitably lose. If not in competition, then in the thousands of practice matches they have over their life as a competitor. In some ways you get used to losing, you just do better next time. My friend contrasted this to other sports (sport JJ) and remarked, some people never had the hard competitive life which encompassed losing, so when a loss finally came, in broke them in some sense. They were not mentally equipped to deal with losing. Also, some people enjoyed fighting, and didn't take their validation from winning MMA all the time. They enjoyed the fight and from learning from it. When Matt Hughes lost to BJ, he had a sort of "aw shit, oh well" look on his face, then came back to be champion again. When Randy beat Rizzo the first time he had a sort of "no shit, i won?!?" look. Both probably hate losing, but have lost enough in order to know that they'll fight again, and it's just a speed bump, not a bottomless pit.

"If you never lose, you're not fighting the right people." -Matt Hughes, TUF season 2

"Strong men cry too. Strong men....cry too." -The Big Lebowski
108  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: December 01, 2006, 08:02:21 AM
I finally caught the clip. I'm really looking forward to it. Gints is right on about the tension.
109  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: December 01, 2006, 07:58:51 AM
Big Congrats to the people i know...Greg, Gints, Milt, and Rog!
AND
Happy tail wags to all the other fighters, congratulations!
110  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Bully vs. Me on: December 01, 2006, 07:55:33 AM
i like that article

of course Rollins is leftwing, if punk was conservative, what good would it be?
'Iron" is good too.
111  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: db in australia ? on: December 01, 2006, 07:51:49 AM
Any news on this front? OZ is a bit of a trip for me, but training with Guro C is worth it.
112  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: December 01, 2006, 07:50:06 AM
cool. here's something that's been on my mind. it always seems that there is a bunch of contraversy regarding decisions in MMA. partly because people are fans, but also because sometimes the judging criteria seems vague. it's great that martial artists like surf dog are judges (cecil peoples makes me shudder), and I remember that Guro Crafty was a UFC judge a few years back. Although it might not be appropriate for Surf Dog to post his judging criteria, I was wondering how you or how you think judges should score fights. Should they weigh striking and grappling equally? How do you you consider grappling defense and escapes? Are counter fighters damned due to a lack of "octagon control"?
anyone?
113  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: November Gathering 2006 on: November 19, 2006, 04:57:01 AM
good luck to everyone fighting tomorrow
114  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread on: November 17, 2006, 06:49:22 AM
any predictions for the pac-morales fight?
115  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Krabi Krabong Seminar So. Cal. Sept 29th-Oct. 1 on: November 14, 2006, 06:32:30 AM
i'm snagging this post off a Krabi Krabong mailing list..

"hello everyone. I am happy to say mine and Bryan Dobler's demonstration at
the Thai fights in Los Angeles has been uploaded to YouTube. Just go to the
site, search krabi-krabong, and our demo is labelled Krabong versus Mai Sok.
Check it out. Thanks - Steve Wilson"
116  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: How to fight a Lefty on: November 12, 2006, 06:48:53 PM
ok. having slept on it, i thought of a few techniques, i may be a bit vague because i feel that this may border on what would be members only forum material (mods feel free to delete if so!).

1) i think guro crafty uses this technique in some of the staff fighting clips, but it can be adapted to fighting a left handed fighter (if you're fighting as a righty). i remember seeing something similar way back at the dog brothers camp during the Kaboroan escrima section using the single stick. anyways, it involves merging with the oncoming strike to deflect it, and then quickly striking with a slash.

2) a krabi strike, the chamber can block downward strikes, then strike on your follow through

3) bolo strike

on one of the video clips on the main page there is a five second bit or so of a lefty fighting a righty. i think it's the los triques clip. worth watching.
117  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Crazy Horse on: November 12, 2006, 09:27:05 AM
I read "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" last year. great book, this post just reminded me of things that i had read.
118  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Lameco Striking Angles on: November 12, 2006, 09:08:20 AM
i wrote a post, but on reflection, i really can't remember.

i have always heard really good things about Punong Guro Edgar Sulite's tapes though.
119  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: How to fight a Lefty on: November 12, 2006, 09:02:20 AM
tell your student to fight left handed also  tongue

although some people advocate training one strong side, there is a lot to be gained from training both sides equally. although i don't fight lefty, i put enough time training lefty that i don't feel uncomfortable should i have to fight as a lefty. i think there is a thread somewhere here about bilateralism, and it's an attribute that is well worth putting the time into. as far as other skills, train footwork.

of course, although a person may have one stick, they also have their off hand which may be hitting and grabbing. sometimes it's useful to view all opponents as having two weapons and not just one; all fights are double stick fights (maybe?) OR becoming a double stick fighter when you fight one stick will give you an advantage. i'm not sure, i'm tired.

but back to the original point, fight left handed. get the experience of fighting left against right, and that may inform your thinking also. or if not, if you start to get beat, you can always utter, the immortal words "i am not left handed" before switching hands and drubbing your opponent.



120  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread on: November 05, 2006, 02:10:30 AM
wow. i saw baldomir's last two fights and thought he'd be more competitive, but mayweather was just on another level.
121  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: October 21, 2006, 10:31:22 AM
Tony Jaa definately has the charisma to go along with his talent. I can't wait to see his next movie. On a side note, the concept of six degrees of seperation always tickles me.  My aunt is close friends with a popular dance performer here in Thailand who is in turn good friends with tony. i'm not sure if tony has ever studied dance though...
tony vs. capoeria in tom young goong is probably my fave one on one fight scene right now, though his battle up the flights of stairs pretty much dropped my jaw too...
122  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in Islamic Countries: on: October 19, 2006, 09:58:22 AM
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In March the Peace Corps was forced to leave the country for fear of terrorist attacks.

That was me!!!! Some ne'er do wells threatened to kidnap my friends. Though during this time, the government also caught the two men in charge of the largest terrorist organization in Bangladesh, and things have reportedly gotten better. That said, the government often cites a conspiracy from the press to malign bangladesh's image and reporters were often killed or disappeared. The guy in this article will probably be dead soon.

I think part of the problem is that literacy is so low in Bangladesh, that they rely on others to tell them what the Koran says or rely on the interpretations coming the arab world. One guy who can read and has a microphone can hold considerable sway among the people.Though there is also a strong sense of Bengali first and muslim second ever since thier war against pakistan.
I met Bengalis who converted to Christianity, and although they were looked down upon, i dont think they faced the death threats that those in Afghanistan/Pakistan have faced. Much more prevalent was the Hindu/Muslim divide. Some ugly stuff takes place.
123  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife vs. Baseball Bat on: October 19, 2006, 09:29:55 AM
i was talking to a guy who works security in Baghdad and while he was a gun guy who spent time training the deployment of his gun, we got to talking about knife use. He mentioned that he and his friends prefered the ASP extendable baton (?) for its range and wallop.
124  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: October 14, 2006, 11:26:55 PM
swords! guns! war elephants!!

i caught a preview for yet another thailand vs. burma war epic...the trailer isn't on the website yet, but the trailer i saw looked promising...

http://kingnaresuanmovie.com/
125  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog Brothers Gathering in Switzerland October 1, 2006 on: September 27, 2006, 10:33:20 PM
Good luck to Dog Rog (represent!) and all of the other fighters this weekend!
126  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stick fighting tournaments on: September 25, 2006, 07:48:23 AM
I think there is a clip of Top Dog and Salty Dog fighting WEKAF style on the first Grandfathers video.

I tried WEKAF once. It's fun. I feel there is a slightly different skill set involved. Most players seem to try to hit a patterned flow. It's useful for developing the ability to hit rapidly with a light stick. Depending how you play, you might also develop good use of your off hand too. Any type of situation that is going to bring you into the adrenal state is good. Since the scope of a WEKAF fight is limited just be aware that you should also develop your footwork, power, grappling, etc. Train hard, have fun.
127  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DOG BROTHERS WANNABES on: September 25, 2006, 07:36:44 AM
Cool! good luck to you and your crew  grin

wannabe has such negative connotations. there are probably many groups of guys out there training in their garages and backyards, testing out the things they've learned, and enjoying the goodness that is stickfighting. it's good to hear about more people giving it a go...
128  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Brian ''Porn Star'' Jung on: September 21, 2006, 09:25:09 AM
yo. you got mail. everything here is pretty much fine.  i went to bed tuesday night and woke up to find that the coup occured. but all in all it feels much less like a coup and happy rainbow marshmallow new government day. people are out giving flowers to the soldiers and geting their pictures taken with the tanks.
seriously though the past couple months something was in the air, and it's disappointing that elections arent going ahead in oct/nov.  as scheduled. it's pretty much wait and see, but the coup has lots of popular support, and since the king has given a nod of approval hopefully it wont be that bad.
obla dee obla daa...

i was actually here for the last coup back in 92. that was definately not good times. this one is a bit different.
129  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog (Canine) Training on: September 12, 2006, 09:15:07 AM
After hearing Guro Crafty talk about Konrad Lorenz, I went out searching for his books. One book in particular, "Man meets Dog" is about raising canines. good stuff.
130  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Saltys Training in thailand on: September 02, 2006, 10:01:51 PM
sorry for the delay...
yes, i'm sort of local, i spent time growing up here and have been back now for a few months. the locals have a great attitude towards foreigners. i can't think of anything specifically to look out for.  as for immunizations, i really can't remember, i think i had one for encephalitus when i first moved here. TB is widespread, but things like malaria and dengue are pretty rare.
I'm not sure why KK is by invitation only. I haven't been to his school, I've only had a brief email correspondence with him. I'm hoping to get up to Ayutthaya soon to visit the Buddhaisawan school to get the low down on what's going on, but i'm not currently practicing KK. i have no disappointments about living here or any of the training i've had here.
131  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Saltys Training in thailand on: August 23, 2006, 03:39:49 AM
I'm actually in Thailand right now, what do you need to know?
132  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: August 18, 2006, 09:01:00 PM
Awesome. I really look forward to this one. The first Grandfathers tape is one of my favorites.
133  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Saltys Training in thailand on: August 18, 2006, 08:54:43 PM
 OK. I've heard that the Buddhai Sawan school has closed its thonburi location (across the river from bangkok) but has actually reopened its original school in Ayudhaya (Ayutthaya...i forget how to spell it). Ayudhaya is about an hour north of bangkok. If you go there just ask for the Wat BuddhaiSawan (BuddhaiSawan Temple). This tidbit was given to me by the tourism board, which also has a phone number for the thai sports association if you need further details. I haven't been up to the temple so I really can't verify-but from the whispers I've heard they're still up and running.

 Alternatively, there are Krabi-Krabong classes every day at Lumpini park (in the center of the city). I'm not sure if there is a morning class, but i watched a late afternoon class (around 4-6pm in the NW corner of the park). The teacher was really nice and lessons are in thai. Also i once emailed Khru Villalobos who runs a school in Chiang Mai and he provided a contact number for KK training in Thailand.

 I trained for a little bit at the old location and although the instruction was in thai, the instructors were able to communicate their ideas quite well. The lessons were divided up into doing drills with different weapons and then learning the ceremonial dance for each weapon. good times.
134  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Next gathering... on: August 10, 2006, 07:25:35 AM
If you can't get people to swing sticks at you, maybe you can get people to do blending excericses with you. you and your partner pretty much remain in your bubble but explore openings and swing hard. kind of like at the end of the los triques mood piece clip. its a good way to slowly get people used to the idea of swinging a stick at someone and being swung at.
in the total abscence of a partner, just time yourself for minute sprints of swinging your stick and working your footwork with your imaginary partner...

i also really like the solo training during rocky 4.
135  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Next gathering... on: August 09, 2006, 03:16:32 AM
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Next day i check the forum and find that some are saying that in recent years there have been a lot of techniques taught that have not been applied at the gatherings etc.


 I find that alot of the fights move quickly and that if people aren't aware of what they are looking for then they tend to miss what's going on. I've consciously applied techniques that i've learned from the videos and from Guro Crafty. I'm pretty much amazed at some of the stuff i've seen at the Gathering.
136  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / ... on: August 05, 2006, 10:01:45 PM
Time to weigh in...

 Although I find myself without subscribing to any faith (oh how i long for an age of reason), there are many things that I find beautiful about religion. There are many things about Islam that appeal to the best of man and as a religion it provides serenity and comfort for hundreds of millions of people. I'll echo Sibatan and say yes I also believe the majority of people want to live their lives, provide for their families, etc.
I have met many Muslims who have emphasized that Islam is a religion of peace and practice it as such. I would venture to guess that most muslims were shocked and disgusted that 9/11, bali, spain, london, etc.
were done in their name. If you look at various editorials, etc. from muslim countries you can see a strong resistence to those claims. However it seems to stop there. Either the voices calling for Islam to emphasize it's peaceful teachings aren't loud enough, are unwilling, or they don't know what next step to take in confronting militanism.
 
Having lived in a Muslim country (Bangladesh) and having visited others (Malaysia, Indonesia), it becomes clear that Islam has many varieties. Personally I wonder how much national identity and culture affect the practice of Islam in any one area. How is Islam different in say South Asia and North Africa? How is is different than in the Middle East? Or are the things that i personally find disageeable (i.e. the perspective and treatment of women) a function of national culture or religion?

Earlier Rog made a post on whether or not we were seeking out comfort by searching for moderate voices to codemn terrorism. I think it's necessary to start a dialogue on certain ground. There are people out there who place Osama Bin Laden stickers on their walls, wear t-shirts depicting 9/11, have posters of Saddam, sell Osama Bin Laden action figures, call their stores Jihad, etc. Personally it gives me the willies and it isn't easy to engage with people (thankfully not the majority) who start out discussions with "Bush bad, Osama good." I dont think it's unreasonable to ask for people to start on the ground that terrorism is bad. From our side I also think it's important to demonstrate that there isn't a big western conspiracy against Islam, which is why voices demonstrating differences in American opinion or people seeking out meaningful dialogue are important.

woof.
137  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Gathering Of The Pack information on: June 24, 2006, 10:59:22 AM
Good luck to everyone fighting tomorrow!
138  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Knife vs. Gun on: February 22, 2006, 08:43:36 PM
I remember seeing some police footage of a shootout about 8 years ago. The officer had pulled someone over. The clip shows the officer and the other fellow standing behind their doors about ten feet or so apart. The pair end up firing several rounds at each other with none of the bullets hitting. Now, I don't have much experience handling firearms but the pair in the clip probably have. So in this heightened state, life or death encounter, two people most likely skilled with firearms were unable to hit each other at a relatively short distance. just something i remembered.

Oh, and lest we forget, there's a scene in "The Magnificent Seven" where there's a duel between the knife fighter and a gun slinger. One of my favorites in the movie, they start at about 10 feet apart too. The knife guy wins.
139  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Year of the DOG on: January 28, 2006, 11:17:13 PM
Happy Chinese New Years!
140  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / kk swords on: January 25, 2006, 06:32:16 PM
Pappy used to sell swords..
www.bloodsport.com
141  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Krabi Krabong in the Movies on: November 13, 2005, 10:50:29 AM
Guro,

    I'm visiting my family in Thailand right now, but I'm heading back to Bangladesh in a few days.  No new news other than I passed the foreign service oral exam so <hopefully> I'll be coming back stateside sooner than planned.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE FIGHTERS NEXT WEEK!
142  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / ... on: November 13, 2005, 03:01:16 AM
Just watched "tom yum goong" starring tony jaa.  Some KK including a modified mai sowks fight sequence. Plus the capoeira vs. muay thai fight scene is probably one of the best i've ever seen.
143  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Krabi Krabong in the Movies on: September 01, 2005, 01:13:56 AM
The sequel to ONG BAK came out a few weeks ago in Thailand apparently. It's called Tom Yung Gung...

other good mavies with Krabi:

Bangjaran- It's like a thai braveheart type story.

Sema the Ayodhya Warrior - good duel sequences

Ong Bak- the best damn muay thai movie ever.
144  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / post-Gathering/thank you... on: July 03, 2005, 12:51:45 AM
it sounda like i missed a great time.
i'm currently practicing secret shaolin training methods and will hopefully be back soon.

bangladesh is both an incredibly intense and somewhat depressing place. i really can't articulate about the experience right now.
145  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / post-Gathering/thank you... on: June 27, 2005, 01:11:20 AM
Guro,
 Will there be a gthering report?!?!?
 Does anyone else have any Gathering stories?

Brian
146  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Guro Saltys Training in thailand on: April 22, 2004, 11:34:46 AM
The Buddhai Sawan school may still be open. Email the admin of the site
usmta.com
147  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / mental state reply on: February 06, 2004, 01:48:20 AM
I get an "invalid session" message when tring to post a reply on the other thread...

Whenever I spar, whether it be jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, or with soft sticks, I always try to have a sense of play. It allows me to be relaxed more and from there my techniques flow better. There's a book by a japanese monk titled the unfettered mind that has ideas i try to emulate while fighting. The less you focus on hurting your opponent and the more you build an understanding about how and why you are training with each other, the harder you can spar.
That being said, in the intensity of a fight a little berzerker rage can be helpful too.  wink


-----------------
Woof C-Porn Star!

Are you still in Thailand?

Crafty
148  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Complete Invite: DB Gathering Of The Pack - Nov 23, 2003: on: November 04, 2003, 09:34:41 PM
cool! I look forward to seeing you again! When do you get in? Are any of your students making the trip?
149  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Use of range in single, double stick, empty hands on: October 27, 2003, 05:12:59 PM
David wrote:
 
 "If a practitioner is very good in snake range, do you find it more difficult if he is using single or double stick?"

 Hmmm...Guro Crafty has shown me things to look for when fighting double stick, and this has made it much easier for me to fight using doubles. However, I feel that when I watch Crafty move with two sticks it can be hard to discern what strikes are coming. I feel that he has an ambidexterity that i lack (but am working on..) that makes both hands equally dangerous. While watching double stick fights however, you'll notice that many people have a dominant hand and do not fully utilize their other side. In single stick people focus on their stick hand and seem to use a wider range of angles (as well as put more emotional content into their strikes) which can also make them hard to read. So I feel as if I'm rambling, so to make it short, I feel both can be equally as difficult (or easy).

David wrote:

  "For that reason, I figured double sticks would be harder than single...to read, avoid, etc. Do you find differences in that sense between empty hand and stick fighting?"

 My empty hand is not all that great (one reason I like weapons), and when you integrate more variables there is of course more to keep track of. But I feel whether it is boxing, kickboxing, grappling, stick fighting, etc., you will see certain structures. In grappling, when I'm in the guard, I go over a checklist of things I can do, reversals, submissions, etc. I also go over what my opponent is doing, passing the guard, punching, etc. Although stickfighting can move incredibly fast, I try to keep a similar mental checklist. If my opponent does this, I do this. If I can draw my opponent here, I can do this. So whether it is boxing, wrestling, stick, etc. I have a go-to checklist of things i like to do, and so therefore things are only difficult when i dont have an answer for them yet. Just boxing with jabs can be difficult if you don't know how to slip or parry, I think it's all just a matter of researching and experiencing, and even seemingly more complex things like double stick can be broken down and made easier.

Brian
150  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Use of range in single, double stick, empty hands on: October 24, 2003, 06:02:20 PM
I guess I'll take a stab at this...parts of it anyway.

David wrote:

"At least it would be more difficult to match or strategically position two moving sticks against two moving sticks simultaneously."

  It's not much more difficult, but then again i get to train with guro  Cheesy . One thing training with Guro Crafty has helped me with is being able to recognize different fighting structures. Just like there are structures with single stick and empty hand, there are several structures a double stick fighter may use. However, these become more difficult to discern depending on how active one is at snake range. That said a person can only have their sticks in so many places, both on their right side, both on their left, one on each side, both above, etc. After recognizing this, it is a matter of finding an applicable technique...

"Do you guys have double stick “Attacking Blocks” drills?"

  I feel that Guro Crafty's Los Triques Siniwali has similar elements found in the attacking blocks. I also feel that Krabi Krabong helps cultivate an attacking blocks mentality.

Brian Jung...aka C-pornstar
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