The Midwest DBMA confederation of training groups is getting together tomorrow in Bloomington for a 1/2 day of training.
Karen and Robs SIU group is coming up from Carbondale, Greg's group is coming up from Champaign/Urbana and Carlos and Pete's groups are both coming down from Chicago land.
I will be focusing on training 2 man moving attacking blocks drills , 1a and 2a then move to the drive by, point of the diamond and lower tooth material, i will finish with the crashing material that leads to the fang then pass to the other group leaders for Clinch training.
Pete (Smiling Dog) and Carlos (C- Maul dog) will be focusing on clinch work.
This is the perfect opportunity to turn off the cellphone, get back to nature and train with an amazing group of instructors under the leadership of Guro Denny.
This camp is for practitioners of all levels, from the beginner, to the person who has been training for the last 30 years.
You DO NOT have to fight or spar on Sunday, some times being the watcher resonates the clearest for some in the moment. If you want to dip your toe in the water with soft sticks and lots of protective gear this is also encouraged. In addition to having "The Guiding Force" Guro Marc Denny there will also be 3 candidate dog brothers in attendance, a few dogs and others who have fought at gatherings of the pack, i mention this because these people will be present and are highly qualified to move safely with beginners as they develop their game.
To speak for a moment about Saturday, that's where the majority of the training will occur and that is the perfect place for a practitioner to shine as they develop foot work, drilling competency, learn to integrate the installing of bilateralism and the synchronization of upper and lower body movement, No egos or attitudes just a lot of folks who care about each other and press development of the practitioner, the fighter and most importantly the person.
Looking forward to seeing and training with you all. If you have questions or are on the fence don't hesitate to call or email.
Terry "c- shadow dog" Crutcher DBMA instructor 309-310-7626
WOOF! The 2014 Midwest Training Groups “Get-to-Gether” will be held June 21st and 22nd
Schedule Of Events
Early arrival available for folks traveling on Friday night,
Special "late night" session available on Friday night the 20th
Saturday June 21st
Arrival Time 8am: Set Up Camp - 9am -10 am Intro to Soto Zen meditation Greg Jah 10am-11am Guro Marc Denny 11am-12pm DBMA Instructor "Terry C- Shadow dog Crutcher 12pm-1:30pm Lunch 1:30- 3:30 *Private Sessions available with Guro Marc Denny* 1:30-2:30pm Group Leader Carlos "C Maul dog" Flores : 2:30-3:30 Pete -"c Smiling dog" Juska 3:30pm-4:30pm Guro Marc Denny 5pm-6:30pm Dinner *6:30pm-7:30pm Additional Private Sessions available with Guro Marc Denny* 6:30pm-7:30pm DBMA Group Leader Justin Lock 7:30-8:30pm-Stick fighter Archetypes clinic 8:30 Bonfire
Sunday June 22nd Sunday morning will be set aside for sparring and fight prep, THIS IS NOT A DOG BROTHERS GATHERING OF THE PACK, this is a fight day to test your art and grow your game, this is a perfect opportunity for beginners to get their feet wet in a safe and supportive environment. Fight Time 9am-12pm *Please make sure you have all of your protective gear* Site must be vacated by 3pm
this event cost for one or two days is $85 Private Sessions with Guro Marc Denny $125.00 per hour
We are camping at Timer Ridge Site #3 This is a primitive camp site so please bring a tent. No electric or water at this site. There will be restrooms and a shower facility within the camp grounds. These facilities will be within walking or a short driving distance. Please bring your own food and water or beverages of your choice. A grill for cooking will be provided. Site MUST BE VACATED by 3pm June 22nd.
Moraine View State Park IL. 27374 Moraine View Park Rd. LeRoy, IL 61752
Seminar Cost $120.00 November 9th the seminar will run from 9:30 am till noon (lunch will be provided) from 12:30 till 4:30 pm BTCOOC will occur in the main gym of the Lincoln leisure Center Guro Crafty will be the guest ring master for BTCOOC in Bloomington Illinois this year.
Early this morning we went to the zen garden and sat zazen with greg and dane. We then went down to the park and did a pre-gathering fight day. Full speed, full power with the intention to hit the other guy VERY hard. No major injuries or trips to hospital. Afterward we got back to the house and we realized greg had lost his wallet at some point, so we started to back track, He had lost it when changing in the bathroom at the park, some of the folks from the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where having a church potluck at the park and found it and held on to it until we back tracked and they were able to save his day, Once again people reinforce to my soul that we are good and capable of sharing this planet and really are watching out for each other. Such a spiritual day, Woof!! c- shadow dog
Guro Denny will be in Illinois in a few days, Looking forward to training Stick Grappling, Staff, DLO and Getting a deeper understanding of recognizing the different types of fighters archetypes. We hope to see you at the seminar. Tomorrow is promised to no man. Showing up is 90% of life. If your on the fence give me a call an email or a forum message and i can give you more details.
Guro Marc “Crafty Dog " Denny Seminar announcement
Marc Crafty Dog Denny Seminar in Bloomington Illinois at Jkd-Concepts Bloomington
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center, 1206 S Lee St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Dates: Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th 2012
DAY ONE--- Saturday November 10th Morning session: Knife fighting, DLO and In fight weapons access.
Afternoon session: Recognizing different types of fighters in the Seven Ranges of Stick fighting and developing plans for different fighter archetypes and applying this knowledge in learning how to stick fight.
DAY TWO: Sunday November 11th
Morning session: STAFF
We will have staff available for purchase and a limited number to loan for participants flying into the seminar.
Afternoon session: STICK GRAPPLING
Cost : Two days - Payment received Before November 1st, 2012 $175.00
Before November 1st DBMA members and members of the Dog Brothers tribe. $150.00
Before November 1st Active Duty military and LEO $ 140.00
After November 1st and at the door prices $185.00
After November 1st DBMA members and members of the tribe. $175.00
After November 1st Active Duty military and LEO $ 150.00
There is a very limited opportunity for private lessons with Guro Denny working one on one on Friday November 9th, please email Terry@jkd-concepts.com for more info on that opportunity and associated cost.
Checks, money orders and cashier's checks can be sent to
The Midwest contingent of the Dogbrothers tribe and the Midwest Dbma and the Dbma school program from illinois all got together yesterday. We had 19 fighters participate!!! We met up in Chicago at the Bemis woods nature perserve. We had sparring and fighting in the morning, a fantastic lunch cooked by Carlos Flores and then a CPR session / bug out med kit session by Pete Juska and two RN's, later in the afternoon we had a few teaching sessions. We had 19 fighters and everyone made it through without any major injuries. The intensity was high in a lot of the fights and many of the newer people tested their live stick games. Lots of growth was evident. If your intrested in this path make it happen, if no one is around you then organize and build. The infrastructure is there to facilitate growth. The mid west tribe proves that the infractructure and support system is in place and ready for you to take your next step. Tomorrow is promised to no man. If your intrested in stick fighting and havent done it yet get involved. Go to a seminar, take a private with Guro Crafty, buy some tapes and start your path.
Woof, Dog Pete Juska, Dbma group leader Carlos Flores, and C- (?) Terry Crutcher
This was during the public gathering in September.
I suppose it could have been the perfect storm of mistakes and BAD customer service during the stay but the Head managers response after the fact was so disappointing, he just didn't want to make it right.
I even explained to the manager that i had stayed there before and would be coming back to Hermosa for years to come, it was clear that he didn't care by his actions. I also made it clear that i would voice my oppinion to my friends who also travel and stay in Hermosa.
I stuck it in this thread as i realized that some of you would be making hotel reservations for the camp and didnt want to let this slip off my radar before i shared with everyone my experience.
I had gotten used to the location and had learned my way around with that hotel as a central way point of reference for me while in the Hermosa area. . I plan on staying at the Best Western or some other hotel when i come out for The Tribal in the spring.
By now I have learned my way around Hermosa and its such a beautiful community that i wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in the area, i feel safe in the community and enjoy the restaurants and the night life and the beach area, i will just be using a different hotel on my future trips.
it was around $150.00 a night, for that you get..... over an hour to wait in the lobby to check in at 9pm because they gave your room away in error, then they send you to a second room with a 1/4 inch of standing water on the floor, you also don't get a phone in your room, oh and you don't get air conditioning in your room for the 4 days your there, and an unmaid bed when you walk in the room they finally dump on you because they are over booked for the entire weekend. Again i advise everyone to avoid Quality Inn on aviation blvd in Hermosa.
Just as an FYI we had a horrible experience at the Quality Inn on aviation blvd in Hermosa when we were out for the public gathering. After staying there a few times in the past we were shocked at the poor experience, the room was terrible and the managements ability to fix problems during the stay just didn't happen. To top it off the managements ability to make things correct after the stay was even worse. DO NOT STAY THERE! We wont use them again and I STRONGLY advise any of you not to stay there.
The cops and bureaucrats aren't afraid of the tea partiers the tea party is part of the establishment. They are afraid of these guys because these folks have less to loose so they have more power to act in ways out side the law because they have less to loose.
I received your favor of April the 8th, by Colonel Harrison, The subject of it is interesting, and, so far as you have stood connected with it, has been matter of anxiety to me; because, whatever may be the ultimate fate of the institution of the Cincinnati, as, in its course, it draws to it some degree of disapprobation, I have wished to see you standing on ground separated from it, and that the character which will be handed to future ages at the head of our Revolution, may, in no instance, be compromitted in subordinate altercations. The subject has been at the point of my pen in every letter I have written to you, but has been still restrained by the reflection that you had among your friends more able counsellors, and, in yourself, one abler than them all. Your letter has now rendered a duty what was before a desire, and I cannot better merit your confidence than by a full and free communication of facts and sentiments, as far as they have come within my observation. When the army was about to be disbanded, and the officers to take final leave, perhaps never again to meet, it was natural for men who had accompanied each other through so many scenes of hardship, of difficulty and danger, who, in a variety of instances, must have been rendered mutually dear by those aids and good offices, to which their situations had given occasion, it was natural, I say, for these to seize with fondness any proposition which promised to bring them together again, at certain and regular periods. And this, I take for granted, was the origin and object of this institution: and I have no suspicion that they foresaw, much less intended, those mischiefs which exist perhaps in the forebodings of politicians only. I doubt, however, whether in its execution, it would be found to answer the wishes of those who framed it, and to foster those friendships it was intended to preserve. The members would be brought together at their annual assemblies no longer to encounter a common enemy, but to encounter one another in debate and sentiment. For something, I suppose, is to be done at these meetings, and, however unimportant, it will suffice to produce difference of opinion, contradiction, and irritation. The way to make friends quarrel is to put them in disputation under the public eye. An experience of near twenty years has taught me, that few friendships stand this test, and that public assemblies where every one is free to act and speak, are the most powerful looseners of the bands of private friendship. I think, therefore, that this institution would fail in its principal object, the perpetuation of the personal friendships contracted through the war.
The objections of those who are opposed to the institution shall be briefly sketched. You will readily fill them up. They urge that it is against the Confederation--against the letter of some of our constitutions--against the spirit of all of them;--that the foundation on which all these are built, is the natural equality of man, the denial of every pre-eminence but that annexed to legal office, and, particularly, the denial of a pre-eminence by birth; that however, in their present dispositions, citizens might decline accepting honorary instalments[sp.]into the order; but a time, may come, when a change of dispositions would render these flattering, when a well directed distribution of them might draw into the order all the men of talents, of office, and wealth, and in this case, would probably procure an ingraftment into the government; that in this, they will be supported by their foreign members, and the wishes and influence of foreign courts; that experience has shown that the hereditary branches of modern governments are the patrons of privilege and prerogative, and not of the natural rights of the people, whose oppressors they generally are: that besides these evils, which are remote, others may take place more immediately; that a distinction is kept up between the civil and military, which it is for the happiness of both to obliterate; that when the members assemble the, will be proposing to do something, and what that something may be, will depend on actual circumstances; that being an organized body, under habits of subordination, the first obstruction to enterprise will be already surmounted; that the moderation and virtue of a single character have probably prevented this Revolution from being closed as most others have been, by a subversion of that liberty it was intended to establish; that he is not immortal, and his successor, or some of his successors, may be led by false calculation into a less certain road to glory.
What are the sentiments of Congress on this subject, and what line they will pursue, can only be stated, conjecturally. Congress as a body, if left to themselves, will in my opinion say nothing on the subject. They may, however, be forced into a declaration by instructions from some of the States, or by other incidents. Their sentiments, if forced from them, will be unfriendly to the institution. If permitted to pursue their own path, they will check it by side-blows whenever it comes in their way, and in competitions for office, on equal or nearly equal ground, will give silent preferences to those who are not of the fraternity. My reasons for thinking this are, 1. The grounds on which they lately declined the foreign order proposed to be conferred on some of our citizens. 2. The fourth of the fundamental articles of constitution for the new States. I enclose you the report; it has been considered by Congress, recommitted and reformed by a committee, according to sentiments expressed on other parts of it, but the principle referred to, having not been controverted at all, stands in this as in the original report; it is not yet confirmed by Congress. 3. Private conversations on this subject with the members. Since the receipt of your letter I have taken occasion to extend these; not, indeed, to the military members, because, being of the order, delicacy forbade it, but to the others pretty generally; and, among these, I have as yet found but one who is not opposed to the institution, and that with an anguish of mind, though covered under a guarded silence which I have not seen produced by any circumstance before. I arrived at Philadelphia before the separation of the last Congress, and saw there and at Princeton some of its members not now in delegation. Burke's piece happened to come out at that time, which occasioned this institution to be the subject of conversation. I found the same impressions made on them which their successors have received. I hear from other quarters that it is disagreeable, generally, to such citizens as have attended to it, and, therefore, will probably be so to all, when any circumstance shall present it to the notice of all.
This, Sir, is as faithful an account of sentiments and facts as I am able to give you. You know the extent of the circle within which my observations are at present circumscribed, and can estimate how far, as forming a part of the general opinion, it may merit notice, or ought to influence your particular conduct.
It now remains to pay obedience to that part of your letter, which requests sentiments on the most eligible measures to be pursued by the society, at their next meeting. I must be far from pretending to be a judge of what would, in fact, be the most, eligible measures for the society. I can only give you the opinions of those with whom I have conversed, and who, as I have before observed, are unfriendly to it. They lead to these conclusions. 1. If the society proceed according to its institution, it will be better to make no applications to Congress on that subject, or any other, in their associated character. 2. If they should propose to modify it, so as to render it unobjectionable, I think it would not be effected without such a modification as would amount almost to annihilation: for such would it be to part with its inheritability, its organization, and its assemblies. 3. If they shall be disposed to discontinue the whole, it would remain with them to determine whether they would choose it to be done by their own act only, or by a reference of the matter to Congress, which would infallibly produce a recommendation of total discontinuance.
You will be sensible, Sir, that these communications are without reserve. I supposed such to be your wish, and mean them but as materials, with such others as you may collect, for your better judgment to work on. I consider the whole matter as between ourselves alone, having determined to take no active part in this or any thing else, which may lead to altercation, or disturb that quiet and tranquillity of mind, to which I consign the remaining portion of my life. I have been thrown back by events, on a stage where I had never more thought to appear. It is but for a time, however, and as a day-laborer, free to withdraw, or be withdrawn at will. While I remain, I shall pursue in silence the path of right, but in every situation, public or private, I shall be gratified by all occasions of rendering you service, and of convincing you there is no one, to whom your reputation and happiness are dearer than to, Sir,
Beat the Crap out of Cancer----Bloomington Illinois
I would like to invite you to the Bloomngton, Illinois installment of the 2nd Annual “Beat the Crap Out of Cancer” Event being held on Saturday Oct 15th to benefit Cancer research.
This event started in Toronto Canada and has become a worldwide event, with locations this year in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Bloomington Illinois, Toronto Canada and The United Kingdom all on the same day.
This event is for Weapons Fighters of all Martial Arts to get together and fight for a worthy cause.... As with most “Fund raising events” ,Each fighter is asked to get friends and family members to “sponsor the fighter” our recommended sponsorship levels are $5 per fight or $25 per day, but any amout will help and all funds raised will be greatly appreciated!. We encourage you as a fighter to get as many fights as you can to help battle this terrible disease.
We are also recruiting Corporate Sponsors to help this “unique” event.
Every fighter will be able to wear as little or as Much Protective gear as they feel comfortable with. Fighters may also elect to fight with Padded Weapons, or live rattan or hard wood weapons. Head gear is a MUST. This is NOT a Dog Brothers Gathering, but rather an event for the Martial Arts weapons community to get together and Spar against other weapons based martial artists and to test yourself and test your art. This is open to ALL Styles, …Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, Native American, Israeli, Indonesian, African and all other systems.
Each Fighter will be receiving an Event T-shirt to wear when they fight to support the cause.
Fighter Registration/ Sponsorship forms will be available on the web at http://www.jkd-concepts.com/Cancer.htmlbegining on August 22nd or we can email the forms to you or send them through the post office.
This year, the Illinois event will be held at Forest Park in Bloomington Illinois from 11:00am. to 3:00 pm. - In the event of Rain the event will be held at the Lincoln Leisure Center in Bloomington, Illinois. - Please don’t miss out on an opportunity to watch or participate in a terrific and unique event for a worthy cause.
Each one of us has been affected directly or indirectly by Cancer. It’s time to stop standing on the side and Fight for those who battle this disease every day.
WE Hope to see you at this event, and please take the time and pass this invitation on to your family and friends.