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51  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VERY NEGATIVE CLUBBELLS EXPERIENCE!!! on: December 21, 2006, 09:34:49 PM
I have and use Clubbells with my clients, friends, and myself. I'll have to look for this flaw. I have had some knobs get loose and I had to tighten them, but that is it.

That aside,...TopDog used 9lb pipes for Powershots, Fluid Attack, etc. Hardwood Bokken should work as well.
I divide my work up between Kettlebells, Pipes, Clubs, and StretchBands. I can see where doing volume on a loose or bent knob would be disasterous. Look at the Nintendo Wii controllers flying across the room.

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
52  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Remember Count Dante?? on: December 06, 2006, 10:12:13 PM
I found some footage from a documentary. It's on my blog. Very cool stuff from my youth.
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com

--Tom
53  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Panantukan & Kali Tudo on: November 22, 2006, 10:49:48 PM
Hi Tom,
Any chance you can post the keyword used to find the "Bareknuckle" fights or possibly the links themselves?   

Thanks
Robert

Was it these two?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqI5kOpJzw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jAqd6YeC10
Yes, those are the ones. I actually posted them on my blog and gave reference to a page on Russian Martial Arts history.
--Tom
54  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Panantukan & Kali Tudo on: November 22, 2006, 03:46:54 PM
To add to that question. When at Gaje's camp in PI, you trained with a Panantukan/Suntukan instructor. How did his material vary from the Lucky Lucaylucay material that Guru Inosanto teaches (also from LaCoste, Villabraille, etc).?

My feeling is that MMA gunteens end up like Rodney King's Crazy Monkey with elbow destructions primarily. Someone who has seen Vinnie Giordano's DVD's from the Thai General on Muay Boran said that these positions (CM), are common in empty hand Thai. Rodney just got the okay to teach the methods of his older Thai instructor while in Thailand. Very interesting.

There are some cool Russian bareknuckle fights on Youtube. Very nice and you have to watch and draw parallels to The Inosanto flavored Panantukan.

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
55  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / This "Tactical Blade" looks hokey. on: November 17, 2006, 11:55:26 PM
Plenty of places for Mr. James Williams to have his wrists cut in this video. Also, any strong resistance vs a long gun will not end up with the good guy tossing the bad guy effortlessly. The actors dummied for the instuctor in my opinion.
It is one cool looking video though. I just think is gives budding practitioners that they don't have to sweat, bend their knees, do cardio, strength train, or feel some pain when they train.

Compare this to the Atienza's Mass Attack Clip. That is chaos, but it is a METHOD, of dealing with chaos as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVaT32b3uN0&mode=related&search=

Tom Furman
56  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Interesting Knife Fight on: November 14, 2006, 05:17:09 PM
I can't read or understand the verbage. It is grainy but rather interesting. The girl in this vid is very dangerous. Thank goodness she didn't have a hidden blade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG8ew95_7K0&eurl=

www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
57  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Multiple player situations on: November 14, 2006, 03:39:36 PM
Simple clinching and some knees to the lower body would have calmed him down. That may not be procedure. When he was getting the finger prints he should have had his left webhand("Y" hand or Tiger Mouth), behind the suspects right arm, and his right hand on the fingers. As the guy went nuts, he could have maintained quarter position, or gone to the back position for a takedown, control and cuffing. Then stick the pepper spray in his mouth and empty it wink)

The cop reaching for the spray that broke away was AFRAID of getting in. He stood back and watched his buddies fight while he fumbled for the spray thinking he will drop the guy without getting roughed up, and look very cool doing it. Well it didn't go well.

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
58  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: October 23, 2006, 10:13:38 PM
Fedor is amazing. Period.
59  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Condtioning for the stick on: October 23, 2006, 06:23:55 PM
Please note Detroit Tiger Sean Casey. His shoulders are fine now. He had problems before. We determined what was going on, and I put stuff in his program last winter that cured his issues. His lower body needs more work this year. I want him at 218 and he is 235.

Tom
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
60  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife vs. Baseball Bat on: October 22, 2006, 06:56:43 PM
Let's change this to a machete. Reach wins vs a knife, so I would go with a machete. Now a question. Hold the machete with one hand like a Bolo, or two hands like a katana? (Steven Seagal who I really don't like did a nice job in his first film (Above the Law) fighting a gang with a machete holding it with two hands. He even used the butt of the handle to pop some guy in the face at close quarter.)

How long a machete is there available??

Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
61  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / This guy needs, "Die Less Often" on: October 06, 2006, 03:11:15 PM
The attacker is a small scale Terminator.
http://www.nothingtoxic.com/media/1159915731/Jewelry_Store_Security_Guard_Attacked_with_a_10_Inch_Knife
62  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / La Canne on: October 05, 2006, 04:09:09 PM
There is a nice video on YouTube that I posted on my blog about French Stick. Worth a look.--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
63  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Condtioning for the stick on: September 27, 2006, 08:29:30 PM
Crafty, emails sent on Kbells.

The exercise above is a halo. There are lots of cool things you can do with light weight for mobility.
There is material in Pavel's "Resilient", and my own, soon to be out DVD regarding durability and range of motion.

--Tom
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
64  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: August 16, 2006, 12:47:12 AM
This should be great stuff. I remember reading about him in the now defunct, "Full Contact" magazine. Jessie Glover referred to him as Bruce Lee with sticks. That should be enough for anyone.

--Tom
65  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Health Thread (nutrition, medical, longevity, etc) on: August 15, 2006, 08:07:52 PM
Yes, they are good.(Vitalzyme). They are expensive. I used them after working with Mike and Pavel in May. My wife and I tried them. I stick to Fish Oil and a bucket of Life Extension Foundations stuff. They are near me in Ft. Lauderdale.

Lee Labrada has a brand as well. Don't know how they match up.

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
66  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Chris Poznik on: August 15, 2006, 08:04:09 PM
Big Bump, Elect Chris Poznik for Real World Jits DVD's!
67  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Die Less Often: Interface of Gun, Knife and Emtpy Hand on: August 07, 2006, 11:23:16 PM
This video is sobering after your interview.

http://www.personalprotectionsystems.ca/vids/knifekilling.wmv

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
68  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Your carry folder on: August 01, 2006, 08:29:11 PM
I have carried a Spyderco Delica for years. I will buy a Endura Wave at some point. I think for the cost, etc,...they are hard to beat for EDC. Very functional, and originally Spyderco had Steve Gartin, a silat man, involved with them.(I believe, but could be wrong).

For the bucks, I'd go with anything by Laci Szabo here in Florida.
www.szaboinc.com

Or ANYTHING by Fred Perrin. His stuff rocks. Tiny knives are the wave of the future.

--Tom
www.physicalstrategies.blogspot.com
69  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Looking for training partners in the DC area on: July 10, 2006, 09:04:56 PM
Dave Wink is in that area. His group is Full Contact Stickfighting. He does Pekiti, Jafre Silat, and Aikijujutsu.

--Tom Furman
70  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / MMA on: July 10, 2006, 12:49:07 PM
Silva vs Chuck. Chuck will need Life Insurance.
Fedor vs Tim Silva,..same thing.

I think the ref will have to stop Wanderlei from scalping Chuck after his he destroys him.

--Tom
71  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Chris Poznik on: July 10, 2006, 12:37:05 AM
Bump!
72  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / african stickfighting on: July 05, 2006, 09:03:59 PM
You can check with Kalindi Iyi from Detroit. He frequents Africa and is an expert in those arts. So is Dennis Newsome of San Diego. There is a Won Hop Kuen Do friend of Cliff Stewart who has also been to African a few times and practices the stick and empty hand art. I was lucky enough to have these arts shared last year while staying at Guru Stewart's.

--Tom Furman
73  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / 60 Years Ago: The Battle of Tarawa on: June 13, 2006, 07:29:05 PM
Just saw this. My dad was with the 2nd Marine Division. He is a Tarawa Veteran. He is alive at age 83, living near Pittsburgh, PA. Truly the greatest generation.

--Tom Furman
74  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Carlito Bonjoc on: June 12, 2006, 11:28:06 PM
This guy rocks--

Nice vids-

http://www.bagyo.net/videoclips.html
75  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Tito Ortiz uses FMA on: June 05, 2006, 09:44:25 PM
Rodney's Crazy Monkey comes from his South African Street experience.
(adapting boxing to doorman work), and Old Thai style from some of his instructors from Thailand.

That is the SEAsian connection.

--Tom Furman
76  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Stabbing with a Knife and Blade retraction on: May 23, 2006, 10:36:44 PM
Tony, email Raf Kayanan at Tuazon@aol.com. He has some insight from various "sources".

--Tom
77  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Conditioning on: April 13, 2006, 06:18:16 PM
Don't beat yourself to death. Medicine balls are fine. There are plenty of old timers living on Advil. Look at a Thai's shin after growing up as a fighter. Keep your joints healthy and stay mobile and reduce inflammation with diet. If you can't see your abdominals,...you're fat. Get lean and work on footwork. Train to last your whole life,...not be an aging crippled has been.

--Tom Furman www.physicalstrategies.com
78  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Our Environment on: April 09, 2006, 03:56:35 PM
I posted on Warrior talk. Read State of Fear. Clears up the thought process. I am not denying evidence, but consider the big picture.

--Tom
79  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / KALI TUDO (tm) Article on: April 07, 2006, 07:10:41 PM
Tony,..so that was the sneaking stuff you were showing us last time!!

I don't think it is Modern Arnis, Tacosa Serrado, or Lameco,...but rather
Garrote where your fighting secrets come from wink)

--Tom
80  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Chris Poznik on: March 23, 2006, 05:17:23 PM
Slap a Kimura on the big guy until he agrees to do the DVD series wink)

--Tom
81  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Chris Poznik on: March 20, 2006, 03:12:46 PM
Apart from being a tough, strong, guy, I understand Chris Poznik is a gifted BJJ instructor. Any chance of him doing instructionals from a street and bounty hunter point of view??

--Tom Furman
82  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Condtioning for the stick on: March 06, 2006, 07:53:44 PM
Lucky for me, I have a network of trainers who buy and trade gear like clubbells!

Either approach will work for the Turkish Getup. My wife likes 5 reps per side, then switching. A single on each side for constant switching, long duration is really good as well.

I just did swings with the 72lber, then TGU's for a single each side, then rows for 8 reps, then held a Yoga "plank" for 45 seconds. I did this for several rounds. This is a well rounded workout and alot of fun. Good for stability, mobility, and resiliency. 5 rounds is real good, but build up.


--Tom
83  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Condtioning for the stick on: March 06, 2006, 05:18:40 PM
I use pipes as well, but using 25lb clubs kicks ass. Your grip will be transformed and you can control intensity, volume, duration, and frequency. The above exercise, I refer to as a reverse arm wrestler. I have a variation with some new twists on my upcoming DVD. I actually have alot of shoulder oriented stuff on there.

Please note TopDog's post. It is very illuminating.

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.com
84  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Condtioning for the stick on: March 06, 2006, 08:29:33 AM
Try parries and reverse parries with the club. Both two handed and one handed. As for the kettlebells. Use the Turkish Getup as a shoulder rehab, prehab. There are a lot more tools, but those should get you started.

--Tom Furman
85  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Condtioning for the stick on: March 05, 2006, 09:22:39 PM
I use Clubbells and Kettlebells along with jumpstretch bands. I highly recommend them. The clubbells run from 5lbs all the way up to 80lbs. The heavier ones are for two handed work. With proper instructions they really give the shoulders and increased range of motion and functional strength. The movement called the Two Handed Swipe is like an upperbody squat in that it uses SO many muscle groups.

Kettlebells offer more total body strength with an emphasis on posterior chain work from modified Olympic lifting. (snatch, cleans, jerks, overhead squatting). You can use dumbells and wiffle ball bats full of cement, but once you use the real thing,...it is hard to switch.

---Tom Furman
86  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / DBMA Knife DVD? on: February 27, 2006, 04:32:40 PM
I look forward to this material. I can appreciate bladework born from sparring such as Dog Bros, and Ray Floro.

By the way. If Mr. Floro attends the Sayoc Sama Sama in Kissimmee, Florida this year, we are trying to put together a seminar for him in South Florida.

This might be in combination with a Venezuelan Garrote Seminar with Bruno Cruicchi. FloroFighting Systems and Garrote Machete, Stick, and Knife sounds like fun. Two stick arts that having fencing roots.

--Tom Furman
87  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: February 09, 2006, 11:13:58 PM
Thanks, nice stuff. www.clubbell.tv has Indian club devices that go from 5lbs all the way to 80lbs. The ten pounder would be a nice tool for you.

Play with Marc's kettlebells and tell me what you think. I posted a workout at his request on Warrior Talk Forum.

Drop a kettlebell at the bottom of the Dunes and do swings with it, then run up and down the dune. Rest 30 or 60 seconds and repeat. Trust me, this will open up amazing things ability wise.

--Tom Furman
88  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: February 07, 2006, 06:19:32 PM
Eric, the training methods??? Just some general patterns you followed, such as intervals, weights, sparring, power work, flexibility, etc.

How did you go from 215 to 225 (Marc's comments from your fight with Tom Kier vs how you appear on RCSF tapes). Other than Sushi and Kirin beer.

Tom
89  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Handreading Resource on: February 03, 2006, 06:34:19 PM
Page down to Volume 2, Issue 1, and look at the authors. Is that who I think it is??

--Tom
90  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Handreading Resource on: February 02, 2006, 07:28:30 PM
I know it has mentioned here, but I thought it was more like looking at a girl with certain anatomical features and saying, " I'll bet she's good at.....".

Little did I know there is some research going on.
http://www.handanalysis.net/publications/journal_handanalysis.htm

--Tom Furman
91  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / tire work on: January 30, 2006, 04:52:16 PM
Can someone post some tire throwing workouts??
92  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: January 28, 2006, 10:14:12 PM
Well, maybe I will have my instructor, Bruno Cruicchi send some crazy Garrote trained farmers from rural Venezuela to find Top Dog;-))
93  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: January 25, 2006, 09:56:03 PM
I have a feeling TopDog doesn't get here to often ;--))

Tom Furman
94  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: January 20, 2006, 10:39:01 PM
A lot of traditional lifting cycles and training cycles are based on cycling drugs for performance. With that aside, try the 4 week cycle, using the fourth week as a back off week with 50% training loads. Always taper before competition and focus on hard skill vs gym(weights/running) drills.


There are plenty of training methods for individual lifts such as bench press or snatch, but that is not specific to martial arts. You could train those separately after a competition as a hypertrophy or strength cycle and then move into martial specific training.

I like simple and the 4 weeks cycle is easy.

--Tom Furman
95  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: January 17, 2006, 08:03:40 PM
Interesting that it is a 28 day cycle. One of the guys I chat with on our forum is a highly analytical powerlifter. He uses the fourth week of training as a back off week. ALWAYS. He has his relatives in sports use it with High School athletes as well. This is not new, but rather done naturally by many trainers.

Watching Top Dog in action/isolation, is kinda frightening. He can translate the OLD Pekiti stuff mixed with TopDog-Fu, Dogbro-chuan, Inosanto-mix, and Machado-Jits,....seamlessly. He does it with athletic explosiveness, balletic content, and bad intent.
I know about the tire throwing, and would like some more details as to the intervals, weight, volume, duration, and intensity.

I am currently training several Pro Athletes with Kettlebells, Clubbells, and Jumpstretch Bands. I would love to see Eric Knauss play with some Clubbells, particularly the 45lb Bruiser. One wonders what effects KB's, and other primitive devices would have on Fighting Force of the Elder Council.

--Tom Furman www.physicalstrategies.com
96  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training on: January 17, 2006, 10:21:58 AM
Some years ago Top Dog promised his training program to the readers of Eskrima Digest. He has stayed in seclusion, perhaps developing new ways to smack people with sticks.

Beyond the genetics, (pain tolerance, legs of another species), what can we learn from his conditioning for rattan warfare??

--Tom Furman
97  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / 2 New Clips! on: December 30, 2005, 03:16:58 PM
Cycle Drills. Nice use of an orange cone. What other impact resistives can you show us??

BTW--Some years ago TopDog promised his training routine on Eskrima Digest. He is retired now. How 'bout some insight into tire throwing, sprints, weights, bagwork, footwork, cardio, etc.

--Tom Furman
www.physicalstrategies.com
98  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / New on DVD! on: December 02, 2005, 09:15:30 PM
Crafty, Bruno Cruicchi speaks 8 or 9 languages and does subtitles. That is how he makes a living with his own business.
He is in Europe now, but may hit South Florida for Christmas. If you are interested, I will pass it by him during coffee and Garrote lessons.


--Tom Furman
99  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Maphilindo/Majapahit Silat and Guru Inosanto's progression on: November 29, 2005, 06:43:23 PM
What is the current state of the art of Guru Dan's silat. I know he changes constantly and is adding upper levels to the art. This would obviously include material from Victor DeThouars and Steve Benitez/Tony Felix.

His original concept was to make Westerners familiar with the effectiveness of silat by A: Using Panantukan to deal with Western Boxing attacks, and B: Use MuayThai to deal with the kickboxer vs the Silat man. This allowed a steeper learning curve so you did not have to spend years on Djuru, Lanka, and Sambut. A few years ago he mentioned at a seminar that he was allowing his silat students to grapple when they hit the ground and some adopted a BJJ structure and others a Shooto structure. He said this was OK since everyone will find their own way. What innovations has Guru Dan added with the input of years with Dr. Gyi, The Machado's, Herman and Rita Suwanda, the Wali Songo Clan, and Richard DeBordes that would represent cutting edge adaptations to the Silat Ground Game??

I am very interested in this, and have been playing with Guru Cliff Stewart's material from WaliSongo relative to groundfighting. I'll probably be in LA in June at Cliff's annual get together.

--Tom Furman
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