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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tito Ortiz uses FMA on: August 22, 2006, 12:08:47 AM
Correct.  Lately, I've been training with a guy from SBG back when they still did sticks.  He does mention that a lot.
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali Tudo bonus material on: August 18, 2006, 02:25:47 AM
Brandon is from Lloyd Irvin's camp.  He has a good BJJ game, and some Muay Thai/Boxing and all the standard stuff.  I'm not sure if he uses FMA, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't.  (Also, I didn't realize he was Pinoy.  I'll have to cheer for him more)
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Paul Vunak update? on: August 18, 2006, 02:21:16 AM
Hey, I'm an instructor under Paul Vunak, and I've trained with him.  What do you want to know, e-mail me.
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tito Ortiz uses FMA on: August 18, 2006, 02:20:22 AM
I've been told, and maybe this is heresay that Randy Couture uses elbow destructions because Matt Thorton showed him them back when he first got into MMA for use against Vitor Belfort.  That could be an Oregon thing though (they both being from there).  At one point, Matt Thorton had a higher respect for FMA (but he's still crazy!). 
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: KALI TUDO (tm) Article on: August 18, 2006, 02:16:54 AM
Hey Dog Greg,

Aren't you on the video? If so, I'm impressed with your knowledge of FMA!  You're one guy I want to meet, and see where you've taken your art since the video (2004 right?)

I posted in the members area that I'm fighting next weekend for the FCFF in Portland in my first amateur mma fights.  I have some Kali Tudo in me.  Most of my PFS buddies have noticed.  Any suggestions about what to do?  Hit me up with an e-mail!

Much respect to you!
6  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Seattle Area Fighters? on: August 18, 2006, 02:14:01 AM
I'm in Portland, and I'm amateur MMA.  E-mail me, and we'll train, I'm about to start a school also.  Hit me up.
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Capoeira application in Dog Brother's Training on: August 18, 2006, 02:12:52 AM
PS.  Capoeira has a stick system.  I saw it while I was training with them, I don't know much about it, but it was pretty rudimentary, and mostly based off musical beats (using them as instruments to the song, ie. caveman strikes to a beat).  I'll look into this again a little more.  Oh, and I've been known to join FMA stick strikes with a Capoeira kick (because it's the only thing you really could do if you swung hard and carried through).
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Capoeira application in Dog Brother's Training on: August 18, 2006, 02:11:06 AM
Hey Ryan,

I've trained in Capoeira and DBMA.  There are similarities between the footworks, but not as similar as you would think.  The way I was trained in it, I actually had no pentrating steps, except on a teap like kick (I forgot what they called it because it's been a long time) See my post in the member section about this.  I think that's why my Kali Tudo has entered into my footwork so easily.  I'm similar to Guro Lonely in that I'm a footwork (counter fighter) based fighter.  Interestingly enough, when I was using a Mark Hatmaker drill, I actually pulled off a Capoeira kick has a counter to a Teap which surprised everyone.  I think Capoeira has application in certain areas such as a surprise attack, or angola Capoeira is another area I'd like to explore more (ground based attacks).  Frank Shamrock has been known to use a variation of a Capoeira kick to defend from the ground with a standing opponent and Mark Hatmaker's material uses a similar kick and a defense from a Capoeira position.  One kick I find highly useful is called S-batito.  It's basically on all fours then transferring weight to one side of the body (hand and foot) and using a cartwheel like whip to kick across the body which ends you up at standing.  E-mail me sometime.  Maybe, I'll make a video of the similarities.
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Stylistic on: March 16, 2006, 10:14:24 AM
Top Dog has been known to fight single stick vs double stick and win.  I don't think his opponent is going to call him a fool.  As far as closing and finishing, that's effective and your style too!  I know Sifu Paul Vunak also teaches this approach.  So no worries.  Use what works and don't forget that you're more important than any style!

"You're training yourself.  You're instructor only shows the way.  You ultimately train yourself." - pp. Carl James RSF Series
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Single Stick on: March 15, 2006, 08:56:55 AM
A lot of Gathering fights are single stick.  Doing either single or double stick only will make your game that much weaker.  Don't feel bad about using single stick.  Your more likely to have weapon about that length than two.
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / I agree with PC on: March 06, 2006, 10:11:50 AM
Woof PC.

I agree with you. Now stop giving the secret out! Tongue
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Shrimping on: February 20, 2006, 03:54:59 PM
Shrimping is a move used to get out of the guard.  I'm trained in Shamrock Submission Fighting so my shrimp is different than most people's I think.  In fact, I had to do my shrimp in front of Frank Shamrock (I had previously trained with SBG) and I think he thought I was nuts.  The way I was taught from FS is two different ways either: start on side with fingers touching feet in a C like position then extend through your lower back using your legs and arms to push out, or start in an extended position and crunch yourself into the C position.
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Hey on: February 20, 2006, 09:57:57 AM
No worries, Potts.  I actually posted a similar post in the members area about 1 or 2 years ago.  I was really bad at ground, now I have a solid ground game.  It just takes time.  You'll get there.  I remember, because I kept giving my back.  You'll get it, and know that I was there too.
14  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Awesome on: February 07, 2006, 10:18:36 AM
Hey Top Dog.  You answered a question that I was wondering about, you used hand reading in your hand analysis.  Without giving away too much (if you want to keep that close to you), what kind of experiences did you have with it?  Did you find it effective or did it take time to implement?
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Quick answer on: February 06, 2006, 09:10:21 PM
Hey, I've got Kali Tudo also.  But, I do know that Trigg 101 and 102 are named after MMA Fighter Frank Trigg who trains down at R1 where Crafty trains also.  So it's stuff that he picked up from Frank Trigg.
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Haha on: February 04, 2006, 10:08:29 PM
That's a similar joke to the one you told in the Combining Stick and Footwork, yes?
17  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Thanks on: January 25, 2006, 03:10:18 PM
Thanks, I appreciate it!
18  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Farranger on: January 24, 2006, 03:17:29 PM
Hey, you can get them right here on this site, you can even buy models of the Elders sticks (Crafty, Salty, and Top Dog!).
19  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Hello on: January 24, 2006, 03:16:22 PM
Hey, just a quick question... What is
20  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Awesome on: January 24, 2006, 03:15:08 PM
Hey, I'll tell my brother you liked it.  He did some of the animation on it (in the credits he is).  He saw me watching some of RSF 1 and it reignited his want to train.  Woof!
21  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Off topic on: January 21, 2006, 10:59:01 PM
Hey Dogzilla,

Frank Shamrock mentioned you used to train with him, he had very nice things to say about you when I trained with him.  Just thought you'd like to know : ).
22  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Hello on: January 21, 2006, 09:01:52 AM
Hey, Tony.  Nice to meet you, I'm in Portland, but just curious how you got to Germany.  Hope you find some partners, I've had trouble here.
23  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Training Partners In Oregon on: December 25, 2005, 07:44:56 PM
Hey, I'm looking for training partners in Oregon, hit me up if you're game.
24  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Possible reason for sword use on: December 22, 2005, 03:32:31 PM
It seemed to me (I have the staff DVD) that the person did try to use it like a stick, but all that training relating to a sword made him revert back to it in what Guro Crafty calls, "an adrenal situation".  Basically, you fight like you train.  So the move he had cultivated was a slash against his opponent at close range (which would have worked had the weapon been edged) and I believe he was trapped into the clinch game into the ground.  So the main thing to remember is, what you train you will fight.  Bruce Lee once said in Return Of The Dragon, "If it helps you take care of yourself, you should use it."  Just keep the big picture in mind.

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