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1  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Humor/WTF on: October 01, 2012, 11:14:37 PM
Suppose this could go in the martial arts section but I did say WTF when they pulled out the cucumber.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcv381pDS4w&feature=player_embedded
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 9/23/12 Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack on: September 14, 2012, 11:48:49 PM
Looking for a knife fight with a first timer. This is for a first timer that'll be coming down with me. Thanks.
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 9/23/12 Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack on: August 09, 2012, 02:24:19 PM
I think it is a shame that people are trying to sneak in cameras and tape the fights  angry

@C-Yo Dog: How do you want to judge if a new Fighter is taking pictures or filming? On the day of the Gathering Guro Crafty and Pretty Kitty have so much stuff to do, how should they than also check the audience/fighters?
A professional photographer is a really good solution. For a couple of bucks everybody can purchase a DVD with all the pictures.



@Gong Fu Dog, good point. I was thinking it would really limit who had the cameras if ONLY the fighters on the mat were allowed cameras out. But like you said, you couldn't tell if they're filming or taking pics. Day of fights I know NO fighter will wanna have to be thinking of policing, their mind will be on fighting. I think being able to buy a dvd with pics is a great idea.

If not a pro photographer then maybe any tribe members who will be there, who aren't fighting could be on the mat and if you want pics of your fight, you give your camera to them? If you don't like the quality of their picture taking skills then you can just get in line and talk about it. Smiley
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: 9/23/12 Dog Brothers Open Gathering of the Pack on: August 08, 2012, 09:08:33 PM
Woof All:

I would like to put out there the fact that Pretty Kitty and I were rather irked at last year's Open Gathering by the number of people who were trying to sneak video of the fights.

In the old days cameras and video cameras were readily distinguishable.  Now they are not.  We always were fine with people taking fotos, but now we find we must give serious consideration to a no private camera policy, perhaps with a pro photographer there taking pictures for sale later.

Crafty Dog

Just got done reading the newsletter and saw this post. Maybe only fighters can take pictures? I'm sure that someone standing in line that has 10 fights before him wouldn't mind taking a few pics for the people fighting? Just a thought. Also, what will be the policy on shoes? I know last year everyone was made to go barefoot because of marking the mats. I wear wrestling shoes, I know wrestling shoes don't mark the mats. I did however see some people wearing chuck taylors.
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB on PPV TV on: March 15, 2012, 01:29:45 AM
Any update on the dvd?
6  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest on: November 02, 2011, 11:27:32 PM
If you haven't see this movie and like zombie films, this is a must see.

Great action and some really gritty fight scenes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY4ui929TiE
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: FMA Strategies for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Workshop w/ Guide Dog on: October 20, 2011, 01:47:01 AM
Seems you've put thought into this GD Smiley.  GD- what do you think would be better- Blade or blunt object for striking. I assume you'll probably cover this in your workshop?  Everytime I see see people hacking away with blades I think about all the blood splatter and how that could infect you, where a bat to the head would be less messy. Of course thats also probably going to depend on zombie state of decay. BTW the question(s) I asked above wasn't just intended for GD..I'm curious what others have to say too Smiley

If you had a loved one that couldn't travel far(like you were stuck in the city), what sorta building would you try to hole up in? Or would you stay and fortify your house?

P.s. GD- If inclined, watch the movie "Carriers". It's about a viral pandemic and a group trying to make it to the beach. It was an okay movie worth seeing once.
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: FMA Strategies for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Workshop w/ Guide Dog on: October 20, 2011, 12:28:23 AM
Very true. I guess I was in the mindset of you wake up into the situation, since I just watched 28 days later last night and the Walking Dead tonight. Both those are situations where factions of people have settled and/or are searching for others. I would eat a human before I ate my pets  evil
9  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: FMA Strategies for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Workshop w/ Guide Dog on: October 19, 2011, 11:31:22 PM
This question will probably take this thread in a whole nother direction other than intended and if I need to post this in another I will. Sorry ahead of time Guide Dog..Sad. I'm a big fan of zombie genre and I know anyone that's seen a zombie movie has thought -what would they do in that situation? I'm curious..what would you do? Now I know some questions are going to be are they fast zombies or slow? What kind of infection are we talking? Are we talking "I'm am Legend" situation where I think I'm the last one or are we talking "28 Days" type of situation. I'm just now starting the first episode, second season of the Walking Dead and that's got me thinking- Would I keep wondering around looking for other survivers? Would I try to find a secluded piece of property and try to live there with my family(currently my family is a cat and rabbit Tongue). Just curious what others would do.
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread on: October 13, 2011, 12:00:45 AM

new fight leauge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iYzTkOrHrp8
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread on: October 12, 2011, 11:58:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Mva-3n7TY
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: September 22, 2011, 04:26:02 PM
Grateful for honest people.

Monday when I flew back into PDX from the Gathering, I got some frozen Yogurt with my gf and we sat on a park bench to eat it. Unbenounced to me my wallet fell out of my pocket and I didn't realize this until the next afternoon. I went to a starbucks directly across from the bench and was told a woman had found it Tuesday morning. The woman told the employees not to worry that she was going to turn it into the police. I just picked up my wallet with money and all in it from the police. Now I'm trying to track the officer that took it so I can get her name and thank her profusely. grin
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: September 21, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
*Achenbach* Smiley
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest on: July 05, 2011, 01:12:25 PM
What do we say to the God of death?
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Seattle April 16-17 on: April 18, 2011, 12:34:19 AM
Had a great time, thank you to hosts Rob and Shawn and to Guro Crafty for sharing his knowlege. Kali Tudo starting to make sense now. Can't wait till the next one.
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: UFC/MMA Thread on: March 23, 2011, 02:33:55 PM
Here's a pic with the verse on his robe, maybe it wasn't his short...not sure now. Anyways I knew I saw the verse and him somewhere. Smiley
http://www.livinglightnews.org/vboxing.htm
17  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: UFC/MMA Thread on: March 23, 2011, 12:31:17 AM
Didn't Evander Holyfield used to have that verse on his shorts later in his career?
18  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Follow up on bully comeuppance on: March 21, 2011, 05:34:17 PM
Thank you for that.

Very glad to see that young man get the support he deserves!

Great interview with Bas Rutten, not only does he talk about his epic street fights, he also talks about being bullied when he was younger for having Eczema. For those of you who don't have an hour to just sit @ your computer, it's also on Joe Rogan's podcast.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12874240
19  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: March 21, 2011, 12:05:56 PM


Follow up on kid getting bullied
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/contemplated-suicide-casey-the-punisher-tells-his-story-on-australian-tv/
20  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: March 14, 2011, 07:15:39 PM
This is what happens when you try to start fights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF8uSPwLKp8&feature=player_embedded#at=27

Reuploaded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa4DxqFMZOM
21  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: March 14, 2011, 06:39:20 PM
This is what happens when you try to start fights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF8uSPwLKp8&feature=player_embedded#at=27
22  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: March 08, 2011, 01:03:35 PM
Funny how everyone just starts coaching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX9c3ySht0Q&feature=player_embedded#at=79
23  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: UFC/MMA Thread on: March 04, 2011, 01:16:38 PM
A buddy of mine who had a number of amateur kickboxing fights out of Benny "the Jet" Urquidez's gym did a fight scene with JCVD in "Lionheart" (the remake of Charles Bronson's "Hard Times").  He told me JC had no footwork, no range awareness, and in general sucked.

You ever see the clip of JC on the Arsenio Hall show wherein he admits that he and Dolph Lungren staged a pushing match at Cannes as a publicity stunt to help promote a movie?

http://www.youtube.com/user/OldSchoolVanDamme
24  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Seattle April 16-17 on: December 14, 2010, 01:43:13 AM
My training partners and I will be there. Can't wait Smiley
25  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: December 03, 2010, 03:07:59 PM
In DBMA the foundational DVD for applied fighting footwork is "Dos Triques".  (Do we have a thread on the Dos Triques DVD?)

BTW, that's Porn Star Dog you see in most of the fight footage showing the DT material applied.

Oh course it's the DVD that I don't have. Poi Dog recommend it to me a month ago. It's on my Christmas list Smiley
26  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: December 03, 2010, 12:00:37 AM
Some other things that may open him up a bit for footwork and moving his stick are trying

two on one scenarios/sparring or three on one scenrarios
the prison riot drill
target his hand while sparring or just spar only using the hand(s) as a target
you spar with a stick and knife which will discourage him from closing, force him to work something other than the close

i can try to think of some other things, i'm sure several people may have ideas. I think the above can help him recognize his gaps, and then return to combining stick and footwork. Or show him some of the fight footage from the DVDs and see if he can emulate one of the fighters.

woof!
porn*

These are all great ideas, Thanks! I know I've learned a lot and have tried basing some of my footwork on Top Dogs.
27  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: December 02, 2010, 11:57:11 PM
I am a bigger fighter than most, and my footwork is still evolving.  That said, I would second what Guro says above.  I would also make a point training the footwork from any number of the DVDs that are on the website, including the FW DVD from RCSF series 1 and the Combining Stick and Footwork from series 2.  And repeat.  And repeat again.  Perfect practice makes perfect. 

Does he have an athletic background?  If so, use the footwork he has developed in his prior experiences help him.  I wrestled and played OLine.  That footwork has helped me.  I would also encourage him to develop a game based on his assets.  Size does matter.  Trying to make him move like a small man will only serve to frustrate both of you, and probably harm him more than help him. 

My 2cents. 
The guy used to play hockey and he's done BJJ. When I say big, think rugby player. He's an athletic guy. Also his instructor just gave him his black belt in Arnis/Kali/Escrima after 2 yrs this last Monday so he's familiar with stick. Unfortunately his instructor is the typical stand in medio/corto range and do hubad etc @ half speed while you do cool martial arty things. So he's never really worked the snake range or for that matter- things you can do under real contact in real time. He comes to a sparring group I run where we try out the techniques and I'm trying to help him not just stand there but respect the stick. Right now we're hammering the attacking blocks material but I now wonder if we should shift more to combining stick and footwork since his game is to close. Except his game is to take hits to close.
28  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: December 02, 2010, 09:26:26 PM
Hit him harder with meaner sticks until he becomes motivated to evolve. cheesy

LOL Guro Crafty, This is exactly what I mentioned to my training partner last night when I was trying to think of things to help this guy but he thought it may make the man gun shy. But my thinking was exactly what you said. I will do this Smiley
29  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: December 02, 2010, 05:32:28 PM
I tired looking for an existing thread to post this question, so hopefully this is the right one.

I got a training/sparring partner that really has no footwork what so ever and need some ideas/drills to help him along. He's a pretty solid guy with huge legs. His game is to lumber in, take shots and use those shots to close. We spar with the Stiff Model sticks off this site,we have them taped up solid with electrical tape, so you'll feel the shots but like I said he'll just take them and close. We do work mainly DBMA stuff and I do have the footwork tape from series 1 along with combining stick and footwork. The problem  seems to be in the snake/psychological range. He has no stick movement along with no footwork. He'll just lumber around a little, caveman,get hit,roof,close. Any suggestions to get his stick more fluid/snake like? Along with moving feet? I've tried working the drills from the tape series but you can only do so many male/female triangle drills and those haven't seemed to help, at least not in the outer ranges. I was thinking possibly investing in a roll out ladder and doing footwork in that?

PS. Another friend/training partner who comes from a boxing/kickboxing background compares this guy to 1 of 2 types of boxers. He says you'll have a guy that can dance around, shoot in and out as he pleases because he has good footwork. Then you have another guy who'll just cover up, take and take a lot of punches to get in so he can punch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ryan
30  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: September 26, 2010, 07:47:07 PM
Again like post above me states, as requested by Guro Crafty

I was very honored to be granted "Dog Ryan" status at this last Gathering.

31  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Seattle, Sept 11-12, 2010 on: September 14, 2010, 12:53:26 PM
I want videos of your next cage fight Ryan so I can compare the difference from you previous fight  grin

Will do Smiley
32  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Seattle, Sept 11-12, 2010 on: September 13, 2010, 11:02:20 AM
Great seminar. Thanks to Rob Crowley for hosting this. Probably the best and most imformative seminar I've been to. Smiley
33  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: September 03, 2010, 12:04:35 PM
Work is slow here so I tried to type a transcript of what I could hear.

YM- I can talk all I want I f@*king paid my ticket go sit down.
Crowd- security, you don't need to cuse.
YM-I don't give a f**k what anyone wants.I got a lot of money on the game and I'm going to pay (can't make out exactly what he says after this).
YM to G-You got her getting in my face sit the f**k Down.
YM- I can take 20 of those (He was pointing @ his face so I assume G threated to punch him in the face)
YM-Get me out of here? What are you going to do? Evicted for what? Evicted for what? I'm not talkin during the points. Am I talking during the points? I'm not talking during the points.Get the f**k out of here.
34  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Feet, shoes, and mats on: August 31, 2010, 06:06:46 PM
Wow I never thought of wearing shoes that way. Makes perfect sense though. Perhaps maybe some sanitizer and a roll of towels by the mat would be good that way ppl could do a quick wipe of the bottoms of their shoes before entering the fighting area.

It is through Boo Dog's relation with Gokor that we get to use Gokor's gym.

Boo Dog writes:

The shoe wearing things goes like this...

1)  Only wrestling shoes or bare feet on the mat.  This is due to the skin diseases that grapplers contract due to bacteria, viruses, and germs brought onto the mat from regular floor surfaces.  These mats are highly used, so a lot of care is taken in keeping them clean.

2)  If you are wearing wrestling shoes, don't wear them off the mat.  Many people wear wrestling shoes on the way to the gym, walking around the parking lot, walking around the gym, into the bathroom, and in the waiting areas.  You wouldn't believe the surprise then when we tell them they can't use those shoes on the mat.  Without thinking, they have essentially turned them into street shoes.  So after a fight, take them off when leaving the mat area.

3)  For the same reason, if you are fighting in bare feet, when you leave the mat put some flip flops, sandels, or even your street shoes on so the bottom of your feet don't become as bad as street shoes.  Then when reentering the mat area, take off those shoes.  This also means don't walk around in bare feet before you enter the mat to fight as well.

4)  There is a cage and boxing ring that guys can use for warmups.  This same rule applies for these areas.  You can use street shoes around them but before entering them, treat them as you would the mat area.

All of this is for your, and the other people using this gym's protection.  It has nothing to do with formality or ritual let me assure you.  This is a hard core MMA gym.  This procedure is about not having anyone loose precious workout time before a fight due to a skin disease.  Outdoors, this wouldn't matter.  Nature has a way of taking care of this kind of thing on its own.  But inside a heavily used, closed environment like this one, the germs just sit there and fester on the mats until you rub your face on it in the middle of a grappling session or fight.  They clean them every day, but there is no way to undue the damage wearing contaminated shoes on the mat has done.

Hope this helps clear up the shoe policy for this gathering.  The venue is amazing.  We just need to leave it in the condition that we found it so we can continue to have the gatherings there.
35  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding on: May 07, 2010, 01:44:58 PM
Great Clip! Great verbal repore! I bounced for years soild but quite this year just because dealing w/ppl like these get on your nerves. You're basically a babysitting drunks all night..it gets tiring weekend after weekend. The first 2 levels of force I was taught was #1. Verbal repore and #2. Verbal warning. His verbal repore is so cool and calm, I LOVE his verbal warning.. threating to call his brother. Great clip.

In the words of Dalton from Roadhouse- "If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal."
36  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Seattle, Sept 11-12, 2010 on: February 19, 2010, 10:09:07 PM
Awesome that's not too far from me.  grin
37  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm) Training Camp Feb 6-7 on: February 10, 2010, 01:33:31 PM
It was a great camp. My first Dog Brothers training camp and I learned a lot. For those of you that were there and got to play with Kenny Johnson's Indian Clubs, and thought 20lbs were hard. Check this video out. This is ridiculous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1zfzKqXzWI
38  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm) Training Camp Feb 6-7 on: February 03, 2010, 10:40:37 AM
Fencing mask and rattan sticks not necessary; padded sticks optional.  Mouth piece, not absolutely necessary but probably a good idea.  Shin guards not necessary, but if you have them you may as well bring them.

Cool..that cuts down on luggage then. smiley
39  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm) Training Camp Feb 6-7 on: February 03, 2010, 01:00:26 AM
If you have them, please bring boxing gloves as well.  If not, not a big deal.  There are some there at the gym, but they are , , , gym gloves.

Boxing gloves,mma gloves, sticks, padded sticks.. Is there anything else I should be packing.. since I'm started to get everything together now and see how many bags I need to get on the plane. Will I need my fencing mask?

Thanks,
Ryan
40  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm) Training Camp Feb 6-7 on: January 14, 2010, 02:31:44 PM
Would people rather an earlier start on Sunday to facilitate evening flights home?

That would be cool.
41  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Looking for Teachers, Schools, and Training Partners on: October 05, 2009, 07:13:22 PM
Looking to start a sparring group in Portland Oregon.
42  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 21, 2009, 08:19:38 PM
I had a great experience. I would like to thank Guro Crafty for coming up to me, making me feel welcome and telling me the Dog Brothers parable. I want to thank Kyle, Chhi med and John for great fights.  I couldn't believe the comradery and good spirits between the fighters. I look forward to coming to both Gatherings next year and look forward to a fight w/Kaju Dog. Thank you so much for this event.

RyanA
43  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 10, 2009, 05:23:34 PM
Will there be dvd's and/or sticks for sale @ the Gathering? I was interested in getting some of the dvds and one of my instructors wanted me to pick up some of the actionflex stiff sticks for him while I was down there. Also how much is it for spectators?

Thanks,
Ryan
44  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 08, 2009, 03:41:28 PM
Hello All,

I'll be attending/fighting in the Gathering for the first time also and you like to have my first fights be w/fellow new comers just to get some of the nerves settled undecided. If anyone would like to fight please feel free to message me. I look forward to meeting everyone. Chhi'med and I have scheduled a fight.

Ryan

Hi all,

Marc/Crafty suggested I hit the forum, so I thought I'd make a quick intro with perhaps a few questions.

First off, I'm planning to attend the Gathering in September -- which is both exciting and daunting.  This will be uncharted territory for me, and I really appreciate that a venue like this exists.  I imagine it will be a challenge getting things dialed in at first, but hopefully I'll find appropriate matches.  If anyone fancies a fight with someone fairly green (maybe another newb -- or someone who just likes easy pickin's) I'll probably be a bit dazed and disoriented, so I'll extend my willingness to give it a shot here -- while I'm not quite so shy.

I probably have a number of tedious questions, but the only one that's leaping to mind now relates to footwear.  Are sneakers about the right caliber for this sort of thing?

I've met up with Marc a few times -- and watched some videos -- so I've got a general picture of what to expect; but I don't have a great sense for some of the tedious pragmatics like those.  So, if anyone can think back on their first time and wants to offer any advice -- of whatever kind, I'd be happy to hear it.  I'm looking forward to this -- not only for the 'realism' of it, but for the inspiring notion that this can be accomplished in a way that still leads to being 'friends at the end of the day'.  It will be good to make some new friends soon.

Thanks,
Chhi'mèd



45  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 03, 2009, 01:23:19 PM
RyanA:

A) I suspect that the hardwood sticks have a greater propensity to break bones

B) How much have you tested what happens when striking full force?  Does the taping you describe prevent the broken-off piece from going flying when you have two adrenalized men going full force?
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A) Sorry I didn't think of the breaking bones part. Again, I was just going for the cheap factor. I'll order my Rattan stick today.

B) I've hit bags, Bob training dummys, ironwood against the hardwood and hardwood vs hardwood. Plus, I have my training partners hit me w/the hardwood but I know they're not hitting me 100%. Hitting all those things they stand up of course those are all soft things to hit.

Tapping the sticks help a lot. My training parters and I have hit hardwood sticks as hard as we can together and I've never had one break off and go flying. Hitting an ironwood stick vs hardwood I've never had one break. I tape my sticks very well because I want them to last as long as possible and so usually if there is a violent break the tape holds it on and one person is just standing there with a sad looking stick. Some of the smaller hardwood sticks like 3/4 diameter I've had just make a clean break.
46  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: September 02, 2009, 01:52:38 PM
Hello all,

I had a question on sticks and was directed to this thread. I'm coming down for the first time to fight in the Gathering and I made myself some sticks from wooden dowels. I'm only using hardwood because it's so cheap. You can't beat 3.00 a stick! My question is can/should I fight w/them? I have no problem @ all getting Rattan sticks it's just that hardwood is so cheap. I know hardwood splinters easy so my sticks are taped all the way up and down w/electrical tape w/about 3 layers on them.

Thanks,
Ryan
47  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering on: June 17, 2009, 06:57:30 PM
I plan on coming and fighting @ the "Gathering" Sept 20th. This will be my first one. I've been a long time fan of DBMA. I'm comin from Portland, Oregon. Is there anyone else from Portland coming down? On the day of, how earlier should one get there? Also, how is fighting order decided? I understand that you pick your own fights but I was just wondering if people have back to back fights or what?

Thanks,
Ryan
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