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 on: August 29, 2014, 09:20:41 PM 
Started by Crafty Dog - Last post by Crafty_Dog
 shocked shocked shocked angry angry angry angry angry angry

 on: August 29, 2014, 09:04:08 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by ccp
Should parents in California teach their children to get signed contracts to have sex before they initiate sex?

There is no end to the politicians, the liberals, and the lawyering of every aspect of our lives:

 on: August 29, 2014, 08:48:45 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by Vinsent Franke
@Gibby, it's been said, "nature versus nurture"... I, like yourself am the some total of all my experiences. There is a time where the monster  Mr Hyde comes from behind the shadowed veil and other times when the great Dr Jeckyl chooses not to hide either side....any thing on my plate I ordered, just as Dayvid has. I would prefer his presence as well

 on: August 29, 2014, 07:48:00 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by prentice crawford

By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times - Friday, August 29, 2014

Italy has ramped up its security in the wake of some Rome media reports that Islamic State terrorists have set their sights on Pope Francis and threatened to do him harm because of his rally call for the world to subdue the group.

Il Tempo published a report that said the pope is “in the crosshairs” of the Islamic State for “bearing false witness” against Islam — a charge that carries severe punishment and even death.

The newspaper cited anonymous sources among Italy’s intelligence agencies and reported the nation has gone on heightened alert.

The paper also reported that the Islamic State apparently has plans to raise “the level of confrontation” with Europe, Italy and the pope, called the “greatest exponent of the Christian religions,” the Daily Beast reported.

The Vatican, meanwhile, is playing down that report.

“There is nothing serious to this,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardo told Catholic News Agency. “There is no particular concern in the Vatican.”

Yet Italy’s Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico said both the nation and the Vatican face equal risk, and government officials have issued a terrorism alert, the Daily Beast reported.

The alert warns that the Islamic State is looking to attack “sensitive targets” both in and out of Rome, including embassies, Catholic churches, bus and train stations, airports and the like. And officials have put in place flight restrictions over Vatican City and over Italy’s foreign ministry, the Daily Beast reported.

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 on: August 29, 2014, 07:12:32 PM 
Started by Crafty Dog - Last post by prentice crawford

Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

AUGUST 29, 2014

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.  Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source.  “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.

The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S., President Obama admits that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

The administration has also covered up, or at the very least downplayed, a serious epidemic of crime along the Mexican border even as heavily armed drug cartels have taken over portions of the region. Judicial Watch has reported that the U.S. Border Patrol actually ordered officers to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting. In the meantime, who could forget the famous words of Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano; the southern border is “as secure as it has ever been.”

These new revelations are bound to impact the current debate about the border crisis and immigration policy.

 on: August 29, 2014, 06:10:20 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by Crafty_Dog


I would like to announce the beginning of a new era for the Dog Brothers Martial Arts Association and the creation of the DBMA Instructors Association.  Under my supervision, the new DBMAA and DBMA IA will be run by a Board of Directors:
*Guro Ryan "Guard Dog" Gruhn-- Director of Business Affairs
*Guro Mark "Fu Dog" O'Dell-- Director of Curriculum
* Guro Mark "Beowulf" Houston-- Director of Curriculum

(Because there are three of us named "Marc/Mark" we tend to use our Dog Brother names to avoid confusion)
As you can see, all three are full Dog Brothers and DBMA Guros.  Guros Fu and Beo are long time private students of mine who together run a school in Moreno Valley, CA.  Guro Ryan/Guard Dog, based in Central PA, has trained with me for over eleven years and brings the knowledge, experience, and wisdom that running a school of some 450+ students has taught him.  What he will be doing for us he has already done for the other prominent Associations such as the Thai Boxing Association of the U.S.A. and the Youth Martial Arts Association.
With this new era I believe we have in place a program that will serve you well, be your interest in any or all of the three basic martial areas of DBMA: Weaponry/Real Contact Stick Fighting; "Kali Tudo" ™;  and/or "Die Less Often" whether you are a backyard group or a school.

I feel myself to be of an age where the focus is on building those that follow, and as a system, I feel DBMA is now ready.  Do note that given that I have been teaching for nearly 20 years, the number I have certified as Guro is rather small—ten so far—but I am rather “old school” in these things.  The DBMAA and the DBMA IA are now my central focus.  If you like my work, this is where you want to be.  (To read more on Guro Crafty’s life in martial arts click here (insert link here))
I now leave it to Guro Ryan/Guard Dog to handle the reality of it all.

Me?  I'm in charge of everything else :0D
The Adventure continues!
Guro Crafty/Marc
We are excited to announce the all new Dog Brothers Martial Arts Association, which builds upon the Association that began twelve years ago.  Thanks to the evolutions in DBMA as a system and in technology, the new DBMAA will offer all that it always has and much more. 


1) Online Video Library:  Inside the new DBMAA you will find numerous Dog Brothers DVDs which have been broken down by technique and carefully labeled for easy navigation.  Every month there will be new DBMAA-only clips from various seminars, private lessons and other various Dog Brothers Martial Arts related events that will be posted every month.  Some will be from Guro Crafty, some will be from DBMA Guros and Instructors, and some will be from guest instructors.   It might be Guro Crafty sharing the latest wrinkle on the Time Machine Game or one of the Guros sharing an interesting tangent on which he has some distinct expertise.  Or it might be a guest instructor; for example, you will see Guro Crafty’s friend and noted twelve year UFC veteran Tony Fryklyn demonstrating his explorations based upon Guro Crafty’s trailblazing innovations with the use of shot puts as a training tool.  Tony, assisted by his friend “Jase” (Jason Stratham’s stunt double) will show you his expression of using the shot puts to develop his MMA clinch game.

2)   Footage from Guro Crafty’s extensive library!  Guro Crafty has compiled over twenty five years of fighting and training footage which he will share with the Association.  Where permission is obtained, the shared footage will include some of the finest teachers and fighters on the planet.

3)  The DBMAA forum like none you have ever seen.  It puts a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.  As a member you will have to the largest repository of knowledge ever compiled on DBMA.  Having already been in existence for twelve years, the older lower tech Association is already a living, breathing entity ready, willing, and able to support this new step.  Every new user will have twelve years of content already there waiting for him—plus plenty of material of the sort enabled by the new technology.   In addition to the subject matter of the sort you might expect, there are threads on Evolutionary Psychology/Biology,  Konrad Lorenz, Carl Jung, Historical Battles.   After all, DBMA is not just about the fighting, but the contexts in which it occurs.

Navigating on the forum is surprisingly easy.  Great emphasis has been put on “thread coherency”—meaning that if you want to research a particular subject (e.g. anti-knife, head butts, improvised weapons, security measures, guns, etc.) you will be able to go to that thread and find years of accumulated contributions on the subject in question thus making navigating twelve years of posts easier than ever.

Unlike other forums where the “name instructor” rarely shows up and interacts even less, Guro Crafty is there most days to engage and to interact with you.

Guro Crafty has always made it clear that DBMA is not “the Marc Denny style” – rather it is “A system of many styles dedicated to smuggling concepts across the frontiers of style.”  The membership of the Association is broad and deep and brings much to the conversation.  As a member of our organization you will be part of a community, creating an environment of support and growth.


One of the most asked questions we get is, “Where do I start?  Is there a road map?”  The answer is - HERE!

While many people who come to us prefer to follow their doggy nose as they explore DBMA, many others prefer a more defined progression.  As far we are concerned, both of these paths are correct--  our Curriculum Directors, Guro Fu Dog and Guro Beowulf, and I are there to help whichever way you prefer to go.

If you do ask for us to help you with a defined progression, with your progress noted along the way, we will share with a clear systemic and sequential path to genuine competence in DBMA, dignified along the way by a discrete "dog tag" with a silencer of the appropriate color.  Know that we are "old school" in this, recognition will be earned!

Our Instructor section will be for current Instructors and Group Leaders. For those who have aspirations to become an Instructor, the "dog tag progression" of the Association will form your base and continue from there.  For further details contact me (Guro Ryan).


We have kept costs to a minimum so you get the most out of your experience with us.  Here is how it breaks down.

If you are already an active member, we appreciate your loyalty. Your membership remains active at the current rate until it is up for renewal. For new members the cost will be $25 a month or $200 per year if you sign up before Sept 30, 2014. New members, if you get in before September 30, 2014, you will be locked into this special discounted rate for as long as you are a current member under the DBMA Association; after that it becomes $30 a month or $300 per year.
To register

DBMA Instructor Association:  If you are interested in your school carrying the DBMA flag and what the program offers you please contact me directly.

Fit, Fun & Functional!

Ryan “Guard Dog” Gruhn
Guro / DBMAA Business Director
“Walking as warriors for all our days” |

 on: August 29, 2014, 05:42:10 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by Crafty_Dog
8: "Dog" Dirk Eichstaedt

 on: August 29, 2014, 05:27:16 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by G M

Fundamental transformation.

 on: August 29, 2014, 04:57:10 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by Crafty_Dog
Woof All:

As we approach the anniversaries of 911 and Benghazi, regardless of what we may think about how the state of the world got to be as it is, it sure looks like islamo-fascism could be a real threat to the American homeland.

ISIL is incredibly well funded and has at least many hundreds of passports that get them into the US without visa (I.e. US and Euro ). In short, unlike before, the hatred is but a plane ticket away and the people with those passports are both in a messianic rage and experienced in combat.

Mumbai-type attacks are well within their present skill sets and operational capabilities.

It is important to remember that the Russians specifically warned us about those two brothers who went on to bomb the Boston Marathon-- and still Big Brother could not get it right. (It may worth wondering what we got for the devil's bargain of surrendering the freedom of privacy in return for promises of security?

It is important to remember that the only thing that did work on the first 911 was We The People on Flight 93.

It is important to remember that this is exactly what our divinely inspired Founding Fathers had in mind-- the ultimate defense of the nation rested in the hands of a well-armed people.

Precisely because of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution we are a rather well armed people.

As we seek to walk as warriors for all our days, we do not complain of our troubles. God only gives us troubles we can handle and therefore he must think we are some real badasses.

Are you ready to be on a Flight 93 today? Are you ready for cyberwar, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, epidemics, etc?

Tomorrow is promised to no one. Are you ready?

Mangling the words of the poet, take this hour to perform your art and perfect your Life.

The Adventure continues!
Marc/Crafty Dog

 on: August 29, 2014, 04:50:02 PM 
Started by Crafty_Dog - Last post by Crafty_Dog

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