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Scotty Dog
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« on: August 16, 2007, 02:05:50 AM »

I'll be there along with at least another 3 Scots  grin

Anyone else going ??
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 08:11:34 AM »

I'll be there in Old Dog mode. grin
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Scotty Dog
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 12:57:27 AM »

Looks Like it's just going to be us Scots, lonely & you  tongue

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 01:30:01 AM »


we have 15 registered fighters already

wuff
lonely
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007, 12:27:41 PM »

Where is the Euro Gathering held? My wife and I will be in Europe next September and I might just be able to convince her that a little "side-trip" is necessary.  smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 04:35:47 PM »

Bern, Switzerland.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 08:39:05 PM »

Thanks. I vaguely remember reading that somewhere.

I can already picture next year's conversation:

"Honey, why are you packing your sticks?"

"Oh, uhm, about that little side trip I mentioned..." evil

Let's see, Milan to Bern, what is that, about 4 hours drive?
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2007, 01:09:27 PM »

Woof Lonely:

May I suggest:

1) Posting the actual date, location, time etc?

2) URL for the Fighter Registration form?

3) Working in a plug for my seminar?

 cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2007, 06:50:02 PM »

@ Crafty

Where on the forum can you find when you are going to be doing seminars in the states?
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2007, 07:02:00 PM »

Woof Maxx:

Mostly these days I do PTPs (Personal Training Programs) with people who come to me, but my seminars can be found at

http://dogbrothers.com/article_info.php?articles_id=1

Our webmaster is catching up as I type.  Not yet posted is the one I will be doing for Dino & Ashley (my second for them) in Manassas VA on Oct 20-21.

yip!
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2007, 06:08:21 AM »

I'll be there, but only to watch  sad

I have knee surgery the week before so I'll prob only be able to watch the seminar too  sad

What about female fighters?  Lynn will be there and I may have a Greek woman who trains with me looking for a fight as well (sure they could fight each other, but they can do that in the UK anyway  wink).
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2007, 03:57:38 PM »

A heartly wuff
 
Once again I'm happy to announce the annual European "Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack" on Saturday 29.September.

And I'm glad also to announce the annual seminar with Guro Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny (Head Instructor of DBMA), on Sunday 30.September. This is one of the very few seminars that Guro Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny gives in Europe! So don’t miss the opportunity...

This time I will host the seminar in Stettlen, a nice little village close to Bern. Here some more infos:

Location: Turnhalle Bleiche / Bleichestrasse 1 / 3066 Stettlen (close to Bern)

Schedule: Saturday 16.00 (DB-Gathering)  /  Sunday 12.00 - 18.00 ("Crafty"-Seminar)

Seminar Costs: 100 sFr  /  65 Euro

Registration: 0041 79 341 34 84 / lonelydog@bluewin.ch

If you have interest in fighting you have to preregister until 14.September. Please send me an e-mail and I will send you the form.

I'm looking to this weekend...
Wuff
Guro Benjamin "Lonely Dog"

P.S.
On my homepage I listed the at the moment registered fighters www.dogbrothers.ch

 
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 02:30:49 PM »


Wuff all

I'm glad to announce that we have already 40 fighters.
If you want to have a look at the registered fighters list: http://www.mypage.bluewindow.ch/lonely72/mainE.html

Lonely Dog
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2007, 01:34:10 AM »

I leave on Thursday night.  Looking forward to this!  cool
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2007, 05:22:57 PM »

Woof All:

An outstanding day today.

Tomorrow I teach.

To bed.

The Adventure continues,
Crafty Dog
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2007, 02:20:03 PM »

Just landed back to the rain of Scotland after a fantastic week in Bern

Good food, Good Beer & good fights  grin afro grin

As Always a big Thanks to Guro Lonley & Guro Crafty for putting the day on & a Big thanks to Corrnelia for putting up with the ScottyDog Family in full holiday/vacation mode.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2007, 02:57:18 PM »


Gathering Report


We find ourselves in a gymnasium in Bern, Switzerland. 38 fighters are listening to the magic words of Guro Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny, with which he always starts a Gathering: "No judges, no referees, no trophies. One rule only: Be friends at the end of the day! This means no one should spend the night in the hospital, and everyone should leave with the IQ that they came with."

It’s the European “Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack”. Fighters came from Germany, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Portugal and USA. A lot of the faces were already known from the first gathering, on the other hand it was nice to see several fighters for the first time.

This time the gymnasium was smaller than at the last gathering.  There was a large audience again this year, which due to the smaller gym were able to be much closer to the fights. Thanks to the superb organization by Benjamin “Lonely Dog” Rittiner and his team the technical course of the gathering was flawless.

At this gathering the fighters decided not to do warm up rounds with knives. For this reason it was truly an event of stickfighting only. Most of the fights were done with single sticks but there were also a few double stick fights. It would be very interesting if next year some exotic weapons like Nunchaku, Tonfa, etc. would be used.

Several fights were held on a technically high level.  Also the fights were more intensive than at the last gathering and it was obvious that the fighters were well prepared for this event. It was also pleasing to see the increasing number of female fighters and hopefully this trend will continue in the future.

All these details wound up causing an unbelievable atmosphere that everyone in the gym felt so that even days later people spoke enthusiastically about the fights.

As the tradition goes the fighters meet after the gathering for the fighters dinner. Just as last year the atmosphere was great. Especially in the hours right after the fights when everyone was still caught in the atmosphere of the experience and the high adrenalin levels, lots of interesting discussions were to be found. And just as last year one of the highlights was the announcement of the new “Members of the Tribe”:


Ivan “Kuma Dog” Rebli achieved the well earned “Dog Brother” Status.

Marlon, Stefan and Marcus were proposed as “Candidate Dog Brothers”
Marlon “C-Red Dog” Höss-Böttger
Stefan “C-Cro Dog” Konstanjevec
Marcus “C-? Dog” Schillinger

And the following fighters were added to the Tribe:

“Dog” Christian Eckert
“Dog” Daniel Budar
“Dog” Jiri Söderblom
“Dog” Oskar Bernal
“Dog” Lars Christie
“Dog” Riccardo Bassani
“Dog” Roberto Cereda
“Dog” Michele Gemini
“Cat” Lynn Brown

All in all the European “Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack” 2007 was a very exciting and successful event. And we look with anticipation to the next gathering in 2008.

Wuff
Guro Benjamin “Lonely Dog” Rittiner

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