Ron a.k.a "the Night Owl" and I are putting the final touches on the next
DBMA DVD "The Dos Triques Formula".
As many of you may remember, the term "Los Triques" is our neologism for
blending the initials "KKK". For us, KKK are the initials of Kali-Krabi
Krabong, but of course the vile associations in America of these initials
made it necessary to develop another name for our blending of these two
arts-- hence "Los Triques" which, while sounding Filipino, simply means "The
In "Dos Triques Formula" the "Dos" simply refers to the fact that this
material is for double stick. As for the word "Formula", , , well, let me
see if I can explain.
As most of you know, DBMA has as its mission statement "Walk as Warriors
for all our days" and in the real world this entails 360 degree awareness,
often with weapons involved. It is my belief that the chance of success in
360 degree situations is greatly enhanced by the physical ability to operate
with either side forward. To give a simple example, if I must operate in a
left lead (i.e. left foot forward) and I face one person coming from my
North, that is fine. But if a friend of his approaches from my East and I
must fight him left lead I will be giving my back to the man to my North.
On the other hand, if I can shift to a right lead (probably while moving
Southeast), it will be much easier for me to keep track of the man coming
from the North.
In DBMA the ability to fight with either side forward while moving in any
direction is developed in double stick. Unlike single stick, we have a
weapon in front no matter which foot is forward. Yes, very good fighting can
be done single stick in the off-lead (stick in rear hand) as we show in
"Krabi Krabong" by Ajarn Salty and in the "Los Triques" DVD, but in my
opinion this is less applicable to the requirements of 360 degrees. And if
we don't care which foot is forward, we can use all the triangular footwork
which changes leads-- and if we can use all the triangles while moving and
striking (see "Combining Stick & Footwork DVD") we can manifest the
potential of the Art in real time.
In "Dos Triques Formula" I offer what I believe to be a formula of
tremendous simplicity and ferocity. Pulling numbers out of the air
against what 95% of fighters do 95% of the time, you will have a clear and
simple way of seeing one of three basic structures and have three basic
combinations to use in conjunction with three basic triangles.
Mastering this material in training provides an underlying understanding of
footwork, zoning and striking that applies in all categories; not just
double stick, but single stick, staff, knife, Kali Tudo and streetfighting.
And because "It is Dog Brothers Martial Arts, if you see it taught, you see
As soon as we finish the edit, Cindy will design the box, Night Owl will put
together the promo clip, and we will send the master to the duplication
house. We estimate we will begin shipping in two to three weeks.
The Adventure continues!