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« on: January 16, 2009, 10:58:23 AM »

A Howl of Greeting to All:

Subject to confirmation from Powerhouse Gym of its availability, we are looking for our next Open Gathering to be held September 20, 2009.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 11:37:57 AM »

I'm not exactly sure which one I will be able to attend but I definitely plan on attending a gathering, Im leaning towards the September gathering.
Looking forward to getting back out there.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 12:55:24 PM »

Power House Gym was a great location for the last public Gathering...  I look forward to seeing it there again. 

any more news on the April Private event???

There is a corral here on base we might be able to use in the future...  The ground is softer here also, mainly due to the large amount of Horse poop...LOL


I'll keep checking the other thread for April.

My med bag is good to go for that already afro grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 11:55:28 AM »

We are confirmed!
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This is to confirm the date September 20th, 2009 for the Dog Brother's 
Gathering of the Pack at Powerhouse Gym in Burbank.  If this date is a 
problem, please let us know asap.  Last year's event was a success, 
and we're looking to build on that positive momentum.  Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 10:38:19 PM »

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Power House Gym was a great location for the last public Gathering...  I look forward to seeing it there again.

I agree.

It was a "different" venue, but then again we were fighting in horse crap a few months before.
 
cheesy ...You know what, I LOVE the Powerhouse Gym.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 10:28:46 AM »

I would love to give it a shot.  I'll be back home then  grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 09:17:56 AM »

Outstanding. cool  We'll be here for you.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 04:34:42 PM »

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It was a "different" venue, but then again we were fighting in horse crap a few months before.
 
cheesy ...You know what, I LOVE the Powerhouse Gym.

 

My mask and gloves are still stained,  . . . poop color.  I also remember going back to the hotel one night, going into my office, wiping my rear end and getting more horse poo than my own.  Good times.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 10:16:25 PM »

  I have a few prospects (one in particular) that will have a lot to offer in empty hand and weapons skills.
 He will probably make his debut at the September gathering.

 
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 05:20:43 PM »


     Guau to all  smiley

     Excelent, my students (Javier, Iván, Toño and Ramses) and I we training for the Gathering. We from México city.

 Greetings
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 03:45:09 AM »

looks like we have 5 people coming from toronto in sept.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2009, 08:32:00 AM »

 cool
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 08:00:57 PM »

looks like we have 5 people coming from toronto in sept.



Toronto?

Where in Toronto, I'm in Hamilton and haven't found anyone at all interested in stickfighting, (well some were interested until it came time to actually do it....).

-- More info please?
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 09:37:07 AM »

I don't mean to jinx it but this one seems like it's gonna be big!  cool
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 02:24:59 PM »

Is Kendo gear allowed?
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2009, 05:16:42 PM »

The protective gear? 

No.  Its too sturdy.
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2009, 08:11:27 PM »

There is quite a group forming in Toronto. Rene Cocolo has brought Crafty up a couple of times and he has some guys trying it out. Also Tyler Morin, A Pekiti Tirsia instructor, has been to a couple of gatherings and DBMA seminars has hooked up with Rene. He will probably answer your question directly. We have a gathering-like event here in Montreal every once in a while that they come up to.

All is possible, even in Canada.

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2009, 11:12:27 PM »

For the record, Tyler is also a DBMA Group Leader/Trainer and has trained with me privately in Switzerland as well as in the US.

I greatly enjoy the group that comes when Dog Rene hosts me and look forward to the next time.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 04:16:25 PM »

Thanks for the help, now I guess I'm waiting on hearing from one of the people in and around Toronto for more info.
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2009, 11:49:58 AM »

Thanks for the clarification, Crafty. I am inclined to understate when I am not sure of the information.

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2009, 10:00:00 PM »

Pretty Kitty,

I just noticed that the attachment of "Registered Fighters" for Sept 20th is showing the old list from last year.

FYI  wink

Please add my name to the list of Fighters and I will be dropping my registration form in the mail now.


Woof,
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2009, 10:53:20 PM »

just faxed mine......
Hey Kaju, round 2 with canes?
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2009, 08:12:02 AM »

just faxed mine......
Hey Kaju, round 2 with canes?


Definately!  You can expect a bit more aggresssion this time round and a few new tricks.   evil

Looking forward to it!   afro
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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2009, 08:44:49 AM »

Try not to break the cane over your forearm this time!  You guys are crazy  tongue
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2009, 10:52:50 AM »

Try not to break the cane over your forearm this time!  You guys are crazy  tongue

LOL  cheesy

I plan on being a bit more mobile this time around. 

How's you Dad?  Will he be joining us in Sept?
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2009, 05:19:15 PM »

Pretty Kitty,

I just noticed that the attachment of "Registered Fighters" for Sept 20th is showing the old list from last year.

FYI  wink

Please add my name to the list of Fighters and I will be dropping my registration form in the mail now.


Woof,
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You're right...I need to update it.  smiley  If you plan to fight please send in a registration form.  (This means everyone!)  You may fax it to 310-943-2733 or mail it in.
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2009, 06:16:40 PM »

Pretty Kitty,

I just noticed that the attachment of "Registered Fighters" for Sept 20th is showing the old list from last year.

FYI  wink

Please add my name to the list of Fighters and I will be dropping my registration form in the mail now.


Woof,
Kaju Dog

You're right...I need to update it.  smiley  If you plan to fight please send in a registration form.  (This means everyone!)  You may fax it to 310-943-2733 or mail it in.

Thank you for the fax number.   cool
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2009, 06:30:59 PM »

Pretty Kitty,

I just noticed that the attachment of "Registered Fighters" for Sept 20th is showing the old list from last year.

FYI  wink

Please add my name to the list of Fighters and I will be dropping my registration form in the mail now.

Woof,
Kaju Dog

You're right...I need to update it.  smiley  If you plan to fight please send in a registration form.  (This means everyone!)  You may fax it to 310-943-2733 or mail it in.

Dang it... I thought I was pre-registered!  grin
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2009, 01:51:20 AM »

I'll be there.  Last time I only fought with knives because I was there by myself and didn't want to get injured that far from home all alone.  This time I'll try to do something with sticks or some other weapons.
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« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2009, 11:48:05 AM »

A Pulitzer prize winning writer has approached me about covering the Gathering.
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« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2009, 07:05:03 PM »

"The adventure continues"  grin
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2009, 12:59:33 PM »

Justing bringing this to the top.

Sept 20th will be here before you know it.  If you plan on fighting at this one, please get your "Fighter Registration Form" in. 

http://dogbrothers.com/pages/gathering.html

Im looking forward to setting up some fights early.  Last time at Power House it was a huge turn out with lots of fighters.  I hope to get in at least 10 fights this time. 

I already have a cane match set with Dog Rene  evil

I want to also call out anyone that wishes to go against double sticks, staff and of course "Shock Knife".  I would also like to defend with double stick against staff.

Let the chatter begin...   grin

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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2009, 08:41:43 PM »

great idea Kaju

all i need to do is find a cane grin the broken one is mounted on my office wall ( would like to see the pic of that fight actually)
i owe Papy a fight
and id like to give Pound Dog and Cyborg a shot
and i am looking for a double stick match as well
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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2009, 09:49:54 PM »

the broken one is mounted on my office wall  afro

( would like to see the pic of that fight actually)  ME TO!  cheesy
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« Reply #34 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?

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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2009, 07:46:30 AM »

last year i came really early yo help set up this help to settle the chattter a bit
as for picking fights walk up say hi and ask, if you have good cardio you can go back to back i saw pound do it but my first time it took me
some time to regain my breath from my first match my not just from the fight but also from the nerves

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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2009, 10:45:47 AM »

I smell the fear in the air...  It's time to get your Fighter Registration in so that the real "Chatter" can begin.


*I know with EURO Gathering and the Canadian summer camp that this is on the back burner a bit....  Just bringing this to the top to keep it fresh. 

I am hearing a slight chatter in the distance and feeling excited for this one.  (Fairly Local for me = I can go!)


PS
Dog Rene, keep working that cane.   wink

Respectfully,
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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2009, 01:45:09 AM »

well trying to  find a good cane is not easy already broke 2, one at home the other in the store
and Kaju if you ever do make it up here you got a place to crash, camp prep is in full swing but
i am keeping focused on the sept. bash it will be nice to fight with a knee at 90%  we still need to get those pics
from Pound.....let the chatter begin
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2009, 02:45:35 AM »

well trying to  find a good cane is not easy already broke 2, one at home the other in the store
and Kaju if you ever do make it up here you got a place to crash, camp prep is in full swing but
i am keeping focused on the sept. bash it will be nice to fight with a knee at 90%  we still need to get those pics
from Pound.....let the chatter begin
Maybe a rattan cane would be more durable?
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2009, 03:09:40 PM »

they were both rattan evil
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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2009, 09:57:21 PM »

they were both rattan evil

MMMmmmaybe not,  grin  The one you broke on me was an inferior wood.  But it still stung.   cry

I hope to see you soon.  Thanks for everything, but mostly your friendship and loyalty to the pack.

Woof,
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« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2009, 12:58:38 PM »

Ryoga Vee of Baltic Dog's Bay Area Clan of the DBs is now registered.
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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2009, 07:12:48 AM »

Euro Gathering report inadvertently posted here.  Deleted.
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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2009, 03:53:15 PM »

Thanks to Guro L for hosting the Gathering.

I posted my thoughts over on the Euro thread but would add here that it was a fantastic couple of days spent with great friends  smiley
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2009, 04:43:22 PM »

Here is my additional training to get ready for the Gathering next month:





An entire triaxle of firewood to cut, split and stack by the time I leave.  I estimate it to be around 8 cords.
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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2009, 11:58:36 PM »

I like it!!!

Coincidentally enough I did a bit of hitting the tires with a sledgehammer today.
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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2009, 12:45:15 AM »

I got pretty good at hitting the tire over the past year however I was promptly reminded how much different splitting wood is.  When you get half way through a log it no longer makes sense to pull the ax back out.  Instead, logic tells me to lift not only the ax but the ax with the log still attached and then try to split it . . . .  rolleyes  Not sure it's the best way but definitely makes for a very interesting workout when you have no clue how many times you're actually going to swing the ax.
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« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2009, 02:18:10 PM »

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Let the chatter begin...   

Funny how the flight confirmation email changed my internal dialogue from "Hell yeah lets do this" to "what the hell are you thinking?"   tongue

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« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2009, 04:01:48 PM »

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Let the chatter begin...   

Funny how the flight confirmation email changed my internal dialogue from "Hell yeah lets do this" to "what the hell are thinking?"   tongue

hahahaha, +1, not that i have flight confirmation yet but thats pdf. and understood. :]
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« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2009, 07:14:15 PM »

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Let the chatter begin...   

Funny how the flight confirmation email changed my internal dialogue from "Hell yeah lets do this" to "what the hell are thinking?"   tongue

hahahaha, +1, not that i have flight confirmation yet but thats pdf. and understood. :]

Phil, is the Canadian Mafia returning?  Good to hear... see you there!
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