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« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2012, 03:31:29 AM »

My son played lacrosse for a couple of years so I have a sense of what they are like.   My sense is that for sparring many models are wonderful but for a Gathering there are many versions which are a bit too protective for a Gathering but there are some which would be OK.  Until I see the gloves I cannot give a definitive answer.
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« Reply #101 on: August 19, 2012, 04:30:27 PM »

Being a noob myself I will be bringing several pairs of gloves just in case. I have a pair of mylex elite street hockey and stx rival lacrosse gloves that I am hoping will fit the bill (the stx ones are the closest to kil I could find).
I do like the idea of a professional photographer on site, if he has a website (or use DBMA site?) he could give out numbers to the fighters and post the pics online for purchase.

Still looking for some single stick dances if anyone is interested.
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« Reply #102 on: August 19, 2012, 09:00:03 PM »

Dirk, ill go single with you grin.  But first I hope I can make it smiley
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« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2012, 07:07:56 PM »

I see no one has really commented on the question of accommodations near the Gathering site.

IMHO, the city of Burbank would be the place to stay.  Has its own airport with car rentals, decent hotels and motels, its own police force, a mid/upper-mid income population and is only 10 mins from Gokor's.

Van Nuys, where Gokor's is, would NOT be the place to stay.

If anyone needs more specific help with accommodations, PU from the airport (do Burbank, NOT LAX!), or general info, let me know and I'll help you out. 

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« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2012, 08:41:19 AM »

Just back in the USA from a week in Switzerland for the "DB Euro Gathering of the Pack".  With family now and will be back in action on Monday.
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« Reply #105 on: August 31, 2012, 05:40:08 PM »

Woof All:

On the DBMA Assn forum there has been some discussion about stick length at the Ggs.   Someone raised the question of KK sticks being substantially longer (somewhere in the 36-39" range) than the usual FMA stick (30" being a typical length at Ggs) and proffered the notion of "cumulative length" i.e. that a 5-6' staff was the functional equivalent of two 36" KK sticks.

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« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2012, 07:19:25 PM »

Woof All:

On the DBMA Assn forum there has been some discussion about stick length at the Ggs.   Someone raised the question of KK sticks being substantially longer (somewhere in the 36-39" range) than the usual FMA stick (30" being a typical length at Ggs) and proffered the notion of "cumulative length" i.e. that a 5-6' staff was the functional equivalent of two 36" KK sticks.

Thoughts?

Crafty Dog


Never cared for" Dueling"  with matching weapons.   Can't we stick closer to the era of "GLADIATORS"  and embrace the challenges of variables such as this?  

Sticks should vary as much as we do as humans.

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Every mans wood size varies, its just natural.   
Its not the size its how you use it
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« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2012, 11:09:46 AM »


Never cared for" Dueling"  with matching weapons.   Can't we stick closer to the era of "GLADIATORS"  and embrace the challenges of variables such as this?  

Sticks should vary as much as we do as humans.

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Every mans wood size varies, its just natural.   
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Heh heh  grin

Whilst I shan't be there, I'm of the opinion that weapon size is down to the two fighters (perhaps with an elder casting an eye). Unmatch weapons lead to interesting fights Wink
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« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2012, 01:00:56 PM »

I understood the gist of the point to be that there should be no complaints of staff vs. double KK being unfair.
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« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2012, 02:43:53 PM »

I understood the gist of the point to be that there should be no complaints of staff vs. double KK being unfair.

It's about as unfair as any other mixed weapon fight  huh

I've never heard anyone complain about a mixed weapon fight, be it stick v staff/3-section/nunchaka/etc. I've always been of the opinion that if you were willing to agree to it (and there was no underhand trickery) then there's nothing to complain about if you get whacked.
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« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2012, 04:14:16 PM »

Works for me grin
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« Reply #111 on: September 03, 2012, 11:17:32 PM »

Looking forward to getting into the mix later this month.
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« Reply #112 on: September 08, 2012, 01:34:57 AM »

looking for a knife fight to fill out my card. so far doing double and stick/knife with a dog and a full brother. feeling it already!!! chatter!!!
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« Reply #113 on: September 08, 2012, 07:57:55 PM »

looking for a knife fight to fill out my card. so far doing double and stick/knife with a dog and a full brother. feeling it already!!! chatter!!!

I could take a knife fight if you like.

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« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2012, 11:48:56 PM »

Looking forward to spectator seating this year.  I will be there in any role Crafty deems necessary.   Bringing whats remaining in the med bag.  I hope to be able to view more fighting this way but as it is w my Marines.  "Through the gates of hell for a Wounded DOG BROTHER". (Tail wags)  

With all due respect,
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I will NOT fight at this specific point in time, but Im bringing a fighter to go at it.  

Kitty do you require a registration sent in anyways???  

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« Reply #115 on: September 14, 2012, 07:45:31 AM »

Woof Kaju Dog - Very pleased (and relieved) to hear that you will be there.  I will be fighting and it is hard to transition between roles. I got a small taste of that at the Tribal, and it wasn't easy, much respect for your years of watching out for your brothers. Gave me a better appreciation of combat medics, and that was with no one shooting at us!

See you in a week!

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« Reply #116 on: September 14, 2012, 12:08:26 PM »

Woof Kaju Dog - Very pleased (and relieved) to hear that you will be there.  I will be fighting and it is hard to transition between roles. I got a small taste of that at the Tribal, and it wasn't easy, much respect for your years of watching out for your brothers. Gave me a better appreciation of combat medics, and that was with no one shooting at us!

See you in a week!

C-Dr Dog

Together then....   for the Tribe!   

Thank you Brother
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« Reply #117 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.
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« Reply #118 on: September 14, 2012, 11:58:53 PM »

Glad that I'll be attending the gathering.  Gibby, we"re on... grin
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« Reply #119 on: September 15, 2012, 02:15:40 PM »

Glad that I'll be attending the gathering.  Gibby, we"re on... grin

I need to take you out drinking the night before so you are toasted at the Gathering..lol
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« Reply #120 on: September 15, 2012, 07:59:34 PM »

Looking for a knife fight with a first timer. This is for a first timer that'll be coming down with me. Thanks.

Im a first timer, fresh in from Mexico. lol
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« Reply #121 on: September 15, 2012, 09:26:55 PM »

Gibby, I'll be driving in the same day so I'll be tired LOL.  See you soon.
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« Reply #122 on: September 17, 2012, 01:27:44 AM »

"I could take a knife fight if you like.

Mongolian Dog"

Much appreciated Mongolian Dog. I hope to see you in Cali.

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« Reply #123 on: September 17, 2012, 10:39:22 AM »

Gibby, I'm afraid that the damage my hand sustained is going to be too great for me to fully participate in the Gathering this year...I got the cast off last week but the surgeon gave me another 2-3 month target before any heavy impact on the hand again.  I'm afraid I have to bow out of our stick dance, and I'm so sorry for the last minute withdrawal.

That said, Guro Crafty has given me the okay (provided I find any willing takers) to propose a one-armed knife fight (non-dominant hand bound) at the Gathering, and as this would give me the chance to still play well with others, I want to propose/offer anyone looking for target practice a one-armed fight on Sunday.

Message me here if so, I'd be much obliged!

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« Reply #124 on: September 18, 2012, 12:14:34 AM »

ALCON:  
In addition to good foot and personal hygiene supplies, please consider medical / sports tape,zip lock bags for ice packs and dirty wet wipes trash.  Seran wrap is great for short term use in a variety of ways and a gym towel for keeping the gym floor in your immediate areas dry/ clean.   Im bringing what I have and while supplies last, sharing with wounded warriors PRN

Woof,
KD aka" Doc" ...  "Devil Doc" that issss Wink


Any volunteers want to help, please see me first or join me with Crafty Dog's blessing.   I am not a doctor but have treated many a wounded warrior while operating under a licensed physician in the USN/USMC.   SEMPER FI
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« Reply #125 on: September 19, 2012, 12:02:57 AM »

Start Hydrating now if you wait till the day of, it's too late.  Look for clear urine output.   Avoid taking supplements that can dehydrate your body.  Also avoid taking Ibuprofen/ Motrin and other things that thin the blood, making hemorrhage control more difficult and internal bleeding more serious.   Just some kibble

Most of you should already be aware wink

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« Reply #126 on: September 19, 2012, 01:35:31 AM »

Brother Dean, if you need help ill be at your services.  I'll will arrive at least an hour early.  Also if Guro Marc needs help too.
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« Reply #127 on: September 19, 2012, 08:00:25 AM »

Thank you Kaju Dog and thank you Jesus.
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« Reply #128 on: September 19, 2012, 08:51:34 PM »

Jcordova, single stick sounds good, glad you can make it.

Dirk
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« Reply #129 on: September 20, 2012, 11:35:25 PM »



With consideration for the registered fighters list,  there's an eery. Lack of" Chatter" ...  Everyone has balls of steele. I suppose  cool

Don't make me send mine in.... lol
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« Reply #130 on: September 21, 2012, 06:25:29 AM »

We are well over 60 fighters; barring a last minute epidemic of vaginitis, this will be the biggest Open Gathering ever.
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« Reply #131 on: September 21, 2012, 10:29:27 AM »

We are well over 60 fighters; barring a last minute epidemic of vaginitis, this will be the biggest Open Gathering ever.

congrats Guro C!

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To the Fighters:

Have fun, be safe, and may the experience transform your Consciousness!

Very truly yours in the MA and SD,

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« Reply #132 on: September 21, 2012, 09:18:34 PM »

Pretty Kitty tells me we are up to 69 fighters!
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« Reply #133 on: September 21, 2012, 11:43:56 PM »

Brain Fart Wink  

69 fighters is outstanding.   My hope is that at least some will buy Dog Brothers Individual 1st Aid kits.  It has all the contents one would desire for self help if injured.   My supplies are limited but available as needed.  It's highly encouraged that you hit up the DB Online shop. wink

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I will be happy to answer any questions and show anyone who buys a DB med kit how it all works... Smiley
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« Reply #134 on: September 22, 2012, 12:01:27 AM »

Got my Kilt (Clan Buchanan) so   FEAR ME!
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« Reply #135 on: September 22, 2012, 12:56:10 AM »

To be precise, it is a trauma kit, not a first aid kit  smiley http://dogbrothers.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=47&products_id=166
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« Reply #136 on: September 22, 2012, 09:24:41 PM »

Medical supply checked and organized.   Bring me your bloody and broken Wink
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« Reply #137 on: September 22, 2012, 10:09:14 PM »

Medical supply checked and organized.   Bring me your bloody and broken Wink

Kaju Dog, Huge thanks for offering your expertise...Although I hope this year I am not being treated in the corner like last year- just sayin'

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« Reply #138 on: September 22, 2012, 10:43:27 PM »

Medical supply checked and organized.   Bring me your bloody and broken Wink

Kaju Dog, Huge thanks for offering your expertise...Although I hope this year I am not being treated in the corner like last year- just sayin'

gibby

Gibby,  move faster-hit harder Wink

It makes me feel useful and just spending time surrounded by like minded Warriors is just natural.   
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« Reply #139 on: September 23, 2012, 10:51:08 AM »

Packing up and getting ready to head out for a day of Adventure!
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« Reply #140 on: September 23, 2012, 12:29:54 PM »

Wishing everyone a great day of transformation, and nothing more than light bruising and stick hickies!
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« Reply #141 on: September 23, 2012, 11:08:29 PM »

Awesome day today!!!  Will report more fully tomorrow.
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« Reply #142 on: September 24, 2012, 12:49:19 PM »

Awesome day yesterday!!! Great fights and lots of respect and friendship.  Wish I could have fought more  sad still walking limp due to my pain on the lower back all the way down to my left foot caused by a good hit.  There's alwyas next year... Thank you my Brother Kaju Dog for fixing me up LOL.. Thank You C-Might Dog for getting me up from the mat while i was down in pain.  Got some little bruises too but can be fixed  grin.  In all it was a great time.  Thanks to my new brother jason Laird for a great knife and stick fight, looking forward to go at it with you next year.  Gibby, my apologies, but next time we're on brother.  Dog Brothers!!! Yeah!!! God bless all.  grin
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« Reply #143 on: September 24, 2012, 02:38:17 PM »

Jesus:  Releasing the psoas, quads, and calves often does wondrous things for back pain, regardless of the apparent cause.  I can't say why, but I can say in my experience that is the way it is.   Not to say that qualified help is or is not required, just saying releasing those things usually seems to help a lot.

All:

As always the next day is a swirl of images in my head.  One of the many moments that caught my attention was the IFWA (in fight weapon access) not once but twice by Eric T. of his drone trainer.  To be able to open a knife under pressure of an attack is a hugely overlooked skill, and to be able to do it with stickfighting gloves on, even ones as thin as Eric's, is really quite a trick.

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« Reply #144 on: September 24, 2012, 03:15:30 PM »

Thanks Guro  grin I'm sure stretching out and doing what I can to be better and of course with some pain meds.  grin
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« Reply #145 on: September 24, 2012, 04:54:40 PM »

I agree that there wasn't a lot of chatter which surprised me.  I studiously avoided it this year to keep my anxiety level down.  Maybe others did the same.  Plus, after fretting about it for nearly a year, by the time chattering season started, I was so tired of thinking about the Gathering. 
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« Reply #146 on: September 24, 2012, 05:26:11 PM »

WOOF ALL!!!

WHAT A GATHERING!!!!!  Thanks to GC, staff, fighters and spectators for making it such a great event.  It was great to see everyone and meet new friends.  I arrived late due to the fact that I missed my flight, but everyone was very welcoming upon my arrival and I was able to jump right in.  Thanks to Nick (Pappy Dog) and Toki (C-Mighty Dog) for the fights.  The two of you are awesome fighters and it was an honor to fight both of you.  As always, I learn from each fight and always want to continue an grow. I couldn't make the after party..haha. Didn't want to miss my flight again!  Lastly, there were a lot of great fights witnessed yesterday.  I was able to gained even more knowledge as a spectator when I wasn't preparing to fight.  Also, thanks to Kaju Dog for the medical support. Without that, our warriors would be out of the fight.  Kaju Dog was able to patch guys up and send them back out.  Now, those are WARRIORS!

WOOF!!!
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« Reply #147 on: September 25, 2012, 12:11:02 AM »

EPIC, just as I expected...Got a few more names to add to my stick-

Thanks Ryan Achenbach and new Dog Ray (as well as the cool guy with the blue jersey who did not completely jack my neck- apologies for forgetting your name bro-)

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« Reply #148 on: September 25, 2012, 05:37:13 PM »

Woof All:

Even though I am no longer an active fighter, a Gathering still puts me in the altered space in the following days.  It is a space and a vibration I hold onto as best as I can for as long as I can.

Today I went for my conditioning routine at Bluff Cove.  It is a wondrous spot; our Creator was in a good mood when he made it.   Today the waves were good (one of the surfers explained to me that there is only about a 10 degree angle at which the swell works for this cove due to Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes peninsula itself) and the surfers were many.  Though the temperature was in the upper 70s and nary a cloud was in the sky, in a subtle way there was a hint of autumn in the air.

With images of the floating through my head, the four round trips down and up passed by effortlessly.  When I was done I sat for a time looking out over the kelp beds and out into the vastness of the ocean and went silent.

The Adventure continues!
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« Reply #149 on: September 25, 2012, 06:56:44 PM »

Even though I am no longer an active fighter, a Gathering still puts me in the altered space in the following days.  It is a space and a vibration I hold onto as best as I can for as long as I can.

. . .

When I was done I sat for a time looking out over the kelp beds and out into the vastness of the ocean and went silent.

Amen!

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