Dog Brothers Public Forum
Return To Homepage
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 23, 2014, 10:38:45 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the Dog Brothers Public Forum.
81196 Posts in 2243 Topics by 1046 Members
Latest Member: MikeT
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  Dog Brothers Public Forum
|-+  DBMA Martial Arts Forum
| |-+  Martial Arts Topics
| | |-+  Greetings to all members!
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Greetings to all members!  (Read 1919 times)
Silver_Mongoose
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


« on: July 26, 2005, 11:18:09 PM »

Hello, folks!  Greetings from the humid Midsouth.

I just joined the forum, and I'm looking forward to having quality exchanges with everybody here.

A little bit about myself:

When I was younger, I wrestled Greco-Roman and undertook a variety of youth-interest-driven forays into disciplines such as Kyokushin-kai, Judo, and Kendo, only to ultimately find my niche in Aikido.  Since then, it has been my base art for all other cross-training that I did along with it.

I fenced epee in college, and while I credit the training greatly in terms of teaching me footwork, it was something that I regretably did not spend more time doing.

As far as sticks are concerned, I have had no formal training, but have wielded them for a considerable period of time.  Come to think of it, they were quite a favorite toy from a very early age, as I always remember having at least several.  Growing up, broom handles, billy clubs, and batons of varying sizes just seemed natural somehow.  The same was true of my cousins, and that accounted for lots of fun and parental aspirin consumption at birthday parties. Wink

For a long time now, I have been very interested in a variety of stickfighting methods, Asian as well as those particular to other world cultures (Celtic, Slavic, Native American, African, etc.), and I am looking forward to learning new things here as well as offering things in return whenever I can.

Cheers! Cheesy

-Goose.
Logged

"Pugione sub tunicam habes, aut me videns gaudes?" --Gaius Julius Caesar.
Stickgrappler
Power User
***
Posts: 490

"...grappling happens. It just does." - Top Dog


« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 09:08:41 AM »

woof:

Quote from: Silver_Mongoose
Hello, folks!  Greetings from the humid Midsouth.

I just joined the forum, and I'm looking forward to having quality exchanges with everybody here.


please let me be the first to welcome you aboard smiley greeting you from hazy, hot, and humid nyc for the past few days, today, luckily it has cooled off and less humidity.

Quote

A little bit about myself:

...only to ultimately find my niche in Aikido.  Since then, it has been my base art for all other cross-training that I did along with it.


always wanted to check out aiki-jo.

Quote

For a long time now, I have been very interested in a variety of stickfighting methods, Asian as well as those particular to other world cultures (Celtic, Slavic, Native American, African, etc.), and I am looking forward to learning new things here as well as offering things in return whenever I can.


did you check out Stav? not trying to troll or stir $hit, but from what i've heard of Stav, it's runes mixed in with some jodo. of course, i read that off the internet, so it must be true, right? smiley seriously, this was not from first-hand experience, just what i heard from friends.

again, welcome aboard and enjoy the ride
Logged

"A good stickgrappler has good stick skills, good grappling, and good stickgrappling and can keep track of all three simultaneously. This is a good trick and can be quite effective." - Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny
Silver_Mongoose
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005, 01:42:12 AM »

Stickgrappler:

Thank you for the welcome.  I'm hoping that the early and substantial onset of rains down here will result in a cold, snowy, icy winter, just like it's supposed to be.  I'm tired of wearing t-shirts in December. Wink

As per the Jo staff, I had found it to be an excellent implement in a variety of regards.  In close quarters, I have seen the Jo used to great effect as a trapping/control implement.

I recognized quite a few Jo-type techniques from the DBMA "Staff" preview.  I just might get me a copy.

As far as Stav is concerned, I have to admit that I have heard very little about the art myself.  It's supposed to be based on body positions resembling the Runes.  That's all I know.

Right now, I'm researching Irish stickfighting and other martial ways of using walking canes.

Cheers!
Logged

"Pugione sub tunicam habes, aut me videns gaudes?" --Gaius Julius Caesar.
Stickgrappler
Power User
***
Posts: 490

"...grappling happens. It just does." - Top Dog


« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 08:46:25 AM »

Quote from: Silver_Mongoose
I recognized quite a few Jo-type techniques from the DBMA "Staff" preview.  I just might get me a copy.


butchering what Bruce Lee said, but basically we only have 2 arms and 2 legs and they have a finite amount of motion angles due to our body structure. so no surprise if techniques look similar. you learned aikijo first, therefore, DB staff looks like that to you. ask someone else and they say, i see some kobudo in it if say they were a kobudo student. etc. so no surprise smiley we apply new experiences through our lenses and based on our previous experience interpret from that previous experience's viewpoint.


Quote

Right now, I'm researching Irish stickfighting and other martial ways of using walking canes.


there are loads of online manuals relating to staff and walking canes. if you need, i will go through my favorites and find them for you should you need (or any others). i'm sure you have seen ken pfenger's (sp?) bata site.
Logged

"A good stickgrappler has good stick skills, good grappling, and good stickgrappling and can keep track of all three simultaneously. This is a good trick and can be quite effective." - Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny
Crafty_Dog
Administrator
Power User
*****
Posts: 30577


« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 10:02:12 AM »

Woof:

Stickgrappler is right.  

The staff is one of the most widely used and studied weapons in martial arts around the world and it is no surprise that we see similarities.

SG please feel free to start a thread titled "Staff from around the world" and share with us these manuals.

The Adventure continues,
Crafty Dog
Logged
Stickgrappler
Power User
***
Posts: 490

"...grappling happens. It just does." - Top Dog


« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005, 10:37:50 AM »

Quote from: Crafty_Dog

SG please feel free to start a thread titled "Staff from around the world" and share with us these manuals.

The Adventure continues,
Crafty Dog


woof Guro Crafty,

am tied up with work for a bit. i will make a new thread as you suggested.
Logged

"A good stickgrappler has good stick skills, good grappling, and good stickgrappling and can keep track of all three simultaneously. This is a good trick and can be quite effective." - Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!