A Howl of Greeting:
The rhythm of the seasons is with us and its time for the "Winter Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack".
On behalf of the Council of Elders of the Dog Brothers, Dog Brothers Inc. Martial Arts hereby cordially invites you to its "Dog Brothers Winter Gathering of the Pack" at 11:00 AM on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at the RAW Gym in El Segundo to conclude when the fighters are done.
Many of you may remember our Gatherings held in the park in Hermosa Beach, which, although they were hosted at considerable expense, were always free to you our friends, our guests. However with a private facility involved we now need to charge admission of $10. We ask that you still consider yourselves to be our friends and our guests. In this context we ask that you respect our wishes in the matter of Video.
It is very simple:
NO VIDEO CAMERAS, NO DUAL PURPOSE CAMERAS (i.e. with both still photo and video capabilities). THIS MATTER IS OF IMPORTANCE TO US! And, if you see someone videoing, please don't let them abuse our hospitality-please let us know.
As always, you may take photographs for personal, non-commercial use PROVIDED you give us a complete set of the ones you take. Thanks to the increasing numbers of you who actually remember and bother to do this! It is very much appreciated!
The Magic Words:
The MAGIC WORDS: "No judges, no referees, no trophies. One rule only: Be friends at the end of the day. This means our goal is that no one spends the night in the hospital. Our goal is that everyone leaves with the IQ with which they came. No suing no one for no reason for nothing no how no way! Real Contact Stickfighting is Dangerous and only you are responsible for you. Protect yourself at all times. All copyright belongs to Dog Brothers Inc. CA law applies."
This matter of accepting the risk applies to those of you in the crowd too. For example, sticks, and fights for that matter, may go flying into the crowd. Parents should consider things like this in deciding whether a child
is old enough to bring along and/or deciding on from where to observe the event. For example, sitting on the heavy bags ringing the fighting area is a really risky idea for a child (or adult for that matter). If a stick or a fight comes careening your way-get out of the way!
At each Gathering there is a different focus. For the knife fights, there will be some surprise rules. And for the stick (and other weapons too!) we encourage people to hide knives and bring them into play during the fight.
Remember that you may fight with weapons other than a stick if you can find someone willing to go against you. Please consider stick and knife (aluminum blades OK with us) fights, staff fights, and anything else. In order to more deeply explore certain variables, fighters may agree to "no grappling" rules. In staff fights, the fighters may wear wrestling type ear guards under the fencing masks.
There is no charge for fighters but FIGHTERS MUST PRE-REGISTER, even if they have fought before. The Fighter's Registration form can be found on the website. If you are a member of the Dog Brothers tribe an email or phone call will suffice. For all Fighter Registration matters, please contact Cindy at Prettykitty@dogbrothers.com
310-540-6853. You are not pre-registered until your name appears on the list of registered fighters on the website!!!
If you have fought before and show up without having pre-registered there will be a $20 fee. We REALLY, REALLY, REALLY don't like having to deal with this on such a busy day so please do both you and us a favor and pre-register. If you haven't fought before and you show up without having pre-registered, you will not be allowed to fight. This will be ruthlessly enforced!
"Higher Consciousness through Harder Contact"
Guiding Force of the Dog Brothers
Dog Brothers Inc. Martial Art
For info/assistance please contact VP In Charge of Reality Cindy "Pretty Kitty" Denny at 310-540-6853 email@example.com
For Martial matters ONLY, Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny at 310-543-7521 firstname.lastname@example.org
R1 Training Center
113 Sierra Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
See map on relevant page on website
With so many spectators, parking can be an issue at the Raw Gym. Please do not park in areas marked NO PARKING or PRIVATE PARKING ONLY, etc. If you take the risk, you might get towed.
FIGHTERS MUST PRE-REGISTER!http://dogbrothers.com/adobedocs/fighterform.pdf
The Surf City Hostel
26 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, California 90254
Hostel web site: www.LASurfCityHostel.com
Sea Sprite Motel
525 N. Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245
810 S. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Super 8 Motel
9250 Airport Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
For more information about this event (including registration) please visit http://dogbrothers.com/wrapper.php?file=gathering.html