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« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2010, 09:38:05 AM »

woof SoonerBJJ,

Happy Birthday! Many more to come!

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"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
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« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2010, 04:26:54 PM »

Woof All:

I leave this evening for the seminars in NYC and Slovenia.

TAC!
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« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2010, 02:00:45 AM »

I leave in the 8 hours for a two week trip (NY and Switzerland) and return on the 19th.  I will be here intermittently during that time.
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« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2010, 05:41:05 PM »

Although it is really horrible, I finally have internet connection.  Hope to post a bit tomorrow.
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« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2010, 09:54:36 PM »

Good to hear from you Sir.  It lets us know that you are safe and sound.  Travel well and be yourself...   Woof afro
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« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2010, 03:21:53 PM »

Great times! and home on Wednesday!
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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2010, 07:14:03 AM »

HOME!!!
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« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2010, 06:29:13 PM »

I am leaving at 0-dark-hundred tomorrow for some days to work with some folks, so my partiicpation here will probably be lighter during that time.
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« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2010, 01:58:22 PM »

Safe sojourn Guro!
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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2010, 02:51:31 PM »

I am back already smiley
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« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2010, 04:40:44 PM »

Have had no internet connection for two days, and don't know how long this connection right now will last.
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« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2010, 12:37:22 PM »

I am back already smiley

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Have had no internet connection for two days, and don't know how long this connection right now will last.

Good luck!
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« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2010, 03:11:10 PM »

Things are looking good!
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« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2010, 11:15:37 AM »

I'm back from a fine time in Bloomington.

I have a feeling of being able to settle in for a while after several months of seminars, government work, the DB Gathering, another matter that took great amounts of time at a fairly heavy emotional cost, etc etc.

I am really looking forward to getting my groove on!

PS:  Folks, now that starting today my wife will be visiting my mother for a week and so during that time all will be glorious chaos here cheesy
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« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2010, 01:55:37 PM »

We are having internet connection problems again-- AND Cindy is out of town visiting my mom  shocked
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« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2010, 05:49:07 AM »

We were in Huddersfield in Yorkshire for the opening of a friends MMA gym, Rebecca Kane is the first woman (to on her own) in the UK to open up an FMA/MMA gym.  She had Wanderlei Silva (who's in the UK on a seminar tour) to open the gym and give a little talk.  Becky is a friend of the UK Clans and asked if we could do some demo fights, Guro Lonely heard about this and took the opportunity to come over from Switzerland for the chance to meet Wanderlei.

So, Guro Lonely, myself, Scotty Dog and C-Psycho Bitch did a few 'demonstration bouts' with Wandelei in attendance.  According to Mr Silva "Stickfighting is cool!" and he left with a gift from Guro L of a DBMA dvd!  Grin

On behalf of Point Dog, here is a photo from that event. 

Congratulations and good luck to Rebecca Cane on the opening of her new gym; Congrats also to Guro Lonely, Point Dog, Scotty Dog and C-Psycho Bitch for their work on behalf of DBMA; and many thanks to Wanderlei Silva (whom I've not met) for being there.



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« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2010, 04:55:56 AM »

wow nice congrats on the event.  grin
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guau desde mex ^^

woof from mex ^^
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« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2011, 12:03:47 PM »

Leaving for SHOT Show later today, will return Wednesday night.
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« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2011, 11:06:43 PM »

To any that celebrate the Lunar New Year, Happy New Year! or as the Chinese say it, Gong Xi Fa Cai (mandarin) / Kung Hei Fat Choy (cantonese) ! May the Year of the Rabbit bring you and your loved ones Health, Happiness and Prosperity!
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« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2011, 01:34:10 AM »

Thanks SG!

Unfortunately, I'll still forget and put year of the tiger on my checks for months now..... 




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« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2011, 10:28:38 AM »

Unfortunately, I'll still forget and put year of the tiger on my checks for months now..... 




 grin

LOLOLOLOLOL
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« Reply #71 on: March 19, 2011, 06:03:02 PM »

I like the new look of both the public and the member's sites.
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« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2011, 06:21:01 PM »

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« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2011, 06:20:50 PM »

Had a chance to visit a bit with Grand Tuhon Gaje this afternoon at his seminar in Long Beach.  Very nice to see him (and pick up a few pointers!) and introduce my son to him.
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« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2011, 06:25:05 PM »

Did your son get how cool that meeting was?
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« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2011, 08:29:01 PM »

Not really grin  but he did score major points with GT when he guessed his age to be 55-60 cheesy  I was glad he got to see GT move a bit-- THAT caught his attention.
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« Reply #76 on: June 11, 2011, 05:33:40 PM »

Yip from a secret location.   cheesy  Back on Monday.
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« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2011, 07:09:35 AM »

I'm back. Good times!
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« Reply #78 on: July 05, 2011, 10:58:24 PM »

I'm off to Switzerland in 9 hours for a week, but should be able to post here from there.
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« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2011, 12:12:57 AM »

I'm off to Switzerland in 9 hours for a week, but should be able to post here from there.


See you there!  smiley
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« Reply #80 on: July 15, 2011, 12:12:23 AM »

Back home.
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« Reply #81 on: July 15, 2011, 04:48:28 AM »

Back home.


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« Reply #82 on: July 27, 2011, 11:54:05 PM »

Sorry I've been quiet around here.  I am enjoying some wonderful family time.  We are visiting my mother and it is a great pleasure to see my children get to know their grandmother.
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« Reply #83 on: August 07, 2011, 12:29:14 AM »

Back in LA.  Will need a few days to settle in and start working on backlog.
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« Reply #84 on: August 29, 2011, 10:59:45 PM »

Cindy is having some serious problems with her computer.
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« Reply #85 on: August 30, 2011, 07:50:17 AM »

Is there a way  to embed non-YouTube videos on this forum?

Thanks,
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« Reply #86 on: August 30, 2011, 11:57:43 AM »

Hi Rachel,

We don't allow random embedding for security reasons. If you have a video that you would like to share, you can send the link and the embed code to me: robertburgee@gmail.com and I will embed the video for you. Create your post and put the tag [Insert Video Here] in the body of the post where you want your video. Email the link to your forum post and the video embed code to me and I will embed it for you.

All the best.

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« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2011, 12:01:13 PM »

Thank you Bob.
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« Reply #88 on: September 01, 2011, 08:03:28 AM »

Thank you Bob!
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« Reply #89 on: October 06, 2011, 07:00:17 PM »

On road for next six days.  Minimal presence here. 

Carry on!

TAC!
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« Reply #90 on: November 25, 2011, 10:18:38 PM »

Leaving in the AM for an important business trip.  I'll do my best to check in while I'm there.
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« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2012, 12:02:52 PM »

Hi All.

This is mostly for those of you who are DBMA Group Leaders.  I've posted a similar message on the member's Forum, but its important that it be on the Public Forum as well, so all can view it.

Before I say anything else, let me state that I've checked with Guro Crafty and Guro Lonely regarding the idea I am about to present here, and they agree its worth trying out.

As some of you know, the site I have developed (dogbrothers.gr) is now at a satisfactory stage. Its primary purpose is to provide info on the Dog Brothers and DBMA to Greek-speakers, but its also in English.

Now then...whenever I attend a Gathering in Switzerland, I am amazed at the number of small DBMA training groups, who are relatively unknown in the 'States, but work hard and  IMHO are worth getting to know.

So what I propose, is every few weeks, on the dogbrothers.gr site, I add an article with photos on

  • a DBMA training group
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  • a tribe member who may be training with a few friends/students

I propose starting with three such write-ups (at once), and then an additional one every three to six weeks.

I would also like to feature groups in the US, and elsewhere (to introduce the to European audiences), but at the beginning, there will be a focus on those about whom there is relatively little information.

The idea is to

  • help the various US and European groups get to know one another a bit better
  • give relatively unknown groups exposure in their own country

The last point, is done in the following way:  I developed the dogbrothers.gr site so someone with a non-English browser, will see the Google translate bar at the top - allowing them to translate the English into their own language with one click.  In this way, an article on a group in France or Slovenia, can be understood by people there.

I hope it will prove to be interesting and beneficial to all.

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« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »

I love this idea, Kostas.  As the Pack and Tribe grow, I think that continuing a sense a community is imperative for their continued strength and growth.  Good work!
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« Reply #93 on: January 04, 2012, 06:24:03 AM »

I love this idea, Kostas.  As the Pack and Tribe grow, I think that continuing a sense a community is imperative for their continued strength and growth.  Good work!
Thank-you.  Yes, I was struck by some of the lesser known tribe members I came across - how they fought so well, with few training partners to help them prepare  There are also such people and groups in North America (the NoHo and Hawaiian clans come to mind) - known to those who attend the US Gatherings, but barely "visible" to those of us abroad. There is also a group down in Argentina, who has been training faithfully for quite some time now.

There are other "stories" here as well - the German groups (of which there are several) have for some time now, gotten together every few months to train and test one another.  In the UK, such a "multi-clan fight day" has been happening too (Point Dog has been involved in this).

So there have been various events/stories that may require a bit of chasing down, but I think its worth looking into  smiley

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« Reply #94 on: January 18, 2012, 03:10:19 AM »

indeed i like the idea a lot

it would be also interesting what kind of philosophy and/or principle (maxim/motto/ central theme) the different Training Groups have.

wuff
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« Reply #95 on: January 18, 2012, 09:57:00 PM »

indeed i like the idea a lot

it would be also interesting what kind of philosophy and/or principle (maxim/motto/ central theme) the different Training Groups have.

wuff
benjamin

I will pass this idea on - thank-you for suggesting it  smiley
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« Reply #96 on: January 18, 2012, 10:05:40 PM »

Looking forward to this  cool

Changing subjects, currently I am at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas.  We will be offering a number of new items in our catalog in the coming weeks.
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« Reply #97 on: January 25, 2012, 11:13:28 AM »

HOME!!!
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« Reply #98 on: April 11, 2012, 04:58:05 PM »

I'm leaving in the morning on a jet plane, and I do know when I'll be back again:  May 1.

I should have internet access most of the time I'm gone.
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« Reply #99 on: April 13, 2012, 04:34:23 AM »

Have a safe journey!  smiley
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