Woof All: As is well known to all, my teacher, Guro Dan Inosanto, is an extraordinary martial artist. Over the years he has developed many people in many different arts who can replicate his curriculum in the art in question with grace and style. I am not one of them! Indeed I was always one … Read more
Woof All: Someone messaged me asking how I met King Abdullah of Jordan. And so herewith, the story. I begin with a bit of background context. In a life in martial arts, one occasionally gets odd emails. For example, in 2000 I received a cryptic email with an address I did not recognize asking if … Read more
Fort Bragg, NC is where a lot of our Special Forces get selected and trained. Wikipedia For many Americans, Special Forces/Green Beret simply means “Super Soldier” but unappreciated by many of us is distinct skill sets for working with locals in unconventional warfare contexts– in many cases training them up to be an effective force … Read more
What I have come to appreciate is that because Dog Brothers Martial Arts is a diverse system, people come to us for diverse reasons. Stated thus, the point is blindingly obvious, but that has not stopped me from not appreciating it as much as I could and should have– and sometimes this has led to … Read more
As I sit down to write this, I realize is has been 25 years since a vision came into being over three days in Ramblas Park in San Clemente, CA. It is from this perspective that I would like to share some thoughts as a prelude to the invitation to this year’s “Euro Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack” in Bern and the “DB Open Gathering of the Pack” in Los Angeles.
This past week I was sparring with a young MMA fighter. He was twenty three years old, 6’ 4”, weighed 170 pounds and was getting ready for his fourth amateur fight. I am sixty one, 6’ and 195 pounds and my last full-on fight was in the year 2000. In order for the young fighter to be pushed aerobically the coach had another man split the round with me. He would go for ninety seconds, and then I would jump in for the second ninety seconds.
Recently I happened to run across a “Rambling Rumination” I wrote many years ago (15?) titled “The Tao of the Dog and the Why of Dog Brothers Martial Arts”
We all know of the “well-regulated militia” of our Second Amendment. It is very much worth noting that in the usage of when the Bill of Rights was written, “regulated” did NOT mean “regulations”. It meant “smoothly running”. Thus, an accurate watch could be said to be “well regulated”.
By Randy E. Barnett is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor at Boston University and the author of The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law. September 18, 2001 “Well-regulated militia being essential to the security of a free state…” The next time someone tells you that the militia referred to in the Second … Read more
written by Guro Crafty I am often asked about the our name, “the Dog Brothers.” It can be explained on many levels, but one of my favorite ways of looking at it can be found in a newspaper article by one Jeff McMahon: “Most actions of men can be explained by observing a pack of … Read more