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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: September 29, 2008, 07:45:59 PM »
Trolley bars are popular amongst the teenagers where I live. Turn a shopping trolley upside down and jump on handle, you end up with a plastic coated metal bar the perfect size to hold.

Another one is the plastic hair comb. Very painful when used similar to a knife and totally legal to carry


Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you have done?
« on: June 28, 2008, 05:06:30 AM »
Reading the top story made me feel sick to the stomach.

I can understand people's reluctance to get involved, here a story from the other side of the world (Australia) that unfortunaly didn't work out any better.

Bikie hunted for city street bloodbath
Email Print Normal font Large font Andrea Petrie and John Silvester
June 19, 2007 - 9:13AM

Wanted... Christopher Wayne Hudson.
A HELLS Angels motorcycle gang member who was connected with a gun battle in Queensland last year is wanted over a triple shooting in central Melbourne yesterday that left a father of three dead and two people in a critical condition.
A manhunt was under way last night for Christopher Wayne Hudson, 29, after he allegedly shot three people at point blank range at the corner of William Street and Flinders Lane about 8.15am.
Victorian police released a photograph of the alleged shooter late last night after initially refusing to do so.
Brendan Keilar, 43, a solicitor, was killed in front of horrified rush-hour bystanders after he tried to intervene in an altercation between the gunman and a dancer from a nearby club.
A man, 25, who also tried to intervene, was shot in the upper body and remains in a critical condition.
The other shooting victim, Kara Douglas, 24, a former Sydney travel agent, is believed to be a friend of the woman involved in the original altercation.
Ms Douglas, also known as Kaera, is in a serious but stable condition at Royal Melbourne Hospital with family members by her side.
The shooting happened after the alleged gunman and the two women had been at a nightclub, Barcode, in King Street, and emerged into the morning light.
Closed-circuit television footage captured much of the violence that preceded the shooting.
It shows a man picking up the dancer by the hair, hurling her onto King Street and throwing her suitcase, handbag and make-up kit at her head.
As she tries to get to her feet, she is kicked in the head and appears to fall unconscious.
Minutes later, Ms Douglas is seen walking down the stairs and finding her friend prone on the pavement.
"It was brutal and completely unexpected," a witness said.
Witnesses to the shooting said that when the two men tried to intervene the attacker pulled out a handgun without warning and, coolly and at point blank range, shot the two men in the upper body before shooting Ms Douglas.
Detective Inspector Stephen Clark said the dead solicitor's last act "was one of extreme bravery". "It's a tragic, tragic set of circumstances, and it does appear as though he's been in the wrong place at the wrong time and has gone to the assistance of a female," Inspector Clark said.
As Ms Douglas lay in intensive care yesterday, her mother, Linda, and brothers, James and Richard, kept vigil at the hospital. Mrs Douglas said she feared the gunman "could come after my daughter".
The Queensland gun battle happened at a kickboxing event at the Royal Pines Resort at Southport attended by 1600 people in March last year.
That fight was allegedly sparked by Mr Hudson defecting from the Finks to the Hells Angels and encouraging others to follow. Mr Hudson was shot in the chin and back.
He was also a suspect in NSW for assault and 40 fraud-related offences. He was previously convicted of adopting another man's identity to steal $100,000.
Police believe the simmering feud between the Hells Angels and the Finks relates to control of the growing market for drugs in the Gold Coast nightclub strip.
Mr Hudson is also wanted for questioning over an incident in which shots were fired near police when they tried to pull over a car in Melbourne this month.

with Cameron Houston / AAP

The bikie responsible handed himself in a week later after having his Hells Angels status/tattoo removed and is currently standing trail.

I should wear my glasses all the time but tend to keep them only for times when I need to read. The biggest change I have noticed is your perseption of distance and timing changes.

After many years of training without wearing any corrective eyewear I got contacts to try out. I found that my skills instantly went to a whole new level as my focus was sharper I could see the tell tale signs of a strike coming earlier, judge the distance and timing better and as a result get hit less and land more effective accurate strikes.

Though the majority of the time I perfer to train without them for similar reasons to above posts but also because I have to work harder to get techniques correct to not get hit. So that when I do wear corrective eyewear it is like gaining an instant advantage.  :-D


Martial Arts Topics / db in australia ?
« on: July 06, 2006, 09:10:44 PM »
Hi, I am up in Darwin Australia (long way from nowhere), and I would extremely interested if you where to come down to Australia.

Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training
« on: April 08, 2006, 12:40:28 PM »
Yes, thanks that is exactly what i mean! In regards to chambering your leg before moving to kicking, what i am curious to know is whether there is a similar idea to footwork when closing. Whether walking, slipping to the side or running in.

I am not sure exactly how to explain it, I have done a bit of tactical gun defense, while I know the technique and can walk through it, I was not 'moving correctly' to not be hit, and it had to do with the step out.

When you walk you either shift your whole body weight with your foot as you step forward, or you step with your foot first then your body follows, or you can lean with your upper body and fall into a run forward where your legs are kind of chasing your upper body. I hope that makes a bit more sense.

I don't have access to very much fight footage and I as everyone here is very big on footwork I was wondering if anyone noticed if it makes any difference or none at all.

Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training
« on: April 07, 2006, 12:52:22 PM »
I have a question regarding footwork for everyone, when kicking in a point oriented sparring you can land more successful kicks if you lift your leg before you move in, as timing and distance changes.

Now my question is do you find you can acheive more successful combinations when you:
1. move your leg before the rest of you body
2. body first (lean, kind of fall)
3. together
4. or makes no difference at all
It sounds abit silly but if play with it you will find you tend to move one way or the other.


Martial Arts Topics / Knife vs. Gun
« on: February 23, 2006, 09:10:36 AM »
Test it out for yourselves, with a plastic pellet gun. They give a nice little sting so you know you have been hit. Or you can always use the good old water pistol.

I have seen a video clip of police shooting an armed man (he had an axe) in the states, it took 18 rounds to stop him due the drugs he had taken.

Martial Arts Topics / Knife vs. Baseball Bat
« on: February 09, 2006, 08:25:41 PM »
The way I understand it is that they are both equal in all areas, I have never fought with a baseball bat, or anything close to real knives, I would go with the baseball bat purely for the longer range factor. If they are in anyway not equal then I would have to side with the knife.

Martial Arts Topics / clear something up
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:53:15 AM »
try practice trowing a full size LIGHT weight bag, it is the right size of a person and will be just heavy enough that you have to use proper technique.

It is a very good way to learn your throws. It is much easier than trying to throw a reluctant partner. cause if you stuff it up the bag is not going to get hurt by landing the wrong way.  

Get a pool noodle (length of foam tubing about metre and half long, 2 yards? ) and mark roughly where the wrist and and elbow would be. Then attach the other end to something such as a heavy bag. Good for training target areas, range and biomecanics of opponents arm and yours for holds such as your key lock or figure of four hold and anything else you can think of.

Martial Arts Topics / KALI TUDO (tm) Article
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:33:16 AM »
I recently recieved Kali Tudo, I have enjoyed it alot! I had just worked Trigg 101 for myself, along with a step to the outside into my game, yet had not gotten a strong enough understanding to pass them onto someone else.

The information and footwork is so similar to what I have been training (traditional karate) for years that it could be the same. Kali Tudo as with many of your teachings have taken it to the next level. The best way to explain it is that my footwork till now has been like driving, and knowing where you want to finish but not knowing the exact road to take just the direction you need to go. The footwork matrix that you have been teaching is like looking at a road map before you start driving. See it used in real time also makes a huge difference.

It has also saved me alot of mental strain in working out how to counter each. :)

The professionalism of your products keeps getting better with each release.

Trigg 101 and 102, are they named after the maths formulas, Triggonmentry or some thing else?

A Couple of other thoughts that came out of watching kali tudo:

On the origins of boxing, that it is was a line/scratch in the dirt and each person put one foot on the line and first to fall or move off the line lost. Which is where common phrases such as to step up to the line, put it all on the line and to scratch (eg. sprinter pulling out of a race) come from.

When you are standing toe to toe with some one bare knuckle it requires a different stance in regards to the hands for protection. Which is the reason for the palms facing towards your own face. This is a common defencive position even in modern boxing today, it can also be seen by those covering up while trapped on their back on the ground in the UFC.


Martial Arts Topics / Top Dog's training
« on: January 17, 2006, 05:03:13 PM »
Why did he recommend starting on full moon? How does that help?

Martial Arts Topics / New on DVD!
« on: October 16, 2005, 05:30:32 PM »
Is there a rough release date for DVD of 'A Dog Brother's Gathering Of The Pack'?


Martial Arts Topics / Humor
« on: December 19, 2004, 03:54:00 PM »
The night before christmas

'Twas da night befo' Christmas & all in the hood,
Not a homie was stirring cuz it was all good.

The tube socks was hung on the window sill,
And we all had smiles up on our grill.

Mookie and BeBe was snug in the crib
In the back bedroom, cuz that's how we live.

And Moms in her do-rag and me with my nine,
Had just gotten busy cuz girlfriend is fine.

All of a sudden a lowrider rolled by,
Bumpin' phat beats cuz the system's fly.

I bounced to the window at a quarter pas'
Bout ready to pop a cap in somebody's ass!

I yelled to my lady, Yo peep this!
She said, Stop frontin' & just mind yo' bidness.

I said, for real doe, come check dis out.
We weren't even buggin', no worries, no doubt.

Cuz bumpin' an thumpin' from around da way
Was Santa, 8 reindeer and a sleigh.

Da beats was kickin', da ride was phat
I said, "Yo red Dawg, you all that!"

He threw up a sign and yelled to his boyz,
"Ay yo, give it up, let's make some noise!"

To the top of the projects & across the strip mall,
We gots ta go, I got a booty call!"

He pulled up his ride on the top a da roof,
And sippin' on a 40, he busted a move.

I yelled up to Santa, "Yo ain't got no stack!"
He said, "Damn homie, deese projects is wack!

But don't worry black, cuz I gots da skillz,
I learnt back when I hadda pay da billz."

Out from his bag he pulled 3 small tings:
A credit card, a knife, and a bobby pin.

He slid down the fire exscape smoove as a cat,
And busted the window wit' a b-ball bat.

I said, "Whassup, Santa? Whydya bust my place?"
He said,"You best get on up out my face!"

His threads was all leatha, his chains was all gold,
His sneaks was Puma and they was 5 years old.

He dropped down the duffle, Clippers logo on the side.
Santa broke out da loot and my mouf popped open wide.

A wink of his eye and a shine off his gold toof,
He cabbage patched his way back onto the roof

He jumped in his hooptie wit' rims made of chrome,
To tap that booty waitin' at home.

And all I heard as he cruised outta sight,
Was a loud and hearty.....
BROOKLYN'S IN DA HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martial Arts Topics / Bilateralism
« on: December 13, 2004, 11:06:23 PM »
Hi I am a lefty and i find it much easier to a technique with on both sides of the body if I started the technique on the right, and i find i don't need to train the left any where near as much i can get away with doing half of what i do on my right and be equal if still not better on my left than my right. It is an instant advantage in sparring. As everyone else is basically stuck on one side. even with stuff they have drilled for years.

I have heard that one of the differences in men to women is the amount of connections between each side of the brain. One side controls left the other right. As a result most women do not have a distinction between left and right and often get them confused. kind of explains their ability to multi task, where as men tend to be more focused, tunnel vision, one track mind. Opens the door to all the jokes about guys not being able to find something in front of there face.

Have you found a difference when training women vs men?

I agree with the theory of training complimentary side first, even if it is not to perfection, as this will create a more relaxed and fluid approach later on.

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