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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: March 31, 2009, 04:10:40 AM »

Grateful for a successful movement from one town to another one yesterday.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: March 30, 2009, 12:28:16 AM »

Grateful for having some real friends around me.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: March 29, 2009, 07:04:24 AM »

Grateful for beiing healthy in general. (My girlfriend's dad passed away this month, after fighting one year against his cancer, and he only reached 56 years.)

Martial Arts Topics / Curly Coated Retriever
« on: March 16, 2005, 02:00:16 AM »
Curly Coated Retriever

Greetz from Germany,


Martial Arts Topics / Video questions
« on: December 23, 2003, 12:17:35 AM »
Hello Casey,

for a beginner i think the first 3 tapes of the first series should be enough to start your training. After that you can buy tape 3-5 from the second series and the 4-5 tape from the first series.

But for completly understand what Dog Brothers Martial Arts is and for a supported training you should visit some DBMA seminars or join to a DBMA group near by you.

Kindly regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / about Atillo Balintawak and Balintawak history
« on: December 02, 2003, 10:35:20 AM »
Interesting background. Thanks for posting this article/post.

Kind regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / November 2003 Gathering Observations
« on: December 02, 2003, 04:23:56 AM »
Hi Dog Russ,

thanks for your impression from the gathering and the DBMA class. I'm looking forward to meet you guys at the fall gathering 2004. Next weekend i visit Lonely Dog. I'm sure we will have a lot of fun.

Greetings, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / What makes a grandmaster? by PG Edgar Sulite
« on: November 21, 2003, 02:35:50 AM »
What makes a grandmaster? (A quotation from PG Edgar Sulite)

To be recognized as a Grandmaster or Master of combat arts in the Philippines, you must have made your reputation and show mental maturity and physical age. Grandmasters question the rankings of other grandmasters.

Masters and grandmasters are criticized and questioned regarding their skills and abilities. Who bestowed their title? Do they have enough skills for the titles they carry? How many years have they been practicing the art? How old is he? How many followers and students does this man have?

In other martial arts, the attainment of a certain level automatically designates the title Master or Grandmaster. In the Philippines, there are certain norms to be satisfied before one can be called and accepted as a Master or Grandmaster.

A master of the art must be a master of himself. He must be in control. His daily life epitomizes a man in control of his life, his destiny. A master of the art must know his art, its origins, its history, its philosophy. He must know the techniques, the interplay of techniques, and the reversals of techniques.

A master must know the basics, the intermediate forms and techniques, and the advance levels of the art. Mastery of the art does not only mean so many years in the art, but the amount of experience using the art, one's personal evolution within the art and personal dedication and contribution to the art.

A master of the art must know how to teach and impart knowledge from the art. He must be able to communicate, elaborate and present the art in such a way that each student learns on a personal basis. Each instruction is adapted to the learning process and ability of the student. A master must be a real maestro, a real teacher.

A master of the art must be of good character. He should epitomize the qualities of a leader, the majesty of a noble, and the courage and strength of a warrior.

A master of the art is called and acknowledged a Master by other masters, never by himself.

by Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite

Kindly regards, Mike from germany

Martial Arts Topics / staying cutting edge
« on: November 10, 2003, 12:18:22 AM »
"The modern Eskrimador`s life is like walking a path of knowledge. You join that path with all of the others whom walk it with you. You follow those in front of you, and you lead and inspire those behind you. You just keep on going until you reach your destination. It's the journey that matters, not the landmarks that you pass along the way."

Quotation from the late Punong Guro Edgar Sulite

Martial Arts Topics / staying cutting edge
« on: November 09, 2003, 12:32:44 PM »
I don't think it's important to be the best one or to be remained. To be successful in future it doesn't need to investigate a new style. It's enough to look for new tactics and strategies. Sometimes it is also necessarily to be returned to the basis techniques. (Caveman or else..)

Kindly regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Forgotten things
« on: November 07, 2003, 12:07:22 AM »
Something forgotten:

Another point is to make the non-realistic techniques functional. That means you have to adapt them to your environment.

Kindly regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Krav Maga
« on: November 07, 2003, 12:04:03 AM »
Hi Rafael,

my deepest conviction is, it is not important what you practice, it's more important how you practice it. I'm sure there are many good and many bad intentions in Krav Maga. Same with Wing Chun, Kapap Lotar or the simple western boxing. The most important thing is your training with intention to sharp your simpliest weapons.
Another good attribute is to test your skills and techniques in real full contact like the Dog Brother's at there gatherings.

All the best to you and best regards from germany, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / New website: Lameco Eskrima Network
« on: October 03, 2003, 11:05:20 AM »
Hi @ll,

check out the new website, which is dedicated to the late Punong Guro Edgar Sulite and all Lameco students.

Feel free to read the first articles or/and sign in to the forum.

Best regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Thai movie: ONG BAK
« on: September 24, 2003, 05:29:57 AM »
Hi @ll,

my Muay Thai, Muay Boran and krabi krabong teacher, Kru Guido Reimann knows Phanom Yeeram (Star actor in Ong Bak) and he speaks very highly from him. His skill is very high and he's the thai version of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee.

Hope there will be a ong bak 2 soon :)

Best wishes from germany, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Thai movie: ONG BAK
« on: September 23, 2003, 02:17:35 PM »
Hy there,

i've seen the movie a few weeks ago. Here's another related link:

Best regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / New kali &Krabi Krabong video
« on: September 16, 2003, 08:40:03 AM »
Dear Crafty Dog,

i have the video and there are no fights in the footage of the tape. Where did you seen the advertising? You also can contact me via email:

Kindly regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Sharp your best weapon first
« on: September 10, 2003, 01:13:24 AM »
Hi guys,

i've read the postings and here are my thinkings on it:

In some martial arts, like jeet kune do, you first train your good side. Because if you can sharpen your best weapon like your right hand, its more important as be a rookie with boths hands. In the early years, when i began with stickfighting like pekiti tirsia or lameco escrima i do the same. At first i develope my strongest weapon.

Kind regards, Mike from germany

Hello kam,

if you mean the crossbreeding tape where Guro Crafty is assisted by Guro Lonely, it's circa 55 minutes long. 55 minutes of really good stuff. The Los triques sinawali is a great concept what shares the concepts of krabi krabong an filipino kali. I was wondering how martial krabi krabong can be, because i never seen it in full contact aspects.

Kindly regards,

Mike from germany

Martial Arts Topics / My L.A. trip
« on: August 21, 2003, 07:11:35 AM »
You can visit the Inosanto Academy or make some private lessons with Crafty Dog. Or you visit Tuhon Tom Kier or Tuhon Rafael from Sayoc Kali. But they're living in Philadelphia and New York.

Hope you'll become a good time in LA.

Kind Regards, Mike from germany

Martial Arts Topics / Rattan
« on: August 15, 2003, 12:14:08 AM »
Hi Phil,

something forgotten. The type of the sticks should be rattan. Rattan hurts, but don't break your bones like ironwood or else.

For Lameco Training my favorites are my both kamagong sticks, but i never use them in partnerdrills or laban laro.

You also can purchase rattan and trainingdaggers from me if you want.

Kind regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Equipment
« on: August 14, 2003, 11:34:06 PM »
Hi Phil,

the most people have there own favorite length and weigth. That can be 60cm to 75cm length and different weigths. Diameter can be 2cm to 4cm. The thinner one is good to perform and practicing moves and techniques on lower level and the thicker one is good for practicing powerstriking.

My recommendation is to buy rattan in the length of 270cm and cut it yourself. Internet-Shops are often to much expensive. I bought my rattan at a company who makes furniture with rattan like sofas, seats and more.
You can save 80 percent and more by this way.

Do you need trainingdaggers? Its a similar way to save money. For more details don't hesitate to contact me via email:

Best wishes from germany, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Re: knifebook
« on: August 11, 2003, 05:31:55 AM »
Quote from: logan
thanks for answering mike. i had seen a german guy who
train al lot with beni in berne/swiss, but i lost the name.....
u train a lot i see (but not with beni) -also coool.
greetings bobi

Time will come.

Regards, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / "strange" knifebook
« on: August 11, 2003, 03:24:05 AM »
In germany you found some good fma teachers with a good skill but the skill from the other teachers is very low. You must have a lot of luck to find a good teacher. But: "Have sticks, will travel!" ;)

Currently i practicing lameco and pekiti tirsia. But i'm very open and look to other systems, too.

For upgrade my empty hand and grappling skill i'm practicing jkd, jkd grappling and some kind of free fight. (CSW from Sensei Erik Paulson)

Best regards, Mike from germany

Martial Arts Topics / "strange" knifebook
« on: August 11, 2003, 02:17:32 AM »
The author of this book only discribe dirty knife fighting tricks. There's no filipino martial arts background. Many prisoners can show you same tricks and moves. I don't like that book, theres no art, no philosophy.

Best regards, Mike from germany

Martial Arts Topics / Meaning of the exploding star
« on: August 10, 2003, 02:23:41 PM »
At first time i saw the exploding star on the dog brother tapes. But i'm not sure, if i had understand the meaning of it.

Can anybody explain it to me?

Thanks in advance, Mike from germany

Martial Arts Topics / Lameco at DBMA
« on: August 10, 2003, 07:57:46 AM »
Thanks for answering me.

Best regards, Mike from Germany

Martial Arts Topics / Giant Ochiai passed away....
« on: August 10, 2003, 12:13:14 AM »
Giant Ochiai, a former Pride fighter and pro wrestler, passed away today in Japan at the age of 30. Ochiai never regained consciousness after a brain injury suffered while doing pro wrestling training in the WJ dojo on 7/28.

Martial Arts Topics / Too Old
« on: July 27, 2003, 02:02:33 PM »
My good friend guido will come with me to a gathering in year 2004 and he is 41 years old. He practice muay thai and krabi krabong very well for many years and he didn't feel to old. Why should you feel to old?

It's like C-Heretic Dog say: Old is how you feel.

Best regards from germany, Mike

Martial Arts Topics / Lameco at DBMA
« on: July 27, 2003, 11:49:13 AM »
Hi @ll,

i had a special questions about the lameco techniques in the dbma. I never visit a gathering, but i watch the dog brothers since many years. Next year i plan to visit the gathering of the pack and will be happy to get some answers before.

Salty Dog and Crafty Dog trained a lot with Punong Guro Edgar Sulite and i know that everybody get showed techniques to fight against the other one. So here is my question:

How small or big is the part of lameco in the system of dog brothers martial arts? I often seen footworking like retirada illustrissimo and some of the laban laro sections.
Which standing did PG Edgar Sulite's analytical thinking in stickfighting have in the development of the Dog Brothers Martial Arts System?

Thanks in advanced, Mike from germany

Maraming Salamut Po Punong Guro for creating your system

Martial Arts Topics / Taildaters
« on: July 25, 2003, 01:44:32 PM »
I took a look to the mtv site and find following informations:


Taildaters is back with a 3rd season as a whole new crop of daters hop in the limo looking to "hook it up" or "crash and burn." As two strangers get to know each other, friends and family tag along behind in the RV watching their every move and paging their advice as the date progresses. Watch as they put everything on the line in season three of MTV's Taildaters.

Episode : Liz and Curtis, Daisy and Josh

'The Bald and The Beautiful'
On this date Liz and Curtis test their driving skills. Tune in to see if these two will make each other's wheels spin or if this date will simply run out of gas. You will have a blast when you join the Taildaters to watch this wild ride of a date.

'The BackSeat Boy and The Breathalyzer'
Daisy is a Latin firecracker looking for a manly man who's a little rough around the edges. Josh is a slick pretty boy with Back Street Boy style. Tune in to see what happens when this firecracker turns into a ticking time bomb! Join the Taildaters as they try to keep the heat under control.

Air Times:

Wednesday, Jul 23 @ 3:00 PM
Friday, Jul 25 @ 3:00 AM

Hope to get more informations....

Best Regards,


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