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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: January 09, 2009, 08:36:40 AM »
woof maija:

That looks awesome!!
Yip Man is a legend .... looking forward to seeing Donnie Yen do some Wing Chun!


most of the emphasis is on Bruce Lee... cool to see Yip Man get his turn. also he was from a wealthy background to lose it all due to war and forced to work for a living... lots of human interest/drama there!

i didn't look hard on youtube, but i'm sure if it's not up already, it will be soon... the fight scenes that is.

woof G M:

thank you for the info/update!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: January 09, 2009, 06:01:23 AM »
Ip Man part 1 (2008)

starring Donnie Yen
dir'd by Wilson Yip (never heard of him? he dir'd Donnie in flashpoint, spl, dragon tiger gate)
action choreography by Sammo Hung
consultant to film - Yip Chun, eldest son of Yip Man

movie was too long, so it was split into parts 1 and 2... 2 is not out yet. i've watched half... need to watch the other half tonight of part 1.

biopic of Yip Man, the late wing chun kuen grandmaster who taught Bruce Lee, William Cheung, Hawkins Cheung, Wong Shum Leung, Leung Ting and many more.






this looks good... some of the fight scenes shows some of the applications of the forms (naturally). none of the flashy kicks from donnie, since it's wing chun. i like it so far.

trivia: director wong kar-wai (arthouse director of chungking express, fallen angels, in the mood for love, 2046, ashes of time, etc) is also working on a film about Yip Man... should be starring tony leung chiu-wai (hardboiled, bullet in the head, infernal affairs, hero, happy together, in the mood for love, etc)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: November 18, 2008, 08:17:40 AM »
We seem to enjoy the same films.

great minds think alike!

I am aware firearms are illegal in HK.

cool.. didn't mean to talk down at you if that was how you read it, it was not my intention. i havent been there in ages... it's my belief that police are armed with only revolvers because firearms are illegal.

Oldboy reminded me of what one motivated man can do with channeled aggression against overwhelming odds who are not like motivated. Pissed off and Payback.
The ending disturbed me. 

agreed. and yes, normally i'm a wussy, i watched 2 takashi miike movies (ichi and audtion) and i am a wussy. oldboy was borderline for my tastes. if not for the hype of those 3 movies, i would've probably not watched them. a little extreme for me.


what about inspirational training scenes?

almost all oldschool shaw brothers, non-shaw brothers movies of the late 70's and early 80's -- gordon liu in 36th chamber of shaolin aka master killer comes to mind as does oldschool jackie chan in snake in the eagle's shadow or durnken fist aka drunken master ... or what about the rocky movies?

on a diff note, re:  martial application

donnie yen's first movie, drunken tai chi, was cool for me... at the time i was of the belief that tai chi was martial but in modern times was predominately practiced for health. having not officially taught it for martial applications, there were a few moves in that movie that showed me possible martial applications of the form.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Umpad Corto-Kadena
« on: November 17, 2008, 01:50:30 PM »
ditto Sisco T.

most of the mags these days are really ads... or excerpts of books which they have published or will publish.  but i bought this issue because of Sonny Umpad.

i recall ages ago Jeff Finder posting on ED about Sonny Umpad's 'straight blast with sticks'

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: November 17, 2008, 01:48:29 PM »


firearms are illegal in HK... so in theory, there are no guns in their society... i dont know how much of the movies is reality where all the bg's go around with automatics.... but revolvers are standard issue


loads of good movies/fight scenes? where to begin?


i loved the oldboy hallway fight, not so much because of the hammer, but cos of the boxing. although it was brief, it was very cool. and the rest of the movie is good, but not in the martial sense... 2 twist endings... one is predictable, the other caught me off-guard.. wanted to post so oldboy would know he wasn't the only one to watch this great movie... but if you want to watch it for the fight, then just watch the youtube link...if you want a good movie with twist ending... or want a revenge movie, give this a try

Tom Yum Goong/The Protector

although Ong Bak/Thai Warrior was good (i believe Tony Jaa was trained by Col. Amnat Poosiruk in the old Thai bareknuckle arts as well as Krabi Krabong), and the no-cut/one-take restaurant fight scene (i'm thinking it may be homage to Bruce Lee's Game of Death although i could be wrong -- if kill bill came out before the protector, maybe it was homage to quentin tarantino and kill bill?) was awesome.... i absolutely loved the tony jaa vs 50 guys and he breaks their arms and legs! if you look carefully, the 'form'/kata tony jaa does in the beginning of the movie, contain all the arm and leg breaks he does in this penultimate fight of the movie

Fist of Legend

my fave scene was the fight between jet and the japanese sensei... both learned from each other after having the techniques used against them in that fight and within the same fight they used the techniques that was used against them.

Throwdown (dir. Johnnie To's homage to Akira Kurosawa)

this was more a movie about redemption than it was about judo, although judo was the vehicle for the protagonist to get redemption... although not really martial arts action, check out Johnnie To's The Mission (unrelated to hollywood movie of the same name with Robert DeNiro and music by the great Ennio Morricone)... there is one scene in the mall... that was all Kurosawa... the "motion in stillness".... anyway, what is the name of the technique that tony leung ka fai does? step over shoulder lock? sweet... and Johnnie To has mentioned it in an interview that Throwdown was indeed homage to Kurosawa... especially Kurosawa's The Judo Saga, which were among Kurosawa's first movies

Donnie Yen

he was also in the forgettable Highlander 4

in his SPL (sha po lang), he imo, reinvigorated the fight scenes in HK movies. his collapsible baton vs dagger/knife of wu jing was an awesome fight... and donnie using judo/bjj/mma techniques in his fight scenes makes for something new and exciting to hong kong fight movie fans

Flashpoint was beyond awesome!

Lucy Liu

around the time of her movie with antonio banderas -- ballistic - ecks vs sever... in an interview she has said she studies kali.

Brandon Lee in Showdown in Little Tokyo... especially his fight in the factory, he rips a guard rail off and uses it as a single stick vs the bad guy's staff... Rapid Fire showed his potential to be an action star... was Jeff Imada (who i believe was close friends with Brandon) the choreographer? of course the fight vs Prof Al Leung featuring the trapping was unforgettable

going oldschool on you all lol:

heroes of the east aka shaolin vs ninja

gordon liu (aka master killer aka pak mei, priest in kill bill, aka johnny (leader of crazy 88's) in kill bill, marries a japanese bride, she practices JMA and he makes a comment to her about it and she sends a letter home and her sensei and brothers mistook it and sends their JMA experts to challenge gordon.

five venoms gang in northern shaolin vs southern shaolin aka invincible shaolin aka unbeatable dragon -- lo mang, the muscle-guy of the group, does southern praying mantis.... the scene where he does the fingertip handstand pushups with eggs under his hands always cracks (no pun intended) me up... his facial expression when he says 'eggs again?' gets me everytime... the slender venom that was slightly effeminate in this movie, played the son of the souther shaolin teacher, and was sent to learn yung chun aka wing chun

love the staff -- 2 movies come to mind:

gordon liu in invincible pole fighter aka 8 diagram pole fighter -- great staff training scenes

ti lung in kung fu instructor -- the plot is a ripoff/homage to akira kurosawa's yojimbo... if you haven't seen yojimbo, you may know the plot as sergio leone/clint eastwood's a fistful of dollars or david carradine's the warrior and the sorceress or bruce willis in walter hill's last man standing -- great staff training scenes

will post some more when i think of them....loong day at work, needed to post to unwind lol

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: November 17, 2008, 12:51:25 PM »
i cannot believe this:

Brock Lesnar, UFC Heavyweight Champion

at least lesnar has some skills unlike Kimbo

Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you like to see from DBMA?
« on: November 17, 2008, 09:51:14 AM »
woof all:

Short (24" - 28") sticks are fine, but not very practical nor often times are they legal to carry around.

what is legal and close is the 4 d cell maglite which is about 14"... and the 5 d cell is about 19".


despite my nick of 'stickgrappler'  :-D , i would like to see more of the other 2 H's, namely healing and harmonizing.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: October 14, 2008, 01:54:37 PM »
EliteXC imo is turning into a joke... kimbo was their main attraction to draw in the mainstream... ken shamrock vs kimbo was to be a big draw... for whatever reason ken was training hard prior to his match... got a cut above eye which reopened.... frank shamrock comments publically how ken is a disgrace to the shamrock legacy.... read today that they have been apparently planning on fighting each other for at least a year... they have agreed materially on a contract, some terms to be worked out

this is so WWF/WWE!!! elitexc should declare bankruptcy. only draw they have is Gina Carano imo. i like both shamrocks, but their glory may be behind them.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: October 14, 2008, 01:50:30 PM »
i am grateful for yesterday's rally in equities markets.

i am grateful my youngest is 5 yrs old now and in kindergarden and i can slowly ease back into training having been in the Family Man stage of life for 10 yrs with little to no training.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Count Dante?
« on: October 02, 2008, 08:13:02 PM »
Actually I am kind of partial to "the Dogfather" :lol:

[begin Guro Crafty voice]

...after all, D-O-G spelled backwards is ...


lol @ me... ages ago Guro Crafty was giving a staff seminar which was hosted by Guro Raw Dog and i was fortunate enough to attend... one portion was going over the ILK angles of attack with the staff and Guro Crafty mentioned IIRC that the angles of attack were like the alphabet... now that we learned D-O-G, we can come up with our own, like D-O-G spelled backwards. don't know why, that just blew me over right then and there lol

BTW, there is a colorful story from the 70s about GT Leo Gaje and the Count , , , :wink:

i know better than to ask you to enlighten us about GT Gaje and the Count... lol

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others.
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:02:34 PM »
not sure if this post belongs in Russ Iger's Crimes using Knife thread,, or here....




These amazing X-rays tell a stunning story of survival - in which a 16-year-old boy somehow lived through a horrifying attack by a thug who plunged a knife into his skull.

The miracle kid was stabbed and left for dead during a robbery at a bus stop last November in south London, the BBC reported.

It could have been a grisly end for the victim if his pals had not intervened and fought off the attacker. They suffered serious wounds themselves during the robbery attempt; one was stabbed in the chest.

The 5-inch blade was plunged into the 16-year-old's skull just above his right eye, and penetrated all the way to his ear. The handle was left ghoulishly sticking out, as captured in these images released yesterday.

The victim has recovered and is now a student in college, the BBC reported. But he still needs to visit doctors regularly.

The 17-year-old suspect made his getaway on foot, but was later identified when cops were able to recover DNA from his hat.

The attacker - who, like the victim, has not been named publicly due to British law - was found guilty of attempted murder by the Inner London Crown Court.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: October 01, 2008, 10:25:59 AM »

Ray Floro on his site has this idea... fold a credit card in half... the point at the fold will cut.

following along those lines... a soda/beer can can also be used in this fashion. a friend mentioned it to me ages ago, he used to keep a few soda cans in his car for this purpose.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: September 30, 2008, 09:57:35 AM »
after being down 777 pts yesterday, i am thankful that the DJIA is up almost 300 pts right now (287 last).

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: September 30, 2008, 09:47:25 AM »
a howl of a greeting to all:

it's been ages since i last posted...

i'm hesitant to post on this thread.. may give new ideas to BG's... Guro Crafty et al, should i post 2 ideas?

Martial Arts Topics / Bareknuckle MT seminar on May 27th
« on: May 22, 2006, 03:28:48 PM »
KK attended an earlier seminar and posted a thread on it

i attended one last yr with the Col. in nyc and i urge anyone who has a chance to go, GO! :-)

if you want to check out the nyc seminar, it's available on dvd at:

Martial Arts Topics / Bareknuckle MT seminar on May 27th
« on: May 22, 2006, 03:27:24 PM »
copied from ' s kickboxing forum

From: Khun Kao  
Date: 05/22/06 10:23 AM  

On Saturday, May 27th in Carlysle, PA
Colonel Amnat Pooksrisuk will be teaching an all-day seminar on Ancient Bareknuckle MuayThai techniques. The seminar will be starting around 9am and run all day. The cost is $60 (I believe!)

If anyone is truly interested in learning REAL MuayThai, this is where you need to be!!! The Colonel will only be in the United States through June 13th!

If you want contact information for this seminar (confirmation of date, time, location, and cost), please email me at:

...and I will forward your information to the correct people so that they may get you that information. I will, unfortunately, not be able to get up there as I have a seminar of my own to teach in Roanoke, VA

stickgrappler's note - to email KK - take out the NOSPAM :-)

Martial Arts Topics / The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:52:21 AM »

Martial Arts Topics / Training for Stick Fighting--Beginner
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:49:53 AM »
Quote from: sting
5th the recommendation for the series.   All of the tapes are good, and some of them (Power, Footwork) are totally unique.  The style of the series is to back the training exercises with examples from actual stick fights.   Or, another way of saying that is useful techniques used in the fights are extracted and developed into training drills.   This is what distinguishes these instructional videos from all others, which largely demonstrate techniques developed and trained only under cooperative training in the "dojo."


in fact one of the mottos of the DB is "If you see it taught, you see it fought."

Martial Arts Topics / Training for Stick Fighting--Beginner
« on: February 14, 2006, 12:43:11 PM »
i 3rd the recommendation for the RCSF (real contact stickfighting) series. although you can get it through panther videos, i believe if you get if from this site you will be getting a better deal for the whole set.

#6 is just fights, but sometimes when training, you are swinging the sticks in the air and don't have focus or intent. after watching #6 you will know why you are swinging/training the way you are taught after watching 1-4. #5 concentrates on stickgrappling.

early on in my training, i've made a vid of just Top Dog swinging the stick, and i swing along with him. good for visualization/nlp/form to see a good 'model' of ideal form/execution. heck, i still go back to that vid from time to time and 'swing along with Eric' :-)

edit:  if i may, you posted that your style/system has staff. the DBMA Staff dvd is excellent, not just in presentation, but also in material taught. it teaches 3 simple techniques and by chaining them together, you have a functional staff 'game'. also, there is fight footage. check it out if you want to up your staff game a notch.

Martial Arts Topics / tire work
« on: February 03, 2006, 03:00:06 PM »
peregrine's post reminded me of something i heard about which is a good idea if you have the storage space:

build whatever you want onto a small wooden board, add wheels which you can "brake"/"lock" so it doesn't move - wheel it out to train, lock the wheels in place and train, when done, unlock and wheel it back into storage.

Martial Arts Topics / Carlson Gracie Sr. -- BJJ legend --- RIP
« on: February 01, 2006, 12:33:53 PM »
a legend and a pioneer passes on.

my sincerest condolences to his family and students.


Martial Arts Topics / tire work
« on: January 30, 2006, 03:07:09 PM »
Quote from: TomFurman
Can someone post some tire throwing workouts??

woof Tom:

not quite what you are looking for, but i recall either TD or Guro Crafty posting on ED that either TD and/or DB or Gene LaBelle would toss the tire the length of a football field and repeat once on the other side.

Martial Arts Topics / tire work
« on: January 30, 2006, 10:14:11 AM »
is there a park or backyard you can work out of? if so, are there trees? if so, some of the branches can be used as targets, that is if you cannot hang a tire up etc.

other ways if you have your gf hold some sticks or a staff and you can hit them. tell her, well, honey, you didn't want holes in the wall ;-)

mike young has a book out on homemade equipment which iirc was a collection of columns he wrote for the mag martial arts training. you may want to check that out. one device (everyone has variations on this device) i recall is him drilling a hole in the middle of one stick and putting a rope through and hanging that. but if you don't want holes in your apartment, you will have to find an alternative. hang on a tree.

this one i got from WCK article pic - get a wok (the chinese "pot" that is used to cook everything from stir-frying to steaming) - put in a pole/pipe/etc with all kinds of things attached to pole to represent arms etc - pour cement into it to hold pole/pipe in place.


Martial Arts Topics / Year of the DOG
« on: January 30, 2006, 09:02:01 AM »
gung hei fat choy to one and all!!

Martial Arts Topics / Ranges observed in the fights
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:05:37 PM »

a slight digression if i may:

although the fights may physically start in largo, what many don't see is that the fight actually starts in the outermost range of (the 7 ranges of stickfighting in DBMA) of Snake Range. in this range it is where the fighter analyzes his opponent, move around to look for openings and test his opponent's defenses. this is an often overlooked range. you can analyze your opponent's structure, responses, preferences, etc.

to followup on the 7 ranges, starting from the outermost to the closest to the opponent:  1) snake, 2) stick squared (there may be a new term that i'm not up to speed on yet), 3) largo, 4) medio, 5) corto, 6) standing grappling/clinch, and 7) ground grappling.

with regard to the late GM Giron, he may be referring to the style Larga Mano and not the range, although that style specialized in the range of largo mano :-)

Martial Arts Topics / clear something up
« on: January 24, 2006, 01:43:38 PM »
just to be crystal clear and not have you hurt yourself - don't force yourself to throw the heavy bag, i meant put a gi on it to practice your chokes on ground and to practice throws by learning where to grip and go through the motion of throwing but not actually throwing the bag

good luck

Martial Arts Topics / clear something up
« on: January 24, 2006, 08:40:12 AM »

you can build a grappling dummy and practice on it

put a gi on the dummy or a heavy bag and practice on it either throwing or on ground


those should get you started and you should be able to come up with some on your own.

good luck in your training and HTH

Martial Arts Topics / Re: clear something up
« on: January 24, 2006, 07:29:36 AM »
woof ponytots:

Quote from: ponytotts

second question is about grappling.
@ the moment  that is my weakspot. what can i do alone? i will start a bjj class soon, but i want speed up the learning curve!!!!!  it seems that many of the DB fighters i have seen, love 2 take things 2 the ground as quickly as they can. am i wrong there?

there are some solo drills you can do which involves a lot of visualization on your part. i forget the exact story, but wrestling legend and coach, dan gable, recounted about the hours and hours of his solo 'shadow wrestling' (think shadowboxing, but wrestling). one of the shadow wrestling drills you can do involves shooting on a heavy bag.

from bjj, there's 'shrimping' drills, etc which in itself are not grappling drills per se, but components of aspects of the overall bjj game. check my site if you haven't already, i don't have the time to track down the link for you yet, when i do, i will post, but look for m.g's wall drills which he posted. look also for the http://basketball drill.

check either my bjj page or my unofficial underground forum archives page.

IIRC, frank benn may have posted some solo drills too. check either frank benn page or bjj page.

good luck in your training.

Martial Arts Topics / memories
« on: January 24, 2006, 07:19:55 AM »
Quote from: moebius
I do indeed remember, in fact I've been to your archives many times over the years.   It has been a long time.

changed jobs/industries 3x since i started my site, married with 3 kids, lately i've been busy with work to update my site :-( haven't been to you site in ages, nice look to it!


I am glad you got to train with Saya Gyi.  Given that he retired officially from the MA aspect of training last year, it may not be long until he phases out his seminars.  Most unfortunate.

yes, i consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to train with a living legend of the MA. i was more lucky to have been given the "day off" from my family to be able to go LOL. i have not had the chance to attend many seminars, probably 10 so far since 1999, and 3 of them were Dr. Gyi's. i treasure my memories of training with him and of the material he shared.

The last time he was at my place I was able to spend around 11 hours with him talking, outside of the seminar.  That was an amazing experience.  

you are lucky! after the seminars were over, we would all sit and listen, ask about anything and he was very sharing of his time, knowledge and experiences.


I have been bugging him about promoting the book & DVD,  I think they did a one-shot print, with a limited number of copies.  We just wrapped up shooting for the Longi project late last year.  I'm in the process of cleaning up the photography for that book.  Cross your fingers.

- Moe

*crosses fingers, toes, hands, arms, and legs*


Martial Arts Topics / Letha/Dhanda Yoga
« on: January 23, 2006, 03:12:40 PM »

not sure if you remember me, but it's been a loooong time since the days of Sean M's forum, and Dave G's, with Kev, Vedo and a few others.

thank you for the info!! my first letha yoga seminar with Dr. Gyi was in 1999 and since then, there's always have been talk of him doing a book. hope he finishes it soon :-)

Martial Arts Topics / Hi, new member :) from Catalonia
« on: November 10, 2005, 12:50:14 PM »

your english is fine. welcome aboard!

not sure if you have seen these before, but for some DB photo technique sequences:

click on "Photos and Diagrams"


Martial Arts Topics / November Gathering! - Possible Matches
« on: November 10, 2005, 11:59:07 AM »
i recall many yrs ago, my first time reading/hearing about the MS is when Ajarn Salty Dog posted a text picture of the MS to Eskrima Digest. i have to check at home to see if i still have it saved - it was cool.

Martial Arts Topics / November Gathering! - Possible Matches
« on: November 10, 2005, 11:26:44 AM »

i had a space after the images/

Martial Arts Topics / November Gathering! - Possible Matches
« on: November 10, 2005, 10:06:40 AM »
Quote from: ryangruhn
Hey Marc!
  Curious, can you post some pictures of the kind you wish to fight with?  



i'm not Marc Scott, but they are like tonfa that are strapped to arms - from my limited understanding, they can also slide off and be used to hit with. watch out for those killer elbows ;-)

here's one pic:

the fighter on the left has them.

edit:  fixed link to pic

Martial Arts Topics / New on DVD!
« on: November 10, 2005, 10:00:29 AM »
excellent! although my training partner and i used a cc to order :-(

Martial Arts Topics / Hi
« on: August 09, 2005, 02:10:46 PM »

*bows deeply*

welcome aboard!     :-)

Martial Arts Topics / Hello to the DBMA forum
« on: August 09, 2005, 02:08:39 PM »
Quote from: sean_brandt

PS: Stickgrappler, I've always loved your website!

thank you! i just feel bad that i've not updated it in like 3 yrs. some great MA info from all over.  busier at work and in the, as they say in DBMA, Family Man stage of life, too busy to work on my site as well as surf the MA forums.

Quote from: iloilo44
Are there any elements or expressions of this art applied by Guru Marc Denny in the staff video?  Would there be any future seminars offerred of this unique art?




welcome to the forum :-)

i'm not Guro Crafty, but i'm pretty sure part of the Staff system in DBMA is based on GT Gaje's teachings.

fyi:  in the staff dvd preview, you will see GT Gaje and Guro Crafty's trip to the PI to train the staff.

Martial Arts Topics / Staff from around the world
« on: August 09, 2005, 01:39:50 PM »
Quote from: metis
download (200Mb) of the Mursi tribe:

The Mursi Tribe: The Day of the Donga

cool! thank you. if memory serves and Guro Crafty can confirm, the footage in the real contact stickfighting series was of the Donga?

Martial Arts Topics / Staff from around the world
« on: August 09, 2005, 01:36:39 PM »
Quote from: argyll
This is another page of staff related links:

There is a lot of overlap with the excellent list assembled by Stickgappler, but it also has some links to manufacturers.

Best regards,


cool! thank you. i did not have a lot of the other CMA and JMA styles linked. lots of dl'ing to do :-)

Martial Arts Topics / Stick/Cane from around the world
« on: August 02, 2005, 03:17:09 PM »
following up on the Staff from around the world thread, here are some Stick/Cane url's of manuals/techniques etc

Japanese Martial Arts

Yerkow's Stick Play chapter from his judo book -cane techniques - cane article - cane article

cane technique #1 from Goshin Ryu

cane technique #2 from Goshin Ryu

Korean Martial Arts

Canemasters - check their techniques section

Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace's site - cane

preview of Marc Tedeschi's huge book - cane

5 techniques provided by Master J.R. West at linked here cane technique cane article

Western Martial Arts

The "Walking Stick" Method of Self Defense written by Mr. H.G. Lang who was a British Officer of the Indian Police. It was written in 1923.

Irish Stick Fighting

The Great Stick A chapter on the great stick based on the French 'Le Baton" and the Italian "Baston" from ?Cold Steel? ? by Alfred Hutton 1889

The Stick Fighting Method of Pierre Vigny
barton-wright part 1

barton-wright part 2

Italian Stick Fencing By Gianluca Zanini essay

Self-Defence With A Cane By Justin Bonnafous A small article written in England during the early 1900s covering the combative use of the cane.

World War II/Military

the first 2 links work so far from


The Beginner's Guide to Using the Cane by Don Rearic

sorry, i don't have more time to post tonight, wanted to get the ball rolling, will have more tomorrow. also, i had some of Ralph Grasso's posts and photo scenario progressions (PSP) archived on my site, alas, i violated some TOS and that part of the site was taken down :-( when i have time, i will work on my site again and add those.

DB Forum's Staff from around the world thread

Martial Arts Topics / Please help me find a good video
« on: August 02, 2005, 12:09:18 PM »
cool - thank you for the link Pretty Kitty

this is cool -

i attended Guro Crafty's staff seminar hosted by Raw Dog and Guro Crafty forgot to bring the certificates lol

Martial Arts Topics / Tom 'The Whip' Meadows' new paladin press book...
« on: August 02, 2005, 11:43:31 AM »
when i used to have time to read Eskrima Digest, i recall Tom Meadow's posts on his experiences fighting Top Dog. i cannot wait to check out this book once excess cash is available.

Martial Arts Topics / Staff from around the world
« on: August 02, 2005, 11:40:16 AM »
i'm sure some of the forum members have seen these links before here and there. at Guro Crafty's suggestion, i will consolidate the links onto this thread. if anyone has any links not posted here, please feel free to add (i'm sure Sun Helmet and Spaddachino can add to this thread easily :-). without further ado:

Western Quarterstaff

George Silver's Paradoxes of Defence, 1598

Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence by George Silver

Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence by Joseph Swetnam's 1617 Part 1 (towards bottom of the webpage is the Staff section)

Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence by Joseph Swetnam's 1617 Part 2(first third of the webpage relates to staff)

(HTML)English Master of Defence OR, The Gentleman's Al-a-mode Accomplish By Zach Wylde, 1711

(PDF)English Master of Defence OR, The Gentleman's Al-a-mode Accomplish By Zach Wylde, 1711

Broadsword and Singlestick - with Chapters on Quarter-staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking Stick, Umbrella and other Weapons of Self Defence.", Allanson-Winn, R.G. and C. Phillipps-Wolley, London : George Bell & Sons. 1st edition, 1898.


A Brief History of the Quarterstaff by Frank Docherty

Frank Docherty interview

The Manly Art of Quarter-Staff Origins of a Victorian Combat Sport By Tony Wolf

Chinese Martial Arts

Luk Dim Boon Kwun (Yip Man)

Luk Dim Boon Kwun (Sum Nung)

The Weapons of Wing Chun Kuen By Robert Chu & Rene Ritchie (First published in Inside Kung-Fu, 99/07)

Weapons of Wing Chun Kung Fu by Curt James - Black Belt article

The Flying Dragon Tiger Gate System By Robert Chu (First published in Exotic Martial Arts of South East Asia, Spring 1999)

William Cheung - Weapons Training

San Kam's Pole Dummy Spread Through the Red Junk Historical Articles by Various - 'Translated' from 'I Am Mountain Man'

Luk Dim Boon Kwun (Jee Shim)

Wing Chun Dragon Pole Training-Got Power?, By Daniel O'Neill


Choy Li Fut Plum Blossom Spear and Staff Article by Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong INSIDE KUNG-FU MAGAZINE March 2003 Issue

Choy Li Fut Spear Column by Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong INSIDE KUNG-FU MAGAZINE March 2002 Issue

Choy Li Fut Staff Column by Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong INSIDE KUNG-FU MAGAZINE January 2002 Issue

The Flying Phoenix Kick By Stefan Verstappen Originally published in Inside Kung Fu Magazine April '01

Filipino Martial Arts

Dog Brothers Staff DVD preview

The Art Of Malayu Sibat by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje Jr.

there are loads more on the filipino/western/chinese/japanese/korean/brazilian (jogo du pau)/indian (silambim, Kalarippayattu, etc)/Canary Islands (there's even a thread in this forum on this as well as EJMAS)/etc. ..... for now, i will stop here, when i have time i will put up more. hope others will add to this thread. my predominant interest in staff is FMA (haven't found much in the past) and CMA and recently checking out the WMA, but again, the staff is probably one of the oldest weapons if not THE oldest.

i end this post with some sayings in the CMA, it is said that "the staff is the father of all weapons and the spear, the king of all weapons." and in WCK, it is said, "Gwun mo leung heung" (Pole does not make 2 sounds).

DB Forum's Stick/Cane from around the world thread

Martial Arts Topics / Greetings to all members!
« on: August 02, 2005, 08:37:50 AM »
Quote from: Crafty_Dog

SG please feel free to start a thread titled "Staff from around the world" and share with us these manuals.

The Adventure continues,
Crafty Dog

woof Guro Crafty,

am tied up with work for a bit. i will make a new thread as you suggested.

Martial Arts Topics / Tom 'The Whip' Meadows' new paladin press book...
« on: August 02, 2005, 08:21:30 AM »
...after finishing reading Guro Crafty's article on Kali Tudo in the new black belt, i flipped through the mag. what caught my eye was that Tom 'The Whip' Meadows has a book out on the whip with paladin press book...

ack! just spent money on the DB staff dvd and Los triques, and on my must-get books list is mark hewitt's catchwrestling book. now, i gotta add tom meadows' book.

for those that don't know, the fighter with the whip in real contact stickfighting v6 was tom meadows. anyone see/get this book yet?

Martial Arts Topics / Greetings to all members!
« on: August 02, 2005, 06:46:25 AM »
Quote from: Silver_Mongoose
I recognized quite a few Jo-type techniques from the DBMA "Staff" preview.  I just might get me a copy.

butchering what Bruce Lee said, but basically we only have 2 arms and 2 legs and they have a finite amount of motion angles due to our body structure. so no surprise if techniques look similar. you learned aikijo first, therefore, DB staff looks like that to you. ask someone else and they say, i see some kobudo in it if say they were a kobudo student. etc. so no surprise :-) we apply new experiences through our lenses and based on our previous experience interpret from that previous experience's viewpoint.


Right now, I'm researching Irish stickfighting and other martial ways of using walking canes.

there are loads of online manuals relating to staff and walking canes. if you need, i will go through my favorites and find them for you should you need (or any others). i'm sure you have seen ken pfenger's (sp?) bata site.

Martial Arts Topics / Please help me find a good video
« on: August 02, 2005, 06:41:30 AM »
Quote from: sting
There is also Surf Dog's video "Filipino Stick Fighting" available from

whoa! i did not know Surf Dog had a vid.

Martial Arts Topics / Please help me find a good video
« on: July 28, 2005, 12:18:40 PM »
the first set of DB vids are geared towards solo training except for #6 (fights), #5 (stickgrappling) and half of #4 (thrusts, punyos) but overall, this is an excellent set to work off of, i made a one hr workout "swing along with Top Dog" vid and used to work out to that.

another set i like is the late PG Edgar Sulite's Lameco vids - i forget the exact names, but he has a 2 vid set on single stick, double stick, and 1 on stick and knife. they are published by Unique.

there are loads more, but those are the ones i really like and recommend to anyone.

Martial Arts Topics / New Staff DVD
« on: July 28, 2005, 12:14:02 PM »
the clip looks awesome, i cannot wait to see this.

my training partner and i are going half and half on this and he will be placing the order soon WOOHOO!

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