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Martial Arts Topics / East Coast Krabi-Krabong Camp June 27 & 28
« on: April 13, 2009, 06:24:50 AM »
<Posted with permission of Guro Crafty>
East Coast Krabi-Krabong Camp
with Ajarn Steve Wilson (aka; Chalambok)
We will be hosting Ajarn Wilson in East Greenwich, Rhode Island to hold a Krabi-Krabong camp on June 27th & 28th.
(For those of you not familiar with Krabi Krabong, it's the Thai weapons system that Muay Thai descended from.)

This will be a rare opportunity for those of you on the East coast:
2 Days of quality instruction with Ajarn Steve Wilson
Learn authentic Krabi-Krabong from the leader of Buddhai Swan Krabi
Krabong lineage in North America.
Master Wilson is a rare individual. Trained at the prestigious
Buddhai Swan School of Sword Fighting in Thailand, he is the highest ranked
practitioner in North America. He is an excellent and patient teacher
and he is an outstanding source of Knowledge. I count myself as Extremely fortunate to have studied privately with him.
The camp will be held at the Battleground Training Center,
461 Main Street, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. 02818
Fee: $150 for both days, $80 for one day of training.
Time: Planning 9:00 - 4:00 both days.

We have a large gym, but due to the nature of some of the drills, we will be covering a lot of ground. With that in mind,
we will need to keep attendance to about 20 participants so please contact me to reserve a spot as soon as you can if
you're planning to attend.
Everyone is welcome. This is a great introductory seminar or if you
are an advanced practitioner it is a great opportunity to work with
one of the best in the art.
Email: william at mongrelcombativearts dot com

Martial Arts Topics / Re: KALI TUDO (tm) Article
« on: February 13, 2009, 03:25:09 AM »

I’m looking forward to checking these out…especially the KT clinch material. I’ve been training Thai & FMA for a while now and I find that they blend together very well. I especially like the FMA footwork/angling/open hand to get into the clinch. Then using a combination of the two striking, flowing, locking, unbalancing, and throwing. Also used in conjunction with hip/body torqueing and close range PT side stepping to unbalance the opponents structure and deliver blows  and/or counters.

Fun stuff……I think I’m drooling a little.  :-D :wink:


Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm): The Running Dog Game
« on: February 06, 2009, 06:03:06 AM »
Are you saying that is what is up on their site now?!?  URL please!!!

That was just a toungue in cheek comment by me. But Kali-Tudo is still listed in the "Style" section.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm): The Running Dog Game
« on: February 06, 2009, 02:22:37 AM »

Kali-Tudo - This system was originally created in Indonesia and south eastern Asia. Kali-Tudo was first brought to America by Dog Brothers martial arts,

Ah yes, I remember reading about it in one of Donn Draeger's Books. :roll:


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: February 05, 2009, 01:09:13 PM »
One of my previous instructors also taught Silat and worked the Sarong with us on a number of occasions. It could be deceptively effective and actually a lot of fun to long as your the one working the techniques. :evil: I liked it but at the time treated it more like something good to know but not likely to use.

Here in the frigid New England winter it's much more likely to be useable if you're wearing a good scarf. That's why I still play with it. Just make sure it's a tight knit one where the fabric isn't very stretchy (Did I just use the word "stretchy"?).


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:14:11 AM »

One of my students (LEO) recently sent me a copy of "For Your Safety: The Updated Book of Concealed or Unusual Weapons". It includes a lot of unusual weapons, many that probably wouldn't pop up on most peoples radar. Cycling is one of the tools I use for training so this one popped out to me. It probably wouldn't occur to most civillians or LEO's that the seat tube of a bike is concealing a dangerous weapon. With a quick release seat collar this thing could be brought out in a flash...cumbersome, but dangerous.


This "Bike Seat Dagger" was discovered by an officer
on the New Haven, Connecticut PD after a
suspected gangbanger abandoned his bicycle and fled
during a street stop. The "dagger" consists of a 10-inch piece of solid steel,
machined down to a spear-like point and then welded to
the end of the bicycle seat post. It is easily concealed
when the seat post is clamped in place in the bike's
vertical seat-post tube.

PS: Sorry, system won't let me up-load the pictures.

PPS: Sorry CD, I had done a search on "Improvised weapons" and came up emty so I started the thread.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: February 04, 2009, 08:02:24 AM »
Well, after living my life up until last year with no real worries, physically and mentally, I came very close to dieing when my appendix unexpectedly ruptured. After a long recovery and a couple of setbacks I'm finally getting back to fighting shape. With that being said....

I'm grateful every morning when I wake up to spend another day with my family whom I dearly love.

Live each and every day.

Best regards,

Martial Arts Topics / Re: KT2 Pre-Order now!
« on: February 04, 2009, 06:58:29 AM »
Nice! Thanks for the heads up.


Martial Arts Topics / Awesome!!!
« on: July 15, 2003, 08:30:20 PM »
That sums up Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje's and Maginoo-Mandala Tim Waid's
gathering in Rhode Island. We had many well respected martial artists from New England and other states come to participate and share in the experience. Everyone was blown away by Tuhons in-depth knowledge and his willingness to share the no-nonsense combative structures of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali with us. We are already planning the next gathering of Pekiti-Tirsia in New England with Grand Tuhon Gaje and Mandala Tim Waid. In conjunction with fellow Pekiti Pitbulls, we will make this an annual grand tour.

Thank you to all who came and shared in the experience. It was the first....the first of many more to come.

Pekiti-Tirsia is alive and on the move in New England!!!

William Schultz
New England Pekiti-Tirsia Pitbulls

Martial Arts Topics / Benefits struggle for Filipino Vets
« on: July 07, 2003, 08:25:55 PM »
On a slightly tangential note, I would recommend the book Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides.

I wholeheartedly second that. I picked up a copy when I was stuck in Minnesota immediately after 9/11. Once I started, I couldn't put it down.

Unfortunately I lent it out and have yet to get it back. :x  :evil:


Martial Arts Topics / "Energy" drills and real contact stick fighting
« on: June 20, 2003, 05:53:05 AM »
Though I agree with alot of the so called alive or "functional training", it's not a new concept. They have just been good at getting it out to a wide audience. The Dog Brothers were not the first to fight full contact with minimal gear, but they have done a great job of showing the benefits to a wider audience and turn around alot of peoples ideas on training.

You hear alot of yaking about drills being no good these days, but I disagree. They have their place. They are good for teaching flow, footwork, offensive and counter-offensive mechanics. The problem arises when people get stuck in the drills and don't try it out in real time. Then false assumptions about combat effectivness are born. You have to get out there and see if you can make it work. it is you feedback for the drills and training you have been doing. Even if it's only on an occasional basis, at least you get a taste of reality to work from. A tool box full is tools is fine but if you don't know how to use them for real, you can't fix anything. Drills help you develop the tools, sparring/fighting shows you how to use them.


Martial Arts Topics / A reminder...
« on: June 13, 2003, 10:01:39 AM »
Just a reminder for the upcoming Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Seminar featureing Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje in Rhode Island on July 12th & 13th. Space is filling up so get your self registered if you plan to attend.

Hope to see some of you there,


Martial Arts Topics / any ever train in fencing?
« on: June 05, 2003, 02:13:50 PM »

I'd like to know more about your fencing experiences, as well as your opinions concerning the sport. I, too, train in FMA, and so I think it would be interesting to compare notes.

Well, I have no formal training in fencing, so I don't really have any too many comments about the sport itself. Only that from what I've seen, a lot of it has become pretty unrealistic from a combative stand point.
We got into the fencing through one of our members who had some formal fencing training. We approached it from an FMA combative mindset. While playing it from a realistic stand point, we soon discovered that it was great for developing timing, footwork, blade awareness/tracking, and offensive/counter-offensive reflexes (plus it's just a heck of a lot of fun). All targets are allowed and we move however we like. We like to use the heavier practice Saber and daggers. They don't whip much at all and you can feel it when you take a hit. We started with heavy clothing/jackets and then moved to basically t-shirts and shorts or light pants. This way we knew for sure if we took a hit and adjusted our technique accordingly. We started out with Saber & dagger then branched out to single and double sabers, single and double daggers, and even some saber and shield fighting. We match up weapons and fought miss-matched as well.

When fighting saber & dagger, the importance of the dagger becomes immediately apparent in the ability to deflect and parry incoming attacks. Also from an offensive stand point in attacking parries. Much of the time the defensive parry is nothing more than a flick of the wrist...which saved my ass many a time. Also, an opponent is much less likely to try and crash in when you have a dagger waiting in your rear hand.

Footwork is always very important. The speed of fencing in this manner just drives that point home. Another point is that many times, insanely simple techniques prove to be highly effective. Many times I'll gauge my opponents attack and from a high line, just let my blade fall directly down onto their weapon hand/arm as they advance (and I retreat slightly off-line). Most effective on thrusting attacks but can be effective against slashes with good footwork.

On aggressive attacking opponents, I'm a pretty good on the counter-attack so I don't mind if a person is real aggressive and presses. We had one guy who would immediately attack and just keep pressing, you just use your footwork and let him tire out and get sloppy before you go for him. Many times I'll use feighnts and set-ups to draw people into attacking.

I find that the attributes that are developed through fencing carry over directly to my other training. It's a lot of fun and a darn good aerobic work out. The one thing to keep in mind is to play it realistically. Acknowledge hits and what they would have done if you were using real blades. Train to hit without being hit.

Sorry for the slight rambling but I was in a bit of a hurry.


Martial Arts Topics / New Student Question
« on: June 02, 2003, 11:27:02 AM »
This is a list of equipment that should allow you to train and spar (weapon & open hand) at different intensities. Here it is in no
particular order:

*Head gear: fencing mask, head guard, and heavier helmet--Here is a link to a couple of helmets that I modified for different levels of fighting.
Also, Tripplette makes a very good and affordable fencing mask. A little heavier then the old screen door types that Crafty loves so much, but still very workable.

*Street Hockey gloves (Hockey gloves are ok, but have limited mobility
IMHO). Batting gloves. Lacrosse gear can be utilized as well.

*Boxing gloves 10oz - 16oz., head gear, bags etc...

*Rattan Sticks (I prefer 31"x1"+  but what ever your comfortable with), Staff,
and quarter staff. (I play around with some synthetic ones as well--Acetyl rod).

*Training knives (rattan/aluminum and rubber).Sharkie makes a good plastic trainers. (see Edges2).

*Aluminum long blade/s (Ginunting, Barong, Kampilan,Bolo etc...)

*Eye protection.

*Thai Pads, Focus pads.

*Shin pads (if you like), Belly pad.

*Wrist guards (Lameco Int. makes good ones. I have some leather ones with
large metal staples that sit flush in the leather, kind of looks like diamond
plate, that are made for the paper industry that works well- a lot cheaper

*Elbow and knee pads: Soft & hard shell.

*An R4 Rapier with a Dianamo training Saber Blade, and a D4 Dagger with the
extra strong Blade. We use for Kali Fencing.
Excellent for developing blade awareness footwork and quick
reflexes.  Available from Triplette Competition Arms.

*Krabi-Krabong Swords (real and training) if you are interested in playing
some KK. Some of the KK works in real well into the FMA.
Training blade:
Real blades: Tic & Tac used to sell the real ones but their site has been down the last few times I have been there.

Anyway, this is a some of the equipment I like to carry around.

Guro William
Mongrel Combative Arts
Rhode Island Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Assoc.

Woof Crafty,

I'll keep a copy of that on file. Very good.

I have tried contacting the USPDTA to see if they will provide me with info on how they would propose to structure government licensing and a national registration system for martial artists.

I'll let you know if they get back to me.


I was looking over the United States Police Defensive Tactics Association (USPDTA) web site this morning. A couple of points in their list (see below) of organizational goals caught my eye.

The USDPTA was created in 1979 with the intention of unifying law enforcement officers across the country. We have grown in the ranks of officers and certified police instructors to its present status as the largest training organization of its kind in the United States. USPDTA is currently increasing its efforts to expand across the United States as well as internationally. Our goals include the following:

1) To create a national standard for law enforcement training in defensive tactics.

2) To set national standards for law enforcement instructors.

3) To assist law enforcement agencies in upgrading their departmental training efforts by serving as a resource for improving officer capabilities in responding to threat situations, thus also reducing the potential liabilities which may result from inappropriate actions during a conflict or violent situation.

4) By creating a networking system in which law enforcement officers, organizations, and affiliates can discuss mutual problems, improve training and receive instruction in the latest defensive techniques from around the country.

5) To create a national registration system for martial artists that is backed by a law enforcement organization.

6) To establish government licensing for martial art schools and instructors.

USPDTA will continue to fulfill these goals by increasing the availability of national seminars, clinics, and training courses to be taught at the convenience of the individual law enforcement agencies wishing to upgrade the quality of their services and training.

I certainly would support points 1 - 4. Points 5 & 6 are what caught my eye. Is anyone familiar with their activity in regards to points 5 & 6? How they would propose to structure, and whom would over see such a system?


I have had a number of requests for airport information, so I'll add it here.

TF Green airport in Providence (actually Warwick) is about 15 minutes from
the seminar location. The most likely alternative is Logan airport in
Boston (about an hour+ drive). Both of the Hotels listed above are within minutes of TF Green & the seminar location.


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