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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali Fitness on DVD ?
« on: May 13, 2008, 08:02:33 AM »
Hi Maxx,

Kali Fitness is fine but you can do it yourself...
Basically, take any stick or ground drill, set a 2 or 3 minute round timer with 30 or 60 seconds in between (good time for pushups or situps) and you have a workout customized to the drills YOU want to work on.
Do this for 12 rounds and yeah, you'll sweat and burn. Have fun!


I am looking to add something more in. I am already into pretty hardcore conditioning. If it makes you work HARD and feel like your going to throw up  :-D I am in.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 12, 2008, 11:56:16 AM »
Today I am grateful that I woke up. It's not alot but if I didnt wake up then that would be pretty bad.  :|

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali Fitness on DVD ?
« on: May 12, 2008, 08:26:09 AM »
Is it just Cardio type? Does it make you sweat and burn?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Empty hand questions.
« on: May 09, 2008, 01:00:01 PM »
I prefer the Grab, Pin against a object and hitting the person alot with Haymakers, UpperCuts and hooks..Then a toss to the ground  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Kali Fitness on DVD ?
« on: May 09, 2008, 12:00:14 PM »
Anyone have this Dvd or know anything about it?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Empty hand questions.
« on: May 09, 2008, 10:01:03 AM »
 Where on the dog brothers site can you buy that video?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: sean sherk vs. bj penn
« on: May 07, 2008, 02:49:56 PM »
Sean Sherk is a awesome fighter but BJ Penn is off the hook as well. I am gonna go with Tank Abbot on this one LOL!   :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / New Work Out To Try
« on: May 07, 2008, 08:54:14 AM »
I have a new training log that I put together and I hope these ideas are something that other's find to be of use. So here is a new one to try.

I rather like this one because it builds up alot of face paced movement and motion and also adds in Alot of the DBMA power shots into the work out that Guide Dog has been showing me.

1) Jump Rope ( Weighted Jump Rope) (10 x 100)
2) Sit Ups ( 10 x 30 )
3) Push Ups ( 10 x 10 + / 10 is the min your should do but attempt to push it..Clean push ups are better then sloppy pushing)
4) Ezcurl Bar 10 x 10 @ 30lbs Plus Bar ( Fast and Clean)
5) Upright Rows ( 10 x 10 @ 35 lbs Grip weight) again..Fast and Clean
6) Bent Over rows - Switch right to the bent over from the Upright  ( 10 x 10 )
7) Clean & Press ( 10 x 10 @ 30lbs Plus Bar ( Fast and Clean)
8 ) Kali Power Shots Both right and left side ( 10 x 10 ) ( You can work stick and then switch to knife and throw in some Kali Open Hand)

Do one station right after the other. I know the sets are rather high for a begining person so please lower the sets..Or you can pound it out to 5 then take a 2 min break and then hit it again for the last 5.

Have Fun!

Martial Arts Topics / Circuit Ideas.
« on: May 02, 2008, 12:39:37 PM »
Circuit Ideas.

I have been having alot of success and results with this one Training set that I do to start out my week. I thought I would throw it down for anyone who was interested. I usually use this On Monday and Saturday. Wen, Friday and Sunday are something totally different.

Jump Rope a total of 100 times (repeat 4 times) After you finish the first set of 100, Drop down and hit 25 push ups (Repeat 4 times) When you hit the 25 push ups. Move to a Clean and Press (50lbs or higher) and smash out 10 reps. Repeat this 4 times , One right after the other.

Next. Same amount of Jump Ropes. Replace the Push Ups with Dips and replace the Clean and Press with Squats. Total of 4 sets for each station

Next - SledgeHammer Tires and Sit Ups.  I hit the tire with the sledge hammer 100 reps then drop and do weighted sit ups for a total of 40 ( as as many as you can do) Repeat these 4 times. ( Sledge, Then Situps and back to sledge)

Finally move to Kali Drills. I like to start off hitting the swinging tire with a 30 inch Steel pipe the same thickness as a Kali Stick, So I suggest if you try this to do the same. I swing power shots 50 on the right, 50 on the left and then drop and hit Non weighted sit ups, fast to 30 and reapeat the process 4 times..Then move to Kali drills Knife or stick on the bag and tire and when you start to max out hit the sit ups again for a total of another 4 sets.

The end should be a guerrilla card dash, I usually take around the block.

This really helped with my Kali Game and My other Work outs I blend in Empty Hand and ground work along with the exercises. Hope this helps anyone.  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Case Study: Bystanders doing nothing...
« on: May 01, 2008, 08:42:09 AM »
Oh man that made me kinda pissed. I like how nobody threw a running captain kirk kick to his guys head! I can only think of one thing I would have done right off the bat. Picked up a hard object like a brick, Rock, Tire Iron and did the mad dash at high speed and brained this guys right in his head...

I saw a guy there with a stick and he stood there. He should have done a couple mad run bys with it and aimed it at this guys head.

If that does not work..Break the damn broom stick and shove the sharp end into the guy.

I don't know why I watched that , Cause now it just ruined my day

Martial Arts Topics / Guide Dog's Class.
« on: April 28, 2008, 03:19:45 PM »
I can't get over how well Guide Dog took us though his Class on Sunday. I never get a feeling like I wasted my morning.  I walked away AGAIN not only feelings accomplished at what he was showing us of DBMA but I also had a chance to meet some really great folks and a place to go (Close) and practice some Grappling at.

Bryan, Thank you again for the wonderful experiance and if any of the guys from there are on this site please drop me private message.

To others...If you guys are in the Chino Hills area or surrounding area's. It would be time well spent if you contact Guide dog and he hopefully has room or time to fit you in!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: At UFC 83 in Montreal
« on: April 26, 2008, 10:59:41 PM »
Hi everyone!

Peregrine, I think Sakuraba was a Japanese pro wrestler before becoming involved in MMA... make of that what you will, but he turned out to be pretty bad ass!

As for the wrestling/bjj discussion going on, I have a couple thoughts. I train bjj under Jeff Rockwell and can honestly say that his class has added miles to my stick grappling game. Many of the other people in the kali class (I train under Dog Ryan Gruhn by the way) don't train grappling on the side, and if I go full on it feels like I am cheating sometimes. Mostly I tone things down and try and let them work. I try and give them helpful hints, and break things down as simply as possible so they can progress and learn too. If they get better at stick grappling then I have to get better at stick grappling right? I just wish some of the wrestlers in bjj understood this. With them it is win win win all the time. Some of them do get it, and they have been very helpful. They have solved some problems I was having with certain positions and given me more options. As for the ones that don't get it... i just tap early, and let them have their win from a sloppy choke that cranks my neck. They are only hurting their own training.

I would like to hear how people have applied the various grappling arts inside of the contexts of stick grappling, but this is perhaps the subject of a new thread.

To answer that question for myself. I added BJJ (NO GI) grappling to my stick fighting but I don't use anything that would train me to put someone in a position to bite me. I also don't jump up and wrap my legs around the person. Thats a GREAT way to have someone smash you into the pavement.

My friends and I train in it for where it is gonna go down and that on the pavement. So when we grappling we do it on Pavement and let me tell you...there are only a few things that you can really pull off on the street grappling wise that will allow you to do what you need to do and hopefully not get kicked in the head by the persons friend while you are rolling around on the ground.

But back on point...BJJ and Good Old Fashion American street grappling goes into my Kali.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: At UFC 83 in Montreal
« on: April 23, 2008, 04:22:11 PM »
I grew up on the Border Of East LA. I got my grappling training there. It was called getting Jumped!  :-D :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stickfighting on ESPN TV April 22
« on: April 23, 2008, 08:22:53 AM »
I am looking forward to seeing it.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 27? 28-29 DBMA Camp with Guro Crafty
« on: April 18, 2008, 10:33:23 AM »
I am down for three days.. If I am invited  :-D

Good to know! They should actually sell the episode.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Telescopic Batons
« on: April 10, 2008, 12:07:01 PM »
Well I got my Telescopic Baton from J and L and I went out in my home gym and started messing with it and going though drills. Needless to say that I would never..Ever..Want to get hit with this thing. The problem is everything is going for this thing. Its made out of Some really super hard steel. It has some massive impact speed and everything is weighted in the handle so you can move this thing around with unholy speed.

The whole item is steel all the way down to the handle so Punyo work would be really Devastating.

Oh..And the Handle is a non slip rubber compound grip..So this thing is not going anywhere.

I tried all the above concernes..I swung it hard hitting my tire and bag and it never collapsed in. It actually seemed like it was harder to get to close back in on itself lol!

You can also by some really cool attachements to put on the end of your baton.

1) a LED light
2) a steel Punch
3) A wrist lock
4) a look around mirror
And some other crazy toys.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Telescopic Batons
« on: April 04, 2008, 12:17:05 PM »
And on that note. I would love to get my hands on a 30-31' Komegong Stick but I only find them on 26-28

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Telescopic Batons
« on: April 04, 2008, 11:12:30 AM »
I was just talking about home use. I always wanted one and I don't plan on taking it outside my house.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Telescopic Batons
« on: April 04, 2008, 08:34:46 AM »
So then they have great reviews?
Rio. You used to be a Police Officer, Correct?
You never had a bad experiance and can they take a impact and put one out?

Martial Arts Topics / Telescopic Batons
« on: April 03, 2008, 06:13:46 PM »
I just picked up a 26 inch Telescopic Asp Baton. I was wondering if anyone has any experiance with one and are they even worth using in self defence?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: training equipment sudgestions
« on: April 03, 2008, 11:44:14 AM »
Nope. I just use the bone in my head!  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: training equipment sudgestions
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:59:24 AM »
You can also check the online store here on Dog Brothers. They have some pretty cool stuff as well.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: training equipment sudgestions
« on: April 02, 2008, 08:09:58 AM »
There you go. Low lives hard at work again. I really hate thieves.

Has some cool gloves, Sticks and other types of Kali Gear

Also has some nice deals.

Hope that helps.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Judo = Hurts
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:03:17 AM »
It was a fun experiance. I was just out there with those guys to cross train. I do see alot of holes in Judo using it for street defence but the same goes for alot of Sport Fighting going over to the street.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:01:34 AM »
herrero, I know what you are saying. I was making a comment in referance to the fact that it seems like you were saying that everyone in certain countries has it so well that they would not have to turn towards fighting in order to gain some money.

As for Kids fighting Mma at young ages.

I have a Son who is going to be 11 and I have a Daughter who is 2. I teach my son alot of Kali, Silat and Boxing/Mma. I only teach him a small portion of Grappling. The kind that gets you off the ground and back to your feet in a street fight.

He said he wants to get more serious about it when he is about 15 and maybe enter some fights. I told him I thought that was not a good idea till her was 18.

I think if you are old enough to go die in a war for the man. You are old enough to be in a cage fight.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 28, 2008, 09:03:35 PM »
Yes..I am saying that some People Like my Grandfather were so poor that he had to roll knuckles in New York for alittle extra cash. Then he was so poor he had to join up in the Army and go fight in ww2 to earn money...

I am sure I am not the only one who has had or has family that are poor and who had to have a good dust up for extra money.

That is if you come from a family that was like that..

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 28, 2008, 08:21:47 AM »
Some people in This country ( America ) Probably are pretty poor where they would have to fight on the streets.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 27, 2008, 11:01:18 AM »
I think they should have maybe not covered the Kids saying. " I like it cause I get to go in there and beat the other kid up" Even though we know that's some of the fun factor..The Media will use that to make it look like something its not.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 27, 2008, 08:16:06 AM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 4/20 Guro Crafty at Surf Dog's in Hemet, CA
« on: March 24, 2008, 09:05:24 PM »
This is awesome and not to far away from me..And I think Rio as well!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Anyone have any good Circuit Ideas for home
« on: March 22, 2008, 09:08:17 AM »
Just Started This one and it kicks ass

Sledge Hammer Tires 6 sets of 100

Squat Press and slam the 50lbs tire 6 sets of 10

Burst Crunches 6 sets of 30

I will do one set of 100 tires then move on to a set of tire slams then on to the crunches..Repeat

After those I move on to kali drills. 4 songs on my ipod total before moving on to the next. 2 full songs no stop hitting the tire with a steel Pipe Measured out to a Largo Mano stick. Hitting from all angles and flow...3 song I move onto Rattan and what C-Guide Dog showed me..And the Last song Drills with my brand new awesome Gijo Iron wood fighting stick that I got from a great site and a great person over at

This work out has been great so far...But before I start it I do about 5 excersises and 1 Super set of Bicep stuff..To balance everything out. The biceps are for my Lady  :mrgreen:

I will be working on a work out today that I will post up.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: March 21, 2008, 10:56:09 AM »
Serra determined to silence critics

Posted by Gareth A. Davies on 21 Mar 2008  at 11:42

Mixed martial artist Matt Serra, Long Island wunderkind, UFC world title holder at 170lbs, is peeved. Seriously peeved. He beat Georges St-Pierre, one of the UFC's most popular fighters, in a first round KO to earn the title almost a year ago, and yet the critics are questioning his credentials.

Look as close as you like, is his theory at present. He'll prove it all over again in Montreal on April 19, when the pair face each other once more in the Octagon.
Last November, fighting was the last thing on his mind after two herniated discs in his back forced him to withdraw from his UFC 79 bout with Matt Hughes.
"When you can't get out of a chair or out of bed and your wife is helping you put your socks and shoes on, of course, negative things pop into your head."
Serra knows he will have to be at his best against St-Pierre, whom he defeated a year ago. St-Pierre has come strong since, with triumphs over Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes.
Serra explained: "It is like that first fight (against St-Pierre) never, ever happened. It is crazy! Last year may have been an upset but, believe me, it was no fluke."
Critics have said the first round KO was a lucky punch. "What is a 'lucky punch'? Who do these people think I was trying to punch in the face if not Georges? Seriously - where did the luck come into it? I got him hurt and didn't let him off the hook. Seriously, you tell me, if you aim at something, and then hit it time and time again, was it luck or did you just do what you were trying to do?
"Whether or not people think I am going to win this fight or not, that's fine, it is all about opinion and I respect that. But what's not a matter of opinion is that I beat GSP last April."
Why, then, is his record underrated? "I'm not a guy who blames anyone or anything but himself for a loss, I don't make excuses and I don't let other makes excuses for me.
"I've learned from my losses, from my mistakes. I learned in the Karo Parisyan fight not to jump in and ruin my own work. I hurt him bad - I don't think he's ever been hurt like that while standing - but I went a bit crazy trying to get him out of there and wound up getting gassed out and he beat me on points because I couldn't do anything in the last round. I learned from that and when I had GSP hurt I didn't go crazy, I picked my shots."
Serra reflects. "Looking back, if I'd beat Karo I'd probably have got a title shot too early. Instead I got to go on TUF and then get the title shot when I was ready.
"Look at my losses - who dominated me? Who kicked my butt? No-one. I've never got beat like I beat GSP. All my losses were close or I was winning the fight and got caught. I took my licks and came back better, no excuses, I came back."
Serra, who may yet get the chance within the next 12 months to fight in New York, as UFC work to set up a commission in the state and develop sanctioning facilities there, knows, however, that he will be treading on glass in the Lion's Den in Montreal, with 22,000 fans baying like a pack for local hero St-Pierre.
"I've fought in pressure fights and I've fought when it seemed the whole world was on my shoulders. Let me tell you - this is not one of those fights!
"No-one is even talking about this as a fight, just an occasion with 22,000 fans watching GSP win 'his' title back. All the pressure is on GSP. He has to live up to all this bull about himself, he has to step into the Octagon with a man who KO'd him last time. I'm fighting a guy I beat inside one round. Where's the pressure?
"No-one is looking at me to do anything, for whatever reason, so there's zero pressure on me. I can't wait. What are people going to say when I beat him again. Do I become the god of MMA then? Or will people then pretend both fights didn't exist and didn't happen? A lot of people are going to look very stupid after I beat him again."

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Need an opinion
« on: March 19, 2008, 09:39:16 PM »
To hell with Maul..I want to arm bar Luke skywalker for having such terrible 70's hair  :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Need an opinion
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:49:40 PM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Need an opinion
« on: March 19, 2008, 12:33:33 PM »
Seems like a more "My Dad will kick your dads Ass"

Martial Arts Topics / Training DBMA/Kali with C-Guide Dog
« on: March 15, 2008, 09:28:19 AM »
This is for the Lurkers, Soon to be's and the very interested.

I had a training session with Bryan "C-Guide Dog" Stoops Thursday night and I would have to say with all Honesty it was one of the best experiances I have had in my training in Kali. He showed me DBMA "Power" , One for One and a host of items that will allow me to improve my game..OH and not to mention helped me understand "The Gatherings" better. The Explaination on what to expect was just as Valuable as the training.

I was also shocked when I was taught that I had some holes that needed to be closed and I was glad it was pointed out and the explanation on how to do things was clear and understandable.

Fighting at gatherings has been a long time goal and C-Guide Dog now knows that but I was always alittle shaky on the whole thing. I didnt have the right questions and I was not able to find the right answers.

I am a Apprentice Instructor in Kali but what does that really mean? I really was not sure if I could carry myself into The Gathering with that.

Training Thursday with Bryan really started to answer my questions and even brought up some new ones and actually put my mind at ease ,I look forward to training with him again and listening to great drumming music while we train! (I need that cd  :wink: )

Thank you Bryan.

So for the people who want to fight at a gathering and have question about the what to expect. I suggest you find yourself a DB or someone who fought at a gathering and ask them all the questions you need to ask. From my experiance it seems they are willing to help you out  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thoughts on Dog Brothers 'Power' DVD
« on: March 15, 2008, 09:04:09 AM »
I found a brand new mega tire. The Kind you see on the oversized lifted trucks here in Cali. I found it in a field while I was walking 3 of my pitts. I had to somehow wrestle with my dogs and roll this tire! That was a work out in its own but it was well worth it.

I am about to go get my tired changed and the tired on my GF car changed that 8 sets of tires that I will have access to. If anyone lives in or close to my area and wants a couple let me know. :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Liner lock issues
« on: March 13, 2008, 10:05:40 AM »
Reason why I go with Emerson Knives and now the Syperco Shivworks. Their knives don't have that problem and I am pretty sure Cold Steel does not either.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Anyone have any good Circuit Ideas for home
« on: March 10, 2008, 12:53:25 PM »
Rest Period for biceps. Training them Monday and Friday. Looking for advice on that Rest period.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Filipino martial arts schools near Whittier?
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:27:52 AM »
If you are not interested in the JKD thing and just right up FMA..Antillo ( is in the 909 and on the weekends you can team up with Master "toper" Rickets from Ilustrisimo trains up in west covina and I am now just started to team up with Bryan " c-Guide Dog" Stoops and he is a really awesome guy. He is also in the area.

 If you are looking for a sparring partner in your area you can come up and fight with us. I am close to your area.  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2-4 day DBMA Camp with Guro Crafty
« on: March 07, 2008, 05:58:58 PM »
Maxx,"....... I think I need to take my Toyama Ryu Remei Honbu and we should battle!"

I'll go get my Hakama!! :lol:....though I'm sure I'll get thrashed as I only started class a couple years back, and yes, I'm still practicing.

lol! Don't worry, I started a couple back to under Masaji Saito Sensei. Though it would make for a interesting Fight at a Gathering  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2-4 day DBMA Camp with Guro Crafty
« on: March 06, 2008, 05:41:53 PM »
Hi Bruno,
I'm based in Oakland CA.
My primary arts are Visayan Corto Kadena Eskrima of maestro Sonny Umpad, and Gao style Bagua Zhang from Luo De Xiu of Taipei. I also practice Toyama Ryu Battodo under Sensei Mike Esmialzadeh aswell as Chen Pan Ling and Wu style Tai Chi. I used to foil fence as a kid, and honestly all edged weapon arts make me happy :-D
The first time I noticed Venezuelan martial arts was an article in The Journal of Asian Martial Arts, can't remember which issue I'm afraid. The photos showed some cool hand switching, nice and deceptive.....I'd be interested in learning more about it for sure.

Toyama Ryu Battodo ..Military sword huh?  I think I need to take my Toyama Ryu Remei Honbu and we should battle!

You still in practice?


Please don't get me in trouble  :-D.  It's "Candidate Guide Dog".  I can't say enough about Sensei Roy Harris in San Diego.  He is a great teacher, a good man, and he has an amazing attention to detail.  If you are looking into Illustrisimo, you might keep an eye on what's going on at the Harris Academy in San Diego.  Guro Crafty's comment about Lameco is also something you should look into.  I have a few of (sadly, the late) PG Edgar Sulite's tapes.  Good stuff.


Oooppps...Sorry Mister "Candidate Guide Dog".    :wink:   

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Self-Defense Law
« on: March 02, 2008, 09:18:49 PM »
@ boomvark - Sorry if it sounded like I was negative assumptions about your judgement. I did not mean to come off as a @$$hole, If it seems that way I Apologize.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Self-Defense Law
« on: March 02, 2008, 06:31:36 PM »
@ Marc
   I am sure that Mister Ayoob is good at what he does but we all know that nobody in the legal world can give you a forsure amount of information when it comes to what Self Defence , A Fight and Combat is esp. when you have to take into account of everyones look into what went down and how it went down.

Am I wrong for looking at it that way and finding out for sure people local laws?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: n00b, de-lurking
« on: March 02, 2008, 10:01:58 AM »
I have never Hear of Ayoob  , but I will ask one simple question: is he a lawyer?

If the answer to the question is "no," then what are you doing listening to him for legal advice?
Would you go to a commercial real estate developer if you needed open-heart surgery? If he is a lawyer, then my next question is: "in what jurisdictions is he licensed to practice?" Unless the answer to that question is "all 50 states and the District of Columbia and territory of Puerto Rico (which would be a REALLY neat trick)," I would confine his area of expertise to where he is licensed and where he has practiced law. Emphasis on PRACTICED law.

The law is not something you can pigeonhole, especially for something as complex as "self defense." Add a weapon to the mix and you are really moving on thin ice.

You want legal advice on self defense in your jurisdiction? Go talk to a licensed attorney who deals with criminal law in your jurisdiction. Pay for a consultation (although many criminal defense attorneys give free consults). It will be an hour well spent.


@ Tom guthrie - I was once put in a situation when I was younger with a couple friends of mine and my Girlfriend who at the time was going to have my son. So it was about 4 of us and we were attacked by a whole heaping alot of guys. The situation took a turn and my friend did what he had to do and added a weapon into the situation. And "We" were arrested for this attack.

I watched how the Police, Dets. And the DA were putting holes though the situation. They told us we could have ran, this and that. And my favorite we could have used reason...

I remember saying to the DA...You wanted me to try and talk to 15 drunk guys who were beating our ass?

To make a long story short. After they looked at the tape of the chaos. They said that we had gaps were we could have run and we did not take that chance to do so...I don't know to this day where these chances to run were.

But I am 2 other friends were let free and my friend who pretty much saved our lives in self defense got locked up for 5 years. All for bringing a weapon into the Mix.

I have a good friend who is a Police officer and one who is a Lawyer who I spoke with years later down the road about this and both told me. " It really all depends on the "City, State and DA" And if someone attacked you "Was your life on the line" And the one I really loved. Was just because you thought your life was on the line. Does not mean it really was and they people who are going to be in control of your freedom may not think the situation warranted using a weapon.

Christopher, who is my friend who is a Lawyer in LA also began to tell me that in cases that involve a weapon it comes down to how you used the weapon and what was the weapon...I was like "WTF” If you stab, If you slash, Did you hit them in the head, Did you runaway screaming for your life and were blocked in. Did you look for help? All these factors can decide freedom and losing your freedom.

Case that popped up in California in my neck of the woods. fight breaks out at a party. Guy A starts throwing fist with guy B..Guy A knocks down guy B and starts kicking him. Guy B gets up and grabs a bottle and Hits A with it

Guy B had to do time...Later I found out though some channels that there was no reason for Guy B to use a weapon. I asked "Wasn’t this guy getting his ass beat? I thought he was on the ground getting kicked?"

The response I got was. Guy A was not attacking him in a life threaten manner.

The law is tricky I guess. It all depends and I always suggest people find out what the law is in their neck of the woods or the woods you patrol...What you deem as Self Defense might not be what the DA deems as self-defense.

I did however find out a little more on Ayoob he was a police officer in Concord, New Hampshire...I don't think Ayoob is a professional when it comes to States laws 2,000 miles away or maybe even ones next door.

@ Marc - You were a lawyer, Correct? Do you have any imput on the situation?

Ya. I talked to his West Coast rep and they seem like rather awesome people. I would like to look into it more in the future but I begin some new training with Guide Dog Tomarrow.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: n00b, de-lurking
« on: March 01, 2008, 09:45:51 AM »
Hello and welcome.

 There is only one thing I must comment on. I have no idea what state you live in but I am sure this pretty much goes for the most part though the whole usa and from my own experiance. If someone attacks you with bare fist and the situation does not call for it. Using a weapon on them can get you in a whole lotta world of trouble. I am pretty sure they would have to be caving in your dome before you use a weapon on them.

I could be wrong  8-)  But its good to get in shape and learn your hands before you learn a weapon. Sometimes you can't get to that weapon or a weapon is not there.

But the FMA systems offer a whole heaping of Empty handed weapon tech as well as other form of So.East Asain MA's and if all else fails..RUN!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Anyone have any good Circuit Ideas for home
« on: February 28, 2008, 04:10:33 PM »
This one

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