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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Can someone direct me to "How To Join"
« on: July 02, 2007, 09:21:47 AM »
Ok. The reason I asked about the size of the stick is cause I have pretty thick fire hard rattan ones that are almost as hard as my Komegong ones..And I think they would break a bone and I don't want to break anyones bones. I have thinner ones that will sting and hurt but not break.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Can someone direct me to "How To Join"
« on: July 01, 2007, 02:42:25 PM »
Thanks for your help.

Are we allowed to use the Arm Guard and hand guard that are offered here on the site to buy and knee pads?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Can someone direct me to "How To Join"
« on: July 01, 2007, 11:13:13 AM »
Ok. I found out how to do it. You have to fight at a gathering.  What kind of Rattan sticks do you need to show up with, because I know where I am at there are some rattan sticks that are harder and a tad bit more heavy that could seriously break a bone.

In other words. What equipment list do I need to buy..and what are the rules.

Martial Arts Topics / Can someone direct me to "How To Join"
« on: July 01, 2007, 11:08:52 AM »
I once again can't seem to find this topic but how do you go about joining the Dog Brothers?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Email I received "dissing" kali...
« on: June 29, 2007, 09:44:54 AM »
I am in wholehearted agreement that there is alot of bovine manure out there in the martial arts world, and very few teachers that can really walk the walk. However, i would  not be as quick to throw out ideas that have been passed down through the traditions we train just because you, or your teacher cannot make them work. You know that in the old days, this stuff really mattered and you gotta ask yourself why would a family or group pass down information that might get the next generation killed?  What was it there to train?
One of my teachers has a great story about when he was working in the mental health services and had to perform a takedown on a violent patient. As he is throwing and restraining the guy, he realises that he is doing a technique that HIS teacher had passed down to him as "part of our tradition but i don't know why, as it can't see it ever working".! As i remember it, he noticed that the foot placement, or the angle of entry was a little different from how he had learned it ,but that was all the adjustment that was needed to use the technique in real life. After this, his teacher changed the teaching manual to take his adjustments into consideration.
Sure, information can get watered down or distorted over the generations, but i think many concepts, like your example of trapping, are totally valid. The bigger questions for me would be, "why won't this work for me/my teacher"? , "what's missing"?, "how/when/why would this concept work"?
If a knife technique only works if the knife is held out front and frozen in space for a second, can i create that moment in my opponent and insert the technique by being in the right place at the right time? Perhaps, perhaps not, but it's worth investigating. 
My personal favourite is checking the knife hand. This will get your hand cut off 90% of the time, but you know, 10% of the time it is an absolute necessity, and can work very well IF you do it at the appropriate moment.
As for playing with people from other systems,my teacher Sonny Umpad (who by the way could walk the walk), said that the one that hits you is the one you don't see coming, so yes, cross train as much as possible, but at the same time, IMHO it's also good to spend some time looking at the ideas within the systems that you train seriously to see what might be useful.

Side note to CWS, and others. Thanks for aknowledging that i am indeed a "gal". For simplicity on the forum, without having to go into the whole him/her, he/she thing, i reckon i could be an honorary "guy" if thats ok with you...honestly i've been including myself in the "guys" group for years now...martial arts kinda does that, so i'm not taking offense here :-D

I agree with what you are saying about "Being Passed Down" But I also belive that somethings like you mentioned take a key factor in a situation.
I can honestly say with out a single doubt that I am faster then my teacher..But I also think that if you get to use to the drills you wont be ready for the unseen.. I also belive that just somethings don't work for some ppl.

I would also like to touch on this for a second. Alot of schools teach ppl these killer moves but then they don't teach them the one thing a person needs to know in order to fight. They have had to have been a fighter already...I belive Martial Arts hone a person who already had fighting will and spirt..I see these ppl who train and train learn all these killer kali moves and then get beat down...If I had a school, I would teach two types of Classes.. Folks that already had the fighting spirt and the folks that are natural victims...I would teach the Fighters how to fight better and the Victims how to survive a attack...Cause I am sick of these guys taking these ppl and teaching them stuff and then sending them out into the world and they are getting their ass beat...Just some ppl can't fight no matter what you teach them..But you can teach them how to survive and get help.

Some ppl just have a advantage against others...One teacher I know talks about the Tunnel vision of a fight and how hard it is to hit someone..I told him..I don't have that problem..Never had it..He said are you serious..I said "Serious as a damn heart attack" I don't get tunnel vision and its not hard for me to hit that "Trigger" to punch someone in the face..When I was a kid..The fights always started with trash talk..And my adenalen would get the best of me and I would shake and try to talk trash back and it came out stupid..Like they would say " F@!k you B1tCh" and I would say something like..YA..YOUR MY HAM ASS" And then ppl would laugh at me ( this is a honest story) So I got tired of saying stupid things..So instead of talk, I would just punch the person in the face..As time went on..I think I trained that "Fear of the Trigger" out of me..and the tunnel vision..So I stay cool, Calm and can see and think right in a fight..This teacher said..That is a SUPER advantage over ppl and I told him There are ALOT of ppl out there who can do it and have the fighting spirt..TO MY LONG POINT ...Just knowing that..If I knew nothing else..And a person taught someone all these killer moves but the person had no Heart, No couurage and No experiance and Panic durring a fight..I don't care what they are taught...They are going down...No Trapping is going to save them from the harse reality of being punch in the face several times by someone who is not afraid to fight.

I know my sentence structure is terrible so please guys...forgive me...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Email I received "dissing" kali...
« on: June 28, 2007, 01:54:49 PM »
I think some ppl get into this whole  'My dad will kick your dads ass" mumbo jumbo or really start putting faith into some of the Magic that some Martial Arts have.
There are alot of things I look at from the styles I take and think.." UM, No way..No god damn way"  Like Trapping "IMHO"  I was tired of this Full Instructor telling me on the glory of trapping..Kept saying..Throw a punch at me and then he would show me..I said 'Listen, nobody is going to tell you where and when they are going to punch you..You mind showing me trapping not planned?"  He said sure..So we started I dropped low and threw a punch for his gut , then went high and hit him in the head then jabbed and right crossed..I threw in the end 7 punches he blocked 1...He said Well thats was not was I was talking about..I said "Thank you for showing us how well trapping worked for you.

I like some trapping..Like a quick trap down and punch in the face..But everytime I have had someone say..Ok throw a punch at me..I go low and they never get it...Thats the problem with ALOT of Martial Arts..Routine...Routine over and over and it does not train you for random attack..

Another example of this..Is a Full Instructor sparred my Friend using Kali Knife fighting and kept telling my friend to put the knife in front..My friend said fine..Now mind you my buddy is a qualified fencer..So he went into fencing with a knife and I can't begin to tell you how many times he jacked up the Kali knife fighter. It was almost to the point of saying 'Do you know what you are doing?"

But finally to my LONG POINT ahahah   I think ppl should train in alot of things OR cross train with ppl that know other things..This is a example of the Kali knife fighter who never sparred a fencer..he got got to cross got to be ready to defend against the unknown..

Thats why, I also jacked up those guys who used kali and Shinkendo with Western Longsword..They never crosstrained..The kali guys just kept using the huplub to drill over and over (Spelling) against each other and both of them only knew Kali..So when faced with a person (Me) that knows Kali and Longsword, I knew what to expect and had the ability to defeat them.

Does any of this make sence?

Sorry for my horrible spelling.   :-P

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Email I received "dissing" kali...
« on: June 27, 2007, 01:38:59 PM »
I see some of his points on somethings but not the way he put it together. No style of fighting is the End all be all.
I have been doing Kali/Silat and I think its the greatest thing..But I also practice Western Longsword from hugh Knight ( he is from a School called 'Die Schlachtschule")  who is the leading voice next to Arma for the Old School ways with the Longsword. We study the German Text Manuels for Longsword combat and I have to admit..I went against one of my friends who is out of the Kali Academies...He used Stick fighting and I used german Longsword using a Wooden Waster that is built for training and I beat the tar out of him...I would use foot work of sliding back while holding him at bay with the sword and then shoot his legs (hit them) and or his sides..When he would rush me..I would mention on his way in that not only did I stab him but hit him across the arms...Now come on folks..You get hit across the arms with a Hand a half you are losing your arm and to get stabed though the gut...The game is close to over.

The misconception is that a Hand and a half weighed a ungodly weight..It weighted in at about 2lbs..So the Old Warriors of Europe could move these things around with Ease..Alot of ppl think Hollywood has Western SwordFighting down..but they dont. There is no Clashing of steel blades in WMA..Its a very clean art where one person makes a move and the other kills him..For every mistake there is a end.

The style of fighting is yes the Way the old knights of Europe fought and is from the writtings of Johannes Liechtenauer called the fechtbücher, a 14th-century German sword master whose teachings became the basis for most German medieval martial arts.

Some of the cuts, Strikes and blocks look like ShinKendo...And when I asked why this looked almost like Japanese sword fighting..My teacher responded 'There are only some many ways a sword can be swung to kill someone..And a good idea with a sword can travel thousands of Miles with out either of the ppl ever meeting each other.

As for The Spainards being more skilled at fighting then someone else? There is always someone out their better then you with what ever you are using..I have been learning Longsword for several years and can beat most of my friends that know Shinkendo or Kenjutsu and Japanese sword fighting is sopposed to be the end all be all or swordfighting and it's far from it.

I can also beat the same ppl using Kali... when they are using a sword

Now mind you..These guys are not hasbeens with this style of swordfighting..They have done it for years on end.

But lets be real..The Spainards had alot of advantages. They yes were in a time of great warring and had fought several types of differnet enemy...They had AWESOME steel weapons..Armour, Crossbows, Guns, Ships, Horses and Tactics.. I would have to say that the Filipino ppl did pretty well for themselves using cheap bladed weapons,  Iron wood Sticks, Hands  and Knives and they kept their culture while the Aztec ppl lost all of theirs, Were bred out and assimilated into Mexicans.

Ya...I started training with him..He is VERY skilled..I mean..REALLY skilled and a awesome person!

Damn..I take 37 reads as nobody knows?  lol!

Paul Vunak....And if so..Would this guy be any good?

This is his site.

These are some others he trained with also

 1) Guru Greg Alland

               2) Paul Amato

               3) Danny Inosanto

               4) Blaise Long

               5) Daniel Sullivan

               6) Jerry Witzler

               7) John Mira

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 19, 2007, 12:09:53 PM »
lol..I ment his private lessons.  :|    I am actually moving out to Redlands in about a month..Then, I will only live 20 mins from him. HA!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 15, 2007, 03:39:30 PM »
Crap...ahahahh I did not think of that..I am gonna check his Privates.
Thank for shinning some light in my eyes.  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 15, 2007, 10:53:36 AM »
Well..I got to find a way there!  It's just the timing and traffic that is gonna kill me..I started Training at Guru Buds Kali School but I want to get some training in with Lester!
I wish I could fly hahaah

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 15, 2007, 09:48:35 AM »
Well, the other small problem is that the class is at 6:00 and I get out of work at 5:00pm and heading in that direction is nothing but traffic..I would never get there. Unless someone knows a better road to take from Rancho Cucamonga to hemet.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 14, 2007, 12:01:03 PM »
I finally was able to talk to him last night..But as it turns out he is like a hour and 10 mins away from me..WOW!!!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 13, 2007, 03:43:40 PM »
You guys have any idea how much classes are and what the programs are?

And, I just called again and I got no answer  :| I am gonna get sad here in a second =(

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 13, 2007, 11:12:24 AM »
I left him a message..Should I try to call back or do they get back to you in time?

I started down at Guru Bud Thompsons but hemet is a closer drive and I would love to go up there and train every now and then.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: New All..
« on: June 13, 2007, 11:11:20 AM »
Maxx welcome.
i enjoyed your sig...
Peace, love and pitbulls. lol.

I own 2 Rednoses built for power and 1 blue.

my 3 year old first rednose is daddies boy...he thinks he is a puppy still and he tops off at almost 100lbs...He is a big boy!

Hence my love for pitbulls.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 12, 2007, 11:12:25 PM »
That's what I am trying to do..I just saw from that link that someone is up in hemet and that's not to far from me.

I called and left him a message..I hope he gives me a call back!

It was griffen martial arts.

Martial Arts Topics / Kinda Lost on the Homepage.
« on: June 12, 2007, 04:15:37 PM »
or maybe, I am just blind but how do you go and train with the brothers and join the DB?
I see the whole thing on the 125.00 a hour thing and flying in but , I live in cali.
Is there no studio where you sign up and attend?

I am up in the San Bernadino , California Area if anyone is interested in Training. Please hit me up!!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: New All..
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:54:19 AM »
Thanks. I am looking forward to someday meeting some of the Dog Brothers and going to see them in Action..But first, I got to get better at this Skill.

Martial Arts Topics / New All..
« on: June 11, 2007, 10:54:23 AM »
Hey all..New guy here..Gonna be started At Bud Thompsons Kali school soon and also have alittle informal Escrima Training..Krav Maga Training and Ex Military guy.

Just thought , I would put up a greetings.

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