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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Other Weapons
« on: July 21, 2011, 01:33:05 PM »
C gong fu

As you train the 9 secton whip do you trian it with the "idea" of a blade at the end or do you train it strictly as a flexible impact weappon?

I would be intrested in a taste of this at the spring tribal if you were so inclined?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Other Weapons
« on: July 20, 2011, 07:28:01 PM »
I personally use the latigo as a ranged weapon and have a second weapon for in close encounters " daga or barong  is what i use in play as the second weapon".   That being said i have no talent and very little fighting experience with the latigo, it strikes me that without the mask and with the daga as the primary weapon it seems a potent risk to your vision at long range and in combination with the blade if available something i wouldn't discard out right.   I was am curious of the whips properties as a lubid type tool once across by a man that is wise in these things.


Dog Terry

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Older Warrior
« on: July 20, 2011, 03:24:21 PM »
Does the class toughen the student or does the class select for tough students?

wow thats super insightful!  in all these years i had missed that possibility.


Dog Terry

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Older Warrior
« on: July 19, 2011, 07:39:25 PM »
AND that it is better to be a "Has been" then a "wanna-be".

WOOF to that!

Dog Terry

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: July 06, 2011, 07:45:56 PM »
Woof to that Tobias.  They should make a guy like Rad Martinez the President of the country. He has heart and cares about his family and keeps his word no matter what. A true warrior all the way around and a leader that all men should aspire to be like.

Dog Terry

 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Ready to see this !


Dog Terry

Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 18-19 Guro Crafty in Memphis, TN
« on: May 27, 2011, 09:15:58 AM »
When your "REALLY" looking to improve your game/art you need to ask yourself what is the most efficient means.

Where do i get the most bang for my buck, And the most out of my time spent away from family.

In my opinion training with Guro Crafty has been one of the most efficient and longest lasting ways in which i improve my personal game.  When i walk away from seminar with  Guro Crafty i have clear notes, have had time to repeat techniques  in seminars,  my brain and body have an understanding of the movement and theory behind the movement. And Guro is a VERY hands on trainer/teacher that in my experiences is always circulating the room teaching.

Back in the day i missed training with many instructors who are no longer with us. I made excuses and now the opportunity is gone.  I hear the stories from others and wonder where my game would be today if i had worked harder at growing my game in my younger years. 

Tomorrow is promised to no man.

I hope to see many of you in Memphis.

woof !

Dog Terry

Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 18-19 Guro Crafty in Memphis, TN
« on: May 27, 2011, 06:06:18 AM »
I am really looking forward to this!

Dog Terry

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Tribal Gathering Fighter List
« on: April 27, 2011, 08:08:38 PM »
Gong Fu,

I would be honered if you were intrested in 3 section staff vs double stick?

no matter what i will buy you a pint of beer  :-)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Tribal Gathering Fighter List
« on: April 17, 2011, 06:25:53 PM »
I'm in for both days!

the ocean is  tres  :mrgreen:

Do we have a registration form at this point?


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Feb 4-6: Guro Crafty in Chicago
« on: January 27, 2011, 07:10:23 PM »
I just booked the hotel for my crew.

looking forward to seeing you guys.


"my take is the pain penalty associated with the aluminum blade makes the rush to clinch less likely due to the risk"

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Membership
« on: December 30, 2010, 08:11:53 PM »
Im going to echo what pc says.  I will make you a promise.  You will not be disappointed.  

The material, and media are amazing.  The participation by Guro Crafty and the rest is why you keep coming back.

Build the relationship get to know the guys and come down the rabbit hole.

I now return you to your regular life.

I have been blessed by the training, friend ship and fellowship that i have had now for the last 5 days.

Words fail me at this moment.

I thank all of you that attended from near and far, my loyal students,  and My GURO.


Terry Crutcher

Its not too late.

A wise man once said "Showing up is 90% of life."



BMI is a regional  hub and in Bloomington Illinois- its the way to go depending on cost, if you factor in rental car.

Once your in Bloomington you wont need a car as me and  my guys can give you rides.

IND  is in Indianapolis and thats 2 hours and 30 min by car on a very easy stretch of interstate. but again you factor in the cost of rental compared to a direct flight into BMI.

Chicago O'hare  and Chicago Midway are both also technically 2 hours and 30 min away but the traffic is worse than LA (IMOP)
and the drive regurally turns into 3:30 or more

I have had a few people contact me in the last few days to advise that they missed the July 15th deadline for the early seminar price of $175.00 for the general public.

To be fair to all I have decided to extend the early deadline to September 1st.



Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Art in its Homeland
« on: July 16, 2010, 10:45:12 AM »

This clip  is from 1962---8 years before i was born : )

the arnis starts about a 1/3 of the way through the clip.

Things that I found intresting in this clip

1. Foot work
2, The boy meeting and following the force
3. the feed off of kob kob
4. the long and short work, espada y daga
4. the box pattern with a roof structure

woof  to all.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding
« on: July 02, 2010, 11:43:39 AM »
also im intrested in black shirt and his load when the punches are thrown. He makes a decision not to get involved at that moment and none of the other 3 know hes in the fight with them.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Door Work, Bouncing, Bodyguarding
« on: July 02, 2010, 10:38:26 AM »
as a side bar...
Looking at the bad guys shirt and the presence of both bouncers out side something seems amiss. like he has been tossed from the bar and keeps trying to come back in.  To be this far form the door seems a big mistake in my oppinion. I think this problem has been going on for awhile.

I think the bouncers reaction time is able to pick up the punch due to the fact that this isnt the begining of the fight.

2 cents.


Guro Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny Seminar in Bloomington, Illinois

Seminar Dates:Public seminar on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of October, 2010

Seminar times on Saturday and Sunday

morning sessions 10am-12:30

lunch 12:30-2:00

afternoon sessions 2:00-4:30 pm

Seminar location:

Bloomington/Normal YMCA

602 S Main St

Bloomington, Illinois 61701, USA

Private lessons with Guro Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny are available on Monday the 18th of October (Please contact Terry for booking and availability of time slots for the privates on Monday the 18th)

Seminar cost:

Secure your spot early and save yourself money.

Prior to July 15, 2010

Dbmaa members and active LEO and Military $150.00

General public $175.00

July 16th -October 1st, 2010

Dbmaa members and active LEO and Military $175.00

Public $200.00

after October 1st and at the door

Dbmaa members and active LEO and Military $200.00

General public $225.00

Material covered :

Single stick and double stick- aka  Dos Triques™

Kali Tudo™



Terry Crutcher


phone  309-310-7626

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Dan Inosanto
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:32:11 PM »
fantastic, dont miss the 2nd part link at the bottom to see some of the dummy sets.

Tres cool!  8-)  8-)   8-)     :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Happy Halloweapons!
« on: November 02, 2009, 09:02:10 PM »
Kudos ryan! :mrgreen:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Law Enforcement issues
« on: October 22, 2009, 07:52:21 AM »
asp stock will go up 20 points on this kind of announcement :lol:

Serriously though other then chest/ torso  It will dificult to place that shot.  It has always seemed like a mid mast shot on purpose,
not aimed.

I could be very wrong.

also doesnt the shot closer to arms or legs make it easier for the libms to wrap cords and pull out the prong?

I dont know the answeres to any of this just speculating out loud.

Who are our experts on this ?

Here is a good vid of a non civilian use

I am in!
Shopping for a flight now.

I have a "NEW" Illinois Drivers licence with enhanced security features, 

Does anyone know if I need a passport? to fly from the states into canada??

I am finding conflicting info on the web.



Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 16, 2009, 05:08:17 AM »
spring rain

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Physics of a stick strike
« on: March 24, 2009, 03:26:19 PM »
A friend of mine is a doctor, while he was in medical school  many moon ago we were all on a camping trip sitting around the fire.  The question came up what exactly "was/is" fire.  He gave a long drawn out chemical explanation of fire, at the end of his explanation I simply added that fire is hot.

Some times science distorts the most primal reality's.

To me the answer to the physics question isn't a quantitative one but a more visceral one.

2 cents



Martial Arts Topics / Re: Cheap padded sticks
« on: January 24, 2009, 10:45:44 AM »
They are falling apart at the tips already and the cover is starting to shread with just light contact on a wekaf helmet and medium stick to stick contact.
I see a libeal coat of duct tape is in order :-P

Caveat emptor



Martial Arts Topics / Re: Cheap padded sticks
« on: January 18, 2009, 09:57:21 AM »
I went to toys r us this morning with my son to buy a birthday present for a kid in his class. The boy is going to his first school bday party this afternoon. :mrgreen:

I took a look at these sticks while we were at toys r us.  The core and handle are  good quality. The foam part is some really dense and solid fun noodle type of material, the whole thing is covered with and elastic flexible cloth sleeve.

I bought two (2)packs for a total of four sticks for 43 bucks tax included.

they also come with a cheep mesh carrying case.

They are fairly well balanced, and the core intrigues me, i have experimented with fun noodle foam b4 in the past and it tends to hold up ok if wrapped in duct tape so they way they have it packaged here makes me wonder if the noodle matterial its self will stand up.

I have made homemade soft sticks for years  of differing qualities and cost, I have experimented with kubo rattan centers, fiberglass bullwhip centers, pvc centers , and have settled on Action Flex off the members store here.  They DBMAA sticks have lasted me for almost 2/12 years of very hard abuse have super balance and are the closest thing to a real rattan stick in movement ... other than a real stick that I have ever found.  I have been VERY VERY VERY pleased with the quality of the DBMAA sticks and highly recommend them.

These toys R us sticks are much much much harder than a smack stick or an action flex stick,

Very dense and very penetrative due to the fun doodle foam.

I  initially would describe them as not very flexible,

My first thought is these would be good for stick grappling.  We will see if it snaps in half the first time you try to lock down a triangular stick choke or work a stick take down.

I will take them down to the gym on Monday night run through them and see if they wear out immediately, shatter, explode melt or otherwise immediately evaporate :-D

Thoughts as a kids toy :? :?
the packaging is slick and this is marketed as a hit your buddy type of stick for kids is definitely way outside the box for a modern kids toy.
This thing definitely needs some type of head protection if you don't want your kids bell rung.

First impression is it has enough starch to take your kid to his knees if his buddy gives a full power strike to the head.  Definitely stout enough to blow up an ear drum :-(

As a kids toy it seems like some 1950's type of fun definitely not the year 2000 I will sue you type of fun.  I am honestly supprised that toys r us stocks them.

I will post a real review soon and some pic's down in the gym.

Tony, thanks for the tip.



Martial Arts Topics / Re: home made equipment
« on: December 29, 2008, 06:44:15 AM »

I  really appreciate you sharing!



Martial Arts Topics / Re: Question from a friend in Iraq
« on: December 12, 2008, 06:21:29 AM »
no experience in this department,

But my initial thought process would lead me to a taser.

wouldnt a taser stop the process that would allow him/her from pushing the button?


1. would the taser its self set off the bomb?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you like to see from DBMA?
« on: November 12, 2008, 05:52:10 PM »
More stuff like Grandfathers 1 and 2 8-)


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Seminar: 10/11-12 Guro Crafty in Bloomington IL
« on: October 13, 2008, 10:46:53 AM »
What a great experience.         

Thanks to everyone that came!

Special thanks to Guro Crafty.  Words dont do the experience justice. :D

Have a great day.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: October 09, 2008, 07:27:41 AM »
Here is the youtube posted description about the video your about to see.

Portuguese soldiers learn "Jogo do Pau" in order to use the rifle as a stick and to use the bayonet.

It is a very ancient Portuguese martial art.
It is recognized internationally as the most advanced martial art using sticks.
Can be used a very long stick or a short one.
Translated to English it is "stickfighting".
Translated literally to English the Portuguese the word "jogar" means "throwing" or "striking"; or "handling" which is actually the most accurate translation. And the word "pau" means "stick".

This is big box with a staff that I do.   I saw this and about s#!T an eggroll.   Talk about time machine stuff.

The one guy even has triangular foot work!!!!!!!!!!!

Tres cool!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:



Martial Arts Topics / Re: home made equipment
« on: October 04, 2008, 07:44:06 AM »
 :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

That is fantastic!

Great find.

This is something that I will personally try.

Welcome and thanks so much for sharing.

Seeing the two longer sticks in video format changes the whole thing for me.

Thanks again,


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Seminar: 10/11-12 Guro Crafty in Bloomington IL
« on: September 15, 2008, 06:55:59 PM »
Here is a general over view of areas we want to touch when Guro is in for seminar.

This is just a broad general outline and may change at any moment, I would call this "possibilities".

Walk as a warrior alignment,posture, stretching and yoga with and without a stick,

Real contact Stick fighting.

Stick Grappling

Dos Triques

Combining stick and footwork,--the foot work matrix


Kali tudo

Los Triques

There is a special suprise Saturday night after the seminar so don't make plans!

Hope to see you soon.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Seminar: 10/11-12 Guro Crafty in Bloomington IL
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:30:24 PM »
Private sessions with Guro Denny are still available on Friday October 10th.
If you are intrested please contact me asap as his Friday is rapidly filling up.

Public seminar times  October 11 and 12th 2008

Seminar times

Saturday the 11th

10-12:30 for the AM session,

12:30-2pm for lunch

2-4:30 for the afternoon session.

Sunday  the 12th

10-12:30 for the AM session,

12:30-2pm for lunch

2-4:30 for the afternoon session.

Have a great day!


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: September 02, 2008, 05:54:20 PM »
I went to a parent teacher conferences tonight and got two good reports.

Healthy and happy and learning.

I am on my knees thankful for my childreen and my life.



This seminar is approaching rapidly. 8-)

I hope to see all of you guys and gals. 

As an aside............with our training group if your having a financial problem and Think you cant afford this seminar let me know we will work something out.

The art must continue on.   Showing up is 90% of the battle when learning.

This is not economics for our group its a matter of the love of the arts and our training partners. :roll:  I sound like a episode of Oprah but it s the Damn truth :-D

Email me at

or call me on my cell 309-310-7626

I will have an overview of what is being taught at this seminar coming to you here in the next few weeks.



Sending this back up top. :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Canton OH 7/12-13
« on: July 02, 2008, 06:19:44 PM »
 :mrgreen: 8-) :lol: :-D

I am in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

see you there.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Canton OH 7/12-13
« on: July 01, 2008, 07:49:48 PM »
Im really trying hard but cant make a promise yet.

I should have an answer by friday.


15 days left to take advantage of the early bird pricing.

Have a great day.

if you have any questions email me at:


Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 28, 2008, 05:50:37 PM »

I'm not sure i follow you. :?

Are you saying that class or economic conditions are corelated with a propensity towards fighting in teen and pre teen boys?


Are you saying that children in the USA born in an improvised family have to "fight" on the street to subsist?  When you say "fight" are you saying fight as in fight club getting paid as a pugilist or larceny,robbery assult for profit type fight?


Are you making a social commentary about poor people  having different morals that predispose them to fighting?

or something else perhaps?


Martial Arts Topics / Re: 8 year olds fighting MMA?!?
« on: March 27, 2008, 08:38:32 AM »
The reporting was very unbiased.

I appreciated the fact that it was very unsensational.

With this making the drudge and yahoo its just a matter of time b4 the talking heads on network/cable television pick up on this and begin bashing. :evil:

The best part of the whole thing for me was the garage environment.

I started in a garage about 13 years ago and love the mentality that garage/backyard training fosters.

To this day i still have a little corner of my garage devoted to "fun".   


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: January 19, 2008, 11:19:35 AM »
The Princess Bride

Inigo Montonya:        Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Count Rugen:           Stop saying that! :roll:

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