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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dark symbolism in the Martial Arts
« on: April 29, 2016, 08:38:05 AM »
The darkness has always been there. Some have chosen to shine light on it. However, I agree, it can be a slippery slope and can attract dubious individuals losing themselves in the criminal mindset. In some places of the World, this is needed. In others, not to such an extreme. It goes back to the idea of: stare too much into the abyss, it will stare back. I hope to never become the monster I need to be to eliminate the threat. However, having "dark tools" in my toolbox, is not bad for me. Find a balance.

Regarding the picture of the satanic bible with the hands over it, is more of a statement or perspective of what that individual experienced. His reaction to it. I was working with this individual during that weekend seminar. Why he chose that picture to express himself instead of something else, is because of his view on the violence we learned. It was evil for him.

Keep your morals, keep your goodness, and evil shall not consume you.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: September 23, 2015, 01:00:20 PM »
November 7th, the DBMA Midwest Training Groups will be hosting the Annual Beat The Crap Out Of Cancer in IL. Stay tuned for details.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: September 22, 2015, 09:07:36 PM »
Very pleased with the Midwest Training Groups attendance at the 2015 Open Gathering. We had a nice size group that consisted of veterans, 2nd timers, and a handful of 1st timers. Congratulations to Greg, Ken, and Jasper on their ascension to Dog status. Well done gentlemen.

Maul Dog

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: August 22, 2015, 10:51:21 AM »
The following is our June Get Together highlights. We had participants of all levels. Some with DBMA experience, some without. This is always a great time. Fights were at a reasonable intensity, while others were Dog Brother Gathering level. Enjoy! WOOF!

Maul Dog

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: August 22, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »
The DBMA Midwest Training Groups continue to strengthen. There is a new strong training group led by Training Group Leader and long time Brotha, Ken Lafleur, out in Detroit. He is surrounded by magnificent people. His partner in crime and another long time Brotha, Taquee, complement each other very well. If you find yourself out there, look them up. WOOF!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: December 31, 2013, 01:26:03 PM »
January 11 from 12-2pm, I will be hosting a training on footwork and conditioning. The conditioning will include lite sparring with soft sticks. This event will take place at 1212 Capitol Dr. Unit 6, Addison, IL. 60101. It's the home of Windy City Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. My friend Paul Ingram is helping us with having our event there. This is a free event. For equipment you will need Lacrosse, Hockey, Boxing, and/or MMA gloves. Fencing Mask (or other head gear), mouthpiece, and groin protector. And of course, bring rattan and soft sticks. Perhaps we can go for lunch afterwards. This is a private training for the DBMA Midwest Training Groups, but if you are reading this, consider this a personal invitation from us to you. Hope to see you there. Woof!
Dog Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: December 16, 2013, 06:47:17 AM »
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Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:40:11 PM »
If anyone is ever in the Midwest visiting, or you live here and are looking to train in DBMA or other arts...look us up. We are happy to train with you. Woof!

Dog Carlos Flores

It's great to see this footage and compare our evolution from than to now. We continue to become stronger and closer. Like C-Shadow Dog said, if you want to be a part of something special, you find a way to be a part of it or you make it happen for yourself and others. We are blessed to have each other, to be a part of the bigger Tribe, which are the Dog Brothers, and to have Guro Denny's support through it all.
Dog Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Zapata's Howl
« on: December 14, 2013, 08:23:38 AM »
This is one of my favorite stories. I'm reminded right now of my Chinese Sharpei, Moctezuma. I miss him. He was a spoiled dog that only understood Spanish. His favorite appetizer was a tortiila before eating his food. He did not like running into rotts or bigger dogs during our walks. There were times were he would get into fights around my old neighborhood because people didn't believe in leashing their dogs or locking them up in their yard. At 11yrs old he became sick and vets could not identify the problem. In 2011 I went to my first Open Gathering. I had to board Moctezuma. The day of my departure I got a phone call from the boarding place. They weren't sure Mocte was going to live through the weekend. I almost didn't leave. But I left it in God's plans. Upon my return from California,  I found Mocte had waited for me. He was no lobger able to walk. I brought him home and sat with him for awhile. I knew the moment had come after months of seeing him deteriorate. I took him to the vet. I held him as he laid his head on my lap and went to sleep. I felt his Spirit leave his body and pass through me. My father had passed in 2009, and I know they are together, running forever free.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Rambling Rumination: A Story from the Golden Era
« on: December 14, 2013, 08:03:12 AM »
Very intense experience. This is a good piece on Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack history. Thanks for sharing Guro.

Dog Carlos Flores

Yes. I'm in Berwyn. We can make something happen. Please send me there contact info. I'll reach out to them. Here is my personal email:

Dog Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: November 25, 2013, 08:23:04 PM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Training Groups
« on: November 25, 2013, 02:58:47 PM »
We now go by DBMA Midwest Training Groups.

Dog Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Tribe
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:23:28 PM »
Looking forward to this weekend in Bloomington, IL and participating in BTCOOC. Plus attending a seminar by Crafty Dog. Woof!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Tribe
« on: October 21, 2013, 08:58:55 PM »
Martial Arts is the Path, Mastery is the Goal. Mastery is a standard to hold yourself to. It is possible that Mastery may never be achieved. You may think you know, but variables may change what you know. You may work on a technique for years and continue to find ways in performing it better. The Martial Arts Path may also change. As we get older, and hopefully wiser, we begin to work more on what our bodies are capable of doing. Dealing with injuries will also affect the Martial Arts Path and the Mastery. So continue on the Path to achieve the Goal, and adapt as needed to always "Walk as a Warrior for All Your Days!"

Dog Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2013 Open Gathering info
« on: September 18, 2013, 06:22:03 PM »
Dr. Dog, I am open to doing short vs long staff. Both have their advantages and disadvantage vs each other. Should be interesting. Woof!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2013 Open Gathering info
« on: September 18, 2013, 01:49:15 PM »
Dr. Dog, I have about a 6 foot rattan staff. Should be arriving in LA today. I read you had a 54 inch staff. Do you have anything bigger? Woof!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Tribe
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:45:51 PM »
What a great seminar we had in Chicago with Guro Marc Denny. He gave us a wonderful progression in the Bolo Game from stick to empty hands. He also demonstrated the importance of practicing a drill to develop the skill, then applying the information into functionality. For example, practicing Hubud and Lop Sao Cycle and applying them into Kali Tudo.

Outside of the seminar, it's always a pleasure to hang out with Guro. Conversation was either serious of nature, or playful. And seeing him is like picking up where we left off from his last visit.

Guro, thank you for trusting us and sharing your knowledge. I really appreciate you my friend. Woof!

"Simple Mind, Simple Pleasures"


Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2013 Open Gathering info
« on: August 20, 2013, 08:25:56 PM »
Thank you Dr. Dog. I am honored to fight you. I am new to the staff and figured you can help me grow. See you in September. Dr. Doom versus Darth Maul. Woof!


Martial Arts Topics / Re: 2013 Open Gathering info
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:27:52 PM »
I was hoping for a staff fight Dr. Dog, but I see Guro Dirk beat me to it. Guro Dirk, I'll see you at the Gathering my friend.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Midwest Tribe
« on: June 18, 2013, 08:38:00 PM »
Thank you Guro! This was a great event. The Midwest Tribe and guests did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and allowing us to share it with others. We hope to continue strengthening ourselves individually, as Packs, as the Midwest Tribe, and as the Dog Brothers Tribe. Woof! 
Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: What kind of dog are you?
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:12:54 PM »
Bearded Collie

Thank you for everything! This weekend was amazing! Plenty of information to work on. TAC!

Carlos Flores

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Chicago Nov 19-21
« on: November 16, 2011, 09:45:14 PM »
Yes, yes, yes. Still have some slots available for semi private on Monday. 15 is the max. Guro Crafty will be covering more great information that will help with your stick fighting. If you find yourself in the Midwest, come hangout and train with us. We even have some people flying in from Canada.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Chicago Nov 19-21
« on: November 15, 2011, 10:11:15 PM »
The time nears. Can't wait.  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Chicago Nov 19-21
« on: November 01, 2011, 12:32:55 PM »
What do you think Guro? We can play the game again. Give you a chance to win this time.  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Crafty in Chicago Nov 19-21
« on: October 31, 2011, 07:55:22 PM »
Can't wait! If anyone is around our area during Nov. 19-20, come on out. There will also be a semi private session on the 21st. Don't miss out. Woof!


Thank you for establishing an environment where we can come and test our skills. This was my first Gathering and have to say that it definitely was transformational. The energy from everyone was amazing. My cousin that was in the audience put it best, "Everyone has two personalities. The one they fight with, and the friendly one before and after the fight."

It was awesome to experiment with the two on two knife fight. I just remember time went so fast. On my other fights, I remember time would either speed up, or slow down at certain moments. I was certainly living the moment.

But their is a "feeling" that goes further than just that day. I personally feel in touch with "something". A keen awareness with the "moment". And as I write this, I remember and can identify the "feeling", the "something", the "moment"...It is "Higher Consciousness"....

Thank you Guro.

Carlos Flores

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