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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Gurkhas and their Kukris
« on: March 28, 2011, 04:33:30 AM »
So, what is the URL of The Times interview?

The Times charge for access to their news site (very controversial at the time, but seems to be working for them), I buy a printed copy everyday because I prefer paper (also it then goes in my Guinea Pigs cage as bedding) :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Gurkhas and their Kukris
« on: March 27, 2011, 02:35:51 PM »
Much better interview with him in The Times last week.  His gun ran out of ammunition, his Major was one of the first people to come to his aide.  Initially he thought his Major was an enemy fighter and tried to shoot him!  When asked if he would have shot his Major he replied "No, I had run out of ammunition."  :-D

Also, with reference to the SA80, the current model in service is the SA80-A2, which has been in general service for about the last 3/4 yrs.  No problems with it at all (apart from you still can't fire it southpaw).

Martial Arts Topics / Re: R.I.P. C-Desert Dog
« on: March 08, 2011, 12:36:04 PM »
Thought about Abu today.

Myself, C-Full Metal, C-Rogue and Abu were considered to be the 'pack jokers'.  When one of us would do something funny Abu would shout "xxx du bist super!"  We started to do this for my son Dougal when he did something funny.

He did something today that made me exclaim "Dougal! Du bist super!"

Then I remembered who started it, I miss Abu.

My thought go out to his family.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: R.I.P. C-Desert Dog
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:17:17 AM »
He was a true Brother, always full of energy.  You couldn't help but be happy whenever he was around.

He always had time to speak to you and would go out of his way to cheer you up if you were down.

Sleep well Brother, I miss you.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: European “Gathering of the Pack” 2011
« on: February 20, 2011, 06:02:32 AM »
If you like, I can do both  :evil:

 :-D  We know you can  :-D

I've just volunteered myself for a DLO-style beating, haven't I ;)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA School Program
« on: February 18, 2011, 06:20:47 AM »
Guro Boo Dog is hard at work on the DBMA SP website.

Sweet! Can't wait to see this and the development of the DBMA SP! :D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: European “Gathering of the Pack” 2011
« on: February 18, 2011, 06:15:11 AM »
It's going to be sweet!  :-D

Also, looking at the plan for the training camp... looks like Guro L will break our bodies in the morning and Guro C will break our minds in the evening ;) :D


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Lonely, Glasgow 12/13 March 2011
« on: February 09, 2011, 12:58:58 AM »
Looking forward to this!  :-D

Be good to catch up again!

Martial Arts Topics / RIP Guro Patrick Davies
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:51:57 AM »
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Guro Pat Davies, founder of the Aberdeen Martial Arts Group, passed away late this morning.  Pat had been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer over two years ago.  I didn't know Pat very well, but I found his blog about his battle with cancer to be inspirational ( and very revealling about the true nature of a warrior.

Guro Pat was an extended member of our tribe, as an instructor under Guro Inosanto and Erik Paulson, and number of his students have participated in the Gathering of the Pack.

His passing is a loss to everyone who's life he touched.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Euro Gathering 8/13-14, 2010
« on: July 30, 2010, 06:37:02 AM »
Yep, and there's still a few regulars who don't seem to be up there.

Anyone heard from Giri or C-Full Metal?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali Tudo 3
« on: July 16, 2010, 11:19:50 PM »
Cool!  What sort of turn around do you expect on getting it out?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Survivalism; Armageddon; Zombies
« on: May 08, 2010, 07:08:49 AM »
Apologies to Crafty but I couldn't resist.  My favorite zombie plan vid:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali Tudo 3
« on: May 02, 2010, 01:51:13 PM »

I'm really looking forward to this one  :-)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Spring 2010 DB Tribal Gathering
« on: April 25, 2010, 12:12:26 AM »
Hey Guys,

Hope you have a blast!



Not if you're thinking "I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?".  If he can't do it then does that make the other guy a bigger loser?

I've always thought that intro music can tell you a lot about how the fighter thinks about themselves or their image.  Unfortunately on a lot of the bigger shows the fighters either have limited or no say on their song.

And because this is the fight song thread, I'll raise you a 'Disturbed':

i think this one would be in the top ten, please feel free to add more

I suppose it would depend on who was using it.  It is a terrible song but I could maybe see Cristiane Cyborg using it  :-D :wink: :-o

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: March 29, 2010, 01:30:21 PM »
Who was that a-hole who kepty applying the heel hook after his opponent tapped and the ref starting pulling him off!? :x  VERY wrong  :x :x :x  I want to know his name so I can cheer when karma bites him in the ass. :evil:

Said A-hole has been suspended for 3 months...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DLO 3
« on: March 23, 2010, 12:55:24 AM »
First shipment of orders went out on Saturday.   :-D

Yep, got my shipping confirmation. Now I just hope that customs don't hold my order to ransom! [Import tax, what are these fake knives for, that sort of thing...]

Martial Arts Topics / Re: my Achilles heel.... again
« on: March 08, 2010, 12:03:20 PM »
Such are the fortunes.  Martial arts have been good to me thus far - I can hardly complain for the occasional setback.  That said, those who have blown out knees, shattered bones, or otherwise messed themselves up severely can no doubt relate.


In 2007 I'd bought early flights for the LA Gathering, but when I fought at the Euro Closed earlier in the year (but after I'd bought my LA tickets) I tore my right meniscus. I still came out as I was travelling with Scotty Dog and, now, C-Psycho Bitch and I watched the fights (we actually met when you did your interview for the OP documentary, I was there with Scotty).  I can totally relate to how you must feel, I had to sit out the Euro Open later that year as well.  It was an interesting change watching the fights though, and not having to worry about fighting myself.

Anyway, I hope your road to recovery is quick and that you find activities to keep your skills up.


p.s I recently bought Stephan Kestings Roadmap for BJJ, nice cameo  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: October 14, 2009, 01:32:09 PM »
Woof to all who ascended!

A special congrats to Linda!  Wish I could have been there: "On your knees Bitch!" - A classic Craftyism!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: September 10, 2009, 11:05:23 AM »
Just saw this!

Congratulations!!!  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 20, 2009 Gathering
« on: July 30, 2009, 01:53:15 PM »
Thanks to Guro L for hosting the Gathering.

I posted my thoughts over on the Euro thread but would add here that it was a fantastic couple of days spent with great friends  :-)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Euro Gathering 2009
« on: July 30, 2009, 01:47:49 PM »
A hearty woof to all!  :-)

The Euro was a great event, even though we did feel the absence of Guro C, Guro L did a fantastic job of standing in and representing the Council of Elders.

What can I say, it was a brilliant couple of days, awesome fights and the improvement/development of a lot of the fighters in the space of only a year was amazing!

First up, a big thanks to all my Brothers that allowed me to practice/test my skills, thank you (you all know who you are).

Secondly, a big congratulation to those who were dogged.  The tribe grows stronger and you all inspire me to train harder and smarter for next year!

Thirdly, a big thank you to those of you who helped me and 'C-Psycho Bitch' (nee 'Cat' Lynn) look after our 3 month old baby Dougal, and allow us to 'skip the queue' during our tag team effort to look after him and fight!  For me this was one of the biggest things about this Gathering.  Two Euro's ago when I tore my meniscus the whole tribe helped lift me up (emotionally AND physically), this time you allowed me and my wife to participate even 'around' our son  :wink:

Finally, a big thank you to Guro Benjamin and his wife Cornelia, without who the event would not have happen.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB in the media
« on: July 12, 2009, 02:45:00 PM »
Hey Guys, it was the Nat Geo doc repackaged a bit.

This morning in the gym (we train before the BJJ open mat) there was quite a buzz coming off the BJJ guys! 

"THAT is what you guys do!!!"  :-D

"Yep."  :wink:

Had a few e-mails about training already, I think it's going to be a busy week!

Nope, but he is fighting at the Euro  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Euro Gathering 2009
« on: May 11, 2009, 11:07:59 PM »
I'm all booked for flights and accomodation, looking forward to catching up with some friends and hitting each other  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA Kali Tudo (tm): The Running Dog Game
« on: April 29, 2009, 08:58:02 AM »
Now shipping!!!


Having trained some of this material with Guro C and been on 'the wrong side of it' from Red Dog in a Gathering, I can't hype this enough!  I'm looking forward to getting my copy and incorporating more KT material into my empty hand game!  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: April 28, 2009, 09:11:54 AM »
Both mother and son are doing great (and both currently sleeping)!  :-D

The Tribe has given me much in life and I hope that I can impart some of what I've learned from my Brothers here, to my son.  Who knows, maybe one day he'll step up to the plate as well  :-)

aka C-Point Dog

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: April 06, 2009, 11:38:53 PM »
Well done guys!  8-)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: April DB Tribal Gathering
« on: April 06, 2009, 01:54:04 AM »
Higgy!  Congratulations brawh! :-D  First full DB in the UK (and a Scotsman to boot!)

Dom, never has a DB name been more accurate ;)  Congratulations bro!

Who else was Dogged?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: KALI TUDO (tm) Article
« on: February 13, 2009, 04:52:41 AM »
I've been lucky enough to train some of the KT material with Guro Crafty on a couple of occasions.  With the brief exposure I've had, I've still been able to utilise the ideas and tactics in real time MMA sparring with a healthy degree of success.

I'm looking forward to the future KT products (my pre-order is in  :wink:), and would heartily advise all here to check them out.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Rest in Peace
« on: January 29, 2009, 02:17:46 PM »
We have lost a pioneer of NHB fighting, RIP Master Helio.

An english article at Sherdog:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you like to see from DBMA?
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:47:05 AM »
What about a DVD in which DBMA fighters past and present discuss/teach a technique/concept/tactic/idea/training methodology that has worked for them in the adrenal state? This might be something that Ron shoots a little of here and there at Gatherings/DBMA seminars and then is cobbled together over time.

This is a great idea!  :-D

And maybe a brief interview with the fighter about how they prep physically and mentally for the Gatherings, nothing massively in-depth, more to gain some insight from a wide variety of fighters.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you like to see from DBMA?
« on: November 15, 2008, 06:33:28 AM »
I'd like to see some more of the EH SD/Combative type material  :-)

The seminar was fantastic!

As usual Guro Benjamin had a 'short' warm up!  The first hour or so was dedicated to the warm up, where he ran us through exercises for developing power and 'fast feet'.  He had us doing training exercises on aerobic steps!  Definately some new exercises for us to add into our training regimes!

The technical bulk of the seminar focused on two different complementary (or opposing!) structures, the 'mobility game' and stalking.

He rounded off the seminar with his now imfamous 'boogey woogey'  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Does anyone know this guy in Turkey?
« on: November 03, 2008, 01:50:42 PM »
I ran some of the text concerning their instructor and DBMA through an online Turkish-English translator, I'm sure this will help!  :-D

It is long years Benjamin lonely dog Rittin works with a rank and file Agreement Timur Being this good company sonucu brothers dog gurubunu in turkey took the building authority.

Assembly of the pack when tiş performed most aggressive lir to every year dünyaca ün that this grubun inside crops They can participate to the tournament. Besides the dig comes from your outside Most other dog-brothers are their seminar with associate Un

Or maybe not.  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: October 10, 2008, 12:44:02 AM »
I updated the “Pack” list…  ... wow 155 dogs & cats.

156, "Dog" Steve Gruhn is missing.  Gotta give love to my old man.

155, Cro Dog is in the list twice ;)  (He's in the C-Dog list and the Full DB list)

Guro Benjamin ‘Lonely Dog’ Rittiner Seminar, Sunday 2nd November, Bristol UK

DBMA UK is happy to host Guro Lonely Dog for one of his few UK seminars.


Location:  Riverside Leisure Centre, Little Stoke, Bristol BS34 6HW
Date: Sunday 2nd November 2008
Time: 12.30 – 17.30
Cost: £35
Contact: Colin ‘C-Point Dog’ Stewart on or via this thread

Interested DBMA members:  Please enquire about our sparring day on Saturday 1st November ;)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Swiss Gathering 26-27 of September
« on: August 15, 2008, 09:13:44 AM »
My flights have been booked!  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: June 17, 2008, 10:26:45 AM »
Today I'm gratefull of a great weekend with Lonely, Col, Gerry & the Aberdeen crew (the arm's working again now btw, Ibuprofen's a great thing )

I'm also grateful that I've got my results, I've passed my Higher English & will be starting Uni on September 22nd 

Congrats Hig!  :-D

I am grateful that Hig passed his exam, when he's cranky about stuff like that he hits harder  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali Fitness on DVD ?
« on: May 13, 2008, 12:33:39 PM »
The movements that Guro Lonely teach in the dvd are very applicable to fighting.  It's easy to grab a stick and just work a few 3*5 rounds of any combination, but the way Guro L cuts right to what is fight effective is what makes it special.  I'd massively recommend it because not only are you getting a workout, your developing the your muscle memory as well.

The way Guro L puts it together most of the exercises can be trained at different levels of complexity.

Does it make you sweat?  Hell yeah!  :-D


My heart goes out to you mate.  I kinda know how you must feel but I think your grief must run deeper than mine did, after booking my flights to the LA Gathering last year and then having to sit out on the blechers due to a torn meniscus.

I know how hard you trained for this and it's a pity that it had to go that way for you, but I hope that like me you found the oppertunity to sit and watch the fights an enjoyable and educational one.

To all the people who were there fighting, my respect goes out to all of you!   :-)

Looking forward to hearing some good 'warstories'  :-D

I wear mine when I'm doing no-gi training.  They can handle a beating but they are a bit 'short', I wear lycra running shorts underneath them.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: 4 Day DBMA Camp in Germany with Guro Lonely
« on: January 20, 2008, 08:05:56 AM »
My flights are booked for Germany!  :-D

Martial Arts Topics / Re: September 2007 Euro Gathering
« on: August 29, 2007, 04:08:21 AM »
I'll be there, but only to watch  :-(

I have knee surgery the week before so I'll prob only be able to watch the seminar too  :-(

What about female fighters?  Lynn will be there and I may have a Greek woman who trains with me looking for a fight as well (sure they could fight each other, but they can do that in the UK anyway  :wink:).

Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 2007 Gathering
« on: June 20, 2007, 05:20:38 AM »
I don't see why metalic tape (the kind used for ac work...I think) couldn't be used on the non-conductive sides of the knife. This now temporarily altered blade would offer a little more realism and allow everyone else to follow the flow of the blades.  After your done peal off the tape and use a plastic-safe gunk remover to remove any tape residue.

You'd be taking the knife outside of it's designed function.  You run the risk of either shorting the knife out, or reducing the voltage density and reducing the level of shock the fighters received.  Also, the adhesive of the tape may interfere with the conductivity into the tape.

Sorry, I'm an Engineer  :wink:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 2007 Gathering
« on: June 06, 2007, 10:43:30 PM »
Salty Dog is confirmed  :mrgreen:

Sweet!  :-D

looks like our fight surface will be judo tatami mats.

Not wanting to be picky, but as an old school Judoka... tatami are the reed mats.  But it is also the brand name of olympic style Judo mats, just hoping to avoid confussion  :? (I've been bitten by this before  :-) ).

Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe
« on: November 28, 2006, 12:44:36 AM »
Well done guys, and especially to Rog!  :-D  I'll see you in July buddy!  8-)

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