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sleddog

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Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« on: June 13, 2007, 08:38:03 PM »
Just a wish of good luck and good health to all participants at next week's Gathering. Such an historic occasion being recorded by NG and bringing this thing to a wider audience will make some glad and some mad by they will never forget what they have seen.

I will be there in spirit and as an ancestor of some of the participants.

Esse quam videri.

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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 09:22:30 AM »
Woof my friend and brother:

Tail wags for the kind words.

What does "Esse quam videri" mean?  :?

The Adventure continues!
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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 10:30:12 AM »
I remember seeing Sled Dog fight, along with two generations of his students, at the Summer 2001 Gathering after the first DBMA Camp.  He drove his opponent's straight to the walls (hence the name "Sled Dog")!

What a great memory....  :-D

WOOF!
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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 11:18:59 AM »

What does "Esse quam videri" mean?  :?


From my understanding of the phrase: "To be, rather than to seem", "Walk the walk, not just talk the talk", etc.

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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 06:28:40 AM »
Good luck to everyone! I wish I could have been there to support everyone. I cannot wait to see the footage from this!

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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2007, 08:29:15 AM »
Actually the Sled Dog was simply because he was/is from Canada  :lol:

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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 07:13:08 PM »
good luck everyone, fight well!

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Re: Good Luck everyone at the Gathering.
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 07:30:48 PM »
Esse quam videri is the English side of my family's (mother's maiden name was Henshaw) motto on their coat of arms. Seemed appropriate.

I was supposed to corner a fighter in an MMA bout this weekend but I didn't go after all. By the time I found out the reasonable airfares to LA were unreasonable so I am at home this weekend.

As to my name. Just coming up with any name at the beginning was a feat. We did not really know how this thing would evolve. Just being happy that some one wanted to video tape us. You did not want to get stuck with a name that would follow you around for a few years like an albatros.

Like Crafty said, I attempted to use logic. I was from Canada, it was cold there (occasionally), there were sled dogs. I also had a reluctance to back up when I fought so there was a connection there as well. Seems to have stuck.

All the best to all participants. My heart is with you.

Woof,
Sled  Dog.
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