Thread: Dog Brothers, and on
11/08/2012 6:58am, #1
Dog Brothers, and on
So, I find this Dog Brothers stuff fascinating.
I want to learn what they do, or understand why their discipline (Kali?) sucks. Please introduce me to the topic.
Last edited by Hiro Protagonist; 11/08/2012 7:04am at .
11/08/2012 7:46am, #2
Good morning, Sunshine... :-)
Dog brothers are the standard to which all other stick fighting schools are to be measured, in case we are talking about realistic training methods. They also incorporate grappling into their stickfighting, as well as realistic (aluminum trainer) knife training, etc.
Everything about them is widely available on the net, no secret, at least that is my understanding, as an outsider.
They are in Europe, too, but a bit farther from you: http://www.dogbrothers.ch/pages/en.php?lang=EN
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11/08/2012 8:00am, #3
It is my highest ambition to fight at the European Gathering in 2014.
An important note about your OP Hiro: Its probably inaccurate to describe the Dog Brothers as having a discipline as such.
Its true that most of them come from FMA backgrounds, but the Gatherings are open to all styles and there are several members with CMA, JMA and Krabi Krabong backgrounds/influences. If you watch videos of the more recent Euro Gatherings you'll also see a number of guys wielding WMA longswords.
Something that Crafty Dog seems quite keen on (from my reading of his work at least) is the distinction between the DBMA association, which is the "style" and the Dog Brothers, which is the group of psychos with sticks.
I'm sure some of the guys who've actually been and fought at a Gathering will be along shortly.
11/08/2012 8:13am, #4
While I agree that they have brought a great deal of aliveness to Kali, my complaint with them is similar to kendo.
They would not move like that if those sticks were replaced with machetes.
11/08/2012 8:16am, #5
11/08/2012 9:28am, #6
How would (or do?) you do "alive" training that would translate to "machette combat"?
They're going at a reduced pace, since getting hit with one of those is going to be distinctly more impact than with a stick. I would say one would have to switch back and forth between blade trainers and sticks, so that you could get the higher aliveness levels of the stick, but the blade awareness of the trainers.
11/08/2012 9:32am, #7
11/08/2012 9:38am, #8
i thought they used shock knives, so that slashes *do* hurt, am i wrong about that?
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11/08/2012 9:40am, #9
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