Not-Dog-Bros. Gathering In Seattle
To quote the FB Event Page FAQ: "This is intended as a meeting of like minded weapon based martial artists who are meeting in a venue designed to improve their skills through simulated combat and is designed to be open to participants of a variety of martial arts such as Kobudo, Krabi-Krabong, Kali, Arnis, Escrima, Kenjutsu, historical European martial arts, etc.
This is not a tournament, there are no drawings for pairs, no record of a win or loss, no progression to find a champion, no referees, no judges, no trophies, no prize money. Each fight is purely for the experience, the challenge against the skill of the opponent and the mental challenge of dealing with the fear of the fight.
These are NOT challenge matches there is no room in this venue for ego based school/system/style competition. All fighters are expected to keep an attitude of friendship and respect with the other fighters, fighters who cannot do this will be required to leave the event...
The most common stick is rattan which provides a more safe fighting experience. Rattan sticks are the standard. The size of the rattan used is agreed upon between participants. Generally the minimum is ¾ inch for a light rattan stick up to 1 ¼ inch for a heavy stick. Additional sticks of various sizes will be on hand for participants who do not have any...
Simulated knife fights are an option in this venue. Aluminum or plastic training knives are acceptable upon agreement of the participants. We will require a decent rounded tip on the blade, sharp points have a tendency to damage the mats and impaling someone falls under the category of "breaking people," we are trying to avoid that.
Shinai, bokken, tonfa, polymer tomahawks, nunchaku, bucklers, etc are all permitted upon agreement of the participants of a particular match.
In most matches punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and grappling are permitted in addition to weapon use. Participants of a particular match can agree to restrict a match to weapon only, standing only, or similar...
A fight can be stopped at any time by a participant tapping out or verbally indicating surrender. The Ringmaster can stop a fight if a participant isn’t intelligently defending himself. In the case of simulated knife matches, the Ringmaster can call a match on the account of “death” of one or more of the participants.
The Ringmaster will call the fight to an end at the end of 2 minutes. "
Some light armor will be provided if you don't have your own, such as a Fencing mask and Lacrosse gloves. Bring your own Cups, Mouth Piece, soft Elbow and knee pads.
"Matches are made by any two participants. It is up to the participants to find partners for fights. Matches can be between paired weapons, knife vs. knife, single stick vs single stick, etc or mixed such as jo vs. double stick.
$5 for participants.
The host is Warrior Strength Training in Bellevue, WA
13222 SE 30th St. A-4
Bellevue, WA 98008
Date: April 25th 2015
We will start at 1:30 and go until participants get tired of fighting. After which the plan is to relocate to a local restaurant to get some food and compare bruises and swap stories.
Please contact: Belton Lubas 425-445-9447 or Lamont Glass 206-612-3044"
Let's face it, all weapon MAers NEED this in the North West. Please show up and support this event if you can, so they will continue to have them here.
Here's the FB page for the event:
Thank you for posting this, I am Lamont Glass and am helping organize this little shindig.
This is pretty funny, our internal name for this actually was "the not-a-dog-brother-gathering" before we came up with something else. :D
Alternate FAQ if you don't do facebook:
Please fee free to ask any questions about the event. This is a short two weeks away!
6 schools, 18 fighters, highlight video:
All the video:
Next one in 2016!