9/20/09 DB Open Gathering Vid-clip

Discussion in 'Dog Brothers Martial Arts' started by Crafty Dog, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

  2. jwinch2

    jwinch2 Member

    Nice stuff. Who is that lady who is schooling everyone with the blade? She is hell on wheels!
  3. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

    That is Linda "Bitch" Matsumi. More later.
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    That's a large group of FMAers for me to not recognize any of them (as people I've met in person, I mean)!
  5. bluesbassist

    bluesbassist New Member

    That was a fun and inspiring day. I didn't fight but next year, God willing, I will. Thanks Guro Crafty for your ongoing commitment to letting people experience this.
  6. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise Senior Member Supporting Member

    Cool Clip!
  7. gagimilo

    gagimilo Member

    Mhm...great video, very eye-opening indeed...at least to those who have eyes and a (self)critical mind to look.
    I see something in this clip that was not all that apparent to me in the earlier ones, probably due to the fact that it was an open thing. Namely, few people have shown the utmost inability to actually admit they blew it at couple of spots, so they ego kicks in and they try to make it up with further aggression, which in a couple of occasions only makes them sink deeper. Then again, maybe someone would call it resolve, determination or something...
  8. jwinch2

    jwinch2 Member

    This is a trailer so it is hard to get a feel for how each fight actually went, but there were certainly a couple of time where I think you are right in saying that they might have been better off pulling back a bit to re-group and then re-engage. Good observation.
  9. selfcritical

    selfcritical New Member

    Are cross gender fights allowed now? I remember my friend Kat had a hard time and bowed out because she wanted to play with the boys.
  10. I think they'll be a lot of guys nervous to fight that Ms Linda!

    For me she displayed the best FMA skills in the video. I really liked how she stopped the grapple attempt with intelligent use of the stick. The knife work was class too!

    Thanks for posting the video!
  11. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

    We do not allow stickfights between men and women for reasons that should be obvious.
  12. pguinto

    pguinto New Member

    Yeah the male ego is so fragile. LOLZ

    *cough* Kyra Gracie *cough*
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
  13. Raw_Prime

    Raw_Prime New Member


    See,That's why my girls train!
  14. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

    Be serious. Do you see women fighting men in the UFC? Playing in the NFL? In the NBA? Or even in tennis?
  15. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Or fencing, even...there are differences. At the highest levels of the sport it'll certainly matter.
  16. pguinto

    pguinto New Member

    I am serious. In the documentary Renzo Gracie Legacy, there is a clip of a competition where Kyra Gracie beats her male opponent (by submission, if im not mistaken). It marked the first time a woman successfully competed and won in that male dominated sport. It was a UFC-type competition.
  17. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

    If I am not mistaken, that was a submission tournament.
  18. robertlk808

    robertlk808 Member

    Out of curiosity what was the knife that Linda was using made out? Also the knife @ 9:31. To my eye it looked pretty realistic and very nice!

    I got some fitness \ martial arts goals for next year and the gathering is one of them.
  19. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

    Her knife, and that of her opponent, were of rather large and substantial aluminum trainers.

    Over the years we have tried many things, including the Schocknives, but we have found the substantial focused impact of which the aluminum trainers are capable (can you say "broken hand"?)tends to do a very good job of encouraging realistic behavior.
  20. robertlk808

    robertlk808 Member

    Makes sense!

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