Dog Brothers Martial Arts.

Discussion in 'Silat' started by 8limbs38112, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. 8limbs38112

    8limbs38112 Valued Member

    I am real skeptic of learning hybrid martial arts if they are not tried and proven as effective. Especially if it's something fairly new. I was just wondering what you guys opinion of Dog Brothers Martial Arts is. It is basically a mixture of different kinds of silat and escrima mixed together in one martial art. Basically like a MMA for FMA. What do yall think about the Dog Brothers program.
  2. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Here's my thought process on this one. If you can watch this

    [ame=""]September 2013 Gathering Of The Pack - YouTube[/ame]

    And think the Dog Brothers aren't legit, or at don't at least have the right attitude and approach to building an effective system, then I start to question your judgement on things quite a bit.

    edit: Judging by the GOTP videos the thing I'll say Dog Brothers has going for it that I'm a big fan of is they seem to accept anyone and anything. They're primarily an FMA style org but watching their videos they clearly have a lot of guys who cross-train elsewhere in mma and whatnot. That might not be such a great advert for their FMA stuff that the guys seem to end up using a lot of mma and submission wrestling type moves but the fact they let them do it and seemingly embrace it is a positive to me
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  3. 8limbs38112

    8limbs38112 Valued Member

    I don't have an opinion on it since I don't know much about it. I must say, in the video it looks like they are having fun.
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  4. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    I have to admit I don't know anything about their syllabus but going off those videos and talking to Freeform (Point Dog I think) on here years ago its a group I have quite a bit of respect for. Certainly looking forward to trying them out if I end up at uni up north.
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  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    They are open, honest and pragmatic. Their material is well structured and organised and easy to follow. Marc is VERY easy to talk to and an intelligent man with a wealth of experience

    I have nothing but mad respect for the DB's and have freely stolen many training methods from them - you cannot go wrong with them IMO
  6. Ero-Sennin

    Ero-Sennin Well-Known Member Supporter

    Use the Search Function on MAP, just type in "Dog Brothers" and there has been a ton of info. over the years. I think a Mapper or two trains with them as well.

    Not trying to tell you not to continue with this thread or anything! Just letting you know it's a subject that has been touched on with a lot of great info. already, just gotta' use that Search function. :p
  7. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    They've applied MMA to FMA and come up with win for open ruleset, heavy contact sparring with various weapons.

    They've matched this with the hokeyest titles since Korea got hold of karate :D

    We have at least one guy on MAP who is well respected there as well as here.

    If you want MMA FMA from your training it's a great way to get it.

  8. 8limbs38112

    8limbs38112 Valued Member

    I just looked over a few of the old posts about DB and it seems to have a lot of stick and knife fighting in it. Thing is I wouldn't mind learning some knfe fighting, but I'm more interested in combat with no weapons. I don't know how much of that they do.
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  9. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Wouldn't the answer be to not look into joining an FMA group then?
  10. pseudo

    pseudo Padawan

    God, that video looks painful.
  11. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    It transfers over easily - look at their "Kali Tudo series"
  12. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    there not afraid of full contact and they don't take themselves to seriously whats not to love ?
  13. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Tout! been a while!
  14. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    Was out with a knee injury for six months mate, doing anything martial arts related was painful including talking about it, we'll back into the swing of things now though, planning trips to Wigan, Brazil, the Euro's (BJJ), an mma fight, working my way back to gotch's bible level fitness and most importantly of all posting on MAP :)
  15. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Welcome back old son! If you fancy putting Calgary on the list let me know!
  16. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    depends..... do you have a dungeon :p ?
  17. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    I have a matted garage and access to training with Harry Smith if that counts :)

    Oh and Billy R should be coming soon too!
  18. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    ok.... but only if I can wear pink tights. (last one I promise haha)
  19. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Deal...I'll wear the Union flag!
  20. blindside

    blindside Valued Member

    That is me on the left of the video still, (not the guy in the kilt) right before I cleverly disarmed myself. :D I fought at the LA Gathering for the first time last year and had a blast.

    What is important to note is that the Dog Brothers Gatherings don't represent any particular system, they are simply guys who are willing to test themselves under a particular ruleset. I don't train "Dog Brothers," I train in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, and I am not a "Dog Brother" I am just a guy who came to play that day.

    Now Marc Denny has developed a Dog Brothers Martial Arts system/training regimen/curriculum/whatever but that isn't necessarily what is being shown on a Gathering highlight. Check out their promo reels for various training DVDs if you want to see parts of the "Dog Brothers Martial Arts" material.

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