Dog Brothers Martial Arts
established in 1995 by Punong Guro “Crafty Dog”

Mixed in are the experiences from numerous Dog Brother fights and the influences from a variety of Martial Arts, such as:  Kali/Escrima, Krabi-Krabong, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Western Martial Arts, and others.

DBMA a “system of many styles”
Why a system of many styles? Because fighting resembles the children’s game of “rock, paper, scissors”, in our opinion it is difficult to cover every situation with a single style. By style we do not mean a specific martial art style, because even within a system different fighters will interpret a style for themselves in a unique way.

DBMA is a many-layered system that covers different areas. On the one side, we have Real Contact Stick Fighting (RCSF), another area is the empty hand fighting. Not only for the athletic competition but also for self-defence. In the area of self-defence, our system offers techniques and concepts that apply to armed as well as unarmed aggressors.

Regarding the Stick Fighting, DBMA has 2 Variations: the Lonely Variation and the Crafty Variation, which have their own curriculum and terminology. The individual techniques and teaching methods may vary, the essence remains the same.  There is no barrier between the two, everyone and every Training Group is free to do both, or move from one to the other, it is all DBMA.

The DBMA Curriculum three areas:

1) RCSF (Real Contact Stick Fighting) which includes:
– Single Stick
– Double Stick
– Staff
– Stick-Grappling
– Flexible Weapons (nunchaku, whip, etc.)


2) Kali Tudo (Empty Hand) which includes:
– Striking / Kicking
– Clinching / Wrestling
– Grappling / BJJ


3) DLO (Die Less Often) which includes:
– Self-Defense
– Defense against weapons
– Short Impact Weapons
– Knife


A belief that stands behind the Curriculum of the Dog Brothers Martial Arts is that there is not one style that works as the ideal solution for all situations and problems that can occur in a fight. If a fighter is presented with a problematic situation by an opponent they must come up with a solution in order not to be beaten. In this way, during the fight a unique and dynamic exchange exists between the fighters and their corresponding styles. With the Dog Brothers, there has always been an active exchange of concepts through representatives of very different fighting styles and systems meeting in order to fight against each other. In this way the Dog Brother Martial Arts developed as a “system of many styles”. The Curriculum is continuously further developed, refined, and adjusted.