DBMA has its 3 areas: Stick Fighting, Kali Tudo, and DLO.
Although quite proficient in all 3 areas, has “Lonely Dog” always focused on the Real Contact Stick Fighting. Naturally as is required by DBMA principles, he has developed his own expression, not only as fighter, but also as a teacher.
His style of teaching and his interpretation of DBMA have manifested in a way that, though visibly DBMA, has become a style in its own right. Therefore it makes sense to give it its own place in DBMA.
Therefore DBMA has now 2 Variation of RCSF; 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 credentials of one are given full faith and credit by the other.
The Lonely Variation of Stick Fighting would like to be seen as a pragmatic, multicultural and preferably undogmatic Martial Arts system.
His Curriculum includes all aspects of Stick Fighting;
– Single Stick
– Double Stick
– Flexible weapons (Nunchaku, Whip, etc.)
– Self-defence with everyday objects
The Lonely RCSF Variation has a plain ranking system of 3 colour Dog Tags (Belts).
Blue Rank – “solid foundation & broad knowledge”
The basics should be very clear, means you have mastered the fundamentals of the curriculum. Moreover you gained a large number of techniques and a wide array of technical knowledge.
Your technique should be good and clear, the emphasis should be on footwork, range control and a decent defence.
When you are at blue level you start to become more independent with your skill development and you might begin teach others.
Red Rank – “well versed martial artist & skilled fighter”
Movement and momentum is key tenor of the red level, emphasis is in developing a great offence. You begin to combine your actions. Your movements are automatic, smooth and graceful. Smoothness and efficiency is the foundation of your skill.
Red is a sign of danger, and the red level practitioner is beginning to become very dangerous with their knowledge and abilities. This is the stage where you move sophisticated and you discover how to manipulate your opponent to their disadvantage.
At this level there should be very few moves or techniques that are unfamiliar with. You start to look at everything with a fresh set of eyes. You can take the most basic movement that you already have practised thousands of times and realize that you are still able to refine it.
The red level seeks for new, more profound knowledge of the Art. By now you will have perceived your own style.
Black Rank – “achieving mastery & staying curious”
The colour black is created when all the colours of the light spectrum have been absorbed into an object. That object has “taken control” of the colours and retained them. If one colour was to “escape”, the object would no longer be black but would appear as that colour.
You have “absorbed” all the knowledge of the colour ranks, means you have truly mastered the art. Your understanding of weapon fighting is deep, precise and highly technical. You should have full control over your body, your movements and your ego.
As a black level, you ought to be developing new techniques and having found your own personal style.
You are in love with the learning process. As often lower ranks are looking for a destination, you understand that there is no destination – the journey never ends. The black level knows that everybody needs to return to be a white belt and consistently learn new things. Improvement means change, change means to learn, and to learn means to be a white belt all over again.
Colin “Point Dog”
Daniel “Hidden Dog”
Denis “Om Dog”
Filippo “Vegan Dog”
Graeme “Scotty Dog”
Heiko “Crossover Dog”
Pascal “French Cop Dog”
Sebastian “Mime Dog”
Stefan “Cro Dog”
Thorsten “Lena Dog”
Arianna “Unidentified Bitch”
Detlef “Sinatra Dog”
Evgeny “Laika Dog”
Gerry “Celtic Dog”
Ivan “Kuma Dog”
Jerome “Frisbee Dog”
Kostas “Spartan Dog”
Lynn “Psycho Bitch”
Manuel “Snare Dog”
Matt T. “Dog”
Rodolfo “Fraggle Dog”
Ste “C-Hobbit Dog”
Tinu “3D Dog”
Bebbo “C-Nuragic Dog”
Caine “Energizer Dog”
Christoph “Techno Dog”
Chris H. “Dog”
Janno “Sceptical Dog”
Jonny F. “Dog”
Massinissa “C-Wolfy Dog”
Nils “C-Angry Dog”
Olaf “C-Nobodys Dog”
Ole “Time Dog”
Peter “Grumpy Dog”
Shanu “Silver Dog”
Timo “C-Schrodinger’s Dog”