The Dog Brothers Martial arts class deals with the reality
of stickfighting through sparring with as minimal protection
as possible. It has cultivated efficient techniques from many
Filipino Martial Arts and combined them all into one system.
This is the class where techniques are applied through sparring
in the 7 ranges: Snaking range, Long range, Stick Squared
range, Medium range, Close Quarter range, Standing grapple,
and finally ground.
Guro Marc Denny with the Kombat Crew
The Dog Brothers were born in May 1988 during three days of
non-stop fighting organized by Marc "Crafty Dog"
Denny and Eric "Top Dog" Knaus, known within the
group as the "Rumble at Ramblas". These fights became
the core of the groups video series with Panther Productions,
featuring Knaus, the group's best fighter and an outstanding
technician trained by Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje of the Pekiti Tirsia
system from the island of Negros in the Philippines.*
Dog Brothers demonstration video
The class usually starts off by doing footwork for warm up,
followed by some drills to loosen up and stretch. The class
consists of students of all level. We train in double sticks,
single sticks, knife or a combination of two. From time to
time we will do progressive full contact stick fighting.
Plain shirt/pants with no large logos, Kombat
Arts shirts are encouraged, Wrestling/martial arts shoes,
For sparring – hockey/lacrosse gloves, Hard knee &
elbow pads,groin protection, fencing/kendo helmets can be
Marc Mendoza, Marc Denny and Joey de Los Reyes
de Los Reyes, Marc