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by BRAM
Sat Sep 07, 2002 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting improvement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

Yog: On the ahem wrong sided compression lock...ROFL..oops the opposite sided one...if you use your thumb in the same bio mechanical way as doing a liner lock.. then you have to rotate the knife out of action..blade swings clockwise into the top'back of your fingers.. When I brought this up..I was s...
by BRAM
Fri Sep 06, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting improvement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

One has to look at this as a true MBC blade..not it's an EDC.. no matter if it makes it to EDC for some..and its not an EDC that plays @ MBC.. Selfdefense and combat are filled with subtle variations on a theme.. As with Spanish fencing, as with Filipino bladed arts, the subtlety of the movements is...
by BRAM
Thu Sep 05, 2002 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Clipit for untrained Self Defense?
Replies: 34
Views: 3699

A year later and we still get sidetracked..ROFL.. The best CLIPIT to carry is the one you have in your pocket or hand... and yes..if one bans all selfdefense tools on the premise that it makes life safer..the only ones obeying a dumb rule-law like that are the law abiding civilians for the bad guys ...
by BRAM
Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FMA book recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Prof Dan Anderson, he used to be Supr Dan the Top ten fighter on the Open Karate circut...and he has released a couple of great books on Filipino Martial arts..based on Modern Arnis.. Defanging the Snake..and Advanced Modern Arnis.. AS he says put my upcoming book together with his and its a great p...
by BRAM
Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting improvement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

hmm you carry it in a black holster and you say the blade..which must be the only exposed section the ramp..is too obvious? hmm Never had a problem.. I carry a RED or BLUE one and people miss it completely..and they are in matching holsters probably cause I'm not aware of it on my belt and neither a...
by BRAM
Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting improvement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

I have lots of little improvements..ROFL..but we need to try to live with the Gunting as is..Like its still a new knife.. and if the numbers show it THEN we can play with the little things... As for a Black blade one cannot use the current black stuff on the type of steel..CPM440v..SV60 or whatever ...
by BRAM
Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Principle, Concept & Usage
Replies: 2
Views: 559

For those of you that think "boy that RONIN design is way coool..the YOJIMBO is really the bestest"..well it's because Mike understands the way of usage and the applications of the concepts that I talked of. Form follows function.. And the design and form of Mike's knives follow his understanding of...
by BRAM
Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MBC Training in Germany?
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

I'm sorry that Mike has no MBC classes yet in Germany.. He runs a great class... I might have already emailed a response.. but ncase I didn't... Andrea Martin and Thomas Lehmann both teach Gunting MBC- in Germany... They teach out of different locales.. I think Thomas has an upcoming Seminar shortly...
by BRAM
Tue Aug 20, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Principle, Concept & Usage
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Principle, Concept & Usage

I think some folks get confuse when they read what Mike or I post..because to them it's we say it..then it gets done exactly as we say it or as we do it in a class room.. "This is the GOSPEL according to Mike n Bram".. yeah..right..sure it is..ROFL... Since Mike and I both come from Filipino backgro...
by BRAM
Sun Aug 11, 2002 8:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting MBC instructor Seminars
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

Just completed a 2 day Basic course for a couple of Mas's LFI Instructors.. Nice people..actually very nice.. We trained 7 straight hours a day... not counting the class time- discussion time each day.. Overall it was a three day fest of Gunting & CRMIPT stuff... I'm very tired.. taught my new MBC c...
by BRAM
Thu Aug 08, 2002 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Temperance Drone?
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Clinton: do you mean Temperance or Temperance Jr...?? There is a Temperance fixed blade Drone-trainer.. I don't think there is a Temperance Jr. Drone-trainer.... at least not yet... I haven't seen one but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist yet... Guess you could use a Gunting drone..its functional.....
by BRAM
Tue Aug 06, 2002 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting MBC instructor Seminars
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

School is on US 19 and Tampa Rd.. I'm currently teaching a basic Arnis class early.5:30-6:30..Tues & Thursday Thursday @ 7;30-8;30 is MBC... One of my original students, John, will be in town the same time for private lessons.. Yes..I'll cut you a deal on a package of Guntings..and training...and ta...
by BRAM
Mon Aug 05, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting MBC instructor Seminars
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

My dear friend Master Paul Castricone has invited me to make a permanent home @ his new school.. Due to a recent illness i had to delay the event..the opening bUT last thursday I taught my first Arnis class and laterthat day a Gunting-MBC class.. What does this mean to all of you? It means that I ha...
by BRAM
Mon Aug 05, 2002 9:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting seminar in BUffalo NY
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Doc is setting up the schedule..I get to see Buffalo BEFORE it freezes up..
How nice..
oops I forgot his email!!!
Dr Barbers email is: escrima_kenpo@hotmail.com

It seems I'll be in NYC for an "closed" ( not open to the public) ATF seminar this October.

OK.. be safe..

Bram
by BRAM
Fri Aug 02, 2002 8:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design without background
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

By the way,,the red gets very dark after a while..( sweat..dirt, etc etc..)and it really doesn't stand out..We are conditioned I guess to assume it stands out..but it doesn't.. its really to small.. and no..no Drone will EVER be anything but Red.. no CRMIPT will be any color but blue.. and yes..Live...
by BRAM
Fri Aug 02, 2002 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design without background
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

Thank you for the kind comments... One of the very first people to ever see a "gunting " design was Mike Janich.. All I had was my earliest drawings but he was able to see what I was aiming for... Over the past year the Gunting has been out several martial artists from various styles and locations i...
by BRAM
Thu Aug 01, 2002 11:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design without background
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

gads..please excuse my poor typing and mis spellings..
I apologise to all of you...
by BRAM
Tue Jul 30, 2002 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design without background
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

Bildrac: you are not the kind of gu I'm refering too..ROFL..you're "dabbbling" for 20 some years qualifies you..I'd take your opinion.. you deserve the input... Laci and Fre are both good friends of mine and I respect their designs and input... hmm they're big time martial artists and knife instruct...
by BRAM
Sun Jul 28, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design without background
Replies: 22
Views: 1695

Yog..
Check with Darren (Daz) @ dee.zel@lineone.net
He's a certified Gunting Instructor in Slough
and he's whom you'd go through to get a Drone or Crmipt...

see ya

Bram
by BRAM
Sun Jul 28, 2002 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Janich: "De Cuerdas?"
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

De Cuerdas is a major part of the Art of Modern Arnis as well..Professor Presas was a stsaunch believer in DeCuredas blocking - interception. All blocking intercepting motions are reinforced with the checking hand, to lend support and absord the rebounding energy of the incoming strike and to then m...

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