Our Mission

Full power, minimal equipment, anything goes, stick fighting. No judges, no referees, no trophies. One rule only: Be friends at the end of the day. No one should spend the night in the hospital, and everyone should leave with the IQ that they came with.

Higher consciousness through harder contact. ©



2024 Canadian Tribal/Open Winter Gathering
Vancouver, BCFeb 10/11, 2024
(plus fundraising seminar on Friday evening)

Fri – 7-9pm (fundraiser seminar – all welcome)
Sat – 1-6pm (Tribal – DB Tribe members only)
Sun – 10-3pm (Open – all of good attitude and skill welcome)


2023 USA Open Gathering – Hermosa Beach, CA – Sep 23, 2023

2023 CDN Open Gathering – Montreal, PQ – Aug 12, 2023

2023 USA Tribal Gathering – Hermosa Beach, CA – May 6/7, 2023

2023 Canadian Open/Tribal Winter Gathering – Vancouver, BC – Feb 11/12, 2023

2022 USA Open Gathering – Los Angeles CA – September 24, 2022

2022 Canadian Open Gathering – Montreal QC – August 20, 2022

2022 USA Tribal Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – May 14, 15, 2022

2021 Canadian Tribal Gathering – Vancouver, BC – Feb, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2020 USA Open Gathering – Seattle, WA – Sep 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2020 USA Open Gathering – Seattle, WA – Sep 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2020 Canadian Open Gathering – Montreal, PQ – July 18, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2020 USA Tribal Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – May 2/3 2020

2020 EU Tribal Gathering – Leipzig, DE – April 4-5, 2020

2020 Canadian Tribal Gathering – Vancouver, BC – Feb 8/9, 2020

2019 USA Open Gathering – Ventura, CA – Sep 21, 2019

2019 Canadian Open Gathering – Montreal PQ – July 23, 2019

Our House

The global Dog Brothers community consists of adult martial artists who practice the methodology for fighting full contact with blunt impact developed over 30 years ago by the original Founding Dog Brothers.  See the DogBrothers USA site for history and details.

In Canada, following the dictum “Our house, our rules”, the Dog Brothers Canada community abides by its own principles for its DB fighters and for conduct at its sanctioned fighting events – while maintaining the high standards and original intentions of the DB Founders.

The Dog Brothers Canada community is led by the Alpha, Beta, and Elder of the Canadian Pack.  The Alpha manages the affairs of the DBC internally, backed up by the Beta and advised by the Elder. The ABE liaises to the other Dog Brothers fighter communities and represents the DBC to the world, as required.

Each year, at the annual Canadian Open Gathering, a ranked Full DB member of the DBC community is elected to lead the Canadian Pack as Alpha. The Alpha from the previous year moves to the Beta role. The Elder is the DBC member who currently is a member of the international DB Council of Elders and remains constant from year to year.

The 2022/2023 ABE:

  • Alpha – Chili Pepper Dog – alpha@dogbrothers.ca
  • Beta – Growling Dog – beta@dogbrothers.ca
  • Elder – Sled Dog – elder@dogbrothers.ca

NOTE WELL: Dog Brothers Canada uses logos, derivative works, and the “Dog Brothers” name with express permission.



Email: info@dogbrothers.ca

Web: www.dogbrothers.ca

Instragram: @dogbrotherscanada

Facebook: Dog Brothers Canada