Is self study of stick fighting possible?
Due to school I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere for the next 11 months. I have the space to work out with rattan sticks, and I'm thinking of doing some home study stick work before I move back to civilization and join a Modern Arnis dojo.
Do I have any chance of learning meaningful technique through training manuals/videos, or should I just work on maintaining my fitness while I'm up here without trying to learn weapons?
I'm just looking to familiarize myself with basic Arnis technique, I have no illusions of developing real combative skill without a partner to train with.