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  1. DdlR is offline
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    No, I'm not Irish, just interested in various Western martial arts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    No, I'm not Irish, just interested in various Western martial arts.
    Okay fair enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaolin pimp View Post
    why the interest?
    Ummm... "Western Martial Arts Discussion Forum"???

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    It just occurred to me how much like the booj this is.

    I've been told that Japanese people find it weird that people want to train to become ninjas. As an Irishman, I can tell you you'd get some pretty funny looks if you told people around here that you wanted to learn Gangs of New York Shillelagh Faction Fighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    It just occurred to me how much like the booj this is.

    I've been told that Japanese people find it weird that people want to train to become ninjas. As an Irishman, I can tell you you'd get some pretty funny looks if you told people around here that you wanted to learn Gangs of New York Shillelagh Faction Fighting.
    True that lol, @ lawson, I thought this was YMAS, well I must've just assumed, but still it's not a martial art, it's fella's hitting each other with sticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaolin pimp View Post
    True that lol, @ lawson, I thought this was YMAS, well I must've just assumed, but still it's not a martial art, it's fella's hitting each other with sticks.
    Fellas hitting each other with sticks isn't a martial art? Damn, I've wasted a lot of time then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox View Post
    It just occurred to me how much like the booj this is.

    I've been told that Japanese people find it weird that people want to train to become ninjas. As an Irishman, I can tell you you'd get some pretty funny looks if you told people around here that you wanted to learn Gangs of New York Shillelagh Faction Fighting.
    It's mentioned in the documentary that during the 20th century, the faction fights came to be widely seen as a shameful aspect of Irish history. It's understandable that re-interpreting 19th c. shillelagh fighting in positive terms is going to be a pretty strange idea for anyone raised in that culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    Fellas hitting each other with sticks isn't a martial art? Damn, I've wasted a lot of time then.
    I guess so. I've freed you from your burden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaolin pimp View Post
    but still it's not a martial art, it's fella's hitting each other with sticks.
    So your definition of "Martial Art" includes a requirement that the source must be Asian?

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    Watched the documentary. It was quite interesting. One thing that struck me was when they were talking about the largest faction fight that put an end to them for good. 2000 men were involved and yet there were only 20 fatalities and some of those were from accidental drowning (they were fighting on the beach). Those cudgels look pretty deadly, and with hags throwing rocks at blokes heads, I was pretty suprised at this. Do you think this was because the participants weren't out to cause serious injury (i.e not beating on the uncontious, focusing on bodyshots etc) or are the blackthorn sticks just not as bad as they look/sound?
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