Thread: Irish stick fighting documentary
1/10/2011 9:07am, #71
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- Mar 2004
- Dayton, OH
My BJJ instructor studies Kali as well so shouldn't be too hard to get some stick grappling practice.
That aside, the Dog Brothers have really done a lot to hoe that row of beans and are a very good source for proper integration.
Got to drill the fundamentals first.
The Irish stick stuff is going to be difficult to come accross, a good DVD would be great.
Peace favor your sword,
2/02/2011 4:18pm, #72
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- European Sword Arts
I would also recommend ARMA's approach, as they integrate grappling and takedowns with all kinds of weapons. Incidentally, I just ordered "The Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair", a book about P.H.M.'s treatise on armed martial arts. It's a good resource for fighting with 'stick' like objects straight from the WMA tradition. You don't get much more authentic than that.
4/26/2012 9:46am, #73
Resuscitating this thread to recommend the new documentary "Knuckle", which is now available via Netflix:
It deals with the long tradition of bare-knuckle fights that punctuate feuds between Traveller families in Ireland; so, not specific to stick fighting, but perhaps very revealing of the social climate that engendered faction fighting during the 19th century.Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
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