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  1. Fuzzy is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignorami View Post
    I haven't completely decided to compete at all yet. Without any instructor support it's going to be tricky to get any kind of competitive training in.
    Im keen to, and am going to train myself with that as the goal.
    Go for it man, the worst that can happen is you'll learn something and get fitter.

    Also, if I'm reading this right you want to enter the open division, what're you thinking of using?

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    And wa wa whaaaat... Are you a Zulu??
    Nah, I'm as white and middle class as its possible to be, but I learned a little bit of traditional Zulu stickfighting from a guy I used to train with and "my people" don't really have a traditional weapon of their own.
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    I'm very keen, particularly for this event, as I like the organisers. I think it'll be a super positive experience. I've just got to get past being a wuss. apparently some of the people I'd be fighting are breaking sticks on helmets in training ;-)

    Current plan is to go.

    Assmuming I do, I'm keen to enter a few categories.
    I'm at an early stage, so it would be a good way to see which areas I have more aptitude for.

    Whether I enter that open weapon division will probably just be down to how knackered I am.

    First things first though... This thread just became about defining a traditional weapon for "your people"!
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    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

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    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    Yeah, knackeredness is a concern for me too.

    I really want to do single stick and knife and I'd like to do double as well, but I don't know if my cardio will hold. Guess we'll see closer to the time.

    On topic - how much cardio work are you doing to prepare?

    First things first though... This thread just became about defining a traditional weapon for "your people"!
    Best I can do is my late Grandpa's Sjambok (which I AM collecting next time I'm in SA). I think that's a bit extreme for this competition though :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignorami View Post
    There's some impressive heavy breathing going on here. Is that from the competitors or from the cameraman?


    On the up-side, I made some excellent Yorkshire puddings this week,
    when you say "made" Yorkshire puddings, can we have more detail here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignorami View Post
    First things first though... This thread just became about defining a traditional weapon for "your people"!
    My people's national sport is saber fencing.
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    "And wa wa whaaaat... Are you a Zulu??"

    Zulus have a really nice forearm-attached shield for stick/spear fighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RynoGreene View Post
    "And wa wa whaaaat... Are you a Zulu??"

    Zulus have a really nice forearm-attached shield for stick/spear fighting.
    Yeah, they have a buckler-type and a full size one.

    This is going a bit off topic but the one I'm trying to get hold of looks like this:
    http://i.imgur.com/eufOQ.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrutch View Post
    There's some impressive heavy breathing going on here. Is that from the competitors or from the cameraman?
    That, gentlemen, could be the sound of my wife ;-)



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    when you say "made" Yorkshire puddings, can we have more detail here?
    Say what you want about my shoddy fighting skillz, but don't be questioning my Yorkshire puddings. Completely made from scratch sir!


    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

    "what's the best thing about aikido then?"
    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Yeah, knackeredness is a concern for me too.

    I really want to do single stick and knife and I'd like to do double as well, but I don't know if my cardio will hold. Guess we'll see closer to the time.

    On topic - how much cardio work are you doing to prepare?
    Sorry for slow reply. Work has kept me away from Bullshido lately.
    Cardio training is so far mostly consisting of microwave meals, and a Boardwalk Empire box-set.

    Picking it up a bit npw though. Trying mostly short bursts of fast/hard exercise. Quick breaks, and then the same.

    I mentioned before about blocking the stick with my forearm. Here's some of the results of that:





    Doesn't seem ideal.


    Also, as promised, here's a couple more videos from my third session so far. One single and one double stick. If nothing else, it'll make you feel better about yourself.

    There is a moment during the double stick where it looks like an awesome disarm, but sadly I had sod all to with it. He just fumbled his stick.





    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

    "what's the best thing about aikido then?"
    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    Definite improvement from the first videos.

    Its interesting that you fight from closed chamber with double sticks, I've always been told that's a bad idea.

    Single stick is looking pretty impressive, 2 suggestions which my instructor's given me:
    1) Change levels, don't be afraid to bend your knees and smash up his legs or belly with a planza or two when he's got a really tight high defense.
    2) Tuck that checking hand behind your back for a round or two, to train yourself to keep it out the way.
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