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    Sorting out the "stick" arts

    I've done some training with sticks, and it was enough to whet my appetite for more. I done some research and looked at a few books and basically found that there are a lot of "stick arts" out there. I'm looking for something practical and versatile (aren't we all). Can anyone help sort me out on where to get started?

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    Bakbakan have a chapter in Canada.

    Check them out:

    http://www.bakbakan.com/fightart.html

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    Argh! I hate web pages that insist on playing music without my permission! I have to say, that gives me a pretty bad first impression. I can't comment on the art, though, and I note that non of the schools are near enough to me. Anyone else have anything useful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringfellow
    Argh! I hate web pages that insist on playing music without my permission! I have to say, that gives me a pretty bad first impression. I can't comment on the art, though, and I note that non of the schools are near enough to me. Anyone else have anything useful?


    By stick arts are you primarily thinking of the FMA, or are you including Western Martial arts that use the stick as sword(ie, what exactly are you interested in learning?)

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    Dog Brothers FMA. They actually compete to find out what works and what doesn't.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty
    Bakbakan have a chapter in Canada.
    Awesome dude! There's a chapter, in my town! How cool is that?

    I'm gonna email them right now. This looks pretty cool.

    Thanks!

    edit: email sent. anxiously awaiting response.
    Last edited by Neildo; 2/25/2006 5:48pm at .
    :new_all_c

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    Are you looking for something local to train in, or just a video or book suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdnronin
    Are you looking for something local to train in, or just a video or book suggestion?
    I'm mainly concerned with getting a grip on what the different styles are and their relative usefullness. I'm not necessarily looking for a school or anything at this stage. Whatever I decide to pursue, I want to make sure that it can be applied and isn't all just flash. Right now I have Presas' "Modern Arnis" and Galang's "Complete Sinawali". It looks like pretty good stuff, but I was hoping to get the perspective of those more experienced before diving in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
    Dog Brothers FMA. They actually compete to find out what works and what doesn't.
    Actually they don't. They spar full contact, but they're very much against declaring winners and losers, or having tournaments etc.

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