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Patrick Hutchinson
01-07-2010, 06:47 AM
Single stick kata starts around 1:09:


Stanley Archacki
01-07-2010, 10:54 AM

Have any more info about that style? It's more of a very stylized dance.

When I think of traditional English stick, I think of this:

The more "true combat" form

Or this
closer to the 19th century sporting form

Patrick Hutchinson
01-07-2010, 12:13 PM
you did listen with the sound on (I hope)?

Jon Marshall
01-30-2010, 12:17 PM
Regarding the first clip, allow me to give an Englishman's perspective. It's called Morris Dancing, and it's not taken seriously by anyone other than morris dancers (and only by a minority of them) and perhaps the odd academic.

It's a rural cultural relic, and the best I can do by way of explanation is to describe it as a beer thing. Old-fashioned beer - dark heavy warm ales. In short, it's a laugh.

Hope that clears things up,

Patrick Hutchinson
02-02-2010, 10:48 AM
The whole point was the pairing of Morris with the funk soundtrack. Sheesh.

Janet Rosen
02-02-2010, 04:38 PM
The whole point was the pairing of Morris with the funk soundtrack. Sheesh.

Patrick, we can't read your mind, and this IS a m.a. website, so unless you explain it upfront....