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Old 01-07-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
Patrick Hutchinson
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Traditional English Stick Fighting

Single stick kata starts around 1:09:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYasB...layer_embedded
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: Traditional English Stick Fighting

Interesting.

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xowBM...eature=related
The more "true combat" form

Or this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Squuw...eature=related
closer to the 19th century sporting form

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Old 01-07-2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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Re: Traditional English Stick Fighting

you did listen with the sound on (I hope)?
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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Re: Traditional English Stick Fighting

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,
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Re: Traditional English Stick Fighting

The whole point was the pairing of Morris with the funk soundtrack. Sheesh.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:38 PM   #6
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Re: Traditional English Stick Fighting

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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....

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