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General Category => Stick and Baton Combatives => Topic started by: whitewolf on April 04, 2010, 06:29:29 PM

Title: Zulu fighting
Post by: whitewolf on April 04, 2010, 06:29:29 PM
As i was searching the you tube i cam accross a vidio showing zulu/kaili stick fighting=
in the zulu portion it discribes how the attacker is holding in the left hand a long stick with a shield over his hand to protect against a strike- in the right hand he holds a stick with a round piece on the end- he swings the right hand like he was throwing a side arm pitch and as he gets close to the opponents stick he he uses his wrist motion to go over and stright  down or at slight angle hitting the opponent- very interesting tactic- any one ever see that tactic??-do you think that would work using a knife=?? WW
Title: Re: Zulu fighting
Post by: Kentbob on April 05, 2010, 01:30:50 AM
I would guess that this is a technique for using a spear or assegai.  I would also say ask the British if it would work.   ;D


Kent
Title: Re: Zulu fighting
Post by: Hock on April 05, 2010, 07:21:54 AM
The history of Shaka Zulu covers his innovative tribe-versus-tribe tactics. This inlcuded.
We covered this in an article in CQC Magazine...
http://www.hockscqc.com/cqcdispatches/cqcdispatches.htm

Its a free download, but...I can't remember which issue!

Hock
Title: Re: Zulu fighting
Post by: whitewolf on April 05, 2010, 07:29:39 PM
thanks-WW
Title: Re: Zulu fighting
Post by: chfroehlich on April 06, 2010, 04:17:13 AM
It was this book

http://www.amazon.com/Deadliest-Men-Worlds-Combatants-Throughout/dp/1581602715 (http://www.amazon.com/Deadliest-Men-Worlds-Combatants-Throughout/dp/1581602715)

which I can really recommend!!

Fascinating to read.

Greets

Christof
Title: Re: Zulu fighting
Post by: whitewolf on April 06, 2010, 05:06:04 AM
Thanks christof- i could not find the one hock talked about- no problem though
tonight at class i am going to try it out with a rubber knife and see how the movement feels
WW
Title: Re: Zulu fighting
Post by: Webby on April 19, 2010, 04:56:36 AM
The Victorian soldiers spoke highly of Zulu bravery and feared the spears and club's for good reason. They had some serious problems with the Maori's for the same reason's.
 
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