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General Category => Stick and Baton Combatives => Topic started by: Hock on April 01, 2011, 08:44:55 AM

Title: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: Hock on April 01, 2011, 08:44:55 AM
The art comes back
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/30/stick.fight.south.africa/
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: whitewolf on April 01, 2011, 09:52:09 AM
Bet those strikes will hurt-points for hitting head, neck, and legs-the promoter said that he tells fighters not to attack each other after a match-
wonder how many students of kali in the US wold get into the ring over there??
Good vidio Hock- WW
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: Professor on April 05, 2011, 06:15:50 AM
/raises hand.
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: whitewolf on April 05, 2011, 06:54:53 AM
Professor- bet you would tear um up and I never saw you train-
I would try it also-  R/s WW
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: grlaun on April 06, 2011, 07:53:03 AM
The wife brought me back an authentic Massai Knobkerry.  Fantastic weapon, about 2/3 arm's length with a knob at the striking end - the put a small point on the knob that breaks the skull when used properly.  Has other uses besides just hitting.  I've found the knob allows some limited cane-like hooking maneuvers.  pretty cool and very portable - gonna be doing some experimenting to see what I come up with.
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: whitewolf on April 06, 2011, 08:38:54 AM
Grlaun- probably legal to carry too-WW
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: Webby on April 08, 2011, 09:33:50 AM
WW,
       I don't see these guy's hitting each other afterwards. Hitting a beer or two I can see that. Best part was seeing the kid's learning from such an early age. Clearly the Health & Safety Nazi's haven't got to that part of the world yet. I felt that the foot work was a bit flat in general, but the aggression level high but well controlled.

The old school guy's wore lengths of cloth wound into thick padding. Head covered, a small gap for the eye's. One very long stick. The winner gets the girl.

Webby.
Title: Re: African Stick Fighitng
Post by: whitewolf on April 08, 2011, 10:02:33 AM
Hey Web-yepperdo-actually i did not see any real tactics to block pass strike movements ] -but they sure swing for all its worth- I see only the Professor and me say we would jump in the ring wirth one of them-- ;D  WW
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