Introduction to Walking Stick and Baton for Close Quarter Combat
Saturday 23rd of March, 10am to 1pm – Instructor: Graham Butcher
Can a simple Stick Save Your Life?
It may well do if you know how to use it. A stick you don't know how to use is just a liability. Are you prepared to make the effort to learn and practise the necessary skills?
Training with a stick can achieve these objectives:
The stick itself can be used for good effect as a weapon. However, you need to realise that a stick needs to be used in a specific way to defend against unarmed oppoents. A different approach is needed to protect yourself against a baseball bat or similar weapon. A knife or other edged weapon attack needs yet another method of defence.
Training with a stick may also be preparation for using an edged weapon, without the danger of training with live blades.
Training with sticks is a very effective way of training for unarmed combat, especially for defending against weapons. Once movement and body mechanics has been learned and practised with a stick these same skills may be applied without weapons using the same essential principles.
This seminar is based on Stav principles of training with the cudgel and tein. I have also drawn on US Law enforcement best practice with the 21 inch baton. This was taught to me by Allen Reed who was a baton instructor with the US Marshals service for many years. I have also trained in early 20th century use of the cane and walking stick as taught in Bartitsu.
Topics to be covered will include:
Maximum 6 people training
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