19 February 2007
The Walking Stick Method of Self Defence

All round top chap Kirk Lawson has updated his presentation of the The Walking Stick Method of Self Defence by H.G. Lang. This is one of the prime sources for La Canne Vigny and is well worth a download, espeically since it is free!

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Dogbrothers

As an antidote to all the high-falutin' political thinking, here's some Dog Bros stuff.

Promo Vid

Cycle Drills - not how like Vigny the moulinette parries are.

Los Trique 2

Marc Denny is seriously great guy and MArtist and his guys are truly inspirational.

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11 February 2007
Sticks!


One of my favourite elements of the anatagonistic arts is the stick fighting common in the 19th Century. The two areas that interest me the most are La Canne as taught by Pierre Vigny, the Maitre d'Armes at the Bartitsu club, and Irish Bata.

The former uses a particular design of stick, being light, quick and failry whippy with a brass knob on top. I've been eyeing the apparently high-quality training versions sold by Purpleheart for a while now but always kept putting off.

Well, today I was in Basingstoke and nipped into Natural World, a shop selling native crafts and the like. I bought a nice little cudgel from there a while back so thought I may as well see what they had. I spied a number of Vigny-style canes in there for the bargain price of £2.50 each. Turns out Natural World have gone bust so are selling everything off as cheap as you like. I bought all 4 they had in store, but if there is a store near you it'd be well worth a look.

The stick is very light and may not stand up for long, but since it is a cheaper than a pint of mild I thought it would be rude not to take advantage.

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