- Feb 3, 2005
- Reaction score
- Huber Heights, OH
Mule muffins! I've taught people in their late 70's.I am too old to join a class
You can't find some place that teaches Hanbo or Jo? Or WWII Fairbairn stick "Combatives?" Look harder.also I don't know of anywhere that teaches sticks with two hands.
Except when it isn't.So I pretty much using my experience in TKD/kickboxing I learn back in the days to guide me. I know stick fight with two hands is completely different from Katana sword fight,
Based on your vast experience stick fighting?It's hard to learn timing if I don't have anyone to practice with. I asked my neighbor that is into Kung fu, but he doesn't want to do it. There is very few FMA school, I really don't want to learn any Chinese style ( even I am a Chinese) because I deem them too fancy and have no real life use. So I think my best bet is to learn how to hit as fast as I can and hit as hard as I can.
I believe in less is more, the simpler that better. So far, I only practice 4 strikes, two high and two low. Then thrusting (poking) with the tip of the cane from both sides. That's it. Just like I practice jab and reverse punch, simple front kicks, step kick to the knee and low round house kick to the leg. That's it. I only practice how to hit hard and move smoothly. None of those fancy blocking and fancy moves.
Hell, look at all those fancy moves on blocking and all then you look at the MMA and Boxing, they defend punching by simple head movement and parrying. You try to use those fancy defense, you'll get KO before you can even raise your hands. Why even spend one second learning those fancy stuffs. Hit hard, move away!!!
Makes me laugh when I saw those videos that taught using the hook of the cane to trap the arms, hook the neck and all those fancy moves. Total waste of time to even try those. Maybe good for in the movies.
I wanted to let you know that I don't have any sort of Electrical Engineering background, never mind a degree, but I want to engineer, design, and build my own superior home sound system. I found a few yoo-toob videos that I didn't really understand, but I think I can figure it out. After all, how hard can it be?
Look, you don't know what does and does not work. Stop trying to guess and go get instruction.
Peace favor your sword,