Scottish WMA Event! (Glasgow CEA)

Discussion in 'Western Martial Arts' started by Louie, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Louie

    Louie STUNT DAD Supporter

    Glasgow's Combat Edge Academy held the city's first Scottish Single-Stick Seminar... Well, first in 10, 20, or 50 years?

    The techniques were based on the Singlestick manual 'Antipugilism' which was written by a Highland Officer of the Black Watch in 1790. The title comes from the concept that you could use the techniques in the street with your cane or walking stick as well as in a singlestick match or in a broadsword fight.

    The weapon typically consisted of a yard-long ash wood stick with a wicker basket guard, which was usually the combatant's only protection. Singlestick or cudgelling matches at Village fairs and Highland Games often began with the short prayer, "God, spare our eyes", after which the object of the game was to break each others heads, "for the moment that blood runs an inch anywhere above the eyebrow, the old gamester to whom it belongs is beaten"

    Stickfighting is obviously in the genes...after only a short time, Elhiggitto's Academy's students & Mappers Anything, Greyghost, Teacher, Andy Murray, Confido and White Wizard accustomed to FMA quickly picked up the Guards, Cuts & Drills.
    The evening ended with 'Loose Play' Single-stick fighting based on the Royal Navy's Calpe Rules of 1930 with only the basic protective equipment!

    Big thanks to the CEA & MAP :D


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  2. Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Photo's will be posted soon :d
  3. Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    I've uploaded some photo's

    Can anyone OK them ??

  4. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    On my way
  5. Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

  6. Andy Murray

    Andy Murray Sadly passed away. Rest In Peace.

    Should I apologise again? :D

    Louie mate, really enjoyed it, as did everyone I spoke to afterwards.

    Some notes would have been good.

    I find my brain doesn't take in much after 7pm, and I don't want to forget the drills and terms you used.
  7. Louie

    Louie STUNT DAD Supporter

  8. Andy Murray

    Andy Murray Sadly passed away. Rest In Peace.

    Note to self.....stop hitting the protected bits! :D

    Thanks again Louie.
  9. Mrs Owt

    Mrs Owt New Member

    A great big thanks to Louie and Elhiggito for having such a great seminar. I know that my instructors back in Winnipeg will be very interested in my experience there! And thanks to Louie for being so nice to me during sparring. Now I know what the mouse feels like when the cat plays with it just before the kill! :D

    Thanks to everyone else for being so friendly, although I am still confused about the camera crew? I couldn't understand anything they were saying so I hope I answered their questions correctly! :)
  10. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    I spotted a nice write up of this event on page 102 of this month's (May 04) issue of Martial Arts Illustrated.

    And a small photo of several MAPers too :D
  11. Greyghost

    Greyghost Alllll rrigghty then!


    any chance of a scan and send.????
  12. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    What? You mean blatantly breach copyright on a public forum?

    I think not.
  13. Andy Murray

    Andy Murray Sadly passed away. Rest In Peace.

    Who submitted that?
  14. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Louie is the guilty party.
  15. Andy Murray

    Andy Murray Sadly passed away. Rest In Peace.


    Good to see you getting some well deserved press Louie!
  16. WhiteWizard

    WhiteWizard Arctic Assasain

    Oh no the world is a screwed up place i'm actually in a Martial Arts magazine :p
  17. Mrs Owt

    Mrs Owt New Member

    Yeah, but what a centerfold you make! :D Honest, I just buy it for the articles! ;)
  18. Louie

    Louie STUNT DAD Supporter

    Yep, it was me.
    I emailed it in, on the off chance that there'd be any interest.... :eek:

    Luckily Stick-fighting seems to be 'flavour of the month' at MAI!

  19. WhiteWizard

    WhiteWizard Arctic Assasain

    I may not live much longer i'm dying in a fit of laughter here :D

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