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SCOTTISH MARTIAL ARTS

SINGLE- STICK & BROADSWORD

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Since my research began I have been in contact with several veteran single-stick players including a former Royal Navy commander who re-introduced the art back into the service. He still retains the title of World Singlestick & Cudgels Champion
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Taking singlestick instruction with Edinburgh Fencing Maestro, Paul McDonald.

Singlestick was the training weapon for broadsword and the broadsword, dirk & targe. Singlestick or cudgelling matches became a popular pastime throughout the whole of the British Isles, often they were held in village fairs and highland games...

 

We currently research and practice various styles of singlestick from different time-periods, including  instructions from a 1790 Scottish Broadsword-singlestick manual entitled 'Antipugilism'.

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