The Houston Stick Fighting Association has been going on since November 2006. The group meets at places like the public parks, the beach, a member's school location, various gyms, and so-on...
This coming Saturday, at 9AM on Sept 22nd is one such occasion.
The rules are flexible and discussions and agreements between players are highly emphasized and encouraged for one 2-minute round. Each player can choose whom they want to spar with and the rules do vary though the standard basic rules for protection are manadtory head and face protection(i.e.: fencing mask, WEKAF helmet) and hand protection (hockey or lacrosse gloves).... the WEKAF vest is optional, as are the extras like elbow, forearm and knee padding. There also have been mixed weapons matches such as "Siniwali vs Western Longsowrd, solo bast vs doble baston-etc. Some fighters will choose to go to the ground also. Once again, it is encouraged to discuss the arrangements of the match before the match.
log into http://houstonstickfighting.org for more info.
Thank you for your moment,
Sounds like a great event!
oh man we have a blast!
Even the kids get into it...
Nice video of the kids... if we were closer we would come down! We also have a lot of kids that like to spar!
Great post, Daniel! Thank you!