Some fun with Baseball Bats

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Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby Mike Cartier » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:08 am

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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby KeithFarrell » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:30 am

I saw some really nice binding work in there, and some pretty wicked hand hits. Looks like you had fun though! :D
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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby John P » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:28 am

thanks for showing me the most insane/awesome thing I'll see today.

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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby Mike Cartier » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:59 pm

well actually this is a test for something I have been working on for a while now. The application of the Kunstfechten to modern weaponry. Specifically Longsword to Warclub, dussack to single handed stick. Baseball bats are a bit of a poor fit, but work as one of the modern applications but i think we will have to make some warclub like trainers. Its all about the tools, something like nylon/plastic pacific islander/ samoan, papua new guinean, melanesian/polynesian hardwood clubs.

I will be teaching a class at the Dixie Krieg in Oct
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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby KeithFarrell » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:05 pm

Interesting to hear that you have been thinking about this. My point of view is that it should all be applicable; at least, all of the concepts and principles, if not necessarily every technique. Things like distance, range and timing can be trained in any art and will stand you in good stead no matter hat weapons you are using. Do you have plans to make more video clips in this vein, or is this a one-off sort of experiment?
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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby Mike Cartier » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:20 pm

you will see clips of all the freeplay we can for sure. maybe not technique type of stuff best to save that for the real weapons.
just trying to bridge the gap a bit from renaissance to modern art of combat
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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby Jeffrey Hull » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:01 pm

Mike Cartier wrote:well actually this is a test for something I have been working on for a while now. The application of the Kunstfechten to modern weaponry. Specifically Longsword to Warclub, dussack to single handed stick. Baseball bats are a bit of a poor fit, but work as one of the modern applications but i think we will have to make some warclub like trainers. Its all about the tools, something like nylon/plastic pacific islander/ samoan, papua new guinean, melanesian/polynesian hardwood clubs.

I will be teaching a class at the Dixie Krieg in Oct


That is brilliant! :)

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Re: Some fun with Baseball Bats

Postby Jay Vail » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:20 pm

Mike is looking into HEMA applications for today. We will have a peek that his work at Dixie Krieg 20011.


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