Double Stick

Discussion in 'Filipino Martial Arts' started by Bambi, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Bambi

    Bambi Valued Member

    So most systems do double stick in some shape or form but here's a pub quiz question: Are there any systems that primarily specialize in double stick, for example systems that teach double stick from day one as the primary weapon(s)

    I found it odd that I can't think of any :confused:
  2. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Doug Marcaida bases much of his system around the concept of Siniwali, albeit not double stick specifically
  3. HarryF

    HarryF Malued Vember

    Yep. Also: isn't that the point of most FMA systems though? The idea that concepts and attributes are all transferable means that having a system that specialises in any one particular tool (eg double stick) is automatically self-limiting.
    Same as having a "hard" martial art or a "soft" martial art, why can't you have an art that does both, so you can best adapt to each situation?

    OP: the FMAs I have studied have had double stick from day one, both in a direct (primary weapon) way and in an indirect (transferable skill set) way.

    In the recent Aaron Eckhart movie "I Frankenstein" the protagonist used double stick as his primary weapon. That was from the Inosanto/Lacoste/Lameco side of things (via Ron Balicki, Eckhart's trainer for the film), although each of their arts have many more facets to them than just double stick.

    Back to your own question: Did you find any?
  4. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    I haven't seen it. But I haven't seen a lot of clubs that begin with double weapons of any sort.
  5. Bambi

    Bambi Valued Member

    Its aside to the topic but I've seen a lot of people who were enthusiastic about the transference of concepts approach but the broad focus meant that they were fairly mediocre regardless of what tool they used :eek:. Age old thing of universal attributes versus particular ones

    On the other hand, there are many systems in the Philippines that specialize in a small area. I often wonder if the broad church approach is a more recent phenomenon, possibly influenced by the development of FMA in the west

    Related question: I've never heard of any challenge matches in the Philippines with double sticks other than a vague memory of being told that anciong bacon once took on a guy who had two sticks. Anyone else think of examples?

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