AAR WMA Ohio: Regional meetup

A week late but I got around to it:)images

Last Sunday we held our first WMA Ohio: Regional meetup. A small but dedicated group of us got together on the West Side of Cleveland for about four hours of training in various arts.

I started off the session with a quick bit of Russian ROM drills. We then went right into some Dempsey style boxing working on basic power generation with a few side treks thrown in for good measure.

Next up, visiting from Lynchburg VA, Tim Anderson took us through the beginning stages of his own knife method. Great stuff! A new numbering system that makes perfect sense…will have to work on this one.

Nathan Wheatley then lead through an introduction to Naval Cutlass. Not my first experience with this weapon but well delivered and simple with an emphasis on actual fighting.

I ended the session with a quick intro class on Irish stick fighting. My plan was to skip the history and go into the mechanics of the Footpad and cane style but I ended up bogged down and running my mouth about historical things as usual. We did get to go over the FatC material for the most part and do some work on the reconstructed style that I teach as well.

Not sure how often we can get together to do this but it is almost positive that this will not be a one time deal if at all possible.


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