I am bored so thought I would take the opportunity to a learn about something new. Stick fighting seems to have grown in popularity these past few years, I'm sure I never heard about it five or six years ago, now there are quite a few schools about. Who here trains in some form of stick fighting? I know Xen has some experience of DBMA. What benefits do you get from it- is there any cross over to the "street"? how does it help you as an overall athlete? does it help in developing in other martial arts, or in developing as an allround martial artist? or is it just fun beating the crud out of someone with a stick?
Any thoughts on stick fighting would be appreciated, I know nothing about it but find it very interesting.