Edwardian walking stick defence seminar (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh: on the 16th of October, beginning at midday and ending at 5pm, there will be a workshop in Walking Stick Defence given by Phil Crawley. The venue will be the Kirk o’Field church hall.

Although based on the Vigny/Lang system(s), the seminar will include aspects of the Andre, Renaud and Cunningham methods for comparison. The workshop will look at using the walking stick at three different ranges – long, medium and close – in order to defend with a number of different, and often surprising, techniques, and how the stick may be combined with other contemporary arts and objects in order to provide an all-round self-defence against ruffians.

Participants will require a fencing mask, stout gloves and a fencing jacket or gambeson. Forearm protection is advised.

Sticks, and other specialist equipment, will be provided.

Cost will be the small sum of £12 for the day.

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