Historic Quarterstaff methods

Discussion in 'Training' started by lklawson, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    In a Darkrooms thread I discussed why I was going to be beginning a track on the historic Quarterstaff methods, starting with the most recent and working backwards. Due to issues revolving around students being on the Disabled List, fall season responsibilities, and some who have COVID concerns, we have not done the Quarterstaff and, instead focused on other training for those classes which students could/would attend.

    However, I still believe that this is important material so I decided to make some videos. I'm planning on a total of three videos, each one covering the basics of a different Quarterstaff system. Here are the first two:

    Boy Scouts Master at Arms 1926 Merit Badge Quarterstaff:


    Phillips-Wolley and Allanson-Winn Quarterstaff system from 1989 book BROAD-SWORD and SINGLE-STICK:


    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  2. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Nice hat Indy
     

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Two different hats. Look close.

    And I'm thinking of doing four vids. I'm planning on a McCarthy method as the third but I just purchased a republished copy of a little-known and comparatively rare late 19th C. self defense book by an American (immigrant) named Mostery, aka "El Rubio Bravo" and his quarterstaff method.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  4. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I'm not falling for that. I heard you were wearing makeup
     
  5. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Just some blush, maybe a bit of foundation. I mean, look at me... if I got any whiter I'd be mistaken for a corpse.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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  6. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    0A0ADB4C-30B4-4B09-875B-FCF0AC839E0A.png Any chance you could record it in landscape instead of portrait.
    When I expand it I get portrait.
     
  7. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    So, that's what you look like, now. I always pictured you still looking like Uncle Fester from that old avatar where you're chopping a chunk of wood with a knife.
     
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  8. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    No. I have no plans on re-recording them. First, it's not intended to be a professional production in any way, shape, or form. I recorded on my phone, used free <cough> "editing" software to punch in the pics and text, and didn't write up a script. The fact that I did two takes on the Phillipps-Wolley video irritated me greatly. Second, these videos are only intended to get the material to my students and the few that I've shared them with. For that reason (and others), I set the videos to "Unlisted" instead of "Public." They're not searchable and don't show up on my youtube page.

    Besides, it gave me space to plunk in those pictures. :)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  9. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I'm still Uncle Festery. I just have a Van Dyke now. Here's a little bit clearer pic from a few years back. Tall guy is a friend who does SCA.

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    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  10. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Did I ask you to?
    Just turn the frogging phone around Lt Data.
    You’re like SWMBO....always frogging portrait.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    You're kidding me, right? Once the video is shot, turning the phone does nothing. It certainly doesn't "record it in landscape instead of portrait" as you asked. The only way to do that is to re-record it. And I'm not planning on doing that.
     
  12. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    You mistook my post.

    Don’t blame me.
    You said three vids so you’ve got one to go.
    Do your students a favor and turn your phone around.
    They’ll be grateful.
     
  13. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I'll consider it.

    So far, they don't seem to care. In fact, you're the only person to mention it.
     
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  14. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    :D
    I wanted to be nice, offer some constructive criticism.
    Not be a stick in the mud.
     
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  15. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    They care. They just know it's a complete waste of time trying to tell you that you're wrong.
     
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  16. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Gotta agree with Swogga...

    Wide screen mode, FTW!!

     
  17. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    You 3 know your wrong. Lol
     
  18. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    Yeah, you look more like your old avatar, more, in this picture. The hat in the others made a big difference.
     
  19. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Always loved that bit.

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)