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This is the English Martial Arts Podcast show where we talk about the Weapons and Unarmed arts contained within the English system. We will also talk about the principles of the system because the whole system is a principles based system. We will also be talking about other WMA and Hema based martial arts as well as talking to, and interviewing teachers and Masters (Maisters). I will be talking to Teachers and Masters of both Western and Asian disciplines which will give all listeners a deeper understanding of how similar in their outlook and practice the martial arts of the world are.
We will also be concentrating on interviews with martial arts instructors from all walks of life and many different types of martial arts systems.

English Martial Arts Podcast Show Frank Docherty

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You can support us by: https://www.paypal.me/EnglishFightingArts

This is the English Martial Arts Podcast show where we talk about the Weapons and Unarmed arts contained within the English system. We will also talk about the principles of the system because the whole system is a principles based system. We will also be talking about other WMA and Hema based martial arts as well as talking to, and interviewing teachers and Masters (Maisters). I will be talking to Teachers and Masters of both Western and Asian disciplines which will give all listeners a deeper understanding of how similar in their outlook and practice the martial arts of the world are.
We will also be concentrating on interviews with martial arts instructors from all walks of life and many different types of martial arts systems.

    Self Defence Advice

    Self Defence Advice

    In this episode we will look at advice on self protection. We will look at quite a few topics that will allow us to take precautions and stay safe both inside and outside our homes.
    We will talk about locks for doors and windows, physical fighting techniqueas well as awareness of our surroundings.
    Another thing we will talk about are the principles of fighting as well as weapons such as short sticks, walking canes, handbags etc.
    Within this framework we will look at as many aspects of self defence / Protection as we can.

    • 30 min
    German knights and Vampires

    German knights and Vampires

    In this very short episode I read from an article published in the HOBILAR journal about teutonic knights and Vampires

    • 4 min
    Self Defence and the English Martial Arts

    Self Defence and the English Martial Arts

    This episode has been put together to talk about the English martial arts and Self Defence. It talks about recent events happening around the country because of illegal demonstrations and rioting, about how they have been attacking people in mobs and about our art and how we are now offering an unarmed art based purely in self defence.

    • 11 min
    Brief History of the Quarterstaff

    Brief History of the Quarterstaff

    George Silver wrote about the quarterstaff as a reality. It was a weapon he used to fight and defend his honour with. ... As a battlefield weapon the quarterstaff would be an oak or ash pole of about eight or nine feet in length, wih a circumference of about 4 and a half inches. It was a foot weapon of attack and defence.If we now travel back in history to documents written between 1540 and 1590 we can see written evidence of the English Maisters of defence.

    The officially recognised teachers were the company of maisters, these documents record the playing of prizes. The order of playing the free schollers prize, the Provosts prize, and the maisters prize. The playing of prizes was a very public affair, with the posting of bills declaring that a prize was to be played, which was an open invitation to any man to come along and challenge the player of the prize. The prize playing in London was held at a number of Inne's and playhouses, such as the Bull in Bishopsgate, Leaden hall, at the Greyfriars at Newgate, and at the Tower royal, salisbury court, Rochester house, Bridewell palace, and at the castle inn in Holborn. But the prefered places for the playing of prizes were the belsavage on Ludgate hill, and the Bull in Bishopsgate.

    The company of maisters were a well organised company and made provision for aged maisters, the welfare of it's practitioners, the hiring and teaching of qualified teachers, as well as financial matters and the relationship of the company to the outside world. Following are some of the prizes played, where the quarterstaff was one of the weapons used.

    William Pascall Plaid his maisters prize at the Leadenhall with three maisters, that is to say, Humphrey Basset, Roberte Cooke, and William Hunt, at iiij kinde of weapon videlicet the Long sword ( two hand sword ) the backsworde, the dagger, and the quarterstaff. Provost prize at the session hall without Newgate at iii weapons, the long sword, the backsworde, and the quarterstaff, with three provosts, William Hunt, John A Woode, and Robert Grene. Played his Schollers prize at Estham with xiiij scollars, at backsword, and the quarterstaff. Richard White plaid his provost prize at the leaden hall, at the long sword, backsword, and quarterstaff, with Edward Britten, and John Barfett. Robert Edmunds plaid his maisters prize at the whitehall before King Philip and Quene Marie at iii kinds of weapon, long sword, backsworde, and quarterstaff, thear played against him two maisters, Richard White, and Thomas Weaver.

    • 17 min
    Training Podcast

    Training Podcast

    In this episode I discuss three different subjects.
    1) How the current climate has changed defensive fighting against multiple attackers.
    2) Visualisation as a training tool
    3) Writing articles and essays for your martial art

    • 7 min
    Translation Weapons Practice and the Lockdown

    Translation Weapons Practice and the Lockdown

    Here in this episode we discuss translating period manuals and books, we are also going to hit on weapons practice and armour, and finally training in the lockdown and how hard it can be. According to skopos theory, what methods translators will choose always relies on the purposes of the translation.

    • 10 min

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