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    Now there's a bonkers idea, I don't even dispute it. I do think it would be a lot of fun though, especially for more active children.

    Besides, traditional English values and all that.
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    The teach kids kenjitsu in Japan
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    I agree
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    Quarter the number of staff in schools with low ofsted ratings until they start to improve :yep:
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    Have to agree this would be a good idea

    A better one though would be 'Singlestick'

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlestick
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    It's a good idea. I used to belong to a shillelagh club years ago. That was brutal. You needed more padding than a bomb disposal technician.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    It's a good idea. I used to belong to a shillelagh club years ago. That was brutal. You needed more padding than a bomb disposal technician.
    shillelagh is brutal but very effective
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    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    shillelagh is brutal but very effective
    Yes. I even knew some people who used to drill into club end and fill it with lead to give it extra weight.

    Really, nobody lasts long against a someone who has lost his temper armed with one of those things. It's a fun sport but you have to be protected from head to toe if you are serious about it.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Yes. I even knew some people who used to drill into club end and fill it with lead to give it extra weight.

    Really, nobody lasts long against a someone who has lost his temper armed with one of those things. It's a fun sport but you have to be protected from head to toe if you are serious about it.
    I have a very old game keepers stick that has had the same treatment. Weights a ton but you'd soon know if you'd been hit with it

    But it's good to see someone keeping the old sports alive
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    Why stop there when you can have the full length? :smug:
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    (Original post by Ser Alex Toyne)
    I agree
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    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    Have to agree this would be a good idea

    A better one though would be 'Singlestick'

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlestick
    Brilliant. How did it ever die out?
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    (Original post by llys)
    Brilliant. How did it ever die out?
    I think it was just seen as old.

    But I went to a old Victorian school where we were taught it for a few years if we wanted to learn it as a option to get us involved in fencing then 'heath and safety' got involved and it was stopped
 
 
 
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