Baston stick fighting can be used both for self-defence and in competition. There are many baston stick fighting tournaments and competitions held around the world.
The only equipment you need to practise baston stick fighting is a pair of rattan sticks, which we supply. You can use the club’s sticks and safety goggles during class.
The benefits of practising Baston stick fighting include improved physical fitness, self-defence skills, self-confidence, coordination and discipline. It improves brain function like focus as well as hand eye coordination skills which improves ability in other sports.
As with any martial art or combat sport, there is a risk of injury in Baston stick fighting. Instructors emphasise safety at all times and train with protective equipment. Using proper techniques to minimise the risk of injury.
Traditionally, yes. However, at MTC we do not have full contact with sticks. We do have specialised stick fighting to create a reality based street defence system that is effective and useful. We can and do train at full speed and contact with foam sticks full head and protective body gear.