IMA Source Catalog

Gathering all the sources for historical Irish martial culture in one place.

American Stick-Fighting: Hell comes to Frog Town

An excerpt from Dashiel Hammett’s  1924 short story “Nightmare Town”

Steve rocked back against a building front from a blow on his head, arms were round him, the burning edge of a knife blade ran down his left arm. He chopped his black stick up into a body, freeing himself from encircling grip. He used the moment’s respite this gave him to change his grasp on the stick; so that he held it now horizontal, his right hand grasping its middle, its lower half flat against his forearm, its upper half extending to the left.

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http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/american-stick-fighting/#more-1851

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March 5, 2012 Posted by | Faction fight descriptions, grip | Leave a comment