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An Evolution of Freestyle Stick-Fighting and Blunt Machete Dueling in Maryland-Pennsylvania: 2004-19


Thanks to Tom Clark, Edgar Livingston, Damien Kestle, David Lumsden and Jim Frederick [RIP] for hosting these events.

Congrats to Adam, Erique, Craig, Nero, Charles and Ray for getting the hell out of Baltimore.

And thanks to Sean of Lancaster Agonistics for taking the entire knucklehead burden on his shoulders.

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Agonistics Steel Duel, in the rain, East Baltimore, 2004

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d6_YIO91dg

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Damien vs James: Clark's Agon, Dundalk, MD 2005

That is PRO Middleweight Tony Cygan second from left in first video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjxpni8dTmk&t=7s

The shield is made out of a sled, the flail is too big for Damien to use properly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wioncG4RakA

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Towson, MD, 2005

Damien and Brian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOzuomwxFuI

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Towson, MD 2005

Robert Squashes James, spraining his shield arm with his junkyard war axe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WDFc7_bpQI

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No video survives of our 14-man 2006 event

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Freestyle Stickfighting, East Baltimore, 2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSqRQJxmT74

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Training at the Sanctum, Halethorpe, MD, 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TclqIKu3F84

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Back Yard Training With Adam in Northeast Baltimore, 2008

This video has a training post in it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO4pAfulFko

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2010 Stickfight Invitational, Parkville, MD—Cory vs Ray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkgh3CFnIIg

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Backyard Training with Adam in Northeast Baltimore, 2010

We were using sticks to practice fighting with machetes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOHvhOJcK6Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DpN84mwQuA

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Jim Vs Craig Stick & Shield, Coach-Sparring Demonstration, Towson, MD, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZwwmiIep3o

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Stick fight, Brett & James, Towson, MD 2012

Picking a fight with the coach at practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Kze0k0llI

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Stick & Knife Practice in the Park IV, 2012

Eastwood Park in East Baltimore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZc3SdoKxiE

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Gabriel's Agon Round 4, Towson, MD, 2013

Fighting with a Chicorican Escrima Instructor as judge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pzu-6iFks4

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Training Flail v Sword &Shield #1, Northpoint, MD, 2013

Cory and Erique training with the flail that Chuck Goetz KOd James with in 2002, the chains are wired to wiffle balls, filled with pennies and wrapped in twine and duct tape, the same weapon Damien used above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh_Wok6FqWM

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Agon 2013: Kukri Bouts, Towson, MD

Damien and James. Damien got cut to the bone on is knee, won the set, superglued the cut, and came back out to fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwPpiLlFais

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Machete and Shield (1) Fredrick's, Towson, MD 2013

Cory and James, whose shield died a horrible death, James had a hard time getting his hand out of the boss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYwVV6o9LtI&t=4s

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The Shanking, Towson, MD 2014

Cory, Erique, Craig and Charles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iKyYKhbkas

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The Good, the Bad, and the Possibly Sterile, Towson, MD 2014

Charles slaughters James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV1Q9VtLlgk

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Drunken Agon, Dundalk, MD 2014

Erique sober, Charles buzzed, James drunk out of his mind

A controlled inebriation study for the public health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MYhPtWEIjw

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Bag Work 1, Towson, MD, 2015

Charles and James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qmIBElc7yc

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Man Weekend, Outofservice, Pa, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI0v5wskzFI

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James Lafond Final Stick Fight, Outofservice, PA 2016

Heathen retired by Christian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D-FVjp-T90

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Man Weekend 2017, Outofservice, PA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJQ8pYB2Ios

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Paladin vs Erique Steel Duel Man weekend, Outofservice, PA 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXnOkDwrm-A&t=11s

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Man Weekend 2019 highlight, Outofservice, PA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOA9UtfZ31w

Being a Bad Man in a Worse World

Fighting Smart: Boxing, Agonistics & Survival

https://www.amazon.com/Being-Bad-Man-Worse-World/dp/1544898304/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490813450&sr=1-1

Twerps, Goons and Meatshields: The Basics of Full Contact Stick-Fighting

https://www.amazon.com/Twerps-Goons-Meatshields-Contact-Stick-Fighting/dp/1534600159/ref=sr_1_19/168-8034070-1678468?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469556258&sr=1-19&keywords=james+lafond

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