Rince an Bhata Uisce Beatha
Doyle BATAIREACHT or IRISH STICK FIGHTING is a devastatingly effective two-handed combative system developed by a Doyle family originally from Ireland. This system was brought to Canada in the 1800s via a Doyle who settled in the rough and tumble landscape of the Atlantic's Newfoundland coast.
While most Irish styles used the one-handed methods (much like fencing) the Doyle style evolved from a one handed style to the much more effective two handed style when a family member fused the principles of pugilism into the motions of the stick. This situation makes it the ideal style for the practical and efficient use and application of one such umbrella.
Passed on from generation to generation, this two handed style was only taught to men with the surname Doyle. But breaking from tradition, Glen Doyle now teaches these techniques taught to him by his father the late Gregory Doyle to anyone who is willing or interested in learning.
For the first time in history, Doyle's Irish Stick Fighting which was nicknamed Rince an Bhata Uisce Beatha - Dance of the Whiskey Stick (although technically Uisce Beatha translates to ¨"Water of Life" which was a term given to distilled alcohol which eventually became the anglicized word "Whiskey") has practitioners and instructors growing outside Ireland, outside the Doyle family and is available to you now!
If you want effective, if you want functional, if you want aggressive welcome to Doyle's Irish Stick Fighting.