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A Weapon You can Carry on a Plane, the Quarterstaff

quarterstaffI have always had an interest in history, military history in particular.  As such, I have read and studied a bit on medieval weaponry.  One thing I have found is that most countries had a martial arts fighting system and they were often similar to the oriental ones.  But due to the early advent of firearms in the west, many of them disappeared.  England for example had a form of wrestling and the use of the quarterstaff was well developed.

The quarterstaff was a simple hardwood pole about 6 to 8 feet in length and a couple of inches in diameter. …

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