The Immersion Review - Stick Arts #1

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Mark Mikita with Burton Richardson

I REMEMBER THINKING how cool it was going to be to have the skill to do what my teachers said I should be able to do, eventually; that being not only to disarm every incoming angle but also counter every disarm and counter-disarm attempted against me, all in a real fight with a tactically intelligent and actively resisting

opponent, as opposed to a choreographed drill with a cooperative and habitually acquiescent partner. The only problem was, while my teachers would go on and on about this mythical group of enlightened grand masters who could do such things with

Mark Mikita



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