I was stumbling around the Interwebs, researching the culinary habits of medieval Europe for a semi-authentic diet I plan on doing. I have a fair collection of books and literature on the topic, but it never hurts to look online. You find all sorts of neat things when you’re on the hunt. And that’s how I stumbled upon this blog: New Ulster Steel Fighting.
Let me tell you, I was instantly captivated. I don’t know if those guys will ever see this posting or my blog, but I have to say that I was immensely impressed. Here I was trying to find a copy of a medieval manuscript on hand-to-hand when these guys offered an entire course right in my own backyard! Waco is only about an hour and a half (tops) from the Worthy Fort, so driving isn’t much of an issue. Do them a favor and check their site out. It’s really quite interesting.
If you declined to click their link (shame on you), I’ll provide a quick blurb over what I’ve gleaned from their helpful site. The founder is a veritable badass. Not only is he prior service (Army, hooah) but he has over 9 years of experience in the classic Western martial arts. In addition, he had this style recognized as an official martial art by the United States Martial Arts Association. His two lieutenants have over 10 years’ experience within the New Ulster Fighting System. From what I can tell via their writing style and photographs, they look like a swell group of guys that could easily hold their own in a fight.
Do me a favor and check them out. If you came to my blog for whatever reason, surely they have something to offer you as well. I guarantee that I will be contacting these guys when I’m back in Fort Worth. Waco isn’t so far and this would be the most justifiable trip I can think of. And to the guys at NUSF, if you’re reading this, rest assured you’ve a new fan.