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What Are the Fighting Hares?

The fighting hares originated from Irish legend. The hare is seen as a "puca" or ghost who can change shape and appear and disappear at will. It is a very powerful spirit. Hares are born fully furred and with their eyes open, which means they are always ready and aware. Hares also box to defend themselves, which further solidifies their connection to the history and art of Irish stick fighting.  

The Fighting Hares Faction is inspired by the wild hare. 

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Having trained in the martial arts and self-defense for more than 30 years, I can honestly say that this is the first time in a long time I have been this excited about  learning something new. My weekly Zoom sessions training with Bernie has been a blast! An amazing person and awesome instructor, he is one of the best instructors in the world!  I am very fortunate to have the  opportunity to train with Bernie and learn the amazing art of Irish stick.

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Doyle Irish Stick Fighting Coach

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The Irish Grip
By David McGoldrick

"One of the most distinctive features of authentic Irish Stick Fighting is the use of the Irish grip..."



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