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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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By David McGoldrick.


As Martial Artists and students of combat systems, we generally concern ourselves with the strategy and tactics of fighting. I would suggest that by doing so, we often miss the bigger picture, which can, in turn severely limit our understanding of the strategy and tactics we regard so highly.

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