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1st ANNUAL

SHILLELAGHS BY THE SHORE

SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND 2024 12PM TO 6:30 PM

 

Super Early Bird Registration: $100 open until Jan. 5, 2024

Early Bird Registration: $125 open until Jan. 26, 2024

Early Registration: $150 open until Feb. 24, 2024

Full Price Registration: $175 open until March 1st, 2024

*space is limited we will  be taking limited registrations at the door.

 

 

Where: SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach

                 24 Via De Luna

                 Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/pnspb-springhill-suites-pensacola-beach/overview/

 

 

Come to the white crystal sands of Pensacola Beach, Florida to train at a six-hour intensive seminar in Doyle Irish Stick Fighting! Then stay to enjoy the beach, shopping, or pools.

Pensacola Beach is a vacation destination and has a multitude of attractions, shopping, and food that will satisfy everyone. The hotel hosting the seminar is even within walking distance to an authentic Irish Pub. It doesn’t get much better than that!

This seminar will be taught by Tom Moore, a direct student of Glen Doyle himself.

Tom will not only cover the basics of the Doyle system, but the nuance and subtleties that truly make the Doyle Family Style so brutally effective. We will go in depth on the proper body mechanics, mindset, and techniques to guide you toward mastery of this world renown style of Irish Stick Fighting.

You will learn techniques such as:

  • Stir the Cauldron

  • Crash the Gates

  • Carry the Coffin

  • Put on your Trousers.

  • And many more!

We will also be going over the Rinceanna (dances/forms) where I’ll be showing you REAL WORLD applications.

This will be a dual-track seminar. It doesn’t matter if you are a raw beginner or a seasoned practitioner, there will be something for everyone.

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity.

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WHAT IS IRISH STICK FIGHTING?

Irish stick fighting or bataireacht came about from the battlefields of the Irish Faction Fights of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The rural Irish would often engage in combat with rival gangs or factions using various weapons, but most commonly the shillelagh or knobbed walking stick. Bataireacht is the practice of the martial techniques that were used in these contests. As the Irish peasantry were forbidden to own weapons the use of a walking stick as a weapon became common practice.

The Doyle system was handed down through the Paternal Line of the Doyle family. The family, originally from Galway, Ireland, emigrated to Newfoundland, Canada. Glen Doyle learned from his father, Greg Doyle, and after getting reluctant permission from him, began teaching outside the family.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Tom Moore became an instructor of Doyle Family Irish Stick Fighting under Sifu Glen Doyle in 2010. He has a passion for preserving the legacy of this family style.

Tom began his martial arts training in 1988. He has trained in several martial arts systems. His core system is the no-nonsense, street-applicable style of Jun Fan Gung Fu, taught to him by Sifu Eric Winfree.

Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do encourages students to explore other methods of martial arts. In 2008, Tom became a full instructor in Jun Fan / JKD under Sifu Eric. He opened Synergistic Martial Arts in the spring of that year in the basement of a church.

He continued exploring the martial arts, when in 2009, he was thrilled to discover that there was someone still teaching an authentic Irish Martial Art. He contacted Sifu Glen Doyle, one of the last hereditary Irish stick fighters in the world, began training, and was fortunate enough to become an instructor in the system.

Tom began teaching Doyle ISF classes at his school, and in 2016, he began teaching full time in a brand-new facility.

He continued classes until a global pandemic closed his school in 2019. Tom and his wife then decided to follow a long-time dream and split their time between Florida and New York.

Tom has taught several seminars in Doyle Irish Stick Fighting around the U.S. He runs the O’Mordha Faction, and is continuing the legacy by guiding students from beginner to Coach Level in Doyle Family Bataireacht.

As this is the First Annual Shillelaghs by the Shore, space is limited! You must pre-register to make sure we can accommodate you. Registration is on a first come-first served basis. No spots will be held for anyone, so get your registration in quickly!

Below is the tiered pricing with discounts to reward early commitment!

 

Super Early Bird Registration: $100 open until Jan. 5, 2024

Early Bird Registration: $125 open until Jan. 26, 2024

Early Registration: $150 open until Feb. 24, 2024

Full Price Registration: $175 open until March 1st, 2024

*Participant is responsible for transportation and/or lodging. No registration refunds will be given, but you can sell your spot to another person. Just notify Shillelaghs by the Shore that you’ve transferred registration.

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

NONE! Tom will provide training sticks and equipment. If you are currently training, you may bring your own stick and/or equipment. Interested in purchasing your own stick? Contact Tom for references to the best Irish stick makers.

Why Irish Stick?

I’ve trained for 35 years and have found the Doyle family style an effective stick art as any I’ve come across (including Filipino, Japanese, etc.). I started training to get closer to my Irish roots, but stayed for the effectiveness and, my favorite part, brutality.

It’s the perfect style for beginners to well-trained martial artists. It helps

  • Coordination

  • Dexterity

  • Self-discipline

  • Self-defense

  • Confidence

  • Introduces you to Irish history and culture

  • Plus, makes you feel like a badass!   

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SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach

24 Via De Luna

 Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

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Bring your family and make it a vacation! The SpringHill Suites boasts 3 outdoor pools and is steps from Pensacola Beach. With temperatures in the low 80’s, this is the perfect March destination!

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