The Houston Stick Fighting Association will be at it again for the 1st of quarterly scheduled combative events featuring martial artists of all "stick-based" fighting styles. Matches are fought with various sorts of martial art weaponry from the Filipino rattan sticks, wooden/rubber training dagger duels, wooden sword and dagger, staff, wooden longswords in series of "friendly exchanges" betwen players. This is a FULL-CONTACT event featuring members of this organization going at it where there are no judges, no trophies, no winners, or losers. This is not a tournament. Just a group of guys crazy enough to fight with martial arts weapons from the Oriental martial arts to the Western/European(& Rennaisance era) weapons systems. The event will begin at 9 am in the morning at Oyster Creek Park off of highway 6 South between Dulles Ave and Settlers Way. Matches go on until the afternoon and there will also be a BBQ cookout to add to the occasion. We'll be gathering near the white gazebo as pictured here: A note from Johnathan Bolton, founder of the HSFA: To join the HSFA, please visit our website, www.houstonstickfighting.org, and download a Membership Application and a Release Form for this March 4, 2007 event. Your completed forms and your $20.00 annual membership fee can be mailed to: Johnathan Bolton, 1301 McKinney, Suite 4100, Houston, Texas 77010. You can also e-mail your completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org.