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Instructor Brian Purdy

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     Brian Purdy is a highly skilled and experienced teacher of the Doyle Style of Irish stick fighting, also known as Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha.  He has studied extensively with the Chieftain of the system Bernard Leddy in Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim Ireland as well as Glen Doyle himself. He has been studying and practicing traditional martial arts such as Kenpo Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do and Piper Knife Fighting / Tripwire  for over 30 years and has trained with some of the top instructors in Ireland, Canada and the United States.  He has been a competitive boxer and foil / saber fencer as well.

     Brian has a deep knowledge of the history and techniques of Irish stick fighting and his ability to communicate this knowledge to his students in a clear and engaging manner.  He is also a strong advocate for the preservation and promotion of this important aspect of Irish culture and heritage.   

     As a teacher, he is patient, supportive, and dedicated to helping his students develop their skills and reach their full potential. He has taught workshops and seminars both by himself and alongside Bernard Leddy throughout the United States, Ireland and the UK and has trained students of all ages and skill levels.

     Whether you are a beginner or an experienced martial artist, Brian Purdy is an excellent teacher who can help you explore the fascinating world of Doyle Style Irish stick fighting.

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