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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Jan 30, 2023

Máistir Maxime Chouinard is a Martial Arts practitioner and instructor of Antrim Bata.


Máistir Maxime Chouinard - Episode 784

Máistir Maxime Chouinard started training in 1997 with Kyokushin karate in his hometown of Sainte-Anne des Monts. In 2002, he started to practice and research Historical Martial Arts, focusing on the military sabre, La Canne and Le Baton. The same year, he also started practicing Japanese kenjutsu, becoming an instructor in Shinkendo, Toyama Ryu and Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu. Over the years, he also trained in Canne de combat, Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Olympic fencing, and participated in Dog Brothers events. In 2007, he traveled to Ireland, where he was introduced to Antrim Bata, a style of bataireacht or Irish stick, which he started teaching in 2009. He now works to promote this art around the world and is heading Antrim Bata internationally. Maxime is also an affiliate member of the HEMA Alliance.

In this episode, Máistir Maxime Chouinard talks about the style of the Irish stick, Antrim Bata, and his experience training in kenjutsu. Listen to learn more!

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