Tail wags for your kind words.
Sverre is a member of our DBMA Association and has posted on our Members' Website about his training with you. It sounds like he is enjoying it very much and we look forward to him fighting at our "DB Gatherings of the Pack".
Concerning your questions about blade/stick and about training children, please allow me to take the latter first.
It is a question I get from time to time and the answer is that I don't really have one. DBMA instructors so inclined certainly have my blessing to do so, but personally I do not find myself to be a good teacher for children.
Concerning the transferability of stick training to blade, it is a good question. There ARE important differences between the two. All other things being equal (and they so very rarely are
) I think if you put a bolo/pinuti/etc in the hand of someone trained by us with experience in our fighting that he will be someone to be reckoned with but there may well be openings in his movement that a sword trained man with adrenal training could exploit. (Of course, there would need to be one helluva good reason to be in such a fight!
What is your thinking on this question?