Canes! Fisticuffs!

“He ended a string of abuse by a vicious backhander, which I failed to entirely avoid. The next few minutes were delicious. It was a straight  left against a slogging ruffian. I emerged as you see me. Mr. Woodley went home in a cart.” - Sherlock Holmes utilizing Bartitsu, The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

Introduction to Bartitsu 

Saturday, November 12, 2011 1pm-5pm

Learn the mixed martial art of the Victorian English Gentleman. In this four-hour workshop, you'll acquire the essential Bartitsu skills of Boxing, Jujitsu, Savate and Cane fighting:

- the basic punches of scientific boxing and the first defensive moves of pugilism

- the first throw from jujitsu and how to land without hurting yourself when thrown

- the foundations of walking stick self-defence, and the essential kicks of savate

This Introduction to Bartitsu is a pre-requisite for the ongoing Bartitsu class. We want all newcomers to the weekly class to have some familiarity with the core techniques, and to get some practice in an easy environment where all of the students are learning the skills together.

So, whether you're interested in studying Bartitsu on an ongoing basis, or if you just want to learn the essential elements, the Introduction to Bartitsu covers the fundamentals. Fun and self-defense without getting your spats dirty!

Instructor: David McCormick

$60 (15%off for members)


Head of Stage Combat at Academie Duello and certified Instructor with Fight Directors Canada. Head of Bartitsu at Academie Duello, the longest continuously running Bartitsu program in the world.
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