Bartitsu 17-Dec

This week in Bartitsu: Review of jujitsu: basic throws and evasions Cane Lesson: Lang’s exercises from high guard, preemptive strike to head Integration: preemptive strike to back heel throw and variants See you at 3pm!  

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Bartitsu 10-dec

This week in Bartitsu:   Introduction to Bartitsu workshop 1pm-5pm   Ongoing class 3pm-5pm: Review of Savate: Knee strikes Jujitsu: Alternatives to standard throws, scissor take down Integration: Softening the opponent’s base with leg strikes  

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Just in Time for a Bartitsu Workshop… Careful with the Face.

What is this marvellous fighting style from Victorian England that includes distractions, low kicks, and controlling the balance and reach of attackers? Why, it’s Bartitsu! Plus a little Wing Chun, since that’s Robert Downey Jr.’s previous training. Bartitsu Workshop This Saturday 10-December is an Introduction to Bartitsu workshop at Academie Duello in downtown Vancouver. For…

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Bartitsu Workshop this Saturday (video)

Saturday 12-November will feature another Introduction to Bartitsu workshop from 1pm to 5pm. I hope this video gives you an idea about the content. Canes are provided for all. If you’d prefer to use an umbrella, you may bring your own. For other questions, please contact Bartitsu Instructor David McCormick. To sign up, contact Academie…

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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…

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Gentlemen Prefer Canes

“That is why, no matter how desperate the perdicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.” – Charlie Chaplin Intro to Bartitsu Workshop Saturday, July 23, 2011 1pm-5pm Learn the mixed martial art…

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Bartitsu 11-June-2011

This week in bartitsu: Review of savate: closing distance with the chasse and how short-range kicks work in combinations. Boxing: It seems like a while since we had a pugilism class, so we'll go over fundamentals and get some sparring done at the end. Integration: Strike straight, strike quickly. Hand and foot combinations to overwhelm…

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Intro to Bartitsu next Saturday

Mark your calendar: next Saturday, 18 June, is our Introduction to Bartitsu workshop. From 1pm to 5pm you'll learn the core techniques of Victorian martial arts, and fight like Sherlock Holmes. We'll explore: the basic punches of scientific boxing and the first defensive moves of pugilism, the first throw from jujitsu and how to land…

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