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 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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