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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Violent Illusions and Then We Party

“At its most basic level, the job is to choreograph fight scenes. But to do this effectively you need more than an arsenal of combat skills. You need an actor’s understanding of character, a director’s eye for story and a dancer’s feel for movement.” – Daniel Levinson, Stratford Shakespeare Festival – Scene Notes Intro to…

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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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A couple mentions of Academie Duello in the media today

A few mentions today of Academie Duello in the media:The Winnipeg Free Press mentioned us in an article on experiential gift giving: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/style/experiential-gifts-…Anny Chih, Free Lance Writer, and Devon Boorman appear in Yahoo’s photo of the day: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/photo-of-the-day-slideshow-1309242001-slideshow/…

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Sword Press Gift List II & Size matters

WMA activities within the press seem to be continuing a fore-mentioned holiday lull, so we’ll continue shopping for that special gift for that hard to guard-against shop-for sword-specialist.  Respects, Wes Drool … drip, drip … slobber We have from time-to-time seen some picturesque catalogues supporting various auction houses offering antique militaria – but this offering…

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Slow work

I know you’re probably wondering about all the great ideas that came out of Sean Hayes’ workshop this past weekend. In truth there are many, but, I thought I would instead write about slow work and the things to keep in mind when you’re practicing slow work.Here, then, are my seven rules to doing slow…

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