Basic Bartitsu Questions

I recently received another inquiry about Bartitsu by email. There are no bad questions. This was the question, which is very common, reasonable thing to ask when deciding where to put your time and effort: Hello David, I’m interested in learning Bartitsu. I’m wondering if you could tell me how effective it is compared to…

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Why Front Headlocks Fail

The front headlock is a very common position that occurs in many forms of wrestling. It is so instinctual that many children use it in play fighting without ever having seen it before. Although there are two directions for “chancery” in bare-knuckle boxing, the front headlock is by far the most common. Despite the popularity,…

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Beginning Swordplay

In November, I started classes at Academie Duello. It was a long time coming as most of my friends have either attended in the past or are currently attending, and I had recently begun working there. I decided, for the sake of the full experience, that I’d have to see the school as a student…

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Beginners Courses for Next Year/ January

A new year is coming so get into our next round of Beginner’s Courses! Prepare for swinging swords and pulling punches. We offer three different courses which cover different avenues of Western Martial Arts: Fight Like Sherlock Holmes Bartitsu is a complex martial art with many interlocking skills. Our four-week Fight Like Sherlock Holmes course gives students…

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Practice Symmetrical Development

Robert Borsos, my horseback archery instructor, raced down the lane and planted 12 arrows in the target. An impressive feat from horseback. As he rode past me back to the starting gate to do a second run, I noticed that he had passed his bow into the other hand and was going through a series…

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Beginners Courses in October

Our next round of Beginner’s Courses are just around the corner! Celebrate the start of Fall by swinging swords and pulling punches. We offer three different courses which cover different avenues of Western Martial Arts: Fight Like Sherlock Holmes Bartitsu is a complex martial art with many interlocking skills. Our four-week Fight Like Sherlock Holmes course…

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July Beginner’s Courses at Academie Duello

Our next round of Beginner’s Courses start in a couple weeks! Challenge yourself and have fun with our unique, engaging beginner programs. Want to know what you’re getting into first? Sign up for a FREE TRIAL LESSON for any of our Beginner’s Courses! Our two swordplay Beginner’s Courses, Taste of the Renaissance and Warrior Fundamentals, are 8-classes long and can be taken…

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Beginner Courses: September Cycle

Don’t miss our next round of Beginner’s Courses, starting the first week of September! Whether you join our Taste of the Renaissance or our Warrior Fundamentals program, prepare to get a unique workout that engages both your mind and body. Take it from student Tris H, who found the classes so valuable that she immediately…

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Beginner’s Courses: August Cycle

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to get and stay in shape, or a new mentally and physically stimulating hobby, our Beginner’s Courses have something for everyone. Take it from one of our Taste of the Renaissance graduates and now ongoing student: First off, if you are thinking about stopping in here, stop thinking…

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Beginner’s Courses: June Cycle

Are you… …looking for  a fun, engaging workout? …in the market for an awesome new hobby? …searching for a great social environment to support your goals? …preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, look no further, Academie Duello’s Beginner’s Courses are for you! Both our Beginner’s Courses, Taste of the…

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Resources for Newcomers

Hey everyone,   We have another guest blogger this week. Ivan Sim has been teaching the Taste of the Renaissance program for several months now.I asked him to put together a blog post directed more towards our newer students though in truth it’s just as valuable for veteran students. Catch Ivan Saturdays for some fun sparring and…

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