The Academie Duello is offering an introductory Bartitsu class on Saturday, January 8th:
“If one gets into a row and plays the game in the recognised style of English fair play – with fists – the opponent will very likely rush in and close, in order to avoid a blow. Then comes the moment for wrestling in the secret Japanese way. Instantly the unwary one is caught and thrown so violently that he is placed hors de combat, without even sufficient strength left to retire unassisted from the field.”
– E.W. Barton-Wright, “Black and White Budget” magazine, December 1900
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.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 1pm-5pm
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!
$60 (15%off for members
* Location: Academie Duello, 412 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
You can sign up online via this link.