Guest instructor David McCormick (Bartitsu instructor for the Academie Duello in Vancouver, Canada) will be teaching a special class on Bartitsu on the evening of Thursday, July 28th at the Academia Duellatoria studio in Portland.
Bartitsu was one of the earliest attempts at mixing Eastern and Western martial arts. During the Victorian age in England, the system was billed as the gentleman’s art of self defense and prominently featured the use of the cane or umbrella as a weapon. E.W. Barton-Wright, the system’s creator, recognized that fights have various ranges. The cane, which no gentleman ever went into the streets without, extends one’s reach and lets a fellow defeat an opponent without dirtying his hands. At closer range the hands and feet come into play utilizing savate and pugilism. Closer still, jiujitsu and wrestling are employed.
Cost: $15.00 (all payments going towards offsetting the instructor’s travel expenses)
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue: 4755 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR
Please bring a cane if you have one.
Contact via this page for all details.