A new round of open Bartitsu and antagonistics (19th century combatives) classes will soon begin at the Forteza Western martial arts studio in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighbourhood.
Bartitsu training at the 2nd annual Bartitsu School of Arms, held at Forteza Fitness during September 2012
The first event will be a five-hour introductory seminar taught by Tony Wolf, Nathan Wisniewski and Treyson Ptak on Sunday, May 25th. This seminar will provide an introduction to each of the basic Bartitsu skill-sets of circa 1900 boxing, kicking, grappling and Vigny stick fighting as well as cross-training and “combat improvisation” drills.
Bartitsu Seminar Date: Sunday May 25th from 12-5pm
Cost: $60, $75 at the door
The seminar will be followed by an open six-week training course taught by Mr. Wisniewski and Mr. Ptak under the auspices of the Bartitsu Club of Chicago.
Introduction to Bartitsu Course: starts on Thursday June 5th from 7-9pm:
Length: 6 weeks
Cost: $125 (discounted to $100 for seminar attendees!)
You can pre-register for both the seminar and introduction for $150, a $50 savings!
The six-week course will then develop into an ongoing series of open Bartitsu Club of Chicago classes starting on Friday July 11th from 7-8pm. Classes will be held on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
Cost: $50/month including on-going access to the Introduction class, providing 10 hours of training per month!
Antagonistics courses, including:
* Sabre and Bayonet Fencing
* Stick Fighting
* Bowie Knife and Tomahawk combat (most distinctly American weapons)
* Physical Culture; a truly “old school” workout regimen of calisthenics, Indian clubs, and more!
… will be held throughout the year and registered for separately.
Contact Forteza Fitness at 773.271.3988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for all details.