The Bartitsu Sparring Video Competition was initiated in November of 2016. The object was to encourage experimentation with a set of sparring guidelines inspired by the styles practiced at the original Bartitsu Club in London, circa 1901.
The Sparring Video Competition was open to martial artists and combat sport athletes of all styles and received entries from the UK, USA and Latin America.
We are now pleased to be able to announce the winners:
The second prize of US$500 is awarded to the Santiago Stickfighting club based in Santiago, Chile, for the following videos:
The first prize of US$1000 is awarded to the Waterloo Sparring Group based in London, England, for the following compilation video:
The winning videos were judged to have met the conditions imposed by the guidelines and to have best represented both historical/stylistic accuracy and martial intent.
Congratulations to the winners and our thanks to all who entered the competition!