Bartitsucon 2018 Classes and Instructors

Participants in the upcoming Bartitsucon 2018 event will experience the full range of Bartitsu training, along with some related skills, as taught by no fewer than six instructors.  In addition to the panoply of seminars, the two-day event will also feature interclub sparring in four styles: pugilism, savate assaut, grappling and cane fighting.

Bartitsucon 2018 will take place between November 10-11 at the Redditch Boxing Academy in Redditch, UK.  Click here for further details and to book your ticket!

Saturday agenda:

Open and welcome:

09.30

Session 1

10 am – 11.30:

Prize Ring Rules: Pugilism and the Science of Self Defence

Tommy Moore, The Bartitsu Lab

Covering:

  • Pugilism techniques 101
  • Crafty In-play
  • Power generation
  • Pugilism vs modern boxing approaches

Session 2:

11.40 – 13.10

Close Range Cane

James Stewart, Dewskitch School of Impact Arts

Covering:

  • Basic grips (and the strikes that best suit)
  • Close range cane striking
  • Defence against grabs and holds

Lunch: 13.10 – 13.40

Food to be provided. Buffet lunch and drinks.

Session 3: 13.40 – 15.10

Suffrajitsu

Jennifer Garside

Covering:

Practical ways to use science, subterfuge, ju jitsu and antagonistics to defeat the most seasoned policemen the Met can throw at you. Drawing on the inspirational strategies, studies and techniques of “the Bodyguard”.

Session 4: 15.10 – 16.30

Improvised weapons

Duncan Mcnulty, Bartitsu and Antagonistics Forum

Covering:

  • Flexible weapons
  • Coat, cosh, weighted handkerchief
  • Improvised weaponry

Session 5: 16.40 – 18.00

Catch Wrestling

Mark Randall

Covering:

  • Smashing people up
  • Ripping things off people
  • Twisting off heads

Depart / Open mat for sparring and free work 18.00 – 18.45

Sunday agenda:

Open and welcome:

09.00

Session 1

9.30 am – 11 am:

Chausson: early Savate

Tommy Moore, The Bartitsu Lab

Covering:

  • Savate kicking techniques 101
  • Open hand strikes
  • Combination hitting

Session 2:

11.10 – 12.40

Bartitsu-era Ju Jitsu

Peter Smallridge, Basingstoke Bartitsu Irregulars

Covering:

Joint breaks, locks and Bartitsu grappling, otherwise known as:

“Subjecting the joints of any part of his body, whether neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, knee, ankle, etc. to strain which they are anatomically and mechanically unable to resist.”

Lunch: 12.40 – 13.10

Food to be provided. Buffet lunch and drinks.

13.10 – 16.30: Interclub sparring

Some competitions will be simultaneous in ring / on mats. Participants to email their weight, experience levels.

Competition 1: Pugilism

Medium / controlled contact, x 1 5-minute round, grilled head guard, MMA gloves. Throws and trips allowed. Scoring based on clean shots, control of ring, and technical competence.

Competition 2: Savate

X 3 90 second rounds of Savate Assaut, light continuous contact. Scores based on clean shots, ring craft, ring control and technical competence.

Competition 3: Grappling

X 1 5-minute round.

Gi / No Gi at discretion of participants. Slams / high velocity throws to be avoided wherever possible. Three options of play:

  1. 1. Ground grappling to a pin / submit (as agreed by participants)
  2. 2. From standing to a successful throw / takedown
  3. 3. Full grappling (from standing to submit or pin)

Competition 4: Cane

X 2 2-minute rounds. Gloves, mask and padded stick / or light rattan. Contact levels agreed between participants. Additional padding optional. Striking with limbs allowed. Disarm wins the round. Otherwise scored on clean striking, mat control and technique.

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