Video courtesy of the Alte Kampfkunst historical martial arts school in Wuppertal, Germany.
“Not the smartest technique, but the effect is clearly visible”. A funny moment from Bartitsu training at the Alte Kampfkunst school in Wuppertal, Germany.
– traditional 19th c. stick fencing
– canonical Bartitsu cane techniques – Pierre Vigny’s innovations
– Bartitsu Concepts: applying the concepts of the canonical material to non-canonical situations.
International guests are welcome! The seminar will be held bi-lingually in German & English.
Location: Alte Kampfkunst in Wuppertal, Germany
Cost: 130,- for two days.
Further information (in German) available here.
Instructor Stefan Dieke will be holding a seminar on the Vigny method of stick fighting on December 17th & 18th.
* Vigny’s stick fighting concepts
* representative canonical techniques
* exploring variations
* similarities and differences between a cane and a singlestick and how this affects fighting techniques
* fundamental singlestick exercises and their adoptions for the cane
* abstract exercises building up fundamental skills
Venue: the Alte Kampfkunst historical martial arts school, Paradestr. 57 a
42107 Wuppertal, Germany
Fee: 130 Euro per participant
Details: (sorry, in German only) or contact email@example.com
International guests are welcome! The seminar can be held bilingually in German and English.
Bartitsu instructor Stefan Dieke was recently interviewed by reporter Nico Rau for Germany’s DRadio Wissen. The item included a discussion of the origins, downfall and modern revival of the “gentlemanly art of self defence”, with the obligatory reference to Sherlock Holmes’ “baritsu”.
Concentrating on circa 1900 (kick)boxing and cane fighting, the seminar was well received and Stefan plans another in a similar vein for Spring of 2011.
Bartitsu classes will be held every Wednesday from 6.30 to 8.00 pm.
The new course will initially focus on the cane and boxing aspects of E.W. Barton-Wright’s “New Art of Self Defence” and will then extend into the kicking and grappling elements. The course details, etc. are available in German here.
On the 9th and 10th of October Stefan will be teaching a ten-hour, two day introductory seminar on Bartitsu, addressing all four main elements of the art.
Wuppertal, which is world famous for its Edwardian-era sky train, is located between Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area.