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Learn the mixed martial art of the Victorian English Gentleman. In this four-hour workshop, you’ll acquire the essential Bartitsu skills of Boxing, Jujitsu, Savate and Cane fighting:
- The basic punches of scientific boxing and the first defensive moves of pugilism,
- The first throw from jujitsu and how to land without hurting yourself when thrown,
- The foundations of walking stick self-defence, and the essential kicks of savate.

This Introduction to Bartitsu is a pre-requisite for the ongoing Bartitsu class. We want all newcomers to the weekly class to have some familiarity with the core techniques, and to get some practice in an easy environment where all of the students are learning the skills together.

So, whether you’re interested in studying Bartitsu on an ongoing basis, or if you just want to learn the essential elements, the Introduction to Bartitsu covers the fundamentals. Fun and self-defense without getting your spats dirty!

$60 (15%off for members of Academie Duello)
Fight Like Sherlock Holmes
Sat, February 23, 2013, 4:00 PM
Academie Duello, Vancouver, BC

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Learn the mixed martial art of the Victorian English Gentleman. In this four-hour workshop, you’ll acquire the essential Bartitsu skills of Boxing, Jujitsu, Savate and Cane fighting:
- The basic punches of scientific boxing and the first defensive moves of pugilism,
- The first throw from jujitsu and how to land without hurting yourself when thrown,
- The foundations of walking stick self-defence, and the essential kicks of savate.

This Introduction to Bartitsu is a pre-requisite for the ongoing Bartitsu class. We want all newcomers to the weekly class to have some familiarity with the core techniques, and to get some practice in an easy environment where all of the students are learning the skills together.

So, whether you’re interested in studying Bartitsu on an ongoing basis, or if you just want to learn the essential elements, the Introduction to Bartitsu covers the fundamentals. Fun and self-defense without getting your spats dirty!

$60 (15%off for members of Academie Duello)
Fight Like Sherlock Holmes
Sat, January 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
Academie Duello, Vancouver, BC

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Learn the mixed martial art of the Victorian English Gentleman. In this four-hour workshop, you’ll acquire the essential Bartitsu skills of Boxing, Jujitsu, Savate and Cane fighting:
- The basic punches of scientific boxing and the first defensive moves of pugilism,
- The first throw from jujitsu and how to land without hurting yourself when thrown,
- The foundations of walking stick self-defence, and the essential kicks of savate.

This Introduction to Bartitsu is a pre-requisite for the ongoing Bartitsu class. We want all newcomers to the weekly class to have some familiarity with the core techniques, and to get some practice in an easy environment where all of the students are learning the skills together.

So, whether you’re interested in studying Bartitsu on an ongoing basis, or if you just want to learn the essential elements, the Introduction to Bartitsu covers the fundamentals. Fun and self-defense without getting your spats dirty!

$60 (15%off for members of Academie Duello)
Fight Like Sherlock Holmes
Sat, January 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
Academie Duello, Vancouver, BC

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Cave Johnson is my hero. Well, second to the corner-cutting machine, obviously.
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Do this. I'm not saying "Do this and then you will be happy." I'm saying "Do this!" Anything less is not being conscious.
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In this 4-hour workshop, participants will learn the art of self-defence with an umbrella or cane. Based on the Bartitsu system developed in turn of the century Victorian England, students will learn practical self-defence techniques that take advantage of the properties of the common full-length umbrella. Students will learn:

- How to employ the umbrella to conduct strikes, blocks, holds, and wrestles.
- Use of reach and point precision to keep assailants at bay.
- Hooking with the crook and choking with the cross.
- Use of the umbrella sword-style, as a two handed bayonet, and as a vicious club.
- How to fend off punches, grabs, and knives.

This workshop is practical, stylish, and fun and will suit participants of all ages and fitness levels.

Sign up at Academie Duello, 412 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. 604-568-9907. 
Umbrella Self-Defense
Sun, February 10, 2013, 2:00 PM PST
Academie Duello

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Hard to find this stuff. Been looking. Great stuff
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In this 4-hour workshop, participants will learn the art of self-defence with an umbrella or cane. Based on the Bartitsu system developed in turn of the century Victorian England, students will learn practical self-defence techniques that take advantage of the properties of the common full-length umbrella. Students will learn:

- How to employ the umbrella to conduct strikes, blocks, holds, and wrestles.
- Use of reach and point precision to keep assailants at bay.
- Hooking with the crook and choking with the cross.
- Use of the umbrella sword-style, as a two handed bayonet, and as a vicious club.
- How to fend off punches, grabs, and knives.

This workshop is practical, stylish, and fun and will suit participants of all ages and fitness levels.

Sign up at Academie Duello, 412 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. 604-568-9907. 
Umbrella Self-Defense
Sun, January 20, 2013, 2:00 PM PST
Academie Duello

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This week in Bartitsu: Boxing review, Walking stick lesson, Integration against a rushing opponent. Join us at Academie Duello, Vancouver.
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What happened at the Paddy Crean Workshop in Banff this year? Here's the lessons from the classes I attended.
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Another good video about the value and interest in stage combat. Good footage and inspirational opinions. Even those who already practice stage combat should take a look at what other schools, methods, equipment and performance spaces look like. I started watching for the "Frontier of Research" in the title, but there's nothing innovative in this. I guess I'll have to do the pioneering myself.
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