Category Archives: Sparring

The Bartitsu School of Arms 2012 in Text, Video and Images

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 16th September 2012 The second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture was a three-day conference and training seminar held in Chicago between September 7-9, 2012. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

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Sparring with Crook Canes

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 16th April 2013

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Bartitsu Stick Sparring

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 3rd October 2013 A short video showing some technical stick sparring from the 2012 Bartitsu School of Arms. In this type of sparring, the mask, gloves, forearms, thighs and calves are all … Continue reading

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Ambidexterity in Bartitsu Stick Fighting

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 23rd March 2014 Above: Bartitsu Club stick fighting instructor Pierre Vigny (left) demonstrates ambidexterity via several technical options from the double-handed guard. The active use of ambidextrous attacks from the double-handed guard … Continue reading

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Canne Vigny Sparring

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 8th October 2015 Some fast, athletic and skilled sparring in the classic Vigny style from these two instructors of the Gemeiner Academy of Savate (Gold Coast, Australia).

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Duelling Canes

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 31st August 2015 Highlights of a hard contact Bartitsu cane sparring match at the Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts studio in Ravenswood, Chicago. The fighters are using 3/4″ diameter, 36″ rattan sparring canes … Continue reading

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More Vigny/Bartitsu Stickfighting in Chile

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 21st October 2017 In the above experimental sparring bout, Andres Morales (wearing the fencing mask with white trim) sticks closely to the Vigny style in contending with an opponent fighting in a … Continue reading

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“Engaging Toughs” – The Bartitsu Sparring Video Competition

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 1st November 2016 … by engaging toughs I trained myself until I was satisfied in practical application. –  E.W. Barton-Wright, 1950 Announcing the first international Bartitsu sparring video competition, for prizes of up … Continue reading

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“We don’t strictly train in Bartitsu – can we still enter the sparring video contest?”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 Feedback in the wake of our announcement of the international Bartitsu sparring video contest has included this question, both from groups who practice their own forms of neo-Bartitsu and from groups … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Stick Sparring with Experimental “Gentlemen’s Canes”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 24th April 2017 Some dynamic Bartitsu-style sparring from the Szkola Fechtunku Aramis classical fencing school in Poland. The sparring canes are made according to the school’s own design, shown in more detail below:

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