Category Archives: Sparring

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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Vigny-Style Sparring in Santiago, Chile

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 6th May 2017 Walking-stick sparring in the Bartitsu/Vigny style, as practiced in Santiago, Chile.  Note the tactical shifts between the double-handed, rear and front guards:

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More Vigny Cane Fighting by the Santiago Stickfighters

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 20th May 2017

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Vigny Cane Vs. Doble Bastón

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 25th November 2017 In this experimental sparring match, Chilean Andres Morales (in the fencing mask with the white trim) employs the Vigny cane style opposed to the doble bastón (double stick) sub-system … Continue reading

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Pugilistic Sparring at BartitsuCon 2018

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 16th November 2018 Instructor Tommy Joe Moore (in the white shirt and then the black singlet) and a sparring partner engage in the noble art of fisticuffs during the recent BartitsuCon event:

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Sparring: Vigny Cane Vs. Multiple Opponents

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 27th December 2018 Chilean instructor Andres Morales experiments with the Vigny style against not one, not two, but three stick-wielding opponents in this new video: The experimental sparring match is reminiscent of … Continue reading

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