Category Archives: Sparring

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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Bartitsu/Vigny Stick Sparring

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 11th March 2018 Andres Morales of Chile (in the white-trimmed fencing mask) demonstrates the quick, deceptive Vigny canne style, as incorporated into Bartitsu circa 1900.  As described by a journalist from The Sporting … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Stick Fighting in Bavaria, Germany

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 9th August 2018 Some highly skilled Vigny-style cane play in this unarmoured demonstration bout by Bartitsu instructor Alex Kiermayer (suspenders and flat cap) and his colleague-at-arms Christoph Reinberger.  Kiermayer and Reinberger have … Continue reading

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More Video of Sparring in the Style of 19th Century Pugilism

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 23rd November 2018 Instructor Christoph Reinberger (in the knee breeches) and a student demonstrate 19th century pugilistic sparring.  Notably different from modern boxing, “classic pugilism” may include: the milling guard – a … Continue reading

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Another Video of Pugilistic Sparring in the 19th Century Style

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 8th December 2018 Here’s another take on “classic pugilism” sparring, this time by participants at the 2018 HEMAC event in Dijon, France.  In contrast to the recently-posted video of a generic mid-late 19th … Continue reading

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“Ring-Combat” – A Novel 1920s Wrestling Sport

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 In this ingenious and curious style of wrestling, athletes contend over the possession of a solid rubber ring, with the winner being the grappler who is able to wrest … Continue reading

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Extreme Stick Fighting

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 6th November 2017 Worth bearing in mind when one’s martial practice starts to become too academic; there is gently going through the motions, and then there is Extreme Stick Fighting (click here … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Sparring Compilation

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 3rd April 2017 … by engaging toughs I trained myself until I was satisfied in practical application. – E.W. Barton-Wright, 1950

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Bartitsucon 2018 Classes and Instructors

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 20th October 2018 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 … Continue reading

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