Category Archives: Vigny stick fighting

Vigny/Lang Stick Fighting in Israel

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 1st November 2010 Thanks to Israeli martial artist and martial arts historian Noah Gross for this rare footage of veteran Kapap instructor Yehezkel Avneri demonstrating basic stick fighting techniques. As explained in this article, during … Continue reading

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Self-Defence With An Umbrella (Daily Mirror, Jan. 9 1902)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 13th June 2009 The dangers unprotected ladies incur when they travel alone was not long ago strikingly illustrated by a terrible assault perpetrated in a railway train. It is all very well … Continue reading

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Self Defence with a Walking Stick (Animated)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 20th October 2010 Pierre Vigny and E.W. Barton-Wright demonstrate a selection of canonical Bartitsu stick fighting sequences from Barton-Wright’s classic Pearson’s Magazine article, “Self Defence with a Walking Stick” (1900). Animated GIFs … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu Club: Isle of Wight

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 20th December 2013 Members of the Bartitsu Club: Isle of Wight demonstrate the art of self defence with a walking stick.

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Sherlock’s Bartitsu Stick Fighting

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 14th September 2011 Spanish illustrator Luis Miguez’s renditions of Sherlock Holmes in various Bartitsu-inspired “attitudes of defence”:

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Report on Bartitsu at the 2011 Western Martial Arts Workshop

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 19th September 2011 Instructor Tony Wolf ran a series of Bartitsu classes at the recent 4-day Western Martial Arts Workshop in Racine, Wisconsin. The first session on Thursday morning was an introduction to Bartitsu as a … Continue reading

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Guard by Distance

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 20th November 2011 Instructor George Stokoe of the Battersea Bartitsu Study Group demonstrates the classic “guard by distance” tactic.

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Cane Fighting Seminar in Wuppertal, Germany

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 25th November 2011 Instructor Stefan Dieke will be holding a seminar on the Vigny method of stick fighting on December 17th & 18th. Topics: * Vigny’s stick fighting concepts* representative canonical techniques* exploring variations* … Continue reading

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Experimental Bartitsu Sparring in Naucalpan, Mexico

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 27th February 2012 Members of the Elite Fencing Club in Naucalpan, Mexico experiment with a set of point-based rules for Bartitsu stick fighting.

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M. Vigny’s School of Self Defence (Daily News, 27 May, 1904)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 30th May 2012 “All good citizens will rejoice to learn that a new and efficacious method of abolishing those pests of the streets known as Hooligans Has been discovered and put into … Continue reading

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