Category Archives: Vigny stick fighting

“Introductory Bartitsu” DVD review

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 28th April 2009 “Introductory Bartitsu” is a new instructional DVD by Allen Reed of the Gallowglass Academy. Allen begins with an accurate precis of Bartitsu history and then takes viewers through American … Continue reading

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Pierre Vigny at 60

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 1st November 2009 This is a very rare photograph of former Bartitsu Club instructor Pierre Vigny, at the age of 60, posing between his friends and fellow physical culture enthusiasts Edouard Jaccard … Continue reading

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Art of Stick Defence (1903)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 15th January 2010 Presenting the magnificently entitled article, “Schools Where Men Are Taught How To Defend Themselves Against The Attacks Of Street Rowdies”. It’s taken from the August 30, 1903 edition of … Continue reading

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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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