- Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 14th October 2010
Edinburgh: on the 16th of October, beginning at midday and ending at 5pm, there will be a workshop in Walking Stick Defence given by Phil Crawley. The venue will be the Kirk o’Field church hall.
Although based on the Vigny/Lang system(s), the seminar will include aspects of the Andre, Renaud and Cunningham methods for comparison. The workshop will look at using the walking stick at three different ranges – long, medium and close – in order to defend with a number of different, and often surprising, techniques, and how the stick may be combined with other contemporary arts and objects in order to provide an all-round self-defence against ruffians.
Participants will require a fencing mask, stout gloves and a fencing jacket or gambeson. Forearm protection is advised.
Sticks, and other specialist equipment, will be provided.
Cost will be the small sum of £12 for the day.