- Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Announcing the Ken Pfrenger Memorial Pugilism Symposium, a historical pugilism workshop to be held on Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18, 2017 in Arlington Heights, IL., USA.
Ken Pfrenger was a well known researcher, interpreter and instructor in historical pugilism, amongst other martial arts. He taught at ISMAC, CombatCon, Gallowglass Academy, the Recreational Violence Weekend(s) and at his own school in north-eastern Ohio.
Ken passed away unexpectedly last year, leaving his wife to raise his young son. A portion of each registration from this event will go to help out his wife. A silent auction is also planned that will include a gift certificate for a full scholarship to the 2018 Pugilism Symposium and numerous other items. All proceeds from the auction will go to Ken’s wife.
Instructors for the symposium include Martin “Oz” Austwick (UK), Kirk Lawson (USA), Allen Reed (USA) and Tim Ruzicki (USA).
Classes currently scheduled include:
Col. Monstery’s Boxing for Self Defense
Principles of Power Generation
Frowned Upon – Perfectly Legal Dirty Tricks
Counter Attacking in Single Time
Using your Elbows in Pugilism
For all classes CLOSED face martial arts head gear, MMA gloves and mouth guard are required. Men should also wear groin protection.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to take part in the Symposium.
Registration until May 1, 2017 is $200 for both Saturday and Sunday or $125 for either Saturday OR Sunday. After May 1st, registration goes to $300 for both days or $175 for either Saturday OR Sunday.
A block of rooms at the Double Tree Hotel is being held until May 17, 2017.
A shuttle can be arrranged from O’Hare Airport by calling the hotel once you are at the airport.
To make reservations for the symposium and/or to reserve a room at the hotel, please go to the Gallowglass Academy Ken Pfrenger Memorial Pugilism Symposium site.