Reading and research is a good place to start, but Bartitsu is a physical skill that one needs to practice.

Getting Started

The introduction to our art is a four-week Bartitsu Fundamentals course. It’s 2pm-4pm on Saturdays, or 8pm-10pm on Wednesdays with a focus one of the weapons each week, integrating them together as we progress for one month. Click for a breakdown of the progression: Bartitsu Fundamentals: Fight Like Sherlock Holmes

You can also arrange this workshop as a private coaching session for individuals or groups. I’ll expand or contract the content to fit your time constraints.

In the spring and fall, we also teach Umbrella Self-Defense in a 4-hour workshop once a month.

Click Here for the Next Workshop or contact Academie Duello to sign up for Bartitsu Fundamentals

Ongoing Training

After completing one of the workshops, you have the basic skills to join our weekly training sessions.

Our current schedule is Wednesdays 8-10pm and Saturdays 3pm-5pm

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Private Lessons and Events

I have taught Bartitsu for private groups and public events such as the Victoria Steampunk Expo and Portland GEARcon. Just email me if your organization would like a one-time lesson or custom ongoing training.

Bartitsu is excellent self-defense for anyone who wears a suit for a living. Learn a system that was designed for a gentleman, using the most effective strategies short of hiring a bodyguard. Contact me for lessons in the privacy of your home or work in Vancouver.