This Week in Bartitsu:

Ongoing Bartitsu class runs 8pm-10pm on Wednesday and 3pm-5pm on Saturday.

We regret to announce that this week will be the final lessons taught by Assistant Instructor Shawn Bullock. He is moving away from Vancouver, pursuing a new and exciting chapter in his career, and we wish him all the best.

In the month of August, the Wednesday class normally taught by Shawn will be a Bartitsu study group without an instructor present. We hope that the experienced students in class can follow the outlines posted on this blog and work on the techniques they already know as well as exploring their options in sparring and shared experimentation on the topic of the week.

Wednesday, 26 July:

  • 8pm Warm up and review (all levels): Walking stick essentials
  • 9pm Bartitsu Fundamentals (Green Sash) and Blue Sash: Preemptive strikes and the use of the crook
  • Red Sash: Reverse-grip use of the crook of a cane or umbrella

Saturday, 29 July:

  • 2pm Bartitsu Fundamentals (Green Sash): Walking stick essentials
  • 3pm Walking Stick Lesson:
    • Bartitsu Fundamentals (Green Sash) and Blue Sash: Manipulations of the crook
    • Red Sash: Reverse-grip use of the crook of a cane or umbrella
  • 4pm Savate Integration:
    • Blue Sash: Combine sticks with kicks
    • Red Sash: Review spin hook kick

For more on our classes, visit the Lessons page. For reading outside of class, check out the Fight Like a Gentleman Blog.