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    The grave of Captain Alfred Hutton

    http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...alfred-hutton/

    An article on the discovery of the grave of famed late-Victorian fencer and "ancient swordplay" revivalist, Captain Alfred Hutton.
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    Interesting find; kind of like researching the genealogy of Bartitsu. I'm going to study up on this system.

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    Do you mean Hutton's system, or Bartitsu? Either way, feel free to ask any questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Do you mean Hutton's system, or Bartitsu? Either way, feel free to ask any questions.
    I'd more likely be interested in Bartitsu; I'm not a Wikipedia Warrior, so I'm going to dig around. How long does it take to become (subjectively) proficient in Bartitsu?

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    That depends almost entirely on your own background. Since Bartitsu is basically a cross-training system between old-school "scientific" boxing, jujitsu and the Vigny method of stick fighting, a student with solid experience in analogs to those styles - random example, wing chun + amateur boxing, judo and, say, sabre fencing - can pick up all the basics pretty quickly. After that, it's just a matter of refining the cross-training process so you can combine them together effectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    After that, it's just a matter of refining the cross-training process so you can combine them together effectively.
    I've always cross-trained, experiencing more difficulty in differentiating, than in combining. I boxed and wrestled from the time I was a kid. Twenty-five years of Shaolin Ch'uan-Fa Kung Fu, eight years of TKD (Chung Do Kwan), ten years of Kenpo (EPAK), two months of Judo (ouch) learning to do break-falls. Most of this was done concurrently, until my commitment to my career became a priority. I have almost no experience with sticks or canes, but do o.k. with close-range edged weapons.

    Currently, I teach a private group one night per week, and I have been working with a couple of BJJ guys for a little over a year, in order to get my ground game up to par. I am pretty much training a base of CMA, having eliminated the practice of forms or weapons completely. I concentrate on self-defense arts and sparring, exclusively.

    I perused the Bartitsu web page and it piqued my interest. It will be a couple of years before I can commit to any in-depth training. What is the age grouping within Bartitsu? Although I am HWP and still fairly flexible, I'm not getting any younger LOL.

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    "The Grave of Captain Alfred Hutton" would make a good name for your new clubhouse. If it was a pub, I'd drink there.

    I have never encountered Bartitsu, or anyone who practises it. Is there an element of dressing up/LARPing? I've always imagined it to be like:

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    Age grouping - probably similar to any MA, though I don't know of anyone teaching it for kids, so mostly people in their 20s-40s.

    If you're in IL, you'll be welcome to check out classes at Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts in Chicago - http://bartitsuclubofchicago.com/ . The Bartitsu Society also encourages people to set up their own study groups - http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/ba...-and-training/ .
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    I keep meaning to get in contact with the London group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrutch View Post
    "The Grave of Captain Alfred Hutton" would make a good name for your new clubhouse. If it was a pub, I'd drink there.

    I have never encountered Bartitsu, or anyone who practises it. Is there an element of dressing up/LARPing? I've always imagined it to be like:

    Every club has its own take; some are basically RBSD/combatives with a bit of old-school Bartitsu for spice, and some are full-on LARP (as in people wear steampunk/neo-Victorian getups while they train). The Chicago club "uniform" is based on c1900 exercise gear:

    http://bartitsuclubofchicago.com/wp-...5/Uniform1.jpg

    ... but otherwise not LARPy, apart from special events like the Antagonisticathlon obstacle course: .

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