10/29/2011 11:16pm, #11
Pretty much, yes. The Bartitsu Society is completely non-political - we don't certify people or schools, there are no dues to pay, etc. Mainly, we're just all interested in seeing what would have happened if Barton-Wright's cross-training experiments hadn't been abandoned around 1902.
10/30/2011 6:56am, #12
10/30/2011 8:45am, #13
Great, thanks for the help.
I will be purchasing them here in the very near future and seeing if I can garner some interest.
Is Cunninghams' "the cane as a weapon" a good resource for cane?
10/30/2011 5:33pm, #14
That's actually kind of hard to answer. Many of the techniques in the Cunningham system are similar or identical to those of the Vigny system, which tends to be our default resource for Bartitsu stick fighting. I think I'm right in saying that all the people who have taken a serious interest in Cunningham are members of the Bartitsu Society, but we tend to look on it as an adjunct study rather than as a source for Bartitsu per se. The consensus is that if you cast your net too widely beyond the Bartitsu "lineage" sources, you end up with a Frankenstyle.