10/21/2012 5:59am, #1
The grave of Captain Alfred Hutton
An article on the discovery of the grave of famed late-Victorian fencer and "ancient swordplay" revivalist, Captain Alfred Hutton.
10/21/2012 6:21am, #2
10/21/2012 6:39am, #3
Do you mean Hutton's system, or Bartitsu? Either way, feel free to ask any questions.
10/21/2012 6:48am, #4
10/21/2012 6:53am, #5
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.
10/21/2012 7:17am, #6
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.
10/21/2012 8:16am, #7
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
- C*nt London
- Shorin Ryu
"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:
10/21/2012 9:04am, #8
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/ .
10/21/2012 9:09am, #9
I keep meaning to get in contact with the London group.
10/21/2012 9:13am, #10
... but otherwise not LARPy, apart from special events like the Antagonisticathlon obstacle course: .