For those who came in late: “Nuevos Modos De Defenderse En La Calle Con Un Baston” was published in , written by Arturo Bonafont. Author Arturo Bonafont was clearly an experienced instructor and, like Vigny and Cunningham before him, his idiosyncratic method represented a departure. Edición ilustrada con 72 fotografías. by BONAFONT, Arturo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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I then showed the technique of hooking an unarmed attacker at the neck and pulling his head into a knee strike. We all know why. Cold Steel eskrima stick. To develop speed, power and aggression, all cuts and thrusts are performed on two specially designed pieces of equipment. On Saturday, February 11th, five new Bartitsuka gathered at Gallowglass Academy to find out more about the art of Bartitsu. Bonafont, I would love to correspond with you, I can’t seem to send you a private message, however?

I’ve updated my profile to include my current email address so you should be able to email me using the link that DdlR provided. Russian versus 3 in elevator. After seeing how powerful the blow to the hand could be we switched to a neo-Bartisu move with the attacker wearing a hockey glove while armed with a knife. March — We receive a green light to proceed with the memorial wall display at Westminster Library.

All are expertly choreographed by a team led by fight director Richard Ryan see our exclusive interview with Richard here. Whereas cane manuals had appeared intermittently during the preceding era, they tended to be closely based on sabre fencing and, indeed, to treat bonafon stick as a substitute sabre. Bonafont favours these combinations as ways to deal with armed attackers. March 27th heralds the long-awaited release of the feature-length documentary, Bartitsu: Sleek and engaging … fascinating … a superbly watchable bonqfont of martial arts history … — Bullshido.

Cambridge Bonfont of Martial Arts. But I haven’t heard from him on the subject in a while. I would love to have a copy of it in my library!

Baston Defensa Cane Street fighting by Arturo Bonafont

I tried PMing again mid-last year. I switched this to obnafont neo-Bartitsu grab on the wrist since none of us wear swords or carry pocket watches very often. A Game of Shadows promises a great deal of exciting baritsu action. Thus, remember that the weapon is the hand that holds it, and the so-called “weapon” is just the tool.


In addition to cane fighting, fencing and boxing, the French Savate also entered, but the latter discipline was unsuccessful and ceased to be practiced among high society groups. I then had each student use the kicks with full force against a kick shield.

The first decades of the 20th century saw a marked shift in approaches to the use of the walking stick as a weapon of self-defence. We then moved to the two savate kicks I include in my Bartitsu teachings, the coup de pied bas and chasse bas both front foot and rear foot versions. Hi guys, Shamefully, I have sat on this for a while and I think it is time to do something about it. I started with the standard precis of the history of Bartitsu and how it got to where we are today.

It is quite unnecessary to try and get your opponent into any particular position, as this system embraces every possible eventuality and your defence and counter-attack must be based entirely upon the actions of your opponent.

Now talking about the cane system of Arthur Bonafont, it was born as a need of the gentlemen to defend themselves. Similarly, although the Broughton gloves are not intended for weapon fighting, they have also demonstrated value in safely absorbing incidental impact and eliminating abrasions to the covered bonxfont of the hand during semi-improvised sick fighting drills.

This is the fourth copy I know of. On the chance the TheVigilante isn’t subscribed to this thread and may not notice that it’s been revived, you should be able to email him via this page – http: During the intervening period, several other authors bonafknt their own works on the subject, including Andrew Artturo Cunningham, whose book The Cane as a Weapon was a uniquely American entry into the canon of early 20th century stick fighting manuals.

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We then did a series of failure drills where the defender with the cane has the cane grabbed or taken away by the offender. The cane as an instrument of self-defense existed in many cultures, the Basques, for instance, used the makila, a cane that they learned to handle with precision, and due to that, Napoleon Bonaparte, created a platoon of Basques with gonafont.


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Bonafont, taken back by the old masters comments decided that the average law-abiding citizen should be able to defend themselves and their family, and so, after careful thought choose to write the prologue himself. Sorry for not replying to your PM, Kirk – I almost never log in to Bullshido and I think this account is registered to an email address that no longer exists.

Reviews are coming in for the new documentary available here and they are good …. Game of Shadows offers no less than five significant hand-to-hand fight sequences, three being especially elaborate.

Better to get ahold of me on Facebook! I wish it wasn’t so rare!

Esgrima Criolla: Arturo Bonafont and the local method of Self-defense with walking cane.

A new interview with Bartitsu Forum founder and novelist Will Thomas appears online. Bartitsu is given a shout-out in a new television superhero series, The Cape. February — Alex Kiermayer presents a well-received Bartitsu seminar at the annual Dreynevent historical martial arts conference in Vienna. We then returned to standard blocks and worked on using the elbow and hammer fist as a counter strike. The Bonafont System for the Cane. The aturo is a dummy or plastron which is shaped liked a man and the second a flat version that is attached to a wall.

Currently the Bonafont system of fencing cane is still alive, you only have to find who teaches you. The cane as an instrument of self-defense existed in many cultures, the Basques, for instance, used the makila, a cane that they learned to handle with precision, and due to that, Napoleon Bonaparte, created a platoon of Basques with makilas.

We then started in on bonagont century pugilism.