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BBC documentary on martial arts history

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Feb 21, 2013. 1 Reply

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p2pm6An upcoming BBC4 documentary on the cultural impact of the martial arts in the UK, beginning at the end…Continue

Western martial arts/old-school physical culture gym opening in Chicago

Started this discussion. Last reply by sal alvarado Apr 26, 2012. 15 Replies

A 5000 square foot Western martial arts and fitness training center is currently under construction on the border of Chicago's Ravenswood and Buena Park neighbourhoods. Patterned after a circa 1900…Continue

Rational responses to bullying in "zero tolerance" schools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Tomaszkiewicz Jul 27, 2010. 18 Replies

Since the 1980s many US high schools have adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards violence. The specifics vary from place to place, but certain features are common to most of them, especially that…Continue

 

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Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"Sure - just reinforcing the idea that cross-cultural training, blending Japanese, Swiss and English systems, is inherent to the Bartitsu ethos.  Japanese jiujitsu is, obviously, particularly important."
Mar 23
Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"On the other hand, it can be argued that if you're not practicing all the component methods - obviously, including both Vigny stick fighting and (especially) jujitsu - then you're not actually practicing Bartitsu, but rather just…"
Mar 21
Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"Well, we're starting a new Bartitsu and Antagonistics course in May, if you'll be around then.  Check out the Forteza Fitness website for seminar notifications, etc."
Mar 18
Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"OK, thanks. You can usefully pick up some of the basics of c1900 fisticuffs, low kicking and Vigny stick fighting via the type of regimen you're describing, though obviously having at least one training partner is profoundly helpful.   I…"
Mar 18
Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"Do you already have any martial arts or combat sports experience?"
Mar 18
Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"Do you mean the Forteza studio in Chicago?  It's at 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave."
Mar 18
Tony Wolf replied to Voodoo Child's discussion Needing help with a Beginners Bartitsu training program based on the Pugilism and Savate part of Bartitsu in the group Bartitsu club
"Can you describe your prior martial arts/combat sports background?  That will make it easier to recommend a training program."
Mar 18
Tony Wolf replied to Shawn Steinschreiber's discussion Little to know knowledge in the group Bartitsu club
"Hi Shawn, circa 1900, canes were widely carried as fashionable accessories and so Barton-Wright's system assumed that the Bartitsu-trained defender was a proficient "physical culturist" (athlete).  I don't want to…"
Jan 10
joe schmo replied to Tony Wolf's discussion The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ifkhPRBV4bartitsu light spar. and training:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgDWruigs-g   and seminar: http://youtu.be/6d9IdnqxpbU?t=2m14s     Note ww1 training vid. note that the boxing was…"
Jul 19, 2013
Tony Wolf commented on Luke Nierenhausen's group Bartitsu club
"http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/about/the-bartitsu-school-of-arms-beamish-museum-2013/ Information and online registration for the 2013 Bartitsu School of Arms symposium, which will be taking place at the Beamish living history museum near…"
Mar 9, 2013
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BBC documentary on martial arts history

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p2pm6An upcoming BBC4 documentary on the cultural impact of the martial arts in the UK, beginning at the end of the 19th century with the very gentlemanly cross-training self-defense system of Bartitsu and extending through to the Bruce Lee craze of the 1970s.Note that, because of BBC licence restrictions, the video clips (and the documentary itself) are not intended to be viewable outside of the UK.See More
Feb 21, 2013
Tony Wolf replied to Frost's discussion Smoke
"Whereas if a man did it, it was manly?"
Feb 21, 2013
Tony Wolf replied to Tony Wolf's discussion The oldest gym in America?
"http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/02/protecting-history-vandalism-at-the-historic-hegeler-carus-mansion-gymnasium/UPDATE: sadly, the historic Hegeler-Carus mansion gymnasium was recently damaged in a vandal attack"
Feb 2, 2013
Tony Wolf commented on Luke Nierenhausen's group Bartitsu club
"The best way to gauge interest re. setting up a new club is to post on the Bartitsu Forum email list (via YahooGroups).  Note that the Bartitsu Club of NYC has monthly meetings and an active Web presence - might be a good place to network, etc."
Oct 1, 2012
Tony Wolf replied to Woodley Oren Truitt III's discussion Bartitsu
"Robert Downey, Jr. is a long-time Wing Chun practitioner, and the fight choreography made much use of that style which, co-incidentally, quite closely resembles the style of fisticuffs that was typical of London during the late 19th century, and…"
Oct 1, 2012
Tony Wolf replied to Woodley Oren Truitt III's discussion Bartitsu
"Noting that Bartitsu is essentially a process of cross-training between the Vigny method   of stick fighting, several styles of jujitsu, wrestling and (kick)boxing.  If the defender is unarmed, they resort to unarmed striking and…"
Oct 1, 2012

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At 10:06pm on March 14, 2012, Luke Nierenhausen said…

Hi Tony, I am currently testing some new self defense walking sticks made by a small company out of Michigan. 

At 6:07pm on December 16, 2009, Chris Amendola said…
Tony!

Nice to see you here. I see you found the Martial Arts Group already.

Welcome,
Chris Amendola
At 12:56pm on December 16, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome Tony, to the AoM Forum.
At 11:36am on December 16, 2009, Herb Munson said…
Hello Tony . Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also the most active group on AoM at the moment. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 6:37am on December 16, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site Tony !!!!
 
 
 

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