Some exclusive technical views on Bartitsu’s famous stick fighter Pierre Vigny as well as his surprising link with the Olympics.
Tag: stick fighting
The strange case of the “wooden sword conspirators”
In 1832 London, a group of recreational fencers got arrested for conspiring to overthrow the government.
The sticks of Joinville : What is French Baton?
All about the French art of the Bâton, or as some call it “Grand Bâton” or “Great Stick”.
What is Irish stick fighting?
All about the art of Irish stick fighting or Bataireacht.
“A Subject for the Morgue” : Umbrella defense in Philadelphia
A method of umbrella defense as taught in Philadelphia in 1908.
Singlestick… Or is it? Stick sports in America, an investigation
Was singlestick presented at the 1904 Olympics? Was Teddy Roosevelt an ardent singlestick fighter? Or was it all something else?