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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Log in Remember Me? The Bonafont method relies on a simple and flexible strategy based on two primary grips of the cane.

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Mike Tyson Ko’s Mathis. After lunch we put the mats down and worked on how to do break falls. We covered bonafoht standard left lead and right rear punches both in slow motion and then with focus mitts so everyone got to actually feel how powerful the punches can be.

With these words he defined the arrival of a combat “When the time to defend ourselves undoubtedly has come. The stick, or just a stick, was the first weapon of the man.

French Foreign Legion combatives. I wish it wasn’t so rare! While researching the topic I came across a copy of the rare book on.

Big Stick Combat workshop. So again the defender could strike with some power while facing a more realistic modern attack. There’s some videos on http: Specific to Bartitsu, he performed pioneering research into the lives of Bartitsu founder E. Both styles emphasise linear punching with vertical fists and protecting the central line of the body via skillful defence, including both percussive blocks and deflective parries.


Urban Fit and Fearless. The failure drill for this technique was that the bonafoht steps back with his left foot so you can not get the trip on the first attempt. Bartitsu is given a shout-out in a new television superhero series, The Cape.

The first three ninety-minute episodes of what seems certain to become a long-running series screened in the UK over the past three weeks and are available online in various formats. A new interview with Bartitsu founder E.

I would love to have a copy of it in my library! I would really appreciate contact with you Australian Savate Homepage Since For those who came in late: Arturo Bonafont is my great-great Grandfather and features his son my great grandfather Roque.

Check out the Bullshido. Mike Perry elbow knockout. As we see, fighting with clubs is a worldwide art, thus By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. On the subject of improvisation, Barton-Wright noted:. Kershaw Shuffle 2 knife. This manual is a treasure as it is entirely devoted to the use of the walking cane for street survival and has no sportive application to it.

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Arturo Bonafont and the local method of Self-defense with walking cane. | Eskrima Kombat

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.


Ultimately, though, these are minor quibbles in comparison with the absolute wealth of knowledge and detail to be found in this book. Cambridge Academy of Martial Arts. The rest of this excellent manual covers binding, defences against grabs and multiple attackers, street kicks and tripping common to the martial arts of France, Spain and Italy of which Bonafont was aware of.

Perhaps unavoidably, given that the book was published posthumously, some sections are obviously better polished than others. Although comfortable over open or semi-clenched hands, the gloves are initially stiff enough that forming a tight fist is difficult.

As we see, fighting with clubs is a worldwide art, thus…, in South America we also had our own, a totally native discipline of fencing, and this story begun aroundin Buenos Aires City and its surroundings.

Day 1 began with a precis of Bartitsu history and then moved into biomechanics exercises, concentrating on the image of the standing human body as an isosceles triangle and exploring the limits of triangular stability.