Victorian Martial Arts: Bartitsu Relaunches May 25th!!!!

The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is BACK!  Bartitsu and the old Bartitsu Club were key components as we were designing the Forteza studio. Designed as a way to introduce other martial artists to the unique “fusion” and “combat improvisation” of… Read More

Tomahawk and Long Knife Seminar Review and Training Footage

Meredith Lyons has posted a review of our recent Tomahawk and Long Knife seminar. This was the second part of our American Heritage Fighting Arts series, following on last month’s Bowie Knife Wokrshop. Next up: single-stick, both a… Read More

Bowie Knife Workshop After-Action Review – American Heritage Fighting Arts

Just in time for Independence Day, Forteza kicked off our American Heritage Fighting Arts program with a three hour introduction to the Bowie knife.  While we had originally planned to launch this new program with a seminar on… Read More

Bartitsu/Baritsu Antagonism discussion at Academie Duello, Vancouver

A very interesting op-ed blog post on Bartitsu – what it was, what it is, and how it relates to 19th c Antagonistics in general, by our good friends at Academie Duello in Vancouver Bartitsu/Baritsu Antagonism.

Our First Open House a HUGE Success!

On Sunday, March 4th from noon to 4:00pm, Forteza held a special Open House to showcase our swordfighting, physical fitness and Western martial arts classes. Over the course of the day, over 150 guests filed through the studio… Read More