The second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture conference and seminar event was hosted by the Bartitsu Club of Chicago at the Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts studio in Chicago, IL, USA between September 7-9, 2012.
The premise of the School of Arms was to preserve and extend the cross-training experiments begun by E.W. Barton-Wright at the original Bartitsu School of Arms in London, circa 1900.
Participants joined a field trip and guided tour of the Hegeler Carus mansion and historic gymnasium in LaSalle, IL on the afternoon of Friday, September 7. Saturday the 8th included a full day of Bartitsu cross-training instruction followed by dinner, discussions and socialising in the Victorian-themed side room of O’Shaughnessy’s Public House. Sunday the 9th included a further day of training with fellow enthusiasts, finishing with a fun and challenging antagonisticathlon combat obstacle course event, presentation of participation certificates, etc.