For the first time in Belgium

Meet Master James Stewart (UK) & Master Hugo Vial (FR)

For an exceptional and 100% unique weekend in Brussels

Learn to defend yourself

Develop your knowledge of martial arts and self-defence

Discover 2 systems: Irish stick fighting and C.D.P. system

Two exceptional Masters

Hugo Vial

Hugo Vial discovered the fascinating world of martial arts and combat sports in 1989. He took up bare-hand techniques, kickboxing, Krav Maga, telescopic baton, tonfa, Balintawak-style Kali Escrima and Panantukan, before finally becoming a master in cane defence. All these experiences led him to create the C.D.P. system, a method of using walking sticks for personal defence.

James Stewart

James Stewart, a UK native, has been practising FMA for over 20 years. He discovered the martial arts in 1986 while training in the art of tai-jutsu. With his many years of experience in a wide variety of martial arts, James is an excellent instructor. He is a specialist in Irish stick fighting, but also has an interest in Yawara (short stick) and flashlight techniques.

The schedule for this incredible weekend!


10am - 10.15am: welcome
10.15am - 12pm: drill with James Stewart
12pm - 1pm: lunch
1pm - 2.30pm: drill with Hugo Vial
2.30pm - 2.45pm: break
2.45pm - 3.45pm: drill with James Stewart
3.45pm - 4.45pm: drill with Hugo Vial
6pm: dinner


10am - 12pm: drill with Hugo Vial
12h - 13h : lunch
1pm - 2pm: drill with James Stewart
2pm - 2.15pm: break
2.15pm - 3.15pm: drill with Hugo Vial
3.15pm - 4.15pm: drill with James Stewart
4.15pm - 4.30pm: closing session

Cane Fighters International

Guy De Ro, organiser of this exceptional seminar, discovered the power of the cane as a self-defence tool after injuring his knee. In 2001, Guy founded ‘Cane Fighters International’ to share his passion. He had the opportunity to travel to the United States to visit Grandmaster Marc Shuey Sr. to learn more about his art and cane making. His work has been recognised by Mark Shuey and the Cane Masters International Association. Today, Guy and his son Jimmy have made it their mission to sell quality fighting sticks at affordable prices, in order to make this martial art accessible to a wider public.

"Ons Huis"

Our seminar is taking place in Beersel in the ‘Ons Huis’ hall, just a few minutes away from Brussels.


There is easy parking nearby and the room is accessible by public transport.


Vroenenbosstraat 4, 1653 Beersel

Would you like to extend this event with a delicious meal?

We invite you to enjoy a tasty Mezze and chocolate mousse on Saturday evening.

A unique opportunity to discuss your passion with other participants and ask our two masters all your questions.

Book your ticket before June 30 and receive a 20% discount

210 €

  • Meeting with James Stewart, Hugo Vial and Guy de Ro
  • Event in 3 languages (French, English, Dutch)
  • 8 drill sessions
  • Rental of some equipment
  • Merchandising stand
  • Training with James Stewart and Hugo Vial


Who can take part in the event?

All are welcome, whatever your level, from novice to expert. The event will be translated into 3 languages (French, English and Dutch).

Why is this event unique?

James Stewart and Hugo Vial are getting together for the first time in Belgium and will be teaching you their specialities: Irish stick fighting and the C.D.P. System.

How can I pay for my registration?

Via PayPal or bank transfer.

Can I take part in just one day?

Although we recommend that you take part in the whole weekend, you can take part in just one day for €105.

What do I need to take with me?

Your equipment (cane and stick). Sportswear, trainers and possibly a box. Protective equipment and foam sticks will be available. If you don't have your own cane or stick, these will be on sale from €35.

Are meals and drinks included?

No, but you can book a sandwich at the start of the event and pay on the spot. Drinks will be on sale throughout the seminar.