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Antagonistics - Tactical Principles of Victorian Self-Defense
440 Studios
New York, NY
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Antagonistics - Tactical Principles of Victorian Self-Defense
We are pleased to once again welcome Mark P. Donnelly (Professor of Arms), a internationally-recognized expert on historical combat, as our guest teacher for this five-hour workshop in gentlemanly antagonistics.

In developing his 'self-defense for gentlemen' in the 1890s, E. W. Barton-Wright combined Wrestling, Pugilism, Savate, Boxe Francaise, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, French La Canne and other contemporaneous combat arts into Bartitsu, the first mixed martial art. The goal was to develop a system of all-round fighting applicable to ANY self-defense scenario. For more information, see What is Bartitsu?

- Explore the tactical principles of Bartitsu, and how they are still relevant today.
- Learn to use a walking-stick, cane, umbrella, parasol, hat, snuff box, opera cape, handkerchief, and other Victorian accessories to maintain "preservation of person and property when beset upon by ne'er-do-wells of nefarious intent."
- For the first time ever, we'll be exploring the history and use of the swordstick or sword-cane as commonly carried in Victorian and Edwardian Europe.

This workshop is a rare opportunity to study martial arts, combative theory, and obscure history in a safe, controlled, welcoming and civilized atmosphere with some of the top practitioners in the world. Open to gentlemen and ladies over 18. All experience levels welcome. All equipment provided.


440 Studios (View)
440 Lafayette Street, Room 3D
New York, NY 10003
United States


Education > Classes

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Rachel Klingberg
On BPT Since: May 10, 2011
Rachel Klingberg

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