- Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 18th March 2018
Antagonistics V – Tactical Principles of Victorian Self-Defense
with Professor Mark P. Donnelly
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
440 Lafayette Street, Room 3D
New York, NY 10003
Mark P. Donnelly (Professor of Arms), an internationally-recognized expert on historical combat, will teach this five-hour “gentlemanly antagonistics” workshop.
– Explore the tactical principles of Bartitsu, and how they are still relevant today.
– Learn to use a walking stick, parasol, 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 and all equipment provided.
Visit www.nycsteampunk.com to register. Places are limited.