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Antagonistics V - Tactical Principles of Victorian Self-Defense


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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.

- 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.

LOCATION: 440 Lafayette Street, Room 3D
New York, New York 10003

For more information, visit www.nycsteampunk.com


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