Typical discussion topics include:
* the early history of European jiujitsu
* the eclectic Japanese/European self defence methods developed between 1899 and the early 1920s, and the lives of their founders and practitioners
* street gangsterism, the suffragette movement, “physical culture” exercise programmes and other Victorian and Edwardian-era social phenomena, as related to the martial arts
* the practical revival of Bartitsu as a martial art and combat sport.
Hope to see you there!