London’s Radical Tea Towel Company will be hosting a day-long Suffrajitsu Experience on Sept. 16, with a guided tour by historian Elizabeth Crawford, a lecture by Dr. Emelyne Godfrey and a demonstration of suffragette martial arts by Jennifer Garside.
Chris Dyer of the Capital Kunst des Fechtens historical martial arts school will be teaching an introductory workshop on Bartitsu and cane self-defense techniques developed by Edward William Barton-Wright in Edwardian England.
The class will be held on 1 June at 8.00 pm at 25 S. Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4524, United States. All equipment will be provided.
Come learn the martial art made famous by Sherlock Holmes when he fought with his nemesis Prof. Moriarty at the top of Reichenbach Falls.
Prof. Reed spent many years tracking down and apprehending miscreants who violated the law. Now in retirement he brings his experience in antagonistics, fisticuffs and preventing mayhem to ladies and gentlemen who may find themselves in need of such training when waylaid by hooligans upon the highways and byways.
The class is scheduled for 2 PM on Saturday June 3rd on the lawn of the historic courthouse in Bloomington, IL. For more information about all the events of the three day festival (June 2 to 4, 2017) see http://www.cogsandcorsetsil.com.
Here’s a full video record of Dr. Emelyne Godfrey’s recent presentation on Bartitsu and suffragette jiujitsu, delivered for the Martial Arts Studies Research Network. The presentation is followed by a question and answer session, beginning at about 32 minutes into the video.
Scenes from the Sherlock, Stock and Barrel festival taking place at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, UK. This event marks the return of Bartitsu demonstrations to the Museum, which was also the site of the first modern Bartitsu revival demos in 2001.