Introduction to Bartitsu & Edwardian Cane Self Defense in Alexandria, VA

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.

This class is open to visitors for $10.

Bartitsu with Allen Reed at “Cogs and Corsets” in Bloomington, IL

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.

Dr. Emelyne Godfrey’s presentation on Bartitsu and the Jiujitsu Suffragettes

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.

Emelyne Godfrey to lecture on Bartitsu and suffragette jiujitsu

Emelyne Godfrey’s presentation on Bartitsu and Suffragette Jujitsu of the early 20th Century will be given at the next Martial Arts Studies Research Network Event, ‘New Research on Japanese Martial Arts’, which will take place on 3rd May 2017, at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.