Bartitsu: the “lost” martial art of Sherlock Holmes
At the end of the Victorian era, E. W. Barton-Wright combined jiujitsu, kickboxing and stick fighting into the “New Art of Self Defence” known as Bartitsu.
Barton-Wright’s Bartitsu Club taught the ladies and gentlemen of London how to beat street ruffians at their own dastardly game. It was later written into the Sherlock Holmes stories as the method by which Holmes defeated Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.
Join instructor Tony Wolf in a one-day seminar exploring:
* The original or “canonical” armed and unarmed self defence sequences as presented by E.W. Barton-Wright
* The process of neo-Bartitsu revivalism; continuing Barton-Wright experiments in cross-training between circa 1900 boxing, jujitsu and self defense with a walking stick, umbrella or parasol, via “combat improv” games and exercises
* The fascinating and colorful history of Victorian-era street gangsters and pickpockets, the secret Suffragette Bodyguard Society, and more!
When? May 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where? Niwot High School, Niwot, CO
How much? $60; SAFD discount $50; pre-pay discount $50
Registration contact: Terry Kroenung: email@example.com
Please bring a sturdy crook-handled walking cane or minimum 36″ smooth dowel or rattan stick, a drink bottle, comfortable exercise clothing and gym shoes.