Sunday, April 7th: Bartitsu -The Victorian Self Defense System: A Lecture and Demonstration


Observatory (543 Union St., Brooklyn)
8pm
$10

Bartitsu was a Victorian system of self defense. Taught in the late 1890s, it is regarded by some as the first mixed martial arts system. Originally learned by gentlemen, and gentle women, as a way to fend off footpads and other thugs of the day, Bartitsu is now seeing a revival.

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