Early 20th Century Street Defense

In the late part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th the early part of the major cities of Europe especially, London, Paris were ridden with street crime mostly unchecked by the local authorities.  The gentlefolk of the time turned to the salles and fencing schools of the time to develop self-defense strategies to protect themselves.

By examining the known defensive arts of the times as well as the techniques of the ruffians.  combat academy instructors in London and Paris developed the effective street defense systems of Bartitsu and La Defense dans la Rue.  In what appears to be a coincidental cogenesis event the arts combined Pugilism, Savate, wrestling, cane (walking stick) fencing and the newly introduced art of jiu-jitsu from Japan.
These street-tested defenses are just as effective today as they were 100+ years ago.

This in-person session will be a participation class showcasing elements of Bartitsu and La Defense dans la Rue.

18th/19th Century Ancient Martial Arts Modern Martial Arts and Personal Protection Stick
Location: Laughlin I Date: July 24, 2022 Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Fred Kaye