Presented by Bartitsu Master Professor Mark P. Donnelly, this 60-minute workshop is designed to be an extensive introduction to this esoteric system of self-defense specifically focused on (and limited to) ladies and gentlewomen. Some of the techniques employed by Victorian ladies studying this art vary from those taught to their male counterparts. Partly this was physical (and partly a constraint of the fashions) but also due to the differing nature of the physical threat and the variety of accessories with which she might be equipped or encumbered. In the Ladies session, therefore, will explore: grappling; savate; canne; parasol; fan; handbag, etc..
Participants will not need to wear anything different or special in order to take part. If you have a parasol or fan which you would like to use, you are encouraged to bring it, though limited equipment will also be provided by the instructor.