Bartitsu, the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes
Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes
Sunday, April 28, 2013
1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Old Stone House – Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Park Slope – Brooklyn, NY 11215
Learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes! Bartitsu is a Victorian martial art pioneered by Edward Barton-Wright, all but forgotten for over a century. It is the first martial art to combine styles of the East and West, taught to gentlemen and suffragettes, and the fighting style that allowed Sherlock Holmes to defeat Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls.
- No martial arts experience required
- Suitable for all fitness levels
- Learn to use a walking stick, parasol, jacket, and other accessories for protection
- A study in self-defense and in history
Please bring a walking stick, cane, study stick, umbrella, or light wooden 0r PVC dowel approximately 26″ long.
ALL participants must sign a waiver before they enter the training area.
Aldric Giacomoni our Bartitsu Instructor.
About Mr. Giacomoni:
Aldric started training in martial arts in 2002 and never looked back. He did a brief stint in Judo, in Jujitsu, in Bagua. Five years of Iaido. His passion remains for Isshinryu karate, which he has been studying for over a decade.
Aldric got started with Bartitsu in the Bartitsu Club of NY in 2010 and was fascinated with the very pragmatic approach that it took, using simple concepts to build up complex fighting strategies and, for the fun part of it, the use of a crooked cane or umbrella. What better way to always have a weapon handy than to have a common object that people would not look at twice? He knows he should also get a hat, but can’t decide on one.
Aldric currently resides in NYC and teaches classes in Isshinryu Karate.
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