Join the Bartitsu Club of NYC for the Third Annual Antagonistics Weekend with Professor Mark P. Donnelly. Learn about 19th century fighting arts in North America in both the cities and the frontier. Topics include the early 19th-century Bowie knife and how it got its name, and the fierce Irish faction fighting of the mid-19th century – the infamous “Gangs of New York.” 19th-century civilian combatives, including Bartitsu, will also be explored. No martial arts experience required. A study in self-defense and in history!
The July 27 seminar will be followed by a Saturday Evening Social at historic Delmonico’s Bar in lower Manhattan. Visit www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/seminars.html for more information. To buy advance tickets, go to http://antagonistics2013.brownpapertickets.com/