On July 28-29, 2012, The New York Nineteenth Century Society presented the second annual Antagonistics Weekend, presenting Bartitsu, the Victorian art of self-defense, to New York City. Mark P. Donnelly, Professore di Armes and a noted Bartitsu instructor, taught the Saturday and Sunday seminars. The weekend also included a Saturday evening social at historic Delmonico’s Bar and Grill. Special thanks all those who supported our endeavor with their volunteering, services, or creative efforts: Jesse Barnick, Noam Berg, Mark P. Donnelly, Samuel Sobek, Tony Wolf and The Bartitsu Society, and all the students of The Bartitsu Club of New York City.
Below are instructional photos of the seminars, to which the Bartitsu Club of NYC will refer in the coming months as we pursue our study of this esoteric Victorian martial art.