Discover the forgotten art of Bartitsu - the Victorian method of self-defence practised by literature's greatest detective!
- Birmingham (West Midlands)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This ‘Victorian self-defence’ class, in Birmingham, will teach you to fight like Sherlock Holmes! Get ready to practise the fundamental techniques of Bartitsu – a hybrid martial art which combines stick fighting, boxing, savate, and jujitsu.
The experience takes place at the city’s number one live gaming activity centre. On arrival, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly instructor who’ll talk you through the basics. Bartitsu was originally developed by Edward William Barton-Wright at the turn of twentieth century. The British engineer had spent time studying several fighting styles from across the globe, and he presented Bartitsu as a ‘New Art of Self Defence’. In the years that followed, his system became popular enough to appear in one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective stories, but later faded into obscurity. Until now, that is! During the two-hour session, your instructor will demonstrate various key methods, including the lethal use of a walking stick, as well as those drawn from classical pugilism, French boxing, and jujitsu. When time’s up, you’ll leave with a new skill and a unique insight into the history of self-defence.
The Victorian Self Defence Class, in Birmingham, will delight martial arts enthusiasts and Holmes-fans alike, so surprise them with an Experience Days gift voucher, today - it’s elementary!
This experience runs daily and year round but is subject to availability.
The minimum age is 18.
Experience Duration: 02:00
Time at Venue: 02:30
The experience is expected to last for up to 2 hours but expect to be at the venue up to 2.5 hours.
Participants: The Victorian Self Defence Class in Birmingham is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The maximum group size is 20.
The price is per person, however if you booking for a group of 6
or more then you only have to pay for the first 5 people. You will
just need to say how many people it is for upon making a
Due to the nature of the activity it wouldn't be suitable for spectators.
Loose casual and comfortable clothing is advised.
This shouldn't be affected by the weather due to being held inside.