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*7:00-8:30pm* Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes
Classes meet weekly on Sunday evenings, 7-8:30pm Please RSVP! Cost: Suggested donation of $10-$20 per class. All skill levels welcome! Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Be aware that class is held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Training canes are provided. Follow us on Facebook for event and scheduling updates:

Verdugo Park

3201 W Verdugo Ave · Burbank, CA

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Developed in England in 1898 by E. W. Barton-Wright, Bartitsu is one of the first examples of a “Mixed Martial Art”, combining Japanese Jujutsu, English scientific boxing, French kickboxing, and Swiss cane fighting. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Empty House, Sherlock Holmes credits "baritsu" for his victory over Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. We will be exploring the techniques, tactics and principles of this “Gentlemanly Art” as it was taught by Barton-Wright at the original Bartitsu Club in London.

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