5th October – 23rd November

Name: Bartitsu & Suffrajitsu Beginner’s Course 2021

Type: Bartitsu Course

Hosted by: York School of Defence

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Learn the martial arts of Sherlock Holmes and the Suffragettes!

The stick fighting, kicking, punching and throwing of Edward William Barton-Wright, and the jiu-jitsu of Edith Garraud combined into one unique, historical course that will inform the grey matter and help get your body a little bit fitter.


No martial arts experience is required, and you do not need to be super fit to take part, we welcome everyone as long as you are willing to get involved, push your boundaries a little and give something new a try.

The course itself will run for eight weeks from 21:00 – 22:30 each Tuesday evening at the Melbourne Centre on Escrick Street, Fishergate, YO10 4AW. The course will be led by Lauren Ireland, an experienced HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) instructor who has taught at events across at the UK and Europe.

Whether your interest is most academic, or if you prefer the physical side of things, we’re confident that you’ll find something in this course suitable for you.


Date And Time
5th October – 23rd November
21:00 – 22:30 each Tuesday


Melbourne Centre
Escrick Street
YO10 4AW