One day I woke up with the idea that if my characters knew Bartitsu, perhaps I should too. And pursued it.
I searched and there were no Bartitsu classes in my area, nor within a decent radius. Then solely by chance a few days later, I ran across Bruce Sikes. He was away filming a documentary for PBS, but would be holding a class shortly after returning. I immediately signed up, thoroughly enjoyed it, and have since taken one other, Samurai Sword.
Bruce is an excellent instructor and extremely knowledgeable of the history surrounding the arts he teaches which include medieval. He’s a nationally recognized Fencing instructor, and participates in various period re-enactments.
This picture was taken after performing a brief skit at the end of Bartitsu class. Umbrella, mine 🙂