Martial Machinations offer self defence training, consultation, private lessons in swordplay, wrestling, pugilism and more in and around the York area.
Head instructor Chris Halpin regularly teaches classes and helms study groups looking at the medieval longsword and langes messer (long knife), dagger and wrestling, catch-as-catch-can wrestling, and classical pugilism.
Instructor Lauren Ireland regularly teaches classes looking at Edwardian and Victorian self-defence techniques including the jujitsu used by the suffragettes (often referred to as "suffrajitsu") and Bartitsu.
As well as running regular classes under the guise of the York School of Defence (www.yorkschoolofdefence.co.uk) Martial Machinations have lectured for a number of organisations in the UK and abroad on a wide variety of topics related to Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).
We also regularly give public demonstrations and are available for private lessons in many different areas.
If you are interested in booking us for private lessons, public demonstrations or lessons, lectures, consultation or you wish to try some of our regular classes please click here to get in touch.