The Bartitsu Club of Chicago recently ran its second Antagonisticathlon martial arts obstacle course event at Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts, a full-time Western martial arts studio in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

Because the BCC doesn't have a grading or ranking system, the Antagonisticathlon offers a fun, challenging way to test Bartitsu skill development and fitness. Participants represent Victorian-era adventurers running a gauntlet of hooligans and assassins in the mean streets of London.

The third Antagonisticathlon will be held as part of the Bartitsu School of Arms two-day seminar in September.