A few years ago members of the Whitechapel Anarchist Group and other local activists based around the London Action Resource Centre (LARC 62 Fieldgate Street E11ES) created Black Rose Martial Arts. The original intention was simply to have a healthly alternative to the hedonism of radical politics in the form of free weekly training in wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Since it’s inception Black Rose has grown from strength to strength mainly due to the dedication of committed activists and the input of a wide range of incredible people to share skills and build confidence. The sessions have engaged a wide range of men and women, building a large collective around the project and has recently expanded into a kids club as well in the shape of Black Thorn.
Alarm has been proud to support Black Rose Martial Arts Co-Operative and to see it flower so beautifully. Recently Mixed Martial Artist and Anarcho-Communist Jeff Monson agreed to be the patron of Black Rose which was incredible for all those involved. In the next few weeks there will be the first issue of the Black Rose Magazine and also some amazing Black Rose T-Shirts from Sabcat.
But the main event is Black Rose Martial Arts Co-Op hosting Jeff Monson on SUNDAY 11TH MARCH. During the daytime there will be a special training seminar with Jeff at a hired gym for Black Rose regulars. Then in the evening from 5-7pm at LARC (London Action Resource Centre 62 Fieldgate Street Whitechapel E11ES) Jeff Monson will be talking in a public event on politics and fighting. Please come along for this unique event.