Category Archives: Bartitsu School of Arms

Members of the Original Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 26th April 2009 Although E.W. Barton-Wright’s martial arts school was only open for a few years, it attracted some notable members and students. Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon was a keen fencer who also … Continue reading

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Today in history – “Jujitsu and Judo: The Japanese Art of Self Defence from the British Athletic Point of View”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 10th February 2011 One hundred and ten years ago today, E.W. Barton-Wright presented his seminal lecture, Jujitsu and Judo: The Japanese Art of Self Defence from the British Athletic Point of View for the Japan … Continue reading

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The Redoubtable Baron Desborough (July 17, 1909)

William Henry Grenfell, the 1st Baron Desborough, poses with a statuette of himself as a fencer in this Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News photo. The effigy was presented by Captain Alfred Hutton during early July of 1909, on behalf of … Continue reading

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Suffrajitsu Issue #2: Inside the Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 25th February 2015 On a rainy London evening, Persephone Wright spars with her Uncle Edward in the Bartitsu Club … but later: Shocking events propel the Amazons into a daring rescue mission … Continue reading

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A Report on the 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms (London)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 30th August 2011 The 2011 (and inaugural) Bartitsu School of Arms symposium was held over the weekend of August 27-28 in London, England. The symposium represented a landmark in the revival of … Continue reading

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Video from the 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 11th September 2011

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Captain Alfred Hutton Writes About his Friends at the London Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 Captain Alfred Hutton was among the instructors who taught various branches of “antagonistics” at E.W. Barton-Wright’s School of Arms in London circa 1900.  One of England’s most prominent and respected … Continue reading

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Bartitsu School of Arms: Chicago, 2012

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 25th April 2012 The 2012 Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture will take place in Chicago, IL, USA between September 8-9. Participants are invited to join a field trip and guided … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu School of Arms 2012 Q&A

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 4th August 2012 A Q&A session with Tony Wolf regarding the upcoming second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture event, to be hosted by the Bartitsu Club of Chicago at the Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts studio between … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu School of Arms 2012 in Text, Video and Images

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 16th September 2012 The second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture was a three-day conference and training seminar held in Chicago between September 7-9, 2012. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

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