Category Archives: Documentary

Bartitsu mini-documentary

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 20th September 2008 A new 6.5 minute mini-documentary on the history and mixed fortunes of Bartitsu, from E.W. Barton-Wright’s training in Japan in the late 1800s to the modern Bartitsu revival.

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Bartitsu Documentary Update

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 11th October 2009 Further filming for the upcoming Bartitsu documentary took place recently in Switzerland, London and Northumberland. The Swiss shoot was managed by Ran A. Braun and Tony Wolf, while in … Continue reading

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Jiujitsuffragettes!

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 30th October 2009 Some scenes from the upcoming Bartitsu documentary, scheduled for release in early 2010. These shots are from a re-enactment of a Jiujitsuffragette “Bodyguard” training session circa 1913.

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“Bartitsu: the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes” Preview Trailer

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 31st December 2009 A special preview of our upcoming feature-length documentary exploring the cultural history, rediscovery and modern revival of E.W. Barton-Wright’s “New Art of Self Defence”. Founded in London in 1899, Bartitsu was an early … Continue reading

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“Lost Martial Art” Documentary Now Available from Amazon

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 14th September 2011 The documentary Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is now available via Amazon.com. You can read an interview about the documentary and its production here and watch the trailer right here:

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Garroters, Scuttlers and Sherlock Holmes: Bartitsu Showcased on the BBC’s “The One Show”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 22nd March 2012

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Bartitsu History via Fightnetwork.com

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 28th November 2012

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Bartitsu and Suffrajitsu in “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Rise of the Martial Arts in Great Britain”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

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“The Year of the Bodyguard” (1982): Summary

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 21st March 2013 For a number of years, the 1982 docudrama The Year of the Bodyguard, directed by Noel Burch, was one of the sasquatches of Bartitsu/Edwardian antagonistics research. There was tantalising evidence that … Continue reading

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“No Bois Man No Fraid”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 4th September 2013 The new documentary No Bois Man No Fraid explores the stick fighting art of kalinda as a vibrant modern martial art with roots embedded deeply in Trinidadian and African cultures. Kalinda also has … Continue reading

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