Category Archives: Exhibitions

19th Century Antagonistics at the 2012 Victorian Heritage Festival

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 29th February 2012 19th century pugilism, fencing and other “manly arts of self defence” will be on display at the upcoming Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival (Washington, March 23-25).

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Bartitsu Club of Chicago in “New City” Magazine

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 7th March 2012 A short video impression of the recent Open House held at Forteza Fitness, Physical Culture and Martial Arts, featuring demonstrations by the Chicago Swordplay Guild, the Bartitsu Club of Chicago and the Asylum Stunt … Continue reading

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Bartitsu at AnomalyCon

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 26th March 2012 Thanks to the Victorian Productions website for this shot of a Bartitsu demonstration by Terry Kroenung and the Victorian Antagonistics League at the recent AnomalyCon steampunk gathering in Colorado.

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Bartitsu Club of New York City at the 19th Century Extravaganza

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 1st May 2012  The Bartitsu Club of New York City participated in the NYC 19th Century Extravaganza, a three-day festival featuring historically-focused classes, hands-on experiences, and performances highlighting nineteenth-century life in New York City. … Continue reading

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More Bartitsu on Russian TV

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 16th June 2012 Mishenev Sergey Victorovich of Bartitsu Club Russia is shown above in action during a televised demonstration of Bartitsu and Irish stick fighting.

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Antagonistics at the Royal Albert Hall (1904)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 Demonstrations of Pierre Vigny’s self defence with a walking stick and of jiujitsu were included alongside this July, 1904 Graeco-Roman wrestling championship bout between George Hackenschmidt and Tom Jenkins.

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Bartitsu Demonstrated at “The Friday Society” Book Launch

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 11th December 2012 Members of the Riot A.C.T. stunt team demonstrated Bartitsu self defence techniques as part of the gala launch of author Adrienne Kress’ new book, The Friday Society.  The gala was held at the … Continue reading

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“Philosophy of the Walking Stick” (1899)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 11th January 2013 This excerpt from the Liverpool Mercury (Friday 5th May, 1899) may be among the first news reports in English concerning Professor Pierre Vigny, who would thereafter become a key instructor at … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Featured on InnerSPACE

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 19th January 2013 Click this link to watch a short demo. and explanation of Bartitsu courtesy of the Riot A.C.T. stunt team, towards promoting author Adrienne Kress’s new steampunk/girl-power novel, The Friday Society. The item … Continue reading

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Miss Sanderson and the Womanly Art of Parasol Self Defence

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 9th March 2013 Although the woman known as “Miss Sanderson” was a prominent fencer and self defence instructor in Edwardian London, regrettably little is known of her life – including her first … Continue reading

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