Category Archives: Interviews

“It’s Brilliant, Perfect … Let’s Change It!”: an Interview with “Sherlock Holmes” Fight Choreographer Richard Ryan

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 25th December 2009 Bartitsu.org is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Richard Ryan, fight choreographer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey, Jr. Previous screen incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan … Continue reading

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Self-Defence Historian Emelyne Godfrey on Suffrajitsu and Bartitsu

Paul Bowman of the Martial Arts Studies Research Network interviews Dr. Emelyne Godfrey, the author of Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society, on the subject of self-protection in Victorian … Continue reading

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Secret Histories and Outlaw Suffragettes: an Interview with “Suffrajitsu” Author Tony Wolf

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 19th December 2013 We’re pleased to be able to present this interview with Tony Wolf, the author of the upcoming graphic novel series Suffrajitsu.  Tony’s books will be part of the Foreworld Saga created by Neal … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Club of New York City on WFUV

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 31st March 2012 Visit this link to hear WFUV radio journalist George Bodarky’s interview with Bartitsu Club of New York City founder Rachel Klingberg, shown above modelling her 19th century-style physical culture outfit. The item also includes … Continue reading

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An Interview with Emelyne Godfrey

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 Emelyne Godfrey is the author of the books Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and its newly published sister volume, Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society. Q – Emy, … Continue reading

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Bartitsu and Umbrella Self Defence at the Academie Duello (Vancouver, Canada)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013 Click this link to watch a short video report by Vancouver Province reporter Stuart Derdeyn, interviewing Academie Duello Bartitsu instructor David McCormick.

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Sneak Preview of “Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons” at the Jet City Comic Expo

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 2nd November 2013 Visitors to this weekend’s Jet City Comics exposition in Tacoma, WA will get a sneak peek at some of the artwork for Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons, the upcoming graphic novel trilogy written by … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Demo on “Sunday Brunch” (UK)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 3rd November 2013

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Bartitsu Featured in “The Libertine”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 5th November 2013 Click here to read Hannah Thompson’s article on Bartitsu for The Libertine, featuring commentary by instructor James Garvey: “Jiu jitsu was about being ruthless on the battlefields, but Bartitsu is about experimentation, … Continue reading

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“How to Fight like a Victorian Gentleman” (The Atlantic)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 15th November 2013 Click here to read journalist Catherine Townsend’s new article on Bartitsu for The Atlantic magazine, featuring commentary by instructors Matt Franta of the Los Angeles Bartitsu Club and Tony Wolf of the Bartitsu … Continue reading

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