Category Archives: Jiujitsu

“Introductory Bartitsu” DVD review

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 28th April 2009 “Introductory Bartitsu” is a new instructional DVD by Allen Reed of the Gallowglass Academy. Allen begins with an accurate precis of Bartitsu history and then takes viewers through American … Continue reading

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“Textbook of Ju-jutsu” (1905) Re-animated

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 8th July 2009 A new video re-animation of all of the “cinematographic” photograph sequences from Sadakazu Uyenishi’s Textbook of Ju-jutsu, originally published in 1905. The techniques include both basic ukemi waza (falling) and nage waza (throwing) … Continue reading

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A “New” Bartitsu Article: “Ju-Jitsu and Ju-do”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 19th July 2009 The article from the New Zealand “Auckland Star” newspaper on April 11, 1901 was written shortly after E.W. Barton-Wright’s successful lecture and demonstration for the Japan Society. JU-JITSU AND … Continue reading

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Uyenishi vs. the Guardsman

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 An interesting snippet from the August 4th, 1905 edition of the Auckland Star, describing a contest between former Bartitsu Club instructor Sadakazu Uyenishi and the wrestling champion of the Royal Horse … Continue reading

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Unarmed Bartitsu With Alex Kiermayer

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 18th December 2017 A gallery of images from a recent unarmed Bartitsu seminar with instructor Alex Kiermayer for the inaugural Noble Science event in Ronneburg, Germany. This event brought together instructors in various … 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 Mystery of the “Japanised Englishman”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 13th August 2010 Pieter M.C. Toepoel was, in a sense, the E.W. Barton-Wright of the Netherlands. A boxing and physical culture teacher and something of a free-thinker, attracted to novelties, Toepoel was … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of the Embok Kwai (1900-1902)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 4th March 2017 “… he was initiated into the Order of the Embok Kwai, the sole purpose of which is to teach, perpetuate and protect the secrets of jiu-jitsu.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1st … Continue reading

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The Case of the Imaginary Sensei

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 29th May 2010 Eager would-be students of jiujitsu in early Edwardian England had limited options to learn the mysterious Japanese art of self defence. During the period 1899-1902 they might have trained … Continue reading

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Suffragettes and Jiu-Jitsu (1910)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 9th September 2011 From the Wanganui Chronicle, 9 August 1910, Page 5. No longer is the annoying male interjector to disturb the tranquility of the peaceful Suffragette at her meetings (says the London … Continue reading

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