Category Archives: Reviews

“La Defense dans la Rue” Reviewed (The Kilkenny Moderator, May 1, 1912)

“LA DEFENSE DANS LA RUE.” This is the title of a book published by Jean Joseph Renaud — Pierre Lafitte and Co.. Paris. Treatises and booklets on self defence—generally based on some single system specially favoured by the author– are … Continue reading

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The Martial Arts of “Enola Holmes”

This article was originally published on our sister site Suffrajitsu.com on September 24, 2020. The new Netflix movie Enola Holmes stars Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown in the title role as Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister.  Based on the popular book series by Nancy … Continue reading

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Houston Meet-Up

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 17th March 2009 Scott Brown, a swordsmanship instructor in Houston recently met up with the Bartitsu Society’s Chris Amendola, and provided this report Through recommendations from James Marwood and Alex Kiermeyer I … Continue reading

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“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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Vancouver Bartitsu Seminars Report

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 29th March 2010 A report from Devon Boorman of the Academie Duello in Vancouver, Canada, detailing the recent Bartitsu seminars held there: Day 1 This weekend’s Bartitsu seminar, lead by Tony Wolf, started up … Continue reading

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Review: “100 Years of Judo in Great Britain”, Volume 1

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 20th July 2011 This review is specific to Volume 1 of a two-part series of books by the late judoka and historian Richard Bowen (1926-2005), whose extensive private collection of judo/jujitsu books … Continue reading

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Review of Eugene, Oregon Bartitsu seminar

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 15th March 2010 Classical fencing maestro and historical fencing instructor Sean Hayes offers a review of the recent Bartitsu seminar in Eugene, Oregon: We had a fantastic seminar with Tony this past … Continue reading

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The Substance of Style: a Review of the Martial Arts Action in “Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 17th December 2011 Due warning: this review contains minor plot spoilers. A Game of Shadows is afoot all over Europe in the blockbuster sequel to Guy Ritchie’s 2009 hit movie, Sherlock Holmes. The plot is … Continue reading

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Review: the Empire – Broughton Pugilism Gloves

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 4th May 2012 Disclosure – the Weapon Store forwarded samples of this product for review purposes. As the practice of “revived” Western martial arts becomes better established, an increasing number of manufacturers … 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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