Category Archives: Video

“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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Vigny/Lang Stick Fighting in Israel

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 1st November 2010 Thanks to Israeli martial artist and martial arts historian Noah Gross for this rare footage of veteran Kapap instructor Yehezkel Avneri demonstrating basic stick fighting techniques. As explained in this article, during … Continue reading

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Victorian Cane Fighting Demo at the San Francisco Dickens Fair

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 27th December 2010 Thomas Badillo of the Botta Secreta historical martial arts club demonstrates a cane flow drill at the 32nd annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco.

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Theatrical “Baritsu” from Russia

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 27th April 2011 A fun display of theatrical “baritsu” from Sergey Mishenev, the “Russian Jackie Chan”. Sergey is also a keen promoter of Bartitsu as a martial art, having written articles, hosted seminars and performed … Continue reading

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Terence Hill Wields a Mean Cane

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 13th May 2018 Readers of a certain vintage may fondly recall the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer buddy comedies of the 1970s, which were best known for their paper-thin plots and gleefully inventive fight … 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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Video from the 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 11th September 2011

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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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Report on Bartitsu at the 2011 Western Martial Arts Workshop

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 19th September 2011 Instructor Tony Wolf ran a series of Bartitsu classes at the recent 4-day Western Martial Arts Workshop in Racine, Wisconsin. The first session on Thursday morning was an introduction to Bartitsu as a … Continue reading

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“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” preview trailer

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 25th November 2011 More exciting action from the soon to be released Sherlock Holmes sequel, loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Final Problem, in which Holmes confronts his arch-nemesis, Professor James … Continue reading

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