Bartitsu: The Gentleman’s Art of Self Defense

A short documentary on Bartitsu, a self defense system created by E.W. Barton-Wright in 1899 by combining Asian and European defense techniques including jujitsu, boxing, french (kick)-boxing, stick fighting and improvised fighting for example by using your overcoat to defend yourself. It was so popular in the UK at the beginning of the 20. century that Arthur Conan Doyle had his best know character, Sherlock Holmes, practicing Bartitsu in one of his books.

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“…Bartitsu was a method of cross-training between jiujitsu, savate, boxing and stick fighting; it was the first fighting art to have incorporated both Asian and European styles.

After a few brief years of glory, Bartitsu was all but forgotten throughout most of the 20th Century…”

More information
Bartitsu at Wikipedia

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  2. Nata Says:

    I did not beloeve, that it could be true..

  3. Britany Says:

    That is so interesting for me! Thanjs!

  4. Venera Says:

    Amazing informaqtion, thank you!

  5. Comforter Covers Says:

    I wish I knew how to fight like that. That would be super awesome!

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