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Film of Jiujitsu From 1912.

Believed to have been filmed in Paris, this is one of the earliest jiujitsu demonstrations captured on film. The second half demonstrates very effectively how jiujitsu could be employed by a gentleman under assault in the street. According to the Bartitsu Society, one of the demonstrators is Taro Miyake, who once defeated original bartitsu club instructor Yukio Tani in 1905. After this, Miyake and Tani joined forces to fight music hall challenge matches. E.W Barton Wright, founder of the original bartitsu club, is believed to be the first to introduce jiujitsu to the western world.

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Edith GarrudEdith Garrud is officially declared ‘badass’ of the week

Edith Garrud, the suffragette who knew ju-jitsu, is listed as ‘badass’ of the week in a rather colourfully worded description of her contribution to British martial arts and womens’ suffrage.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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The Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture 2013

A glimpse of the venue and training on offer at the annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture. Organised by the Bartitsu Society, this years School of Arms is at the Beamish living history museum, near Newcastle.

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Bartitsu; The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes

The trailor for the Bartitsu Society’s DVD on the history and modern revival of this Victorian fighting art.

 
 

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From the Bartitsu Society, an article on public demonstrations of stick and parasol defence by ‘Miss Sanderson’, wife of legendary bartitsu instructor Pierre Vigny.

Madame Vigny

 
 

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Time Shift, Series 12. Everybody was Kung Foo Fighting; The Rise of Martial Arts in Britain

The BBC4 documentary on the history of martial arts in Britain begins with bartitsu and the jujitsuffragettes.

 
 

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A nineteenth century article, uncovered by the bartitsu society, on French stick fighters featuring a film clip from a 1974 French production in which gentleman do battle with sticks and batons. http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/03/the-knowledge-of-the-stick-in-napoleonic-france/.