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Yukio Tani; Challenge Matches at Oxford Hall.

A short article on the challenge matches of original Bartitsu Club instuctor, Yukio Tani. The curiosity and sense of the exotic generated by the initial sight of Japanese martial arts in Britain is evident.

Yukio Tani. Jiu-jitsu instructor at the original Bartitsu Club, 1899-1902.

A short article on the challenge matches of original Bartitsu Club instuctor, Yukio Tani. The curiosity and sense of the exotic generated by the initial sight of Japanese martial arts in Britain is evident.

 

 
 

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Jujitsuffragettes in Training circa 1909-1913; On the Bartitsu Club-IOW’s Facebook Page.

A selection of photo’s believed to be rare images of suffragettes training in jiujitsu. Due to the frequency of attacks by disapproving men and arrest by police, a specialist bodyguard was formed by militant suffragists to defend speakers at public events. These photo’s are believed to capture suffragettes in training. The original Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture is believed to have introduced jujitsu to Britain and the western world and Edith Garrud, who is known to have trained suffragettes, learnt her skills from original Bartitsu Club instructors.

 
 

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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/.