Art of Stick Defence (1903)

  • Originally published on the site on Friday, 15th January 2010

Presenting the magnificently entitled article, “Schools Where Men Are Taught How To Defend Themselves Against The Attacks Of Street Rowdies”. It’s taken from the August 30, 1903 edition of the New York Tribune, and probably substantially based on another article from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News.

Although he’s not mentioned by name, the article and accompanying pictures clearly represent the stick fighting method of Bartitsu Club instructor Pierre Vigny.

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Art of Stick Defence
Art of Stick Defence 2

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