Bartitsu Documentary Update

  • Originally published on the site on Sunday, 11th October 2009
Reichenbach Falls in the Swiss Alps, where Holmes fought Moriarty with "baritsu".
Location shooting at the Reichenbach Falls

Further filming for the upcoming Bartitsu documentary took place recently in Switzerland, London and Northumberland. The Swiss shoot was managed by Ran A. Braun and Tony Wolf, while in London Wolf was ably assisted by Lawrence Carmichael.

Tony Wolf at the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen, Switzerland.
Tony Wolf visits the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen, Switzerland

Interviews were held in London with Dr. Emelyne Godfrey, and in Northumberland with martial arts historians Harry Cook and Graham Noble.

Additional footage was shot in Shaftesbury Avenue, the location of the original Bartitsu Club; Kingston-on-Thames cemetery, the site of E.W. Barton-Wright’s grave; Leicester Square, outside the Empire Theatre where Barton-Wright held some of his early Bartitsu exhibitions, and other locations.

Host Tony Wolf in front of the Shaftesbury Avenue Best Western Hotel, which formerly housed the original Bartitsu Club.
Will Thomas
Mystery novelist and longtime Bartitsu enthusiast Will Thomas during his interview for the upcoming Bartitsu documentary.
Will Thomas demonstrates a “bayonette” thrust with the umbrella for fight director and martial artist Erick Wolfe.

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