“Sports de Defense” Postcards on Video

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Thanks to Rodney Bennett for sourcing and compiling this video, which consists of a series of self-defence postcards featuring French jiujitsu pioneer Ernest Regnier (a.k.a. “Re-Nie”).

The caption of postcard series B, #3 (appearing at 1.52 in the video) is curious in that the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira was almost completely obscure outside of Brazil during the very early 20th century.

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