- Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 10th September 2015
Bartitsu instructor James Garvey (lower right, above) represented E.W. Barton-Wright’s “New Art of Self Defence” in the central piazza at Festival No. 6 (2015). This boutique music and arts festival is held at the eccentric model village of Portmeirion in Wales, which was also the location used in Patrick McGoohan’s surrealistic ’60s spy fantasy series, The Prisoner.
A judo fight scene from The Prisoner
Festival participants witnessed demonstrations of Bartitsu cane fighting and unarmed combat and also had the chance to learn some techniques, such as Barton-Wright’s “Good Way of Conducting a Person Out of a Room” (top, above).