Barton-Wright Demonstrates Jiujitsu (October 1898)

  • Originally published on the site on Saturday, 23rd August 2014

A Morning Post report on one of Bartitsu founder E.W. Barton-Wright’s earliest jiujitsu demonstrations, which took place at St. James’s Hall in London on October 26, 1898.

The journalist was evidently very intrigued by Barton-Wright’s demonstrations of sutemi (sacrifice throws), which – being outside the scope of most European wrestling styles – were an extraordinary novelty.

B-W at St. James's Hall
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