Category Archives: Bartitsu School of Arms

More on the Bartitsu Club’s 1902 Exhibition at Oxford

Our 2017 article on the Bartitsu Club’s “grand tour” of exhibitions during early-mid 1902 included several detailed reports on the event staged at the Oxford Town Hall. One of those reports offered the intriguing detail that a Mr. Whittle, who … Continue reading

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“A Hove Gymnasium: Mr. Percy S. Rolt’s Successful System” (Brighton Gazette, September 21, 1912)

In December of 2017 we were pleased to publish an article confirming former Bartitsu Club member Percy Rolt as the “missing link” between the Bartitsu Club and Indian Police Superintendant Herbert Gordon Lang’s 1923 book “The ‘Walking Stick’ Method of … Continue reading

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Members of the Original Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 26th April 2009 Although E.W. Barton-Wright’s martial arts school was only open for a few years, it attracted some notable members and students. Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon was a keen fencer who also … Continue reading

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Today in history – “Jujitsu and Judo: The Japanese Art of Self Defence from the British Athletic Point of View”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 10th February 2011 One hundred and ten years ago today, E.W. Barton-Wright presented his seminal lecture, Jujitsu and Judo: The Japanese Art of Self Defence from the British Athletic Point of View for the Japan … Continue reading

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The Redoubtable Baron Desborough (July 17, 1909)

William Henry Grenfell, the 1st Baron Desborough, poses with a statuette of himself as a fencer in this Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News photo. The effigy was presented by Captain Alfred Hutton during early July of 1909, on behalf of … Continue reading

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Suffrajitsu Issue #2: Inside the Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 25th February 2015 On a rainy London evening, Persephone Wright spars with her Uncle Edward in the Bartitsu Club … but later: Shocking events propel the Amazons into a daring rescue mission … Continue reading

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A Report on the 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms (London)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 30th August 2011 The 2011 (and inaugural) Bartitsu School of Arms symposium was held over the weekend of August 27-28 in London, England. The symposium represented a landmark in the revival of … Continue reading

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Video from the 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 11th September 2011

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Captain Alfred Hutton Writes About his Friends at the London Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 Captain Alfred Hutton was among the instructors who taught various branches of “antagonistics” at E.W. Barton-Wright’s School of Arms in London circa 1900.  One of England’s most prominent and respected … Continue reading

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Bartitsu School of Arms: Chicago, 2012

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 25th April 2012 The 2012 Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture will take place in Chicago, IL, USA between September 8-9. Participants are invited to join a field trip and guided … Continue reading

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