Category Archives: Bartitsu School of Arms

The Bartitsu School of Arms 2012 Q&A

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 4th August 2012 A Q&A session with Tony Wolf regarding the upcoming second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture event, to be hosted by the Bartitsu Club of Chicago at the Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts studio between … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu School of Arms 2012 in Text, Video and Images

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 16th September 2012 The second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture was a three-day conference and training seminar held in Chicago between September 7-9, 2012. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture 2013: Beamish Museum, UK

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 22nd February 2013 We’re very pleased to announce that the third annual Bartitsu School of Arms symposium will be held between September 14/15 at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, near … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu School of Arms 2013: a Memoir

Alternating annually between Europe and North America, the Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture is the Bartitsu Society’s international seminar and conference event. The 2013 SoA was held between September 13-15 at Beamish Museum near Newcastle, UK. Unfortunately, instructor … Continue reading

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The Great Anglo-Japanese Tournament (Nottingham, 1902)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 9th March 2014 An advertisement for the Great Anglo-Japanese Tournament in Nottingham, from the Nottingham Evening Post, 21 March 1902:

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Captain Laing on Adapting Bartitsu Stick Fighting for Army Swordsmanship

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 20th March 2014 Frederick Charles Laing was born in India on December 5th of 1865, the son of Major Frederick Ernest Laing and Lucy Augusta Laing. The young Frederick attended an English … Continue reading

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The Original Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 5th September 2015 “… a huge subterranean hall, all glittering, white-tiled walls, and electric light, with ‘champions’ prowling around it like tigers …” – Mary Nugent (January 1901) There are now approximately … Continue reading

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The Art of Self Defence (Illustrated London News, Nov. 30, 1901)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 12th August 2016 The various methods of self-defence adopted by followers of the Bartitsu system were demonstrated at their School of Arms on Nov. 23, when they were opposed by English and … Continue reading

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Bartitsu the Art of Real Self Defence (St. James’s Gazette, June 2, 1901)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 12th August 2016 It is interesting to notice that the Bartitsu system of physical culture, which we mentioned with approval in these columns some time since, has attracted sufficient attention to justify … Continue reading

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The Behnke System at the Bartitsu Club (1900-1901)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 Mrs. Kate Behnke was a well-known voice teacher and speech therapist who was also, during the brief Bartitsu Club era circa 1900, a neighbour of Bartitsu founder E.W. Barton-Wright. … Continue reading

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