Category Archives: Boxing

“Introductory Bartitsu” DVD review

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 28th April 2009 “Introductory Bartitsu” is a new instructional DVD by Allen Reed of the Gallowglass Academy. Allen begins with an accurate precis of Bartitsu history and then takes viewers through American … Continue reading

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Third Annual Victorian Martial Arts Symposium (Portland, Oregon)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 19th May 2015 Once again Portland, Oregon’s Historic European Martial Arts school Academia Duellatoria is teaming up with GearCon to bring you a full weekend symposium on Victorian Age Martial Arts. The event happens … Continue reading

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The Eccentric Evolution of Boxing Armour

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 14th June 2010 The first patented suit of boxing armour was registered with the US Patent Office in 1895. Joseph Donovan’s invention offered protection to the most vulnerable parts of the boxer’s … Continue reading

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The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 8th November 2010 Located in the town of Belfast, New York, the Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame is situated in the training barns in which William Muldoon trained the great John L. Sullivan for his epic 75-round World … Continue reading

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Speculations on Bartitsu (Kick)Boxing

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 30th July 2010 Update: since the following article was written, the Bartitsu Society has come across this 1901 interview with E.W. Barton-Wright that offers some more information on his conception of “Bartitsu kickboxing”. E.W. Barton-Wright … Continue reading

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Winner of the Art of Manliness Pose Contest

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 11th September 2011 Congratulations to Alexander Nels Elofson, whose extremely manly fisticuffs pose won the Art of Manliness website’s pose photo contest.

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“The Kangaroo as Prize Fighter” (1893)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 15th February 2012 Among the recent developments in the world of sports, in Australia, is the training of the kangaroo to stand up and spar or box with a human antagonist. We … Continue reading

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19th Century Antagonistics at the 2012 Victorian Heritage Festival

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 29th February 2012 19th century pugilism, fencing and other “manly arts of self defence” will be on display at the upcoming Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival (Washington, March 23-25).

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Eugen Sandow on “Boxing vs. Ju-jitsu” (Daily News, 1907)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 4th April 2012 Despite E. W. Barton-Wright’s advocacy of a rational melding of various “antagonistics” for purposes of self defence (a theme that was later championed by others including his former collaborator … Continue reading

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Review: the Empire – Broughton Pugilism Gloves

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 4th May 2012 Disclosure – the Weapon Store forwarded samples of this product for review purposes. As the practice of “revived” Western martial arts becomes better established, an increasing number of manufacturers … Continue reading

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