Category Archives: Boxing

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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“Corps-a-corps fighting” in the French Army (1918)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 10th August 2012 From The Medical Record: Volume 94, Issues 1-12, Page 31. When Lieutenant Desouches of the French Mission attached to the American Army, was in Paris last, he expressed surprise … 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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“Boxing vs. the Savate” (1899)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 2nd December 2012 A decidedly outraged British newspaper report on a controversial savate vs. boxing contest held in Paris on Oct. 19th, 1899. For insight into how this and other prominent savate … Continue reading

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