Category Archives: Exhibitions

Bartitsu Featured on InnerSPACE

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 19th January 2013 Click this link to watch a short demo. and explanation of Bartitsu courtesy of the Riot A.C.T. stunt team, towards promoting author Adrienne Kress’s new steampunk/girl-power novel, The Friday Society. The item … Continue reading

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Miss Sanderson and the Womanly Art of Parasol Self Defence

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 9th March 2013 Although the woman known as “Miss Sanderson” was a prominent fencer and self defence instructor in Edwardian London, regrettably little is known of her life – including her first … Continue reading

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Jiujitsu Film Footage from 1912

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 21st March 2013 This 1912 vintage newsreel footage is among the earliest film recordings of Japanese martial arts techniques. The film, which was probably shot in Paris, begins with a demonstration of … Continue reading

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E.W. Barton-Wright vs. the Georgia Magnet (1895-1899)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 15th April 2013  Comparatively little is known about the period that Bartitsu founder E.W. Barton-Wright spent living in Kobe, Japan. Arriving during mid-1895, he spent the next several years supervising an antimony smelting operation for E.H. … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu Club of New York City at the Observatory

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 26th April 2013

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The Victorian Martial Arts Symposium

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 15th July 2013 A dynamic throw demonstrated at the recent Victorian Martial Arts Symposium at the Gear Con 2013 steampunk event in Portland, Oregon.

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“The Great Anglo-Japanese Tournament”: Bartitsu in Nottingham (March 1902)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 29th July 2013 The best evidence indicates that E.W. Barton-Wright’s Bartitsu Club in London closed down during the early months of 1902, for reasons that are still mysterious.  A recently-discovered series of … Continue reading

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Elizabethan Sword-Play and Bartitsu at the Bath Club (1899)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 29th July 2013 A tongue-in-cheek review of the famous Bath Club exhibition of March 1899, from “The Truth” newspaper: Very interesting indeed was the display of Elizabethan sword-play at the Bath Club last … Continue reading

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Bartitsu and Edwardian Antagonistics at the Sherlock Seattle Convention

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 17th October 2013 Members of BWAHAHAHA (the Barton-Wright/Alfred Hutton Alliance for Historically Accurate Hoplology and Antagonistics) demonstrate Bartitsu, cutlass fencing, pugilism and the use of the long stick for the audience at the recent Sherlock … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Demo on “Sunday Brunch” (UK)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 3rd November 2013

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