Category Archives: Interviews

Rachel Klingberg Profiled in the Epoch Times

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 1st February 2014 Click here to read journalist Amelia Pang’s personality profile of Rachel Klingberg, the founder of the Bartitsu Club of New York City.

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A Video Interview with English Judo and Bartitsu Research Pioneer Richard Bowen (1926-2005)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 5th August 2015 Richard (Dickie) Bowen was born in Belgravia, London in 1926. His father was English and his mother was from Wexford, Ireland. His early training was in bacteriology and, after … Continue reading

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Allen Reed on Bartitsu

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 2nd October 2016

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Captain Hutton Demonstrates Pierre Vigny’s Walking Stick Defence (London Daily Telegraph, Nov. 20, 1901)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 30th December 2016 Captain Alfred Hutton was a member of the Bartitsu Club committee and also taught fencing at the Club.  E.W. Barton-Wright encouraged his instructors to learn from each other and Hutton … Continue reading

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“How I Became a Ju-Jitsu Champion” by Taro Miyake (1905)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 18th May 2017 This detailed interview with Taro Miyake was published in the Sunday Times of September 3, 1905. Miyake, who rose to fame by defeating former Bartitsu Club instructor Yukio Tani … Continue reading

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“Miyake, the Champion of Japan: an Interesting Interview” (1907)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 17th December 2017 This interview from the Midland Daily Telegraph of  August 1,  1907 offers some further details on the life and career of Taro Miyake.  A prominent member of the “second generation” … Continue reading

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James Marwood on the Gentlemanly Arts of Self Defence and Sartorialism

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 29th September 2013 Bartitsu instructor James Marwood is interviewed for The Perfect Gentleman, a UK-based initiative to “make the world a more respectful, stylish and gentlemanly place, one man at a time.” Topics of conversation include James’s … Continue reading

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For Your Listening Pleasure: “Eugen Sandow, Victorian Strongman” and “The Bare Fists of Boxing”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 3rd February 2012 The Art of Manliness website presents a podcast interview with David Waller, author of the new biography The Perfect Man: the Muscular Life and Times of Eugen Sandow, Victorian Stongman.  Sandow … Continue reading

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Bartitsu on BBC3 Radio’s “A Time Traveller’s Dictionary”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 22nd March 2019 Dr. Naomi Paxton offers a brief but highly accurate summary of Bartitsu in this new edition of BBC3’s Time Travellers podcast series. Dr. Paxton also has a longstanding interest in suffrajitsu and has previously offered … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Instructor James Marwood Interviewed in “American Express Essentials”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 7th March 2019 Click here to read journalist Jessica Keller’s recent interview with Bartitsu instructor James Marwood for American Express Essentials Magazine: Q – What are a Bartitsu practitioner’s most trusty weapons or resources? … Continue reading

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