Category Archives: Jiujitsu

The Martial Arts of “Enola Holmes”

This article was originally published on our sister site Suffrajitsu.com on September 24, 2020. The new Netflix movie Enola Holmes stars Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown in the title role as Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister.  Based on the popular book series by Nancy … Continue reading

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“The UK’s First Jujitsu Lesson”

Researcher/jujitsuka David Brough has produced this video demonstrating the first five jujutsu techniques from Edward Barton-Wright’s pioneering Pearson’s Magazine article “The New Art of Self Defence”, originally published in 1899.

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1904 Sketch of Yukio Tani

Former Bartitsu Club jiujitsu instructor Yukio Tani as sketched by a Weekly Dispatch artist during June of 1904, just prior to Tani competing in a wrestling tournament at London’s Albert Hall. Tani was busy during this period, regularly taking on … Continue reading

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“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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“Textbook of Ju-jutsu” (1905) Re-animated

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 8th July 2009 A new video re-animation of all of the “cinematographic” photograph sequences from Sadakazu Uyenishi’s Textbook of Ju-jutsu, originally published in 1905. The techniques include both basic ukemi waza (falling) and nage waza (throwing) … Continue reading

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A “New” Bartitsu Article: “Ju-Jitsu and Ju-do”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 19th July 2009 The article from the New Zealand “Auckland Star” newspaper on April 11, 1901 was written shortly after E.W. Barton-Wright’s successful lecture and demonstration for the Japan Society. JU-JITSU AND … Continue reading

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Uyenishi vs. the Guardsman

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 An interesting snippet from the August 4th, 1905 edition of the Auckland Star, describing a contest between former Bartitsu Club instructor Sadakazu Uyenishi and the wrestling champion of the Royal Horse … Continue reading

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Unarmed Bartitsu With Alex Kiermayer

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 18th December 2017 A gallery of images from a recent unarmed Bartitsu seminar with instructor Alex Kiermayer for the inaugural Noble Science event in Ronneburg, Germany. This event brought together instructors in various … Continue reading

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Today in history – “Jujitsu and Judo: The Japanese Art of Self Defence from the British Athletic Point of View”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 10th February 2011 One hundred and ten years ago today, E.W. Barton-Wright presented his seminal lecture, Jujitsu and Judo: The Japanese Art of Self Defence from the British Athletic Point of View for the Japan … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the “Japanised Englishman”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 13th August 2010 Pieter M.C. Toepoel was, in a sense, the E.W. Barton-Wright of the Netherlands. A boxing and physical culture teacher and something of a free-thinker, attracted to novelties, Toepoel was … Continue reading

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