Category Archives: Pop-culture

Bartitsu: Steampunk Martial Art!

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 8th September 2009 A new article by John Reppion, “Baritsu, Bartitsu and the Jujutsuffragettes” is featured in the 6th issue of Steampunk Magazine. Mr. Reppion’s article is an entertaining and informative look at … Continue reading

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“Bartitsu: the Martial Art for the Steampunk Set”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 1st December 2009 Freelance journalist and martial artist Nick Mamatas has produced a tongue-in-cheek article on Bartitsu for issue #39 of Clarkesworld Magazine. As well as historical research, Mamatas attended a Bartitsu class hosted by the Botta Secreta … Continue reading

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“First Point of Attack”: The Action of Sherlock Holmes

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 11th December 2009 A sneak preview of the action in the eagerly-awaited Sherlock Holmes movie, courtesy of Slashfilm.com: “It does make considerable difference to me having someone with me on whom I can … Continue reading

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“It’s Brilliant, Perfect … Let’s Change It!”: an Interview with “Sherlock Holmes” Fight Choreographer Richard Ryan

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 25th December 2009 Bartitsu.org is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Richard Ryan, fight choreographer for the new Sherlock Holmes movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey, Jr. Previous screen incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan … Continue reading

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Terence Hill Wields a Mean Cane

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 13th May 2018 Readers of a certain vintage may fondly recall the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer buddy comedies of the 1970s, which were best known for their paper-thin plots and gleefully inventive fight … Continue reading

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“The Georgia Wonder Meets the Great Japanese Wrestler”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 29th July 2011 Lulu Hurst, also known variously as the “Little Georgia Wonder” and as the “Georgia Magnet”, was a music hall sensation during the mid-late 19th century. Claiming to possess a … Continue reading

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“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” preview trailer

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 25th November 2011 More exciting action from the soon to be released Sherlock Holmes sequel, loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Final Problem, in which Holmes confronts his arch-nemesis, Professor James … Continue reading

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“Be careful with the face, boys …” – Preview of a Fight Scene from “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 4th December 2011 A new sneak preview (minor spoilers) of a baritsu fight from the feature film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, opening on December 16th:

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Ryan Drago: Gentleman Bruiser and Bartitsu Rassler

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 18th May 2012 A profile of the esteemed strongman and professional wrestler Ryan Drago, whose intensive Bartitsu training sweeps all enemies before him …

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“A touch of baritsu”: when Sherlock Holmes met Batman

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 21st July 2012 The original “world’s greatest detective” employs “a touch of baritsu” to down a fleeing felon by way of introduction to the Dark Knight himself; from Detective Comics #572 (1987).

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