Category Archives: Savate

More Unarmed Bartitsu Sparring

Another set of light, technical sparring bouts courtesy of the Cateran Society.

Posted in Baritsu, Boxing, Savate, Sparring, Video | Comments Off on More Unarmed Bartitsu Sparring

Light Unarmed Bartitsu Sparring from the Cateran Society

Although E.W. Barton-Wright recorded details of the stick fighting and jujutsu aspects of Bartitsu in his Pearson’s Magazine articles, it took many years of painstaking research and educated guesswork to piece together the Bartitsu Club’s take on (kick)boxing. This video … Continue reading

Posted in Boxing, Jiujitsu, Savate, Sparring, Video | Comments Off on Light Unarmed Bartitsu Sparring from the Cateran Society

Early 20th Century French Self Defence Manuals Translated by M.P. Lynch

A heads-up that a number of rare French antagonistics manuals, most dating from the period immediately following the brief Bartitsu Club era, are now available in English translation via Amazon, courtesy of M.P. Lynch. All the translations are available for … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Antagonistics, Boxing, Jiujitsu, Savate, Wrestling | Comments Off on Early 20th Century French Self Defence Manuals Translated by M.P. Lynch

“Moving Pictures” of Savate and la Canne

If Bartitsu Club instructor Pierre Vigny had seen this film footage, he’d probably have shaken his head at much of it. At the turn of the 20th century, Vigny was among a minority of savate instructors advocating for a reformation … Continue reading

Posted in Savate, Video, Vigny stick fighting | Comments Off on “Moving Pictures” of Savate and la Canne

Jiu-Jitsu Against the French Method (L’Auto-Velo, October 20, 1905)

The following short article is representative of the nationalistic arguments favoured by the French media prior to the much-anticipated jiujitsu vs. savate contest between Re-Nie (Ernest Regnier) and Georges Dubois. The correspondent’s comments on Bartitsu are interesting in that while … Continue reading

Posted in Canonical Bartitsu, Jiujitsu, Savate | Comments Off on Jiu-Jitsu Against the French Method (L’Auto-Velo, October 20, 1905)

Georges Carpentier, Savateur

Future heavyweight boxing champion Georges Carpentier is shown practicing savate at the approximate age of 11 in this 1905 photograph.

Posted in Boxing, Savate | Comments Off on Georges Carpentier, Savateur

“A Hove Gymnasium: Mr. Percy S. Rolt’s Successful System” (Brighton Gazette, September 21, 1912)

In December of 2017 we were pleased to publish an article confirming former Bartitsu Club member Percy Rolt as the “missing link” between the Bartitsu Club and Indian Police Superintendant Herbert Gordon Lang’s 1923 book “The ‘Walking Stick’ Method of … Continue reading

Posted in Antagonistics, Bartitsu School of Arms, Boxing, Canonical Bartitsu, Editorial, Fencing, Jiujitsu, Mysteries, Physical Culture, Savate, Vigny stick fighting | Comments Off on “A Hove Gymnasium: Mr. Percy S. Rolt’s Successful System” (Brighton Gazette, September 21, 1912)

“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

Posted in Boxing, Canonical Bartitsu, Jiujitsu, Reviews, Savate, Vigny stick fighting | Comments Off on “Introductory Bartitsu” DVD review

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

Posted in Jiujitsu, Savate, Seminars | Comments Off on Unarmed Bartitsu With Alex Kiermayer

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

Posted in Boxing, Canonical Bartitsu, Instruction, Savate | Comments Off on Speculations on Bartitsu (Kick)Boxing