Category Archives: Savate

The Bartitsu School of Arms 2012 in Text, Video and Images

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 16th September 2012 The second annual Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture was a three-day conference and training seminar held in Chicago between September 7-9, 2012. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

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“Boxing vs. the Savate” (1899)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 2nd December 2012 A decidedly outraged British newspaper report on a controversial savate vs. boxing contest held in Paris on Oct. 19th, 1899. For insight into how this and other prominent savate … Continue reading

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The Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture 2013: Beamish Museum, UK

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 22nd February 2013 We’re very pleased to announce that the third annual Bartitsu School of Arms symposium will be held between September 14/15 at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, near … Continue reading

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Savate (Boxe Française) on Film, Circa 1898

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 17th April 2013 Attributed to the Lumiere brothers and dated circa 1898, this film appears to be one of the earliest cinematographic representations of la boxe française. The athletes may be soldiers at the famous … Continue reading

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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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“Coming to Close Quarters”: the Strategy of Unarmed Bartitsu

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 This article assumes that the object is to train in a neo-Bartitsu that is as close as possible to the original style. Therefore, the approach described here is very … Continue reading

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Defense dans la Rue Vol. 2: Fundamental Striking Skills

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 26th August 2015 The second volume of Craig Gemeiner’s Defense dans la Rue (“street self-defence”) instructional DVD series is now available: During the later decades of the 19th century Parisian citizens experienced the … Continue reading

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The Earliest Known Collaboration Between E.W. Barton-Wright and Pierre Vigny: July 20, 1899

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 1st March 2016 These newly-discovered articles from the St. James’s Gazette offer our first glimpse at the original collaboration between Bartitsu founder Edward Barton-Wright and savate/stick fighting expert Pierre Vigny.  The articles … Continue reading

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“Bad News for Honest Burglars” (Dundee Evening Telegraph, January 2 1922)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 Very occasional references have been made, considerably after the fact, to the idea that Bartitsu founder E.W. Barton-Wright may have continued to teach self-defence into the 1920s. According to … Continue reading

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The Art of Self Defence (Illustrated London News, Nov. 30, 1901)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 12th August 2016 The various methods of self-defence adopted by followers of the Bartitsu system were demonstrated at their School of Arms on Nov. 23, when they were opposed by English and … Continue reading

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