Category Archives: Savate

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

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“Corps-a-corps fighting” in the French Army (1918)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 10th August 2012 From The Medical Record: Volume 94, Issues 1-12, Page 31. When Lieutenant Desouches of the French Mission attached to the American Army, was in Paris last, he expressed surprise … Continue reading

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“The Victory of Jiujitsu Over French Boxing” (1905)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 12th September 2012 From L’Illustration, No. 3271, November 4th, 1905. The current fashion is undoubtedly towards Japan and, since the unexpected success that this small nation has won in the Far East, for … Continue reading

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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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