Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes movie update

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 18th October 2008 Since our early September update, the Bartitsu Society has been in contact with the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie production and has donated copies of both volumes of the Bartitsu Compendium to … Continue reading

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Sherlock’s Bartitsu Stick Fighting

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 14th September 2011 Spanish illustrator Luis Miguez’s renditions of Sherlock Holmes in various Bartitsu-inspired “attitudes of defence”:

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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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The Substance of Style: a Review of the Martial Arts Action in “Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 17th December 2011 Due warning: this review contains minor plot spoilers. A Game of Shadows is afoot all over Europe in the blockbuster sequel to Guy Ritchie’s 2009 hit movie, Sherlock Holmes. The plot is … Continue reading

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Bartitsu and Suffrajitsu in “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Rise of the Martial Arts in Great Britain”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

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“Bartitsu: the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes” Documentary

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 9th September 2013 Bartitsu: the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes is the first and only feature documentary on Bartitsu, the “gentlemanly art of self defence”. At the end of the Victorian era, … Continue reading

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Bartitsu and Edwardian Antagonistics at the Sherlock Seattle Convention

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 17th October 2013 Members of BWAHAHAHA (the Barton-Wright/Alfred Hutton Alliance for Historically Accurate Hoplology and Antagonistics) demonstrate Bartitsu, cutlass fencing, pugilism and the use of the long stick for the audience at the recent Sherlock … Continue reading

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“How I taught Holmes baritsu …”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 23rd November 2013 The following essay is a translation, by the author of the Hmm Yes Perfect blog, of a memoir by Russian fight choreographer Nikolay Vaschilin. Mr. Vaschilin staged the climactic Holmes/Moriarty battle … Continue reading

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Bartitsu Lecture for the Criterion Bar Association

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 5th November 2013 On the evening of Saturday, Nov. 2nd, Bartitsu instructor Tony Wolf (right, above) delivered an after-dinner lecture on the history and revival of Bartitsu for the Criterion Bar Association, a coeducational scion … Continue reading

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