Category Archives: Video

“The UK’s First Jujitsu Lesson”

Researcher/jujitsuka David Brough has produced this video demonstrating the first five jujutsu techniques from Edward Barton-Wright’s pioneering Pearson’s Magazine article “The New Art of Self Defence”, originally published in 1899.

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Assane Diop Wields a Mean Cane in “Lupin”

Assane Diop (Omar Sy) – a disguised master thief on a righteous mission, whose playbook is inspired by the legendary gentleman-burglar Arsene Lupin – takes on multiple opponents in this scene from the action/drama series Lupin. Bartitsu aficionados will appreciate … Continue reading

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The Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame in Belfast, NY

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“Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” fight scenes

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 29th January 2009 As an experienced stick fighter, boxer and expert in “baritsu”, Sherlock Holmes came close to E.W. Barton-Wright’s ideal of Bartitsu.  Here’s a selection of fight sequences from the classic … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandfather’s Sherlock Holmes …

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 19th May 2009 The first official trailer for the upcoming Holmes movie, evidently calculated to outrage purists and attract the attention of a younger audience. Holmes’ “baritsu” is not identical to E.W. … Continue reading

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“Textbook of Ju-jutsu” (1905) Re-animated

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 8th July 2009 A new video re-animation of all of the “cinematographic” photograph sequences from Sadakazu Uyenishi’s Textbook of Ju-jutsu, originally published in 1905. The techniques include both basic ukemi waza (falling) and nage waza (throwing) … Continue reading

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“Bartitsu: the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes” Preview Trailer

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 31st December 2009 A special preview of our upcoming feature-length documentary exploring the cultural history, rediscovery and modern revival of E.W. Barton-Wright’s “New Art of Self Defence”. Founded in London in 1899, Bartitsu was an early … Continue reading

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Vigny/Lang Stick Fighting in Israel

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 1st November 2010 Thanks to Israeli martial artist and martial arts historian Noah Gross for this rare footage of veteran Kapap instructor Yehezkel Avneri demonstrating basic stick fighting techniques. As explained in this article, during … Continue reading

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Victorian Cane Fighting Demo at the San Francisco Dickens Fair

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 27th December 2010 Thomas Badillo of the Botta Secreta historical martial arts club demonstrates a cane flow drill at the 32nd annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco.

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Theatrical “Baritsu” from Russia

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 27th April 2011 A fun display of theatrical “baritsu” from Sergey Mishenev, the “Russian Jackie Chan”. Sergey is also a keen promoter of Bartitsu as a martial art, having written articles, hosted seminars and performed … Continue reading

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