Extending Bartitsu

Bartitsu is much as a philosophy as it is an art, during the times the club was opened, it embraced teachers from many arts.

Honouring this approach, a part of the website is dedicated to the expansion of Bartitsu, whether that be exploring concepts from the core systems or embracing elements from other arts.

In our journey of expansion, we will aim not just to go through the technical concepts but also aim to create a link to the cannon of Bartitsu where possible.

It is largely agreed that Bartitsu can be broken down into two forms, classical Bartitsu, using the direct historical documents associated with it, and Neo-Bartitsu, which explores other elements, styles and concepts to expand the Bartitsu repetiteur.

Safety First: What’s Bartitsu’s Priority?

Safety First: What’s Bartitsu’s Priority?

It’s London, 1900. Midnight. You’re walking home from a post-theatre gin with your wife. A little merry but otherwise well. You’ve been unable to get a carriage home, so you take the short walk through the park to get home. It’s late, but a summer’s eve and warm...

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Savate in Bartitsu – Kicks, Strikes and Distance

Savate in Bartitsu – Kicks, Strikes and Distance

An introduction to the art of Savate La Boxe Francaise, commonly know as Savate is a French martial art which employs the use of boxing and kicking techniques. Historians can point to several points in time when Savate was formed, and like most things in history, it...

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Yoga in Bartitsu – The Victorian Martial Art

Yoga in Bartitsu – The Victorian Martial Art

To the unacquainted, some may think Yoga and martial arts are philosophies of opposites, chalk and cheese to say.  But if we dive deeper, both Yoga and martial arts contain some core concepts which are common throughout. Each allows the practitioner to generate a...

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How To Hit Someone With A Stick

How To Hit Someone With A Stick

One of the most popular aspects of Bartitsu is Cane fighting techniques. Cane self-defence techniques are not just popular to the Bartitsu practitioner but the martial art community in general. In this post, we've included a video from the popular HEMA youtube...

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The Bartitsu Club

Welcome to the home of Bartitsu. The Bartitsu club webpage seeks to preserve, extend and promote the art of Bartitsu.

Here you will find pages about learning Bartitsu, it’s history and a selection of resources around the art.

We also promote the community with our directory of Bartitsu clubs and related events.