Pugilism

Pugilism is a name for boxing which typically refers to the un-gloved bare knuckle art from Britain. Known as other names including classical pugilism, fisticuffs and the noble science of defence, it has a long a varied history going back hundred of years. The early...

Bartitsucon 3

4 DEC AT 10:30 – 5 DEC AT 16:00 Name: Bartitsucon III Type: Bartitsu Event Hosted by: The Bartitsu Lab   Description Bartitsucon is back! 2 days of historic martial madness. Full line up of instructors covering things such as: Pugilism / bare knuckle boxing...

Wing Chun

Wing Chun, also known as Ving Tsun or Wing Chun Kuen is a Southern Chinese Kung Fu style. This self defence system is a concept-based art which requires quick arm movements and strong legs to defeat it’s opponents. Practitioners typically hold a high, narrow stance...

Defendu – MMA to WW2

Defendu is a combatives system developed by William Fairbairn and Eric Sykes during the 20th century, also referred to as the Close Quarters Combat System. Combing boxing, wrestling, Savate, Jujutsu, Judo and street fighting, Fairbairn developed his system initially...

What was Sherlock Holmes fighting style?

Baritsu was the name given to the martial arts used by Sherlock Holmes to defeat Moriarty as described by Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. A misprint or perhaps a deliberate misspelling, Baritsu is correctly known as Bartitsu, a scientific mixed martial art...

Glima – Nordic Wrestling 

Glima is a folk wrestling style, or styles which have Nordic origins. It is practised both as a sport and combat system and has a wealth of rich history. It's history can be found back as far as the Norwegian settlement of Iceland. Known also  as Viking Glima and...

New Bartitsu Society Page

New Bartitsu Society Page

Many of you may remember the old Bartitsu society page, which at some point in 2019, had disappeared due to a catastrophic technical failure. It was a great hub for resources, news and historical articles all focused around the subject of Bartitsu, and when the site...

Why do Ju Jitsu? Advice from WW1 Britain

Why do Ju Jitsu? Advice from WW1 Britain

Ju Jitsu formed a major part of Barton Wright’s hybrid art of Bartitsu. As Bartitsu became less popular among the British public, it was a major catalyst in the form of introducing the country to Ju Jitsu. Oz, from English Martial Arts, presents a reading from W....

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.