Defensive Umbrellas

Defensive umbrellas, an innovative fusion of self-defense and practicality, have garnered popularity as a martial art in the mid-20th century. In this art form, individuals wield umbrellas as versatile tools for both protection and combat. Practitioners master...

Défense dans la Rue

"Défense dans la Rue" or "Street Defense" is a term that originated in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It signifies a fascinating chapter in the development of urban street combat, akin to England's Bartitsu. This martial art is a dynamic hybrid,...

Steampunk

Steampunk emerges as a science fiction subgenre, celebrating retrofuturistic technology and aesthetics inspired by the industrial marvels of the 19th century, notably steam-powered machinery. It inhabits an alternative history, often set in the Victorian era or the...

Japanese Jujitsu

Japanese Jujitsu, or "Jujutsu" as it is sometimes referred to, stands as a martial art with deep historical roots and a rich tradition of combat techniques. Its history is a finely woven tapestry, intricately connected to ancient warfare, the samurai's code of honor,...

Savate

Savate, also known as "Savate-Boxe Française," is a distinguished French martial art that marries the finesse of English boxing with the artistry of graceful kicking techniques. This elegant combat sport, often referred to as "French kickboxing," is characterized by...

Stick Fighting

Stick-fighting, a form of martial arts, employs long, slender wooden sticks like gun staffs, bō, and walking sticks for combat. Techniques can extend to using sturdy umbrellas, swords, or daggers within their scabbards. It excludes heavier, less precise weapons like...

is it Baritsu or Bartitsu

is it Baritsu or Bartitsu

Is it Baritsu or Bartitsu? A question a newcommer often has when researching the martial art of Sherlock Holmes. Baritsu, a term described as a Japanese style of wrestling, detailed in the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Empty House was the martial art he...

The Bartitsu Compendium 3 Now Available

The Bartitsu Compendium 3 Now Available

Tony Wolf from the Bartitsu Society has announced the release of the Bartitsu Compendium volume 3 Titled What Bartitsu Was and What It Can Be, the new book can be purchased here from Amazon. With over six hundred pages in length and profusely illustrated with rare...