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The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence: The Manly Art of Bartitsu as used against Professor Moriarty (Hardcover)

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E.W Barton-Wright (1860-1951) studied jiu jitsu and judo in Japan during the 1890s and brought the techniques he learned back to England where he set up a school-at-arms teaching a hybrid form of oriental and European self-defence he called Bartitsu.
When Sherlock Holmes wrestled Dr Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defence that was all the rage in Victorian Britain. In an age when footpads and fogle-snatchers meant a man of breeding took his life in his hands when walking across town, a martial arts craze too hold that did not escape Conan-Doyle's keen eye for research. Schools spring up all over London, chief among which was E.W. Barton-Wright's "Bartitsu" method.

The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence commemorates Barton-Wright's exploits and the fighting techniques of the famous sleuth himself (though Conan-Doyle mischievously spelled it Baristu). Learn how to defend yourself with an overcoat, cane, or umbrella, or even to wield your bicycle against an attacker. Wonderful illustrations based on original photographs instruct the reader in skills that range from the sublime to the elementary.


ISBN 9781907332739
Genre HUMOR / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 127
Publisher Date 2013-04-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ivy Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 7.5 in
Wdth 4.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Manly Art of Bartitsu as used against Professor Moriarty
Audience General/trade
Authors Barton-wright, E. W.

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