The More You Holmes


For the Sherlock fans, I direct you to Bonzuko the webpage of fight director Jenn Zuko-Boughn. She has a regular feature called The More You Holmes, which is a reference to the 80’s shooting-star factoid segments.

Her explanations of obscure facts in the many Holmes TV series, films and stories are concise and always informative. Here is a great example including some combat:

From: ep. 2.1

Line: (SHERLOCK) Vatican cameos!

Reference: In this ep, Sherlock shouts this phrase apparently as a cue to Watson–he detects a trap in Irene Adler’s safe, 20130729-135543.jpgand the phrase “Vatican cameos” is a signal to Watson to drop to the floor. This reference is twofold: one, it’s a reference to a never-published story that Holmes mentions in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and so we can assume that something about that adventure might be a sort of private code between the two of them. But it should also be noted that “Vatican cameos” was a phrase used in WWII by British military. It signified that an armed civilian has entered a military base.

This is the accompanying video:

Don’t miss our next Umbrella Self-Defense workshop on Sunday 17 November, a very appropriate weapon for the aspiring consulting detective.

David McCormick Head of Stage Combat at Academie Duello and certified Instructor with Fight Directors Canada. Head of Bartitsu at Academie Duello, the longest continuously running Bartitsu program in the world.
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