Science, Fun, and Martial Arts: Bartitsu Addendums

This week, we’re adding to our appreciation of Bartitsu from all angles: more fun, more science, and more people! Additional Fun Tony Wolf, editor of The Bartitsu Compendium, the author of the Suffrajitsu graphic novel trilogy, manager of Bartitsu.org, and awesome guy, has converted a board game from 1909 that pits Suffragettes against Police into…

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Edith Garrud and Jujitsuffragettes

Tony Wolf, the author of the two volumes of the Bartitsu Compendium, has also written a related book called Edith Garrud: the Suffragette who knew jujutsu. He is currently developing a work of multimedia fiction inspired by the Suffragette Bodyguard stories. Suffragette Bodyguards This week, Tony’s article on the Bartitsu.org website focuses on The Amazons…

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Forteza Fitness in Chicago is doing some cool stuff!

My friends Greg Mele and Keith Jennings as well as associated others, including Tony Wolf, have setup a new salle of swordsmanship, Bartitsu and much more in Chicago. The centre is called Forteza Fitness and it is the new home of the Chicago Swordplay Guild and the Bartitsu Club of Chicago. They recently got some…

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Boxing a Kangaroo (bad idea)

We all have fond memories of this: And recently on Bartitsu.org, Tony Wolf reprinted an article from 1893 entitled “The Kangaroo as Prize Fighter” which discusses the change from the Kangaroo’s natural defenses into a human-like stance. It looks like this (not pretty): I think the appaling part of the 1893 article is the closing:…

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Some Bartitsu Websites

For my students who would like to do some research and learn more outside of class (and have access to the Internets), here are some sites of note: Forteza Fitness (http://fortezafitness.com/) Tony Wolf’s new home with ongoing Bartitsu lessons. The webpage has some great images to show off the various weapons taught and information about…

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