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    The 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture is a little under a month away. The teaching team (James Marwood, Stefan Dieke, Allen Reed, George Stokoe and Tony Wolf) are putting together an innovative two-day programme of whole-group classes, circuit training and cross-training sessions and small-group "breakout" sessions covering areas of special interest.

    Each participant will leave with an enhanced appreciation for the depth and breadth of E.W. Barton-Wright’s “New Art of Self Defence” circa 1900, and of its modern revival.

    Participants are invited to meet for orientation and socialising on the evening of Friday, August 26th at a soon-to-be-announced venue near to the site of the original Bartitsu Club in Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho. We will relax after training on Saturday over a meal at the Sherlock Holmes pub and restaurant. A second dinner at the Sherlock Holmes will be held on Sunday night, for those participants whose schedules allow it.

    See http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/th...s-london-2011/ for all details and updates.

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    A report on the 2011 Bartitsu School of Arms is now available at http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...f-arms-london/ .

    The event was a huge success and plans are already under way for another international Bartitsu symposium next year.

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    A short "video impression" of training at the recent Bartitsu School of Arms event in London -


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    Will there be a City and Guilds awarded in 'Duffing up Oiks'

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Will there be a City and Guilds awarded in 'Duffing up Oiks'
    Negotiations are under way ...

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    From a JKD,Savate and Boxing background, Bartitsu looks very interesting I think what you guys are doing to bring life to such an old school British art is brilliant. I have done some H2H stuff in the military which has its roots in WW2 Combatives, do you know if any of this was taken from Bartitsu? Yet another great art added to the list of those I wish I had the time to take up and was in the right locale to do so!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishsoldier View Post
    I have done some H2H stuff in the military which has its roots in WW2 Combatives, do you know if any of this was taken from Bartitsu?
    Probably not in any direct sense. Bartitsu was the first art known to combine Japanese and European systems for self defense, and it's likely that some of the generic "Edwardian jujitsu" that emerged from the early 1900s London self defense "scene" later found its way into, say, WW1-era British hand to hand combat training. By the time you get into WW2 combatives training, the mix was so complicated that it's hard to trace any lineages back to c1900 with the possible exception of Bill Underwood's Defendo, in that Underwood claimed to have trained with ex-Bartitsu Cub instructor Yukio Tani.

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