E.W. Barton-Wright vs. the Georgia Magnet (1895-1899)
What happened when Bartitsu founder E.W. Barton-Wright tested the supposedly supernatural powers of a young women known as the Georgia Magnet? Read on ...
Here's a demonstration of one of the classic "Georgia Magnet" stunts, courtesy of Penn and Teller:
... and here's British magician and hypnotist Derren Brown demonstrating the same "feat" with a group of boxers, except that the third time it goes wrong and he cracks up laughing:
Bullies should take note of the similarities between the Georgia Magnet tricks and the "immovable body" attributed to ki power. Could they both operate on the same principles?
Yes. Yes, they could.
"How To Pose As A Strong Man" was a fascinating read.
Originally Posted by Emevas
Yep. With a background in martial arts and engineering, Barton-Wright was exactly the right person to expose the "strongman" tricks.
Originally Posted by TheRuss
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