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    International Concourse in the Arts of Self Defence (1902)

    http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...-defence-1902/

    A nicely illustrated but unfortunately brief report on a tournament/demo at the Bartitsu Club in London, from a Spanish news magazine in 1902. Notably, the event featured both jujitsu vs. Cornwall and Devonshire wrestling and boxing vs. savate contests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...-defence-1902/

    A nicely illustrated but unfortunately brief report on a tournament/demo at the Bartitsu Club in London, from a Spanish news magazine in 1902. Notably, the event featured both jujitsu vs. Cornwall and Devonshire wrestling and boxing vs. savate contests.
    Very nice. Thank you. The Osaka wrestler was of course one of the first to teach ju jitsu in Britain and is usually spoken of (or written about) with Yukio Tani. I seem to remember a very fetching moustache as well.

    cheers

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    Yes, Uyenishi was Tani's partner in teaching at the Bartitsu Club and performing demos and challenge matches. They seem to have gone separate ways after the Club closed down, both opening their own dojos in London while continuing to work as music hall wrestlers. Tani's school was set up at Oxford Street in co-operation with Taro Miyake, and Uyenishi's was known as the Golden Square School. Uyenishi's school actually lasted quite a long time; after Uyenishi himself returned to Japan around 1913 it was taken over by his senior students, William and Edith Garrud, who kept it going as a family business into the 1930s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    Yes, Uyenishi was Tani's partner in teaching at the Bartitsu Club and performing demos and challenge matches. They seem to have gone separate ways after the Club closed down, both opening their own dojos in London while continuing to work as music hall wrestlers. Tani's school was set up at Oxford Street in co-operation with Taro Miyake, and Uyenishi's was known as the Golden Square School. Uyenishi's school actually lasted quite a long time; after Uyenishi himself returned to Japan around 1913 it was taken over by his senior students, William and Edith Garrud, who kept it going as a family business into the 1930s.

    Thank you. I was broadly aware and knew of the Oxford Street (New?) and Golden Square schools so thanks for the memory prompt and the extra detail.

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