8/12/2010 5:35am, #1
International Concourse in the Arts of Self 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.
8/12/2010 7:26am, #2
8/12/2010 7:46am, #3
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.
8/13/2010 8:19am, #4