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    New BBC documentary on history of martial arts in the UK

    An hour-long documentary on the early history of Asian martial arts in the UK is scheduled to screen on BBC4 at 9.00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 24th.

    The documentary includes a 12-minute section on Bartitsu and the jujitsu-trained Bodyguard unit of the British Suffragette movement (1898-1914) and (AFAIK) continues through to the Bruce Lee craze of the 1970s. An associated short film on Bartitsu Club
    instructors and international jujitsu pioneers Yukio Tani and Sadakazu Uyenishi will be available online at some point over the next two weeks.

    More info via http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/20...c-documentary/ .

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    Thanks for the heads up, sounds interesting.
    Reckon the Suffrajitsugette section may start a new juijitsu craze, only this time the ladies will be going Brazillian..
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    Thanks for the heads up, this sounds interesting.
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    Amazing, I'm always eager to hear more about Tani.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Very interested to see this.

    I have Uyeneshi's book back home somewhere.

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    How we just have to see when it will hit BBCA
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

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    Can you get the BBC iplayer over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
    How we just have to see when it will hit BBCA
    FWIW I've been told that the short webfilm about Tani and Uyenishi should be viewable outside the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cake of Doom View Post
    Can you get the BBC iplayer over there?
    I think so. I wonder if it is part of my cable package.
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

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    Non-UK guys should be able to use Hola Unblocker or similar to watch iplayer.

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