IN 1899, E.W. Barton-Wright devised the martial art of Bartitsu as a process of cross-training between jujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting, designed to beat the fearsome street gangsters of... More > Edwardian London at their own game. The second volume of the Bartitsu Compendium provides resources towards continuing Barton-Wright’s experiments. It combines extensive excerpts from fifteen classic Edwardian-era self defence manuals, including well over four hundred illustrations.Volume II also offers an extensive collection of long-forgotten newspaper and magazine articles on Bartitsu exhibitions and contests; original articles on Bartitsu history and training; a complete course of Edwardian-era “physical culture” exercises; personality profiles, essays and more besides. The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II is a must-have companion piece for the first volume in this series, and offers further fascinating insight into the world of “antagonistics” in Edwardian England.
Author Darryl A. Perkins gives the reader an intimate glimpse into the intense psyche and training of this magnificant predator.
"Reading Understanding Goshawks is a unique experience -- like... More > taking live classes with a master who also has a sense of humor. It is the best book on the greatest accipiter I have ever read. If you can't apprentice yourself to Darryl, do yourself a favor and read this book. Goshawks will never be easy, but the title delivers on its promise."
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