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The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume II: Antagonistics By Tony Wolf
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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. < Less
The Bartitsu Compendium, Volume 1: History and the Canonical Syllabus By Tony Wolf
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The Bartitsu Compendium is a complete guide to the history, theory and practice of Bartitsu, an eclectic martial art founded by E.W. Barton-Wright in the year 1899. Bartitsu was a combination of... More > four of the most effective self defence methods known at the time - jiujitsu, boxing, savate and stick fighting. The Compendium features over two hundred and seventy pages of original essays, rare vintage reprints and never-before-seen translations, illustrated with hundreds of fascinating photographs and sketches.< Less
The Walking Stick Method of Self Defence by H.G. Lang By Kirk Lawson
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In the early 1920's, Superintendent of Police in India H.G. Lang introduced the Walking Stick Method of Self Defense based upon the instruction of Swiss la canne Professor Pierre Vigny. He published... More > this historic manual documenting his cane fighting system. This manual, faithfully transcribed by Kirk Lawson from the original (copyright held on text formatting and images), Lang included 116 pages of text in his orginal manual including 66 pages of specific instruction and 60 images illustrating his techniques. Special thanks to Ralph Grasso for preserving this historic text in his library. Additional thanks to Joseph P. Sullivan for providing a copy to me. Finally, special thanks to The Exiles (http://www.the-exiles.org) for hosting the original PDF transciptions.< Less
The Walking Stick Method of Self Defence by H.G. Lang By Kirk Lawson
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In the early 1920's, Superintendent of Police in India H.G. Lang introduced the Walking Stick Method of Self Defense based upon the instruction of Swiss la canne Professor Pierre Vigny. He published... More > this historic manual documenting his cane fighting system. This manual, faithfully transcribed by Kirk Lawson from the original (copyright held on text formatting and images), Lang included 116 pages of text in his orginal manual including 66 pages of specific instruction and 60 images illustrating his techniques. Special thanks to Ralph Grasso for preserving this historic text in his library. Additional thanks to Joseph P. Sullivan for providing a copy to me. Finally, special thanks to The Exiles (http://www.the-exiles.org) for hosting the original PDF transciptions.< Less
Theory for learning the cane in 25 lessons By Louis A.V. Leboucher
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“If he had been a little less brutal he’d have made his fortune” J. Charlemont Louis-Armand-Victorin Leboucher was a small, stout and well-muscled, but rough, fencer originally from... More > Rouen who trained in Paris known for his excellence with a cane as well as his generous spirit He went on to establish a salle at 20, Rue de la Michodiere, and then published this first ever work on the cane in 1843, a method renowned for being tough, spontaneous and instinctive where every blow must be effective, and thus suitable for fitness and self-defence as well as useful preparation for using a sabre.< Less
Dick's Art of Wrestling (1887) By Martial Arts Reconstruction Organization
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Wrestling manual published in the late 19th century, covering the Cumberland and Westmoreland and Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling. Brief sections are also dedicated to Swiss, German, and Styrian... More > wrestling.< Less
Jiu-Jitsu and Other Methods of Self Defense By Percy Longhurst
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A promoter of Jiu-Jitsu in the early 20th Century in England, Percy Longhurst studied under Senseis Tani and Uyenishi. He was familiar with, and possibly studied Bartitsu under Barton-Wright and... More > Pierre Vigny. A prolific writer, and accomplished amateur athlete, Longhurst quickly turned his skills to Self Defense and the mysterious foreign martial art of Jiu-Jitsu. In 1906 he published the first edition of this celebrated and oft reprinted manual. Combining western defensive methods and Japanese, Longhurst's innovative manual included a section for ladies self defense. So dense with material, yet so clearly written, that it was revised and reprinted for decades, at least until the 1950's with at least 11 editions. This is one of the most important of the early western self defense manuals due not only to its emphasis on Jiu-Jitsu but its combination with other western methods. It's sure to please western martial artist and early Jiu-Jitsu researchers alike.< Less
Jiu-Jitsu and Other Methods of Self Defense By Percy Longhurst
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A promoter of Jiu-Jitsu in the early 20th Century in England, Percy Longhurst studied under Senseis Tani and Uyenishi. He was familiar with, and possibly studied Bartitsu under Barton-Wright and... More > Pierre Vigny. A prolific writer, and accomplished amateur athlete, Longhurst quickly turned his skills to Self Defense and the mysterious foreign martial art of Jiu-Jitsu. In 1906 he published the first edition of this celebrated and oft reprinted manual. Combining western defensive methods and Japanese, Longhurst's innovative manual included a section for ladies self defense. So dense with material, yet so clearly written, that it was revised and reprinted for decades, at least until the 1950's with at least 11 editions. This is one of the most important of the early western self defense manuals due not only to its emphasis on Jiu-Jitsu but its combination with other western methods. It's sure to please western martial artist and early Jiu-Jitsu researchers alike.< Less
Self-Defence and Physical Mastery with Ju-Jitsu By HIGAMI KASATU
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An early 20th century Australian book on Ju-Jitsu by Higami Kasatu. "A full and complete course on every phase of self-defence and physical mastery, covering the entire subject from the... More > easiest holds to the most severe and complicated locks and throws."< Less
The Good Fight By Anne Bertram
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A full-length historical drama based on the true story of Grace Roe, an early-twentieth-century English women's suffrage activist who organized a bodyguard of women trained in martial arts to protect... More > the movement's leaders.< Less