Monday, September 22, 2008

Were European martial arts brought to Japan by E. W. Barton-Wright

A mini-documentary on Bartitsu, a martial art and self defence system founded by E. W. Barton-Wright in the year 1899. Bartitsu combined jiujitsu, savate, boxing and stick fighting; it was perhaps the first fighting art to have incorporated both Asian and European styles. After a few brief years of glory, Bartitsu was all but forgotten throughout most of the 20th Century.


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