Theatrical Bartitsu at the Burt Reynolds Institute

Cynthia Morrison, fight director and stage combat instructor, has brought yet another unique skill to enhance acting resumes. Actors recently studied the art of Bartitsu with her at the Burt Reynolds Institute in Jupiter, Florida.

“Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defence method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902. In 1901 it was immortalised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Although dormant throughout most of the 20th Century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002”

Victorian / Edwardian times found the Bartitsu club located at 67b Shaftesbury Avenue, in London’s Soho district, England. But it has now made its way to the Tropics.

The elements of Bartitsu include JiuJitsu, Stick and Cane fighting, Boxing and Savate (French kick boxing) and self defense with an umbrella. Students reported the class as interesting, very educational but most of all, fun!