As an experienced boxer, stick fighter and expert in “baritsu”, Sherlock Holmes came close to E.W. Barton-Wright’s ideal of Bartitsu. Click on the text links below to watch some fight sequences from the classic 1984 – 1994 Granada Television series, starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes.
Last summer I taught at an ‘experience day’ held by The Grange, near Birmingham in the UK. They videoed the event and put up a short clip on youtube.
Whilst this was just a taster day for those new to martial arts and bartitsu in particular, as well as being somewhat tongue-in-cheek it does show some basic elements of Bartitsu and it’s contemporary antagonistic arts.
By contrast here is a link to Craig Gemeiner’s excellent Vigny La Canne video, also on youtube.