Bartitsu documentary

Discussion in 'Western Martial Arts' started by Louie, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Louie

    Louie STUNT DAD Supporter

    A gallery of images from the latest shoot for the upcoming Bartitsu documentary is now available at: - pictures represent a neo-Bartitsu walking cane combat demonstration supervised by Ran Braun and featuring members of the Nova Scrimia organisation.


    The documentary itself is currently scheduled for release in April/May this year, to co-incide with the DVD release of the Robert Downey, Jr. "Sherlock Holmes" movie. Our preview trailer is at [ame=""]Documentary preview: "Bartitsu - the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes" - YouTube[/ame] .

  2. Aloysius

    Aloysius Valued Member

    Do you think it will be on Discovery channel ?

    Or will it just be on the DVD extra's ?

    Thanks for letting me know I am fascinated by Baritsu, (also Defendu).
  3. pmosiun

    pmosiun Valued Member

    They should make a documentary about bartitsu on television.
  4. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    Why the Sherlock Holmes angle? He was a fictional character, kinda suggest the martial art is also fictional. I'm guessing its not.

    P.S. I watched it with no sound, at work, so maybe I am missing something.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2010
  5. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote that Holmes practiced "Baritsu", a misspelling of Bartitsu.

    Best regards,

  6. inthespirit

    inthespirit ignant

    Ahh ok. I guess that makes sense. Thanks.
  7. La Bete

    La Bete New Member

    I understand the documentary will be available for download and possibly for sale as a DVD. I'd love to see it on TV though!
  8. Louie

    Louie STUNT DAD Supporter

    I was asked to do some animated sequences for the program using Victorian illustrations and bringing them to life!

  9. Devon

    Devon Valued Member

    The other significance of Sherlock Holmes is that we probably wouldn't know about Bartitsu if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hadn't written "baritsu" in to Holmes' fight with Professor Moriarty.
  10. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    I hope it's on the Discovery Channel. It sounds interesting.

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