The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence: The manly art of Bartitsu as used against Professor Moriarty
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The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence: The manly art of Bartitsu as used against Professor Moriarty

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When Sherlock Holmes wrestled with Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defence that was all the rage in Victorian Britain. In an age when footpads and fogle-snatchers meant a man of breeding took his life in his hands when walking across town, a martial arts craze took hold that did not escape Conan-Doyle's keen eye for research. Schools sp...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Ivy Press (first published May 1st 2011)
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Zoe Kennedy
Amusing and interesting, what's really great about this is that you actually get the full info on where the martial art actually originated and they even show you how to perform the self-defensive moves with vistorian picture of the art being practiced. The book also contains quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and from the creator of the art. In between the mini chapters they had these humorous little sayings about how and when presented with a "troublesome gentleman," etc... T...more
Mathias Gaunitz
Brilliant and funny!
Mitch
A fine example of a gentleman's defence.
Karl Øen
This DIY self-defence manual for the stick-carrying gentleman, is a rather handsome volume. The elaborate texts and the period illustrations give the book a autentic flavour of a time gone by.
Johan Karlemo
This book have a nice layout and good illustrations which gives the feeling of late 19century.
The content feels really exotic, for example in describing how to defend yourself against a ruffling.
I think this book appeals to different kind of people in different ways.
Ashley
I'm still now entirely sure if this is serious or sarcastic or a mix, but one thing's for sure: the step-by-step illustrations are pretty great. :D
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