Martial arts are cool, but some are cooler. If you want to fight the gentleman way, this may be for you. The Bartitsu is maybe the first crossover of oriental and occidental fighting style, and maybe the first of what we know as the mix martial arts. A martial art style that can beat Moriarty is certainly noteworthy.
When Sherlock Holmes wrestled Professor Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defense that was attempting to be popular in Victorian Britain: Bartitsu! It was a system which used all the things a gentleman would have on him (fists, cane, overcoat, bicycle) as defensive weapons. Of course, for some reason, Sir Artie Doyle had Sherlock call it, “Baritsu,” but that’s just part of the history. And now you can learn Bartitsu with The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book.
The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book takes the actual martial art created by E.W. Barton-Wright around 1899, and, using historical documents and illustrations (many based on original photographs of Barton-Wright), gives you a little primer. In The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book, you’ll learn how to:
- Eject a troublesome man from a room.
- Overcome a ruffian who attacks you with a knife.
- Repel an assailant who positions himself in the path of your bicycle.
- Disable a boxer who attempts to rush you when you are armed with only a stick
- And Sherlock-loads more!The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book is small enough to fit in your pocket so you’ll always be ready when your nemesis meets you near falling water. Stay alert. Stay alive. Stay Sherlock!
P.S. This book spells defense with a “c” because it is from the land of Sherlock Holmes. No typos were harmed in the writing of this copy.