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    SpiritMuayThai

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    MMA in 1899 !

    Post by SpiritMuayThai on Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:41 pm

    Hi all,
    Just came across a video online of BARTITSU. I thought it was a mock up at first, but now not so sure. This has to be the earliest martial art cross training in the UK.
    Check it out for yourselves:



    I look forward to your opinions.

    Nak Muay

    Dave Turton

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    Re: MMA in 1899 !

    Post by Dave Turton on Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:57 am

    Bartitsu is mentioned in Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock Holmes novels as the method Holmes used to defeat his arch rival Professor Moriarty

    Barton Wright who gave his name to the system trained in Tenshin Ryu Ju-Jutsu and some Yoshin Ryu as well

    Dont forget English Ju-Jutsu is nearly FIFTY (50) years OLDER than Japanese Karate

    I have many books, mags newspaper clippings from the late 1800's and early 1900's detailed lots of Ju-Jutsu in this country...

    Uyenishi came in 1880 and opened the first Ju-Jutsu club (The liverpool Ju-Jutsu Society) that year.
    Ernest John Harrison .. better known as E.J. Harrison was the first englishman to gain a legitimate Ju-Jutsu Black Belt IN Japan in the late 1890's.. he was a reporter for an english newspaper stationed in Japan for many years

    there were nearly 100 Ju-Jutsu instructors in the UK by the start of the 20th century (1900's)

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