Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bartitsu: The Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes

Fight Like Sherlock Holmes: The Lost Martial Art of Bartitsu

After being lost for nearly 100 years, the Victorian martial art of Bartitsu is experiencing a renaissance, due in part to the comeback of its most famous practitioner, Sherlock Holmes.

Bartitsu -as demonstrated by Sherlock Holmes

At the Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway, NJ, Mark Donnelly demonstrated the obscure art of Bartitsu, a Victorian system of self-defense practiced by Sherlock Holmes.

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