Documentary preview: "Bartitsu - the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes"





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Uploaded on Dec 30, 2009

The 2009 preview trailer for a new documentary exploring the cultural history, rediscovery and modern revival of E.W. Barton-Wright's "New Art of Self Defence". The new 2011 preview trailer is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYqAda... and you can visit the Freelance Academy press website to learn more about the documentary.

Founded in London in 1899, Bartitsu was an early example of a mixed martial art, combining boxing, jiujitsu, savate and self defence with a walking stick. After a brief heyday, it was all but forgotten throughout the 20th century except for a single cryptic reference in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story, "the Adventure of the Empty House".

Shot on location in Italy, Switzerland, England and the USA, "Bartitsu: the Lost Martial Art of Sherlock Holmes" is presented by Tony Wolf and features interviews with Dr. Emelyne Godfrey, Harry Cook, Graham Noble, Will Thomas, Mark Donnelly and Neal Stephenson.

Il documentario analizza la storia passata, la riscoperta, e la recente rinascita della New Art of Self Defence di E.W. Barton Wright.

Creato a Londra nel 1899, il Bartitsu fu una delle prime forme documentate di arte marziale mista, combinando il repertorio tecnico di pugilato, jiuijitsu, savate e dell'autodifesa con il bastone da passeggio. Dopo un momentaneo successo, durante il XX secolo se ne perse il ricordo, fatto salvo per una criptica menzione nel racconto L'avventura della casa vuota di Arthur Conan Doyle, con protagonista il celebre Sherlock Holmes.

Girato in Italia, Svizzera, Inghilterra e Stati Uniti Bartitsu: la perduta arte marziale di Sherlock Holmes รจ presentato da Tony Wolf e contiene interviste con la Dottoressa Emelyne Godfrey, Harry Cook, Graham Noble, Will Thomas, Mark Donnelly e Neal Stephenson.

Producers / Produttori:

Ran Arthur Braun

Tony Wolf

Bartitsu Club Italia - Broken Art: Paolo Paparella - Angelica A. Pedatella

Cletarte: Gaetano Guglietta - Filomena Longo

2009 trailer producers:

Digital Room Srl


Adi Bar (piano)
Roni Cohen (cello)
Abney Park ("Airship Pirate" and "Sleep Isabella")


www.bartitsu.org (English)
www.bartitsu.it (Italian)

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