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    DescriptionWhen Sherlock Holmes wrestled Dr 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 too hold that did not escape Conan-Doyle's keen eye for research. Schools spring up all over London, chief among which was E.W. Barton-Wright's "Bartitsu" method. The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence commemorates Barton-Wright's exploits and the fighting techniques of the famous sleuth himself (though Conan-Doyle mischievously spelled it Baristu). Learn how to defend yourself with an overcoat, cane, or umbrella, or even to wield your bicycle against an attacker. Wonderful illustrations based on original photographs instruct the reader in skills that range from the sublime to the elementary.


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    Title
    The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-defence
    Subtitle
    The Manly Art of Bartitsu: As Used Against Professor Moriarty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. W. Barton-Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781907332739
    ISBN 10: 1907332731
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    Abridged Dewey: 817
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14470
    BIC subject category V2: WST
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    DC23: 796.8120952
    Thema V1.0: SR
    Publisher
    The Ivy Press
    Imprint name
    The Ivy Press
    Publication date
    31 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Lewes
    Author Information
    E.W Barton-Wright (1860-1951) studied jiu jitsu and judo in Japan during the 1890s and brought the techniques he learned back to England where he set up a school-at-arms teaching a hybrid form of oriental and European self-defence he called Bartitsu.