I’ll just leave this here.
Actually, I’m thinking if I ever get brave enough to tackle a fight scene, this would be a great technique for Mr. Smithe.
Plus, there’s something inherently hilarious about a dapper Victorian gent crouching in an elaborate fighting stance. In addition to a cane, you also needed a bad ass ‘stache for Bartitsu, as is evident in the center photo. Look at that monster. That bad boy could take down a scalawag on its own!
Bartitsu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A montage of Bartitsu self defence techniques
Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defence method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902. In 1901 it was immortalised (as “baritsu”) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Although dormant throughout most of the 20th Century, Bartitsu has been experiencing a revival since 2002.