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The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book

Self defence - Sherlock style!

  • Learn the fighting style made popular by the resurrection of Sherlock Holmes!
  • See how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spelled it wrong!
  • Learn how to use a cane and/or a bicycle to defend yourself!
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Self defence - Sherlock style!

The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defense Book

When Sherlock Holmes wrestled Professor Moriarty on the Reichenbach Falls, he was employing a system of self-defense that was attempting to be popular in Victorian Britain: Bartitsu! It was a system which used all the things a gentleman would have on him (fists, cane, overcoat, bicycle) as defensive weapons. Of course, for some reason, Sir Artie Doyle had Sherlock call it, "Baritsu," but that's just part of the history. And now you can learn Bartitsu with The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book.

The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book takes the actual martial art created by E.W. Barton-Wright around 1899, and, using historical documents and illustrations (many based on original photographs of Barton-Wright), gives you a little primer. In The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book, you'll learn how to:

  • Eject a troublesome man from a room.
  • Overcome a ruffian who attacks you with a knife.
  • Repel an assailant who positions himself in the path of your bicycle.
  • Disable a boxer who attempts to rush you when you are armed with only a stick
  • And Sherlock-loads more!

The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence Book is small enough to fit in your pocket so you'll always be ready when your nemesis meets you near falling water. Stay alert. Stay alive. Stay Sherlock!

P.S. This book spells defense with a "c" because it is from the land of Sherlock Holmes. No typos were harmed in the writing of this copy.

  • Author: E.W. Barton-Wright
  • Publisher: Ivy Press
  • ISBN: 9781907332739
  • Pages: 128
  • Cover: Hardback
  • Year: 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • Genre: How to - Bartitsu

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