Primitive Screwhead: Anything to help me fend off stain glass knights[lilywight.files.wordpress.com image 420x329]
willfullyobscure: Krusty_the_Barbarian: Friend of mine in a Bartitsu demonstration/skit at DragonCon.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qo4xRP3jvQany broheim in a Tapout hat and an Affliction shirt with two MMA less o ns under his belt could take that guy out like he was the kitchen trashbag. Sorry, but that's a fact.
Malik Sardonis: It's not like Barton-Wright pulled this out of his ass:Edward William Barton-Wright was born in India in 1860 and educated in Germany and France. While working as a mining engineer in Japan during the 1890s he trained in jujutsu and judo, and upon moving to London in 1899, he opened a self-defense academy at which he and his mostly Japanese instructors taught a system of self-defense that he called "Bartitsu." The method was limned in several British magazines, and featured as "Baritsu" in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Empty House.Jujitsu with a British flavor and using the weapons which a British gentleman would commonly carry: the walking stick, cane or umbrella.Sure, the steampunk crowd has embraced bartitsu as thematically correct, and the Holmes movies increased awareness, but it is a real fighting art. I can't vouch for its effectiveness, but I do wish I could find a teacher/school nearby, simply because I commonly carry a walking stick.
JonnyBGoode: And not silly at all. In a rough club, carrying a cane might come in handy. Knives and guns might get confiscated, but a cane? That would be like confiscating someone's wheelchair or crutches. Suddenly the odds tip in your favor, when you're the only one armed.
NuttierThanEver: If you going to have a cane anyways why not use this?[images.knifecenter.com image 780x800]
Crewmannumber6: Any excuse to carry a walking stick/this one displeases me
thecpt: Looks like lame fencing. Which can look lame enough already.
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