The Victorian Rogue Review!

 Photos and Media with regard to our Bartitsu demonstrations during the

Premier of Sherlock Holmes, a Game of Shadows

Below is a  Copy of the Poster presented to our Director during the "Bartitsu" presentation

at the Premier of "Sherlock Holmes, a Game of Shadows" in 2011 at Muvico Parisian Theatres W. Palm Bch Fl 


Jupiter Courier News - Dec. 14, 2011 

— The premier of “Sherlock Holmes, a Game of Shadows,” starring Robert Downey Jr., comes to the Jupiter Cobb 18 Theatre on Friday, Dec. 16. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories by writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The fictional detective is known for his investigative efforts along with his sidekick Dr. Watson. The two are noted for capturing undesirable criminals and Rapscallions sometimes by use of Victorian martial art techniques that are part of “Bartitsu.”

“Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defense method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902 by Edward William Barton-Wright. During this Victorian/Edwardian era, the Bartitsu club was located at 67b Shaftesbury Avenue, in London’s Soho district.

The elements of bartitsu include jiujitsu, cane fighting/defense, boxing (pugilism, fisticuffs ), savate (French kick boxing), and self defense with umbrella and attire. Bartitsu also includes a comprehensive physical culture training system.

Displays on “the martial art of Sherlock Holmes” will be given on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Jupiter Cobb Theatre Lobby by award-winning fight director Cynthia Morrison from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bartitsu methods are just one of her teachings.

Morrison started in martial arts at the age of 14 and is a three-time International Women's Jousting champion. She is a fight director, writer, film producer, and official equestrian combat adviser of the 2005 U.S. Open Polo championships.

She is also the founding director of Palm Beach Jousting and “Contenders des Tropiques.”

Morrison is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. In 2011, an image of her performing a feat of strength was placed inside “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” Museum and to her surprise, was placed alongside the lifemask of Sir Basil Rathbone. Sir Basil was best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in a number of film productions.

Morrison's strength and weapon skills are featured in a number of books and publications.

Come see the "Sherlock Holmes, a Game of Shadows” premier, 201 N. US Highway 1, Jupiter. For showtimes, call 561-747-7333.

*Bartitsu, the martial art of Sherlock Holmes, demonstrations in Jupiter Cobb Theatre Lobby are from 5pm – 10pm during the premier Saturday Dec. 17th.

*Also, Bartitsu demonstrations will take place at Muvico Parisian Theatres in City Place W. Palm Bch. from 5pm – 10pm during the Sherlock Holmes Premier Friday Dec. 16th. For show times call Muvico City Place 545 Hibiscus St. WPBch, Fl @ (561) 833-0400


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