Forteza Fitness

From the Blog

Bartitsu featured in new BBC TV documentary

The hour-long documentary Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: the Rise of the Martial Arts in Britain¬†premieres on BBC4 at 10.00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 24th. ¬†Charting the cultural impact of the Asian martial arts in the United Kingdom, it begins with a 12-minutes section on E.W. Barton-Wright’s Bartitsu cross-training system and the jujitsu-trained Bodyguard unit of the British Suffragettes.

Forteza Bartitsu instructor Tony Wolf was interviewed for the documentary, which also features Edwardian-era “antagonistics” displays by British Bartitsu instructors James Marwood and George Stokoe:

Please note that, because of BBC licence restrictions, the documentary and promotional clips are only intended to be viewable by people within the UK.