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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting little book
This book will most likely be purchased by fans of Conan-Doyle's most famous character, or by those looking for a small gift for those who love their Holmes. However, it has a somewhat wider appeal, particularly to those interested in the development of western, or at least westernized, martial arts.

The text and pictures / drawings appears to be an...
Published on 6 Jan 2012 by S. Lindgren

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2.0 out of 5 stars Hmm.
This is a very short book, it reminds me more of those 1960's "teach yourself karate" books in the fact that it is more style than substance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elementary......, 6 Aug 2013
This review is from: The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence: The Manly Art of Bartitsu as used against Professor Moriarty (Hardcover)
This arrived today. Well packed and quick delivery. It's a nicely bound book full of defence tips for all occasions. The style of writing is of it's time, as are the illustrations. But that's what makes it so interesting. This book is a good size to put in your case, rucksack or bag and get out on the train. Well recommended.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars fight from a bicycle, 11 May 2013
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pretty good self defence from the victorian era, fighting with a walking stick, how to use a bicycle for self defence, I'd never thought of that one, I'd say value for money and the book is well made too, but if you are after more comprehensive self defence and can only afford one book go for Fairburns "How to fight" if you can stretch to both, then do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bartitsu, 15 Jan 2012
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Over all a relay interesting book,but I wander with todays level of mindless violence if this would really work. There is part of it which shows how to use a bicycle as a weapon not to practical but still well worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfyingly ridiculous., 13 Dec 2013
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Absolutely mad, but would certainly work if we were still in the Edwardian era. Wouldn't it be great if gentlemen carried canes and wore boaters. it would of course, be much clearer who was a baddie then. Excellent read, especially if you are into martial arts, fun if you are not. Lots of excellent pictures.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, 2 Jun 2013
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Its OK, take it or leave it, I would leave it. Its a book that has been re-published to take advantage of peoples interest in Martial Arts.
Buy a Modern book for a good comprehensive coverage of the subject.
Maybe of Historical interest to some people, for them it would be a good buy
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