- Variant of Bartitsu, used mainly after Conan Doyle (for whom it may have been a misprint). (Wiktionary)
“We know that Holmes practised the martial art known as baritsu, but Downey has the fighting skills of an SAS trooper, the agility of a trapeze artist, the stamina of a long-distance runner and the physique of a man with a personal trainer.”
“Bartitsu made it into popular cultural reference via a misnomer as 'baritsu', the martial art of Sherlock Holmes.”
““I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me.””
“The sport in which he indulged was bartitsu (Doyle misspelled it as “baritsu”, though scholars have yet to deduce whether this was intentional), a style of martial arts devised by Edward Barton-Wright around 1898.”
“However, there are a few incidents within the trailer which I did approve of, such as the inclusion of bartitsu (baritsu to Conan Doyle), an Anglicized form of martial arts created in the late 19th century.”
“I wouldn't have the courage? hahaha look, old man, I'm 6'1 , I've been a weightlifter for years, and I've trained in krav maga (Israeli streetfighting) and a Russian form of baritsu.”
“Of course "bartitsu" doesn't work as a Japanese word, where "baritsu" seems at least possible; so I'd say that Doyle improved it, though perhaps purely absent-mindedly.”
“Doyle talks about how Holmes is a stick fighter and a master of baritsu [Doyle's altered spelling of the real martial art bartitsu].”
“We're both martial arts enthusiasts and historically, in the real origin stories of Sherlock Holmes, he's kind of a bad-ass and a bare-knuckle boxer and studies the rare art of baritsu fictional martial art created by Doyle for the final Holmes story, 1901's The Adventure Of The Empty House.”
“If you look baritsu up, they can't even really tell you what it is, so it gives us a lot of leeway.”
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