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February 2022 Book Survey

   Welcome to the February 2022 book survey. Introduction In February 2022, I (Richard) continued my reading plan that prioritized print books that have been on my shelf for months, or years. This post describes a mix of print and digital books I read in February. Read on to separate the wheat from the chaff. The Bartitsu Compendium, Volumes 1 and 2: History and Canonical Syllabus, and Antagonistics, Tony Wolf, 2005 and 2008  The Bartitsu Companion Volume 1 and Volume 2  are excellent resources for anyone who wants to learn about martial arts in the UK during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tony Wolf has done a tremendous service by compiling these two large format paperback books. The work of Edward William Barton-Wright (1860-1951, a contemporary of judo founder Kano Jigoro, also born in 1860) comprises the bulk of the material in Volume 1.  Volume 2 integrates content from so-called "Edwardian jiu-jitsu," such as  The Complete Jujitsuan by William Garrud, The Game