(8th November 1860 - 13th September 1951)
Edward William Barton-Wright was an English entrepreneur specializing in both self-defense training and physical therapy. He is remembered today as one of the first Europeans to both learn and teach Japanese martial arts and as a pioneer of the concept of hybrid martial arts.
He was working as an antimony smelting specialist for the E.H. Hunter Company in Kobe, Japan, where he was exposed and studied martial arts. In 1900, Barton-Wright established the Bartitsu School of Arms and Physical Culture in London.