Ok, so, I’m not sure how I found this, but it’s a real thing. These are a series of illustrations from ”Self-defence With A Walking-stick: The Different Methods of Defending Oneself with a Walking-stick or Umbrella when Attacked under Unequal Conditions“ by E. W. Barton-Wright, published in the Jan., 1901 issue of Pearson’s Magazine. I stole it from this site.
It reminds me way too much of Sherlock Holmes and his fighting style.
Also, look at this mustache