Edith Garrud: the Suffragette who knew Jujutsu

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 15th August 2009
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Announcing the publication of a new book for teenage readers, or indeed for any reader interested in the true story of Edith Garrud, who taught jujutsu to the secret Bodyguard society of the English women’s suffrage movement.

Edith and her husband William were among the first generation of English jujutsu instructors, having learned the art from Bartitsu Club instructor Sadakazu Uyenishi and other notables.

The book details Edith Garrud’s life and career as a self defence instructor in Edwardian London and the adventures of the jujutsu-trained Bodyguard society in protecting their leaders from arrest and assault. My hope is that it will inspire some young people, especially girls, to stand up for what they believe in and enroll in martial arts training.

Suggested for ages 12 and older, includes 29 illustrations.

To view a free PDF preview and to order online, please visit the virtual bookstore.

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