Political Jujitsu Cartoon by E.T. Reed (1902)

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 25th April 2013

Possibly inspired by E.W. Barton-Wright’s coining of the word “Bartitsu”, Punch cartoonist E.T. Reed imagines the martial arts of British politicans including Joseph Chamberlain’s “Jo-jitsu” and Arthur Balfour’s “Balf-itsu”, a “peculiar method of contortionist gymnastics and telescopic dislocation”.

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Political jujitsu
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