Category Archives: Suffrajitsu

Vote for Edith!

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 30th January 2011 We all now have an opportunity to vote for a memorial plaque to record Edith Garrud’s memory as a pioneer of jujutsu and a suffragette. Islington Council in London will erect a … Continue reading

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Suffrajitsu Issue #2: Inside the Bartitsu Club

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 25th February 2015 On a rainy London evening, Persephone Wright spars with her Uncle Edward in the Bartitsu Club … but later: Shocking events propel the Amazons into a daring rescue mission … Continue reading

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Suffragettes and Jiu-Jitsu (1910)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 9th September 2011 From the Wanganui Chronicle, 9 August 1910, Page 5. No longer is the annoying male interjector to disturb the tranquility of the peaceful Suffragette at her meetings (says the London … Continue reading

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Self-Defence Historian Emelyne Godfrey on Suffrajitsu and Bartitsu

Paul Bowman of the Martial Arts Studies Research Network interviews Dr. Emelyne Godfrey, the author of Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society, on the subject of self-protection in Victorian … Continue reading

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Secret Histories and Outlaw Suffragettes: an Interview with “Suffrajitsu” Author Tony Wolf

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 19th December 2013 We’re pleased to be able to present this interview with Tony Wolf, the author of the upcoming graphic novel series Suffrajitsu.  Tony’s books will be part of the Foreworld Saga created by Neal … Continue reading

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Report on Bartitsu at the 2011 Western Martial Arts Workshop

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 19th September 2011 Instructor Tony Wolf ran a series of Bartitsu classes at the recent 4-day Western Martial Arts Workshop in Racine, Wisconsin. The first session on Thursday morning was an introduction to Bartitsu as a … Continue reading

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Last of the Jujitsuffragettes (June 19th, 1965)

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 18th January 2012 Edith Garrud, former trainer of the English Suffragette movement’s Bodyguard Society, demonstrates a jujitsu wrist-lock on journalist Godfrey Winn during an interview for Woman Magazine. The interview took place on the … Continue reading

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Jujitsuffragette Edith Garrud Back in the News

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 27th March 2012 Follow this link to read an Islington Tribune article about Edith Garrud (pictured left, above), who was the jujitsu and self defence trainer of the Suffragette Bodyguard society.  We eagerly await the … Continue reading

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Neal Stephenson on Bartitsu and Suffrajitsu in the Foreworld

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Sunday, 10th June 2012 The Foreworld project is an epic multi-media historical fiction franchise centered around the martial arts of European history. Quoting Subutai principal Neal Stephenson on the subjects of Victorian-era self defence and physical … Continue reading

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Unveiling of Edith Garrud’s Memorial Plaque in London

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 11th July 2012 On a sunny Saturday in June 2012, around 70 people congregated around the steps of a house in a smart square in London to celebrate the life of a … Continue reading

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