Category Archives: Suffrajitsu

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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The Amazons of Edwardian London; Martial Arts-Trained Suffragette Bodyguards

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 25th July 2012 About the author: Tony Wolf is the author of the book Edith Garrud: the Suffragette who knew jujutsu. He is currently developing a work of multimedia fiction inspired by the Suffragette Bodyguard … Continue reading

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Jujitsuffragettes Featured in BBC History Magazine

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Friday, 16th November 2012 Self defence historian Emelyne Godfrey‘s article on the jujitsu training of the British Suffragettes is now available in the December issue of BBC History Magazine.

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“Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society: From Dagger-Fans to Suffragettes”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 The topic of women and danger has long fascinated historians. Emelyne Godfrey’s new book, available now from Palgrave Macmillan, innovatively situates both well-known and more obscure themes within the cultural … Continue reading

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An Interview with Emelyne Godfrey

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 Emelyne Godfrey is the author of the books Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and its newly published sister volume, Femininity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature and Society. Q – Emy, … Continue reading

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Bartitsu and Suffrajitsu in “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Rise of the Martial Arts in Great Britain”

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 5th March 2013

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“The Year of the Bodyguard” (1982): Summary

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Thursday, 21st March 2013 For a number of years, the 1982 docudrama The Year of the Bodyguard, directed by Noel Burch, was one of the sasquatches of Bartitsu/Edwardian antagonistics research. There was tantalising evidence that … Continue reading

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Jujitsuffragette Photographs?

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Monday, 1st April 2013 These three extremely rare photographs featured in the Year of the Bodyguard docudrama (1982) may show Jujitsuffragettes in training. Although it is unfortunately impossible to pinpoint their origin, these pictures were almost certainly … Continue reading

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A New Honour for Jujitsuffragette Edith Garrud

Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Saturday, 27th April 2013 Jazzie B joined by, from left, Andrew Turton, Islington Council leader Catherine West and Martin Williams. Jujitsuffragette trainer Edith Garrud, music producer Jazzie B and health pioneer Florence Keen have been commemorated with a “portrait … Continue reading

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