Category Archives: Suffrajitsu

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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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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