Self-defence from “The Wrinkle Book” (1921)


An illustration from The Wrinkle Book, edited by Archibald Williams and published by Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London.

These techniques were probably inspired by those described in Percy Longhurst’s Jiu-jitsu and Other Methods of Self Defence, first published in 1906. Longhurst was an associate of most of the principal figures attached to the Bartitsu Club and may well have trained there himself.

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