“Ju-Jitsu For The Police: Its Possibilities” (#3)

Ralph Cleaver’s third jiujitsu cartoon for The Sketch seems, like #2, to have abandoned the premise of police applications.  Instead, Cleaver imagines how Japanese unarmed combat might be used to compel a recalcitrant husband to purchase jewellery for his skilled (and clearly unscrupulous) wife.

By the time this cartoon was published, jiujitsu was, in fact, being practiced by a number of “society ladies”, and “jiujitsu parties” had become quite a fad in London.

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