“Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: the Rise of the Martial Arts in Great Britain” (2013)

Re-posted here for the benefit of newer enthusiasts who may not be aware of it, the first 12 minutes of this 2013 BBC documentary offer one of the most comprehensive mainstream media treatments of E.W. Barton-Wright’s “new art of self-defence” and of the suffragette jiujitsu phenomenon.

The documentary features interviews with historian Dr. Emelyne Godfrey and Bartitsu/suffrajitsu researcher Tony Wolf, as well as “antagonistics” demonstrations by instructors James Marwood and George Stokoe.

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