Thread: WMA articles from Bartitsu.org
2/18/2011 10:43pm, #1
WMA articles from Bartitsu.org
Various recent articles from Bartitsu.org, covering Victorian-era self defence, savate exhibitions in London, etc.
2/18/2011 10:52pm, #2
Those are pretty damn interesting. Does Ms. Godfrey practice or is she just a researcher? Just curious after reading what she wrote her Dissertation on.
2/18/2011 10:55pm, #3
AFAIK Emy Godfrey took a self defense course in college, and that inspired her to focus on the history of that subject academically. She's currently prepping a companion history of women's self defense in the Victorian and Edwardian periods; she's also interviewed in the upcoming Bartitsu documentary.
2/18/2011 11:00pm, #4
Awesome keep us updated. A history of Women's SD sounds interesting and new.
2/18/2011 11:10pm, #5
I'm mostly looking forward to the next book as a serious study of the jujitsu-trained Bodyguards of the British Suffragette movement; they really deserve to be better known.
2/19/2011 10:24am, #6
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It's too bad the publishers want so much for Emy Godfrey's book. As much as I love this stuff there's no way I can justify shelling out 80 dollars for a 200-page book. I know it's specialist subject matter but even so surely it doesn't cost that much to print stuff.
2/22/2011 8:59am, #7
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