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SUFFRAGISTS AND JIU-JITSU.

Thirty Suffragists are n< w proficient at jiu-jitsu, the.Daily Mail of 17th May announces. Ostensibly (hey will repel hooligan attacks. Vivid illustrations of another use to which' tho art may be put wer?, however, .given on Saturday night at 'the Woinen',3"/Ex'hibitioi now being held at Prince's Skating Rink, Knightsbridge. The demonstration took tho form of a new two-minute drama without words, played m a tiny theatre. The two. characters were—The Policeman—A six-foot man, weighing quite 15 stone. ' The Suffragist—A : little woman scarcely more than sft high. The episode resolved itself into a three-round contest between the policeman arid the Suffragist. The little woman, despite overwhelming adverse odds as regards height and weight, made the policeman lose his dignity, his balance, and his helmet, whereat militant members of the audience shrieked v.'ith delight. The unequal contest is described below: , Round I.—The* little woman, m ; a cream coat and skirt, defies the policeman, who .towers above her. He extends his right arm cautiously, she seizes it quickly, pulls him a little forward, appears to tap him above the ankle with her foot, and he falls with a thud on hi.? face. Roars of applause amid tha dust., Time, ,30sec. , Round 2.—The policeman, -with a worried look, 'feints, for a moment, then goes for a body hold. :The little, woman grips him by the elbow arid shouldsr, knocks his feet deftly from under him, and drops him on his back with, a fearful crash. More diist than before, arid greater uithusiasn}. Time, 40sec. : Round 3.—The .policeman, looking shaken, makes an ill-cjnsidered rush., The little woman, apparently, mixes herself up among his feet. Then she bends down. With the impetus of his run the policeman seems to sail into the air. He shoots over the little woman^s shoulder, and comes down with a nervewracking crash. As he lies winded she doubles back his .foot m an agonising lock, stands ori his back, and deis his helmet. Clouds of dust. Intense enthusiasm. Time,. 50 se2. " The biggest policeman m Lpndon wouldn't get-away how," shouted the Suffragist, .still, standing on tho back or, her prostrate ,-fpe.( The applause was redoubled. The little^vomau was.Mme. Cfarriid; th-3 Suffragists' "instructress m jiu-jitsu. Slie took three' "curtains."

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SUFFRAGISTS AND JIU-JITSU. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXI, Issue 7872, 12 August 1909

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