Tagged: jiu jitsu

[Review] Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurt’s Amazons #1

The year is 1914 and with Europe on the brink of war, the leaders of the radical women’s rights movement are fugitives from the law. Their last line of defense is the elite secret society of “Amazons”; women trained in the...

Slim Down With Jiu Jitsu…The 1930s Way?

Fashionable Ladies’ Martial Arts for Sexy & Fitness isn’t new! Back in the 1920s and 1930s, Japanese martial arts – mainly jiu jitsu – was taking the Western World by storm, and New Zealanders were not about to let London...

[Link] The Importance of Bowing On and Off The Mat

Skirt on the Mat is one of my favorite martial arts blogs, and I love both her longer examinations and her short reflections, including this one. She says: Maybe not every academy does this, but in our gym people bow...

Fear

I think it it’s safe to say that you will experience fear several times in your life and maybe especially in martial arts.  Sometimes you’re afraid of being physically hurt, other times it’s less tangible things that seem to hold...

[Link] Jiu Jiu’s BJJ Blog – Women Asked To Sit Out

At Julia’s super Brazilian Jiu Jitsu-focused blog, she writes about a woman who posted a story on her Facebook page about how after paying open mat fees, she was told by the instructor to sit out because he was concerned...

[Vintage] The Weaker Sex? 1930’s Ju Jitsu

A 1933 video starring May Whitley demonstrating the self defense capabilities of ju jitsu.  Self defense and martial arts became very popular among in the 1920s and 1930s.  Check the vintage tag for more. Click here to view the video...