Thursday, February 12, 2009

Women Doth! Depression-Era Jujitsu

I asked for vintage Women Do, and the Internets do not disappoint. BoingBoing (who else?) has a couple of marvelous 1930s British newsreels on jujitsu for the womens.

The first video offers a primer in handling "the objectionable people one meets at certain places." In the second, a Kiera Knightley-esque virago calmly dismembers her burly sidekick. "And in this position it is quite easy for me to dislocate his wrrrrrist [CRACK!], elbow, ["Aaarp!"] and shoulder."

Thanks once again to the indefatigable Ryan for the tip.

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