Can a small person really throw a bigger one? That’s the question raised by the story of Edith Garrud, small, slight jiu jitsu instructor to the suffragette bodyguard. It’s an amazing story, and you can read about it here. In a sentence, Garrud taught jiu jitsu to women who protected prominent suffragette speakers from the police and others. The Jitsu Foundation’s James Garvey and Mary Petty will be on The One Show tonight, demonstrating the techniques Edith Garrud might well have taught women a century ago.
WelcomeBased in central London, UCLU jiu jitsu is a martial arts club teaching realistic self defence techniques in a friendly environment. Beginners are welcome at any session. Just wear something loose and comfortable -- and be prepared to join us for a frosty beverage in the pub after training. It's a yin and yang thing.
Where and when?Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 - 10 pm
AndFridays from 7.30 - 9.45