Mary Russell, the “Flying Duchess”

Mary Russell, the “Flying Duchess”

Emily (Diana) Watts‘ 1905 book The Fine Art of Jujutsu is historically significant as the first Japanese unarmed combat manual to have been written by a woman, and also the first English-language manual to represent Kodokan judo. Mrs. Watts’ book was dedicated to “Her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, with grateful affection”, and the photographs … Continue reading “Mary Russell, the “Flying Duchess””

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