2. Yukio Tani, the great Japanese fighter, began to teach women the art.
Before long, wrestling mats were brought out at fashionable parties and during balls. Jiu-Jitsu masters were in high demand for both entertainment purposes and more practical lessons, with young girls squeezing in practice between etiquette and dance.
9. However, Jiu-Jitsu wasn’t the only aggressive sport enjoyed by society women.
In 1901, Thomas Edison filmed this bout of fisticuffs by the Gordon Sisters.