• Short Summary

    Great self defence demonstration by feisty Dorothy Darke and her opponent Arthur Owen.

  • Description

    "Nowadays, victory doesn't necessarily fall to the strong - the weaker can give a good account of herself (or himself) with the aid of these methods." Dorothy Darke is seen dressed in a snazzy swimsuit or exercise leotard. She says: "An opponent may seize one of your wrists as shown. Arthur Owen grabs her arm. Dorothy slowly describes the best self defence technique to get away from this hold. She then demonstrates another technique if both wrists are seized. Arthur then shows what to do if you wish to "throw your opponent to the left". He throws Dorothy to the ground, she falls quite slowly. They then demonstrate this throw again, this time Dorothy being the victor. Various self defence techniques are demonstrated in a similar way - moving slowly with detailed description. Dorothy states that one of the moves is particularly suitable for women as it "needs no strength at all". C/U of her head as Arthur puts his hand under her chin. He knocks her down, then she has a go and does the same to him. Great stuff!

    Note: great melodramatic music introduces this item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:35:00 / 01:16:09:00
    PSP 713

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