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  • Short Summary

    Dorothy Darke and Arthur Owen demonstrate self defence techniques.

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    M/S of a man and a woman (paper records state that this is Dorothy Darke and Arthur Owen.) The woman wears a swimsuit or leotard and the man a shirt and casual trousers. He grabs her hands and she fights him off - this is a self defence lesson. He makes another lunge for her and she wards him off.

    "When tackled from behind, try this - " Our instructors slowly show how to deal with this kind of attack. "A waist grip is best stopped this way - slowly, first - " She grabs the waistband of his trousers. C/U of him grabbing her hand and applying pressure with his thumbs to prize her hand off. He then turns around and runs behind the woman, bending her arm back. He puts his foot behind one of hers and pulls her over. "Now, speedily - " He makes a grab for her waistband she prizes his hand off and pulls him over.

    "A neck clutch can be dealt with this way - " She puts her arm around his neck from behind. He leans forward and pulls her up and over his back. She demonstrates how it is done. We see some of the defence techniques in slow motion. She throws him to the ground. "Another slow "show" view - " Another throw is shown. "A blow is avoided this way - " He makes to strike her and she catches his wrist. She bends him over backwards and throws him to the ground. "And this chin "throw" is one of the most effective of all - " Slow motion of her grabbing him by the chin and forcing him to the ground.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 555.

    Note: this could be used to illustrate how to fend off a sexual attacker. Good footage.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:00:00 / 01:30:53:00
    EP 230

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