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A GREAT MANY instances occur every year in which people are choked, some to death and others painfully but not fatally. There are a number of Jiu-Jitsu defenses or releases from choking, some more complicated than others. This one, involving a single, sharp, accurate blow is easy to accomplish and entirely effective. It has the added advantage, if sharply and correctly administered, of ending the trouble at once as the attacker has little fight left in him.

Us® this defense when your attacker is not wearing a lot of heavy clothing. A heavy overcoat.for inslonce. would soften your blow too much, robbing it of its full effect-iveness.

This number may be used when ever your opponent is in front of you.

He must be within easy reach of you as, of course, he is if ho is attempting to choke you.

Your hands must be in the"knife blow" position

The man will fall to the ground severely injured, gasping for breath.

and should be raised about as high as your shoulders.

A very lorge man is just as vulnerable to this blow as a small person.

You strike hard against both sides of his body simultaneously, about at his fifth or sixth ribs.

The larger tho man the bigger your target and consequently the big mon is easy to hit.

His hands are around your throat. Bend your knees a little.

His hands are around your throat. Bend your knees a little.

As you start to faring your arms up you should crouch down slightly«

Both of your hands should come up at the same time.

As you start to faring your arms up you should crouch down slightly«

Both of your hands should come up at the same time.

As you strike you also straighten your knees, which tends to give added power to the blow.

As he foils you hove ample opportunity to follow up your blow with further measures.

If you have hit the right spots hard enough

Remember in executing this number, as well as all Jiu-Jitsu numbers involving a blow, that you use the knife blow, not your fist.

he will release his grasp on your throat ot once.

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