American Jiujitsu

For 20 years I have studied and taught Jiu-Jitsu. My students have been city and state policemen, business men, soldiers, housewives, college students, penitentiary guards, private and industrial policemen, Y.M.C.A. classes and householders. Sixteen year old boys and girls and sixty-five year old men and women; two hundred and fifty pounders and ninety pound lightweights have gained poise and confidence by acquiring the knowledge and skill of Jiu-Jitsu.

Whether the art originated, as some historians repeat, with ancient Chinese Monks forbidden to carry weapons, or, as more popularly believed, with the physically inferior Japanese as a means of overcoming their natural handicap in bodily encounters, it has long been recognized as a potent method of attack and defense.

In this book I teach you how to master the fundamental principles of Jiu-Jitsu and to acquire a variety of attacks and counter-attacks. I have chosen lessons easily understood and learned but which cover situations some of which are all too apt to occur within the experience of any or all of us. You can master these numbers!

A person with a knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu has the one ignorant of its mysteries almost completely at his mercy. There is a method of Jiu-Jitsu defense for every attack and a Jiu-Jitsu attack for every occasion. The size of the person attacking has little bearing on the outcome; the Jiu-Jitsu operator knows that the bigger they come the harder they fall.

Regardless of your weight and size you will be able to handle anyone not familiar with Jiu-Jitsu practices. Sometimes spoken of as the "gentle art", it is as gentle or as punishing as you care to make it or as the occasion demands. I hope that you will never have occasion to use one of the defenses seriously. You may, however, someday even save your life by applying one of the lessons of this book. The confidence that knowledge of this skill gives you will in itself carry you through situations which otherwise might be dangerous or embarassing.

As you study the lessons in this book please do not use your new power carelessly. Please remember that Jiu-Jitsu is not a game or sporl. It is a serious weapon which gives to you, as its possessor, an immense advantage in physical encounters. Be considerate of your partner with whom you practice. When he indicates that you are hurting him relax or release your grip for, although you may be using but the fingers of one hand, a little pressure skillfully applied con cause intense pain

PufelUh.d i»y SUN DIAL rXESS Copyright 1942 ALLAN J. HALL BLOOM HELD HILLS, «ICM.

PufelUh.d i»y SUN DIAL rXESS Copyright 1942 ALLAN J. HALL BLOOM HELD HILLS, «ICM.

Improvised Weaponry

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