The Shoulder Throw

This lesson teaches you a scientific method of throwing an Assailant over your shoulder when he seizes you around the neck, or around the arms, from behind. You seize the sleeve of your opponent, unbalance him, place your center of gravity below his, and throw him, instead of the old-fashioned method of reaching for his head and throwing him by main strength. Assailant seizes you around waist, from behind, above arras. (When taking the role of Assailant, do not hold too tightly at first, and do...

Third Defense Against Downward Blow Of Knife

The quickest method of turning the tables on a man who attacks you with knife or pistol is to parry the blow with your forearm, stepping in and lowering the body slightly, keeping erect and well-balanced. Kick him in the abdomen with the rear foot. Bend your left knee slightly, this lowers your center of gravity and gives you more balance. Make the effort from the Stahara, this makes the kick twice as powerful as if you merely used the leg muscles. (See note further down re The Jujitsu Kick.)...

Jujitsu Training Lesson Guides

An introductory course showing That the secret of jujitsu is in the Stahara. How to use the Stahara. How to train the Stahara. (22 photos.) 2. Defense when a man attacks you by seizing you around waist. There are five tricks in this series, and they provide a splendid means of exercise. (18 photos.) Defense when a man attacks your throat. After mastering this lesson, the weakest woman will be safe from such an attack. (17 photos.) 3. Defense when opponent seizes your wrists. Teaching how to...

What Benny Leonard Says About Stahara Training

Benny Leonard, Light Weight Champion of the World, was Boxing Instructor at Camp Upton near Long Island, New York with the 77th Division when I was there, and this is what he says about Stahara training In reference to Stahara training which you introduced in the army. I do not think there is any other method of training so beneficial for the body. I shall never forget it as long as I live, as it has helped me considerably. This training teaches men to put their weight into their blows, and to...

How To Develop Subconscious Stahara Control

A person's natural inclination when gripping anybody is to put all the strength pigt 10 into the limb which performs the immediate action, that is, the hand or the arm. In seizing a man around the waist, for instance, the tendency is to lean on him utilizing arm strength only and forgetting to keep your balance. This lesson educates you out of this habit and gives you automatic Stahara control. This will develop in your brain a plexus that will automatically keep your balance in all sorts of...

The Secret Of Jujitsu Is The Stahara

The throws of jujitsu are achieved by the mechanical force of your center of gravity playing against opponent's center of gravity. The center of gravity is contained in the lower abdomen, therefore the proper disposition of your lower abdomen is the most important factor in any given trick. Conversely the object of your exertions against an opponent is to out-think his center of gravity, by maneuvering him into a position where his lower abdomen is off balance. An old Japanese master, mentioned...