Third Defense Against Throat Attack

Swing your right elbow up over Assailant's left arm, knocking his hands away from your throat and throwing him off balance. Make the swing, not with the arm, but with the whole body (the Stahara). Swing your elbow back full into Assailant's neck or jaw. They are both equally vital points and a fair blow will lay him out. In practice stop the blow three or four inches from your partner's neck. As you swing in fig. 53, step forward and inward with your right foot and step backward and to the...

The History Of The Death Lock

I had studied jujitsu six or seven years before I knew that such a hold existed. I had retained one of the cleverest exponents of jujitsu, who was professor at one of the large military stations, and he made a long journey three times weekly to instruct me at my private wrestling school in Yokohama. Although I was in the ranks of the first-class men when I started with him, he could at first make me quit every few seconds, but in about a year I worked this down until the average was three...

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...

Upward Wrist Escape

Assailant seizes both your wrists with his thumbs above and his fingers below. In practising this, at first, Assailant must stay put. He knows what you are going to do but must not take advantage of his knowledge to lower his body also and thus prevent your escape. Afterwards you will be able to escape more quickly than he can prevent you. Bring palms of your hands together. Step forward with one foot, lowering your body until the elbows are well bent and below his hands. Have your elbows in...

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...

Correct Leverage In Chin Shove

Assailant is holding you around waist. You have your hand on his chin. Let him stiffen his neck and resist your efforts to push him back, so that you are struggling with him strength against strength. You will be unable to push him back. Instead of continuing to push back against his strength push up, dropping your body a little so that your Stahara is behind the upward effort. This will instantly get him off balance and you can easily subdue him.