Strangle Holds In A Jujitsu Match

In a jujitsu match, when an opportunity offers, the strangle hold is applied like a flash of lightning. The opponent makes the signal of defeat, and the match is decided. Quick as has been the operation, no injury or pain has resulted to the vanquished man. A jujitsu man who applied a hold so roughly and clumsily as to damage his opponent would be so ashamed of himself that he would not show his face in the wrestling hall for months to come. Such an incident, however, does not occur. Before a...

Balance And Momentum

Jujitsu tricks are done with great rapidity on an opponent who is usually moving just as quickly. You utilize the momentum of the opponent to unbalance and defeat him instead of relying on your own strength and weight. If you try to master the two complicated problems of your opponent's BALANCE and MOMENTUM and at the same time make your legs and arms perform a complicated, unfamiliar feat, you are up against an intricate task in which progress is slow. This is why it takes so many years in...

How To Escape From A Hammerlock

If your Assailant omits to maintain fullest pressure, if he fails to keep you on your toes - bend forward letting your arm come straight and bringing your left shoulder round towards your right. You can free your arm and if necessary attack opponent with your left fist.

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...

Escape From Rear Strangle

As opponent slowly commences to put pressure on your throat, tug his sleeve violently forward with both hands, thus lessening the pressure on your windpipe. Simultaneously turn your chin into the crook of his elbow. This exposes the large neck muscles to his attack and gives you ample time to complete the escape and throw him whereas if you allow the pressure to continue on your windpipe one second is enough to make you quit. Perform this slowly in an experimental spirit, not in a spirit of...

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...