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In this position you can easily strangle him by tightening the pressure of your wrist on his windpipe. This hold is known only to a limited circle. It is not taught in any standard Japanese jujitsu book. Hold his neck rigidly against your body. Bring your Stahara forward and upward, thus increasing the pressure of your wrist, until his neck is dislocated.

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The strength of the weakest man's Stahara is stronger than the strongest man's neck and you can kill a man with this grip instantaneously.

This is a super-secret method of doing a secret trick. Do it slowly. You can practice this hold on one another with the utmost safety and with absolutely no fear of injuries or accidents. These secret jujitsu holds are like an immense steam hammer whose power can be so controlled that it will perform the most delicate operations. In matches where this has been used to defeat the opponent, I have never seen anyone suffer even momentary discomfort after the hold was released.

You will find it difficult at first to coordinate your arm strength and your Stahara strength. When you first use Stahara strength, your arms will relax, but practice until you get the proper coordination.

To obtain an opponent who will allow you to experiment on him, you must first practice according to the rules laid down in "How to Make an Opponent Quit" in Book One.


You can pull opponent into the strangle hold by placing one hand on the back of his neck and pulling him forward off balance. By a little practice you will be able to utilize his forward momentum. If you try this when he has no forward momentum, it will not succeed.

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Pull his head under your armpit.

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Opportunities for this hold occur most frequently when opponent is trying for your legs.

There are three reasons why this hold is so much deadlier than the ordinary front strangle hold.

1. The sharp edge of your wrist will choke him a tenth of the time that the flat side would.

2. You use the strength of the Stahara, not the strength of arms only, in choking him.

3. You unbalance him onto his tiptoes, thus weakening his powers of resistance.

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