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 jujitsu man has worked his way up to the ranks of the third-class exponents, he has acquired a temperance, a control of his movements, that makes such an occurrence unthinkable. Although there is no limit to the deadly nature of the holds used in a jujitsu match, there is never an accident on that account. I have trained large numbers of men in the effective use of the Death Lock, and by this system in a few lessons, they, too, acquire a temperance, and are able to use this hold with safety to themselves and their opponents.
The rear strangle is one of the four methods used in jujitsu matches of strangling a man from the rear, all of them equally effective and interesting. They achieve their object of making the opponent quit either by pressure on his windpipe, on the nerves and blood vessels of his neck, or on his spine. You are not taught these other methods in this course, for the simple reason that the Death Lock supplants them all. A complete course of self-defense should teach you not only the best tricks to use, but why you should use them, and we give you this rear strangle so that you may compare it with the Death Lock.
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