The Signal Of Defeat

The Signal of Defeat is given thus:

If both hands are free, clap them together twice.

If only one hand is free, clap some part of you opponent's body lightly twice so that he may feel it, or clap your own body twice, loudly enough for him to hear it.

If both hands are imprisoned, stamp twice on the floor so that he may hear it.

The Japanese sometimes give the signal of defeat by saying "maita" (pronounced like the English words my tar, said quickly), which means, "I quit." You may use the same words, or say, "Enough."

When a chokehold is applied you will not have the power of speech and will find it necessary to give the hand signal.

Thru their ability to make opponents quit without hurting them Japanese are able to indulge indefinitely in their otherwise dangerous practice.

No man gives in while there is a chance of escape and there are ways of wriggling out of apparently fatal holds.

But these grips can be held so that they give no pain and yet the slightest pressure will cause you enough pain to make you relinquish your struggles. In other words, you would know when opponent could break your arm, etc., without any great effort, and without your being able to prevent him.

Having such holds repeatedly applied to the limit train you to an equanimity of temper. You feel no chagrin or disappointment, just as you expect your opponent to feel none when you turn the tables on him. In fact, in a five minutes bout in jujitsu each will have made the other quit several times and they will always keep smiling.


The order given was: "On the command 'Forward MARCH' the captured men will try to escape. LESSON 3.

This lesson gives further instruction in how to take bone-breaking grips on the opponent and control him without any danger of breaking his bones.

• The Little Finger "Come-along."

• Unbalance opponent the moment you grasp him, and keep him off balance until you have secured the grip.

• The fascinating game of — "Tickle my nose, if you can."

• Growth of self-confidence.

• The Major Operation.

• The Minor Operation.

• The more haste the less speed.

• The escape from the Little Finger "Come-along." LITTLE FINGER "COME-ALONG"

Standing on opponent's left side, seize him with your right hand just above his left elbow with your thumb round the other side of his arm.

Step quickly behind him, unbalancing him towards you, thus preventing him striking you with his other hand.

Slip your left hand, palm up, below his left hand, which is hanging palm down. Grasp his fourth and fifth fingers.

Hold his wrist and his elbow pressed tightly against your Stahara. Keep your legs well apart and be well balanced.

Bend his wrist at right-angles to his forearm, and his fingers at right angles to his wrist.

Bring him onto his toes, off balance, by upward pressure on his fingers and march him around the room.

Practise this hold with both hands.

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