The author of this blog does not advocate hate or unprovoked violence against any group. The purpose of this blog is to provide the very best information regarding philosophy, mindset training, and technique for the Christian Martialist in their broader Biblical, theological and cultural contexts. Nothing posted here should be construed as promoting or excusing hostile speech or acts toward anyone.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Self Defense

I like vintage self defense books. Hey, I even like the ads for vintage self defense books. Here's something from an old Jiu Jitsu book by John J. O'Brien.

O'Brien is the man reputed to have taught Jiu Jitsu to President Theodore Roosevelt. In the pictures below -- from his book A Complete Course in Jiu Jitsu -- he demonstrates KatateTori, the basic wrist lock.

(If you practice with a friend, go slowly and apply pressure gradually. Have a prearranged signal to stop)

I have republished A Complete Course in Jiu Jitsu for people like myself who get a kick out of the vintage self defense classics. For a limited time, you can get it for a 10% discount. Check it out by clicking on this button:

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A Complete Course of Jiu Jitsu

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