THIRTY-SIX SECRET KNOCK-OUT BLOWS WITHOUT THE USE OF FISTS -- American Jiu-Jitsu by S. J. Jorgensen. 1942. Seattle, WA. Self-Published booklet in Good Plus Condition. Front cover shows the most wear: slight wear, minor tear at head of spine, former owner's stamp, minor creasing some foxing. Interior mostly very clean; a couple pages show some red ink underlining. Book is PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED throughout w/ black & white photographs & drawings, with many sequences showing specific moves. This is one of those instances w a later edition is more desirable than a first. Earlier editions had 24 pp and 32 pp, respectively. This edition boasts 48 pp, the inclusion of the extra & revised material rendering it the best of all. The photography is memorable; a taste of the sequences and the graphic instruction is shown below.
Author Jorgensen is called "The world's most famous Police Jiu Jitsu Instructor." One of his mottoes is: "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." He is also credited with teaching his methods to the American armed forces for their use in WW II.
Covered in this booklet are Knockout Blows, Offensive & Defensive Positions, Mirror Shadow Practice for Knockouts, Japanese Thumb Pressure, Headlock Breaks, Japanese Choke Hold, Shaking Down the Gunman, Wrong Method of Shake Down, Lessons in Come-Along
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