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But Colonel Biddle is very dk about one point: Kengla, who was a former pupil of the author in individual combat, has become dif expert in Jiu- Jitsu. Dead at Age of From his sick bed Colonel Bowie met their united attack with his Bowie knife; with this lie killed seven before lie himself succumbed with Colonels Travis and Crockett during the battle of the Alamo, He took a foremost part in the Texas Revolution.

Please try again later. Retrieved March 19, This book is really a great find for any student of knife fighting and combatives. One such blow is herein prescribed Figure 39 a.j.hiddle it is aimed at the front shin bone directly below die adver- sary’s knee. Such a blow r is recom- mended in a fist fight when die assault drives one backward: The timeless techniques of the a.j.bidddle are demonstrated in this classic manual of hand-to-hand combat, which teaches soldiers how to win fights using bayonet fencing, knife fighting, jiu-jitsu, savate and boxing.

The assailant s eyes are an easy mark. Tunney was at all times merciful. He will submit to your authority.

Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Sr.

There are various 52 methods of wielding the knife in the many respective countries where the dagger is publicly and generally recognized as a standard weapon, and the overhand guard and stroke and the underhand guard and stroke are separately characteristic to particular races and are standardized and correct.


The left foot is advanced about sixteen inches in front of the right foot. Many more will have the good fortune to meet him and see him in action as the months roll on.

Figures show graphically the manner in which an unruly person can he effectively handled.

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At the same moment, he lifts his right foot an inch from the ground and replaces it. Fig, 31, A finger hold will tame an od opponent.

The subsequent success of this preliminary move will be principally due to bringing, at the moment of the feint, die right foot forward directly back of the left, unnoticed by the adver- sary. In his staggering position, slap him on the back of the neck alternately with the open palm of each hand until he becomes groggy’. Journal of Non-Lethal Combatives. If it lands, well and good. It is the heritage ol every soldier to know how f to protect himself undei all situations.

He showed it to me. The hand-cut is particularly prescribed for use with the bayonet as knife and is an exquisitely scientific movement, taken from die sword and known to few r others than scientific swordsmen. The telling punch comes up to the chin from floor.

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His love of contact sports dates hack to the years when he won numerous amateur boxing titles, fighting as a heavyweight. Self-preservation remains the great law of Nature.

A quick upward jolt with the left hand at the elbow of the attacking arm completely deflects and throws aside the attacker Figures 23 and Topic covered are Bayonet fencing, knife fighting, jiu-jitsu and savate as well as boxing.

All Jiu-Jitsu wrestling movements that require particular sci- ence in trying for complicated holds or grasps are avoided. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Major Herrmann conducts the famous William J. Thus you can break his wrist Figure Jiu-Jitsu, he explained, is 4.

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People and in- ri dents crowd die years. He has scored Fig. Essentially Biddle’s methods became the foundation the military built their close combat programs on. Knock-out blow can be delivered just below ribs into the solar plexus. Showing of 5 reviews. They vrill find him kindly, helpful and under- standing.

Paladin Press November 1, Language: Hard blow at neck can break enemy’s collar bone. The bayonet fencer should meet such an attack by slashing at the op- ponent’s throat. The delivery of the blow in this way is required to make it successful- The fingers and wrist must be rigid.

This must not be in any manner a push, but must be a.j.biddoe actual blow T of the elbow. He was a per- sonal friend of Boh Fitzsimmons. The Chair Sword Contest The sword is the master weapon of all the blades.

The Hand-cut The chief movements prescribed for the bayonet and for the knife fencer are patterned from die sword, and are identical. Turn quickly to the left, hitting the opponent’s wrist with ihe left elbow.

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There should never he more than three inches of the blade thrust into the body, or two inches into the throat, to insure instant withdrawal. However, if you find a 1st edition in good condition, it is worth a lot on the collector’s market.