Jiu-jitsu: A Comprehensive and Copiously Illustrated Treatise on the Wonderful Japanese Method of Attack and Self-defense (Google eBook)

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Japan Publishing Company, 1904 - Jiu-jitsu - 118 pages
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Page 4 - ... serious tricks," by which death may be caused at the will of the adept, and the process of kuatsu or revivification, by which the apparently lifeless victim is restored to the full use of his functional powers. Jiu Jitsu is not a system of muscle building by physical training, but rather a means of offsetting the effectiveness of powerful muscles, by performing the most skilful yet simple maneuvers. The United States Government has recognized its importance as science by having it taught at West...
Page 3 - Japanese method of personal attack and self-defense, literally means the gentle art of making one's opponent use his strength to his own disadvantage.

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