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NCJ Number: 77697 Find in a Library
Title: Modern Self Defense
Author(s): R H Sigward
Date Published: 1958
Page Count: 234
Sponsoring Agency: Copp Organization, Inc
New York, NY 10018
Sale Source: Copp Organization, Inc
37 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Self-defense methods used by police, Federal agents, and all special military forces are described and illustrated to give a basic knowledge of the subject to police officers, students, and others.
Abstract: The self-defense techniques shown are based on the Japanese system of jiu-jitsu, the original art of unarmed defense, although improvements in the science of self-defense are also depicted. The text discusses how to practice these methods and presents special defense techniques for women. Captioned photographs explain key attacks and defenses basic to modern self-defense, the falling technique, wrist and arresting holds, choke holds, front and rear holds, and throws and leg trips. Other techniques shown are aimed at disarming assailants with knives or guns. Finally, a discussion of boxing techniques precedes illustrations showing how to break difficult holds when the opponent is also familiar with self defense.
Index Term(s): Martial arts; Personal Security/Self Protection; Self defense; Self defense training
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