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Unarmed Combat: The Art of Physical Defence and Attack Practically Explained and Illustrated
Written by a seasoned Judo practitioner, this booklet - aimed at recruits to the Home Guard early in the Second World War when weapons were hard to find - teaches all that he needed to know about unarmed combat, including such matters as the vulnerable wrist, why a blow with a rigid hand is better than a fist; and how to break a fall when thrown.
Published September 9th 2016 by Naval & Military Press
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Every technique here is legitimate, found in modern methods, well explained and illustrated nicely. The context for the techniques is ridiculous, however. The author thinks these applicable to military combat, which they aren't. The methods are time intensive and require extensive training to be effective. They have no place in combatives in any case. The author's illustrations show a British soldier doing the techniques on a jack-booted German, with the German leading with improbable attacks. A ...more