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Originally devised by the samurai as an empty-handed means of defense against an armed enemy, Ju-Jitsu has developed into a practical art. Cultivating mind, body and spirit, Ju-Jitsu combats the stress of modern society and strengthens personal health and character. This book introduces Ju-Jitsu, its philosophy, and history; advises on how to get started; explains dojo etiquette, how to warm up and down, and how to prevent and treat injuries; describes basic techniques with clear instructions, such as break-falling, stances, blocking, striking, locking, kicking, and punching; and gives rules of competition.
Martin Dixon is a Fellow in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge, and a Reader in Law at the University of Cambridge. He has been a legal officer for the United Nations in Vienna, advises companies on questions of international law, and is co-author of Cases & Materials on International Law .
Pub Date: 2003
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Size: 6.50 x 9.25 inches