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The Judo Journal - Volume 1, Number 1
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The Judo Journal - Volume 1, Number 1

Haverford, PA: Ishikawa & Foos Publishing Co, 1961. Near Fine. First edition (the inaugural issue of this Judo magazine). Quarto. 98pp. Stapled wrappers with price label affixed to front wrap. About fine with a touch of toning at the edges. The text profusely illustrated with photographs from competitions in Japan and the U.S., diagrams of positions and moves, etc. Included is a printed letter dated August 31, 1960 from a man who visited a Judo school in Brazil which "was predicated on the 'Gracie' method which had its inception in Rio about 30 years ago. ... Most of the techniques seemed to point in the direction of causing the opponent to quit in the grappling situation." An early reference to what is now one of the most influential and important disciplines found in mixed martial arts. Rare. OCLC located no copies.

$350.00

Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks: Japanese Feats of Attack and Defense in Personal Encounter
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Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks: Japanese Feats of Attack and Defense in Personal Encounter

By HANCOCK, H. Irving

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in a very nice, very good dustwrapper with modest chips and tears. Among the earliest English-language books devoted to the subject, very scarce in jacket.

$200.00

Law of the Fist and the Empty Hand: A Book on Kenpo Karate
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Law of the Fist and the Empty Hand: A Book on Kenpo Karate

By PARKER, Ed

(Alliance, Nebraska: Iron Man Industries, 1960. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in a decent, good plus dustwrapper with small chips and tears. The first edition is scarce in jacket.

$500.00