Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense

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With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art.

The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal era, Jiu-jitsu is the forerunner of Judo and the precursor of today's ultimate fighting styles, such as mixed martial arts (MMA). For centuries, this method of unarmed self-defense proved so successful in combat that it was kept secret and taught only to a select few.

Based on the author's study with instructors at the Tokyo police academy, this martial arts book presents all the traditional techniques of Jujitsu, also known as Jiu-jitsu. These techniques teach you valuable restraining methods that force your opponent to submit without abuse by using pressure points. It shows you tips for search and seizure, and the almost extinct art of Hojojutsu—how to tie people up without using any knots.

Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense addresses and demonstrates the full range of Kaisho Goshin Budo Taiho Jitsu Ryu (Tokyo police self-defense).

Learn specific techniques such as:

  • The use of hands
  • Throwing an opponent
  • Attacking vital points with strikes and kicks
  • The use of weapons (like the staff).

  • Designed as a training manual, this fascinating Jiujitsu book also serves as a remarkable illustrated guide to the secret art of Japanese samurai self-defense.

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    About the Author:

    Darrell Max Craig received his initiation into the martial arts in 1956 while stationed in Japan. In 1968, he became the Texas Open Karate Champion. The same year he was ranked 4th in the US in Okinawan weapons. In 1971, he started studying the art of Kendo and has participated in five World Kendo Championships. In 1985 he was a member of the US World team in Paris, France. He has choreographed martial arts scenes for a number of feature films and is the author of 7 books, including IAI: The Art of Drawing the Sword. He has been involved with numerous S.W.A.T. teams both federal and state as their self-defense mentor. He holds the following ranks in budo:
    7th Dan Kyoshi, Shihan Kendo & Junse Jujitsu
    6th Dan Kyoshi Karate & Iaido, Mugai Ryu
    5th Dan Kyoshi Kobudo, Seishin Kai (Okinawan weaponry)
    4th Dan Kodokan Judo & Japanese Police Aikido
    Sensei Craig lives in Houston, Texas where he established the Houston Budokan, Inc. (www.houstonbudo.com) as a center for the study of Japanese martial arts. He retired from competition in 1986, but continues to coach and teach at his dojo.


    "If you have an interest in the martial art of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Darrel Craig's book with the straight-forward title Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, provides an excellent synopsis. The book offers an historical overview of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, as well as significant details on the principals and techniques of this interesting martial art." — Full Potential Martial Arts school

    "Yet another doctrine exhibiting Craig Sensei's aptitude toward Martial Arts. His ability to convey its intricate teachings seamlessly to all is what truly earns him the title of Advanced Master Teacher." —Freddie Castillo II, U.S.A.N.K.F National Champion

    "This book is yet another example of Darrell Craig's depth of knowledge in many disciplines of the martial arts of Japan. His combination of technical instruction and historical perspective guarantees the reader a richer appreciation of the art of Jiu-Jitsu." —Steven Tiller, Veteran Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Martial Arts Practitioner

    "I greatly enjoyed this book as it provided me with a greater understanding of the ancient art of Jiu-Jitsu and serves to explain the method behind the movements. I would recommend this book to both experienced students and those beginning martial arts. "—Eric Kurzyniec, Airborne Ranger, Combat Veteran, United States Army (retired)

    "Sensei Craig writes as clearly and precisely as he teaches and practices the martial arts. This is a great read for judokas and all those interested in martial arts." —Bob Edwards, US Secret Service (retired)

    "The true martial artist absorbs and seeks out all the valuable and available information to sharpen and perfect their craft and skills. My son, Taylor Collins, studied under Sensei Craig for over 12 years. I watched Sensei transform a child and then a young man into a U.S. National Karate Champion. If you are interested and committed to martial arts, I know you will read this book." —Judge Denise Collins, Texas State District Judge, Taylor's mother

    "Superb book. Impressive in that you can learn many essential techniques of fighting from this book and the history of the martial arts would be lifeless without a book like this." —Carla Martin, Pan American gold medalist, Judo

    "A complex and most interesting book on ancient techniques for the Judoka or MMA practitioner. "—Andres Tellez, USA Judo Champion 2014 (Bronze medalist)

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