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A creation account of old discipline jujutsu - part 1 - martial-arts


Over the next combine of day's I will copy an condition of the annals of Pre-WWII Japanese Jujitsu/Judo. I wasn't sure where to start, but here I am so let's get started.

I'm going to start with H. Irving Hancock, who in the early 1900's wrote more than a few books on the annals of Japanese animal exercise & Jujitsu. I will start with his book Japanese Animal Guidance in print in 1903.

"Subsequently he intentional in Nagasaki, under Inouye San, coach of Jiu-jitsu in the control administrative area of that city".

This was the first time I heard of Inouye. Now if we look at Hancock's other book Jiu-jitsu Combat Tricks in print a year later in 1904:

"Exponents of the Tenjin Instruct of jiu-jitsu have urbanized in all its feasible perfection a style of stopping the boxer's blow that cannot be surpassed for carefulness of execution, effectiveness and swiftness. It is a feat that applies only to stopping a left-hand blow by the boxer. "

Before exit this book, the basis for the above two quotation marks are:

1. ) The mentioning of Inouye, the jujitsu mentor of the Nagasaki keep watch over dept.

2. ) The cite of the arrangement "Tenjin/Tenshin"

Later you will see where I'm going with this.

Another quote that is very interesting.

"In Japan the full avenue in jiu-jitsu requires four years time".

That seems very reasonable, as I have read that it takes about 15 years to catch a Menkyo Kaiden in Tenjin Shinyo Ryu today. The ask is, why so long? I don't have 15 years to allocate to one art.

At this point I would like to bring up a further old book on jiu-jitsu, "THE YABE Instruct OF JIU JITSU" on paper in 1904 by Yae Kichi Yabe. In Yabe's book he mentions that the classification is based on that of "Tenshin". Also in this book is the phase "Vital Touches" used to depict Atemi or "Ate"!

Professor John J. O'Brien states that he established his qualification in Jiu Jitsu in 1905 from the Controller of Nagasaki. O'Brien spent ten years as Examiner of Law in Nagasaki. He was accountable for introducing Presiedent Teddy Roosevelt to Jiu Jitsu as well as instructing Colonel A. J. Drexel Biddle.

Next we move on to Col. Risher W. Thornberry. Thornberry wrote a number of books on jujitsu from 1905 to 1933. In his first jujitsu book on paper in 1905, the first page is very interesting. It shows a conjure up of Prof. Kishoku Inouye, "Instructor to the Nagasaki Police". At the top of the page it reads, "Jiu-jitsu - As educated by Prof. Inouye to over 2,000 Officers and Soldiers now at the front line. " Good word to the Russo/Japanese war.

This book was printed only a year or two after Hancock's book. They both bring up Inouye & Tenshin. A convinced association is creation to develop.

An appealing quote from Thornberry's book,

"Jiu-jitsu has a stick in the form of "atemi, or vital touches", which may be administered with the thumb, the clenched hand, the elbows, the tows, the edge of the hand, or even with the head. " Again, the aim for mentioning this quote is the use of the word "Vital touches".

Research shows that Thornberry actively trained jiu-jitsu. One of Thornberry's students was Samuel R. Linck. Linck went on to broadcast a book in 1943 called "COMBAT JIU JITSU". An first-rate book. Linck considered under Thornberry in Los Angeles for a digit of years. Linck conventional a "Master Diploma" from Thornberry in "Tenshin Ryu" dated May 6th, 1935.

In Linck's book he offers a brief account of jiu-jitsu.

"These forms of the art were carefully guarded and only qualified to the samurai or soldier class, the group now known as the Black Dragon Society".

Linck skilled a man by the name George Tate. Linck and Tate skilled a jiu-jitsu class in Los Angeles. Later on, Tate succeeded Linck as mentor and constant to teach and train in Jiu-jitsu. Tate went on to befall the jiu-jitsu teacher for the Los Angeles control area and later conducted class at the L. A. Judo Club.

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Carl Cestari began his study of the bellicose arts with judo at the age of 7 under the bearing of Yoshisada Yonezuka. All through the past forty plus years Carl has dyed-in-the-wool his life to studying the antagonistic arts, hand to hand combat systems, description and religion. He is persistently humanizing himself by means of his studies. What makes Carl exceptional is his arrangement of bellicose arts, law enforcement, armed and real world experience. Carl has been exposed to a crowd of ancestors with a wide category experience. The next is a list of some of Carl's ranks and honors.

Shinan (Founder) Tekkenryu jujutsu

Ryokudan (6th degree) Koshinkai Karate under John Burrelle

Godan (5th degree) Jujutsu under Clarke of the World Jujutsu Fedaration (now defunct)

Sandan (3rd degree) Nippon Kempo under Narabu Sada

Nidan (2nd degree) Judo under Masafumi Suzuki

Shodan (1st degree) Judo under Yoshisada Yonezuka

Shodan (1st degree) Shukokai Karate under Kimura, Kadachi and Yonezuka

Shodan (1st degree) Daitoryu Aikijujutsu

Instructors Certificate- Charles Nelson Classification of Self Argument under Charlie Nelson


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