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Jiu Jitsu As Self Defense Film Footage 1912 Self Defense

Jiu-Jitsu As Self Defense - Just Watch it, it's Fun!

There is really not much else to say about this Jiu-Jitsu As Self Defense video (below). Except that it is impressive to see just how things have stayed the same.

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1912 would have the credentials of Judo fully established and therefore it is easy to see its influences here. Any Judo or Ju-Jitsu student will immediately recognize every move and throw that is being demonstrated. Although the leg locks, whilst still practised by many Ju-Jitsu schools, modern Judoka would be less familiar with it as they fell out of favour over time.

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The speed of the film actually makes it quite dramatic when it comes to the self-defence part and if you don't get a laugh out to the re-positioning of Uke(the person being throw) then you are a very hard person to please.

Seeing this only brings home to me the truth of the idea that "that which works will persist". If it didn't it would fade away into oblivion.

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