A Commencing History of Old Faculty Jujitsu – Element 1

More than the subsequent few of day’s I will creating an short article of the background of Pre-WWII Japanese Jujitsu/Judo. I wasn’t absolutely sure where by to get started, but listed here I am so let us get began.

I am heading to commence with H. Irving Hancock, who in the early 1900’s wrote various textbooks on the background of Japanese actual physical teaching & Jujitsu. I will start off with his e book Japanese Bodily Education published in 1903.

“Subsequently he studied in Nagasaki, less than Inouye San, instructor of Jiu-jitsu in the police office of that town”.

This was the first time I heard of Inouye. Now if we seem at Hancock’s other ebook Jiu-jitsu Battle Methods prepared a year later in 1904:

“Exponents of the Tenjin School of jiu-jitsu have developed in all its possible perfection a style of stopping the boxer’s blow that are not able to be surpassed for neatness of execution, effectiveness and swiftness. It is a feat that applies only to halting a still left-hand blow by the boxer.”

Right before leaving this book, the explanation for the over two rates are:

1.) The mentioning of Inouye, the jujitsu teacher of the Nagasaki law enforcement dept.

2.) The mention of the technique “Tenjin/Tenshin”

Afterwards you will see where I am heading with this.

An additional quotation that is quite exciting.

“In Japan the entire class in jiu-jitsu requires four decades time”.

That would seem really realistic, as I have browse that it takes about 15 a long time to get a Menkyo Kaiden in Tenjin Shinyo Ryu these days. The dilemma is, why so extensive? I really don’t have 15 years to commit to 1 art.

At this position I would like to carry up a different outdated reserve on jiu-jitsu, “THE YABE School OF JIU JITSU” created in 1904 by Yae Kichi Yabe. In Yabe’s guide he mentions that the system is based mostly on that of “Tenshin”. Also in this e book is the phase “Essential Touches” used to describe Atemi or “Ate”!

Professor John J. O’Brien states that he gained his diploma in Jiu Jitsu in 1905 from the Governor of Nagasaki. O’Brien put in ten years as Inspector of Police in Nagasaki. He was responsible for introducing Presiedent Teddy Roosevelt to Jiu Jitsu as very well as instructing Colonel A.J. Drexel Biddle.

Subsequent we shift on to Col. Risher W. Thornberry. Thornberry wrote several publications on jujitsu from 1905 to 1933. In his very first jujitsu e-book prepared in 1905, the to start with webpage is very appealing. It reveals a image of Prof. Kishoku Inouye, “Teacher to the Nagasaki Police”. At the top of the web page it reads, “Jiu-jitsu – As taught by Prof. Inouye to about 2,000 Officers and Soldiers now at the front line.” Reference to the Russo/Japanese war.

This book was published only a year or two right after Hancock’s e book. They equally mention Inouye & Tenshin. A definite relationship is starting to produce.

An attention-grabbing estimate from Thornberry’s reserve,

“Jiu-jitsu has a weapon in the form of “atemi, or essential touches”, which may perhaps be administered with the thumb, the clenched hand, the elbows, the tows, the edge of the hand, or even with the head.” Yet again, the rationale for mentioning this quotation is the use of the phrase “Vital touches”.

Investigate shows that Thornberry actively taught jiu-jitsu. A person of Thornberry’s pupils was Samuel R. Linck. Linck went on to publish a ebook in 1943 named “Beat JIU JITSU”. An fantastic guide. Linck examined underneath Thornberry in Los Angeles for a variety of a long time. Linck gained a “Master Diploma” from Thornberry in “Tenshin Ryu” dated May well 6th, 1935.

In Linck’s ebook he delivers a short history of jiu-jitsu.

“These kinds of the artwork were being closely guarded and only taught to the samurai or warrior course, the group now known as the Black Dragon Modern society”.

Linck taught a person by the name George Tate. Linck and Tate taught a jiu-jitsu course in Los Angeles. Afterwards on, Tate succeeded Linck as teacher and continued to educate and coach in Jiu-jitsu. Tate went on to become the jiu-jitsu teacher for the Los Angeles law enforcement office and afterwards conducted class at the L.A. Judo Club.

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Nicole Thomas

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