A Starting History of Aged School Jujitsu – Aspect 1

A Starting History of Aged School Jujitsu – Aspect 1

About the following few of day’s I will producing an short article of the background of Pre-WWII Japanese Jujitsu/Judo. I was not positive the place to begin, but right here I am so let’s get started off.

I’m going to start with H. Irving Hancock, who in the early 1900’s wrote several books on the history of Japanese actual physical education & Jujitsu. I will begin with his e-book Japanese Actual physical Schooling composed in 1903.

“Subsequently he analyzed in Nagasaki, below Inouye San, teacher of Jiu-jitsu in the police section of that town”.

This was the very first time I read of Inouye. Now if we search at Hancock’s other reserve Jiu-jitsu Fight Methods penned a 12 months later on in 1904:

“Exponents of the Tenjin School of jiu-jitsu have produced in all its achievable perfection a fashion of halting the boxer’s blow that can’t be surpassed for neatness of execution, efficiency and swiftness. It is a feat that applies only to halting a left-hand blow by the boxer.”

Ahead of leaving this guide, the motive for the earlier mentioned two quotations are:

1.) The mentioning of Inouye, the jujitsu instructor of the Nagasaki police dept.

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

Later you will see where by I’m heading with this.

Yet another quote that is very attention-grabbing.

“In Japan the comprehensive training course in jiu-jitsu calls for 4 a long time time”.

That appears to be incredibly fair, as I have read through that it requires about 15 many years to obtain a Menkyo Kaiden in Tenjin Shinyo Ryu nowadays. The concern is, why so prolonged? I you should not have 15 a long time to commit to a single artwork.

At this point I would like to carry up a further old e-book on jiu-jitsu, “THE YABE School OF JIU JITSU” prepared in 1904 by Yae Kichi Yabe. In Yabe’s book he mentions that the process is centered on that of “Tenshin”. Also in this ebook is the phase “Essential Touches” utilized to explain 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 used ten years as Inspector of Law enforcement in Nagasaki. He was accountable for introducing Presiedent Teddy Roosevelt to Jiu Jitsu as properly as instructing Colonel A.J. Drexel Biddle.

Up coming we shift on to Col. Risher W. Thornberry. Thornberry wrote numerous publications on jujitsu from 1905 to 1933. In his 1st jujitsu ebook prepared in 1905, the to start with site is incredibly interesting. It demonstrates a photograph of Prof. Kishoku Inouye, “Teacher to the Nagasaki Law enforcement”. At the major of the web site it reads, “Jiu-jitsu – As taught by Prof. Inouye to over 2,000 Officers and Troopers now at the front line.” Reference to the Russo/Japanese war.

This ebook was composed only a year or two immediately after Hancock’s book. They both equally mention Inouye & Tenshin. A definite link is commencing to acquire.

An appealing quote from Thornberry’s book,

“Jiu-jitsu has a weapon in the sort of “atemi, or very important touches”, which may possibly be administered with the thumb, the clenched hand, the elbows, the tows, the edge of the hand, or even with the head.” Once again, the cause for mentioning this quotation is the use of the word “Crucial touches”.

Investigation shows that Thornberry actively taught jiu-jitsu. One of Thornberry’s college students was Samuel R. Linck. Linck went on to publish a e book in 1943 identified as “Fight JIU JITSU”. An outstanding reserve. Linck studied under Thornberry in Los Angeles for a quantity of years. Linck been given a “Master Diploma” from Thornberry in “Tenshin Ryu” dated Might 6th, 1935.

In Linck’s ebook he delivers a quick background of jiu-jitsu.

“These sorts of the art were being carefully guarded and only taught to the samurai or warrior class, the team now known as the Black Dragon Society”.

Linck taught a male by the title George Tate. Linck and Tate taught a jiu-jitsu course in Los Angeles. Afterwards on, Tate succeeded Linck as instructor and ongoing to teach and educate in Jiu-jitsu. Tate went on to grow to be the jiu-jitsu teacher for the Los Angeles police division and later done course at the L.A. Judo Club.

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