Self defense, (The Sandow-Lewis library)
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
- Publication Date:1926
Excerpt from Self Defense: For the Individual
It has been necessary to revise my book on In-fighting for the U. S. Army, which was published as a text on the subject at Camp Dix, N. J., in order to have it conform to the needs of the civilian as a means of self-defense against the thug or thief.
That a practical method of self-defense for civilians serves a need is a well-established fact. And that the system best adapted to ones need should be other than a knowledge of the so-called manly art of self-defense, or boxing, is one of the lessons learned from this great war. The students of war early discovered that boxing served no other purpose than the double one of teaching the leads and parries of the bayonet and the building up of a fighting spirit. It was the experience of our Allies, and later of the U. S., that there was need for some other method of hand-to-hand fighting.
The Infantry School of Arms, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, made a study of trench warfare. Early in 1918 it published a confidential booklet entitled "Hand to Hand Fighting," under the authority of The Training Committee, War College Division, General Staff. It is breaking no confidence to quote two pertient paragraphs from the introduction.
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