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Japanese Physical Training - The system of exercise diet and general mode of living that has made the mikado’s people the healthiest strongest and happiest men and women in the world - cover

Japanese Physical Training - The system of exercise diet and general mode of living that has made the mikado’s people the healthiest strongest and happiest men and women in the world

H. Irving Hancock

Publisher: H. Irving Hancock

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Table of Contents



The History of " jiu-Jitsu," with a Description of its First Principles


A Healthy Stomach the Basis of All Strength—What the Japanese Eat in Summer and in Winter


Feats that Strengthen the Heart and Lungs—Work that Brings the Arms to a Condition of Magnificent

Exercises that Develop the Legs — The Incidental Benefit to the Arms


The Value of Even Temper in Athletics—Some of the Feats that Require Good Nature


Water, Nature's Greatest Remedy


Fresh Air as a Vitaliser — The Use of Stimulants and of Narcotics


Extreme Leanness and Obesity—Their Cures


Preliminary Feats of Attack and Defence

Advanced Tricks of Combat


Things that the Student can Teach Himself—How Agility is Acquired


Closing Suggestions to American Students

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