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Mick C.
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« on: August 07, 2010, 11:57:25 PM »

A blast from the past:  An August, 1931 Popular Science magazine article on Chicago Police defensive tactics for knife and handgun disarming, or in the parlance of the times, how a weapon can be wrested from a footpad:

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/06/11/beating-the-thug-to-his-own-gun/

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Mick C.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 12:11:59 AM »

A September 24, 1928 article in Time Magazine reports on a Jiu-Jitsu match in Sao Paolo, Brazil.  The fighters are unnamed but the Japanese fighter might be Mayeda.  The unidentified reporter seemed to be going out of his way to make racist slurs:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,928081,00.html
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Mick C.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 12:39:07 AM »

An alternative to the billy club: Ouch! From Popular Science, 1933

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/01/22/rubber-slapper-ousts-the-policemans-club-2/

From Mechanics Illustrated, June 1959: A description of a Savate-like martial arts used by French street thugs.  Check out the Paris cab-driver's baton: covered with spikes and it shoots acid:

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/03/24/bash-an-apache/

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Crafty_Dog
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 10:25:52 PM »

Mick:

Very good idea for a thread.  I am on the road at the moment, but I look forward to giving these a proper read when I get back.
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Stickgrappler
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 12:15:15 PM »

Mick,

Thank you! Will print them out to read on the train ride home.

~sg
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