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Unarmed Combat (1941) | James Hipkiss

Unarmed Combat (1941) | James Hipkiss

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James Hipkiss

F. W. BRIDGES LTD, London, 1941

A rare original WW2 Unarmed Combat manual, published by F. W. Bridges Ltd of London in 1941. Written by the British Ju-Jitsu champion, the book includes details of a wide variety of blows, holds, kicks, throws, strikes, and other self defence techniques. With instructions on how to deal with assailants armed with sticks, rifles, and pistols. The book is well illustrated with drawings of a British serviceman using the techniques against a jackbooted Nazi soldier. There is a large fold-out chart at the rear of the book showing a wide variety of techniques that could be used. The book was intended to be used by the regular army, the Home Guard, and civilians in the event of a German invasion.

78 pages, illustrated with line drawings & large fold out chart


In good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with general signs of use, and some marks. The text and illustrations are in good condition. The binding and hinges are good and secure.

Published: 1941
Illustrated with line drawings & Large fold out chart
Illustrated card cover with black and red titling
Dimensions: 125mm x 185mm
Pages: 78