Martial Arts Tricks Pdf Reader

Martial arts tricks pdf reader

The below images are ads for martial arts courses that appeared in comic books and other magazines of the late 50s through the early 80s.

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The ads were usually over the top in their promises to teach you how to smash bricks with your head, turn invisible, fight 12 attackers at one time, and kill a man with your pinky finger. Even when you include bodybuilding courses, hypno coins, and fake vomit in the equation, there was something especially strange about selling martial arts training through comic book ads.

Unlike all those other products, it was unlikely anyone could get hurt or killed by mucking about with a sea monkey.

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In truth, all you really got for your 99 cents was a small pamphlet providing ass-backwards instruction in a few techniques, or, more often, a "taster" for the larger course. It's safe to say no one became a martial arts master through a comic book ad. After 30 or so years, I'm assuming that these ads are in the public domain.

However, if you own the copyright to any of the below ads, don't lawyer up.

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Just contact me and I'll be happy to add your copyright info with a link to your site, if you have one or pull the ad from this page. Naturally, if you own the copyright you probably have information to share about them. Fill me in.

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Just don't steal my bandwidth to do it, please. Host the image on your own site, and provide a link to this page or mrdankelly. A career soldier for most of his life, Reumann trained in Chito-Ryu Karate under Senseis Hank Slomanski and Fukamoto during the five and a half years he was stationed in Japan in the 50s. He later opened schools in New Jersey and California.

Martial arts tricks pdf reader

Reumann's daughter contacted me to say that Mr. Reumann died on December 28, , in North Carolina. Keehan story is far too long to share here.

Martial arts tricks pdf reader

He was born in Chicago and after spending several years training in other arts, studied Shuri-ryu karate under American karate pioneer Robert Trias.

He died in I wrote an article about Dante for the Chicago Reader. Nelson Fleming and Yubiwaza. Nelson "Mitch" Fleming and his wife Yoshie Imanami would have preferred the Yubiwaza ads never have appeared.

After studying Sosuishi-Ryu jiu-jitsu in Japan, Mr. Fleming and Ms. Inamani returned to America to open a school in New Jersey.

Martial arts tricks pdf reader

Convinced by a publisher to write a book on Yubiwaza jiu jitsu finger techniques what Mr. Fleming thought would be a page book turned into a 14 page pamphlet, sold through the proposterous ads below.

Fleming had no input on the ads, incidentally.

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He enjoyed a long career as a martial arts instructor until he passed away in Fleming, as her son indicated to me in an e-mail, is "still alive, still very tiny. Bruce Tegner published several dozen books on various martial arts and had a side career as a stunt coordinator and actor. Tegner apparently passed away in John Natividad is still alive and has a Web site. I suspect this was a black belt by mail scam.

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Novelty company Johnson Smith holds the copyright on this booklet, which looks like a collection of material snatched from earlier martial arts books. JS was unable to provide any insight on where Ketsugo came from or who its original author, S.

Henry Roberts, was. Ketsugo is not an unknown martial art. It simply means "gathering together" in Japanese. The book is entirely useless as an instruction manual.

Though I have found no further information about aicondo, it was undoubtedly another make-believe martial art and black belt by mail scam intended to take advantage of the 70s kung-fu fad.

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No further information on these. Any insight is appreciated. Jiu Jitsu is likely the first Asian martial art to make an impact in America. I've encountered jiu jitsu booklets and manuals going back as far as the turn of the 20th century. The term police jiu jitsu came into vogue because Japanese police instructors came to the states to train police officers in nonlethal methods of incapacitating a suspect. Manuals cranked out to take advantage of the 60s and 70s karate craze.

The Joe Weider Company was brought to court by the U. Post Office on fraud charges for promising way too much in their ads. Further details can be found here. As martial arts course ads go, they are brilliantly weird.

Martial arts tricks pdf reader

Contact Mr. Wallace Reumann A career soldier for most of his life, Reumann trained in Chito-Ryu Karate under Senseis Hank Slomanski and Fukamoto during the five and a half years he was stationed in Japan in the 50s.

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Ketsugo Novelty company Johnson Smith holds the copyright on this booklet, which looks like a collection of material snatched from earlier martial arts books. Comic Book Martial Arts Ads The below images are ads for martial arts courses that appeared in comic books and other magazines of the late 50s through the early 80s. Bruce Tegner Bruce Tegner published several dozen books on various martial arts and had a side career as a stunt coordinator and actor.

John Natividad John Natividad is still alive and has a Web site.

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Aicondo Though I have found no further information about aicondo, it was undoubtedly another make-believe martial art and black belt by mail scam intended to take advantage of the 70s kung-fu fad. General Karate Manuals cranked out to take advantage of the 60s and 70s karate craze. Strange Wrestling Guide. General Kung-Fu. Martial Arts Doohickeys.