NO. 1 - EDGE-OF-THE-HAND
edge-the-hand blows with the inner (i.e., little-finger) edge e
hand, fingers straight and close togctlier, thumb ext contact is
made with the edge only, about half-wav between the knuckle of the
little finger and the wrist, as shown in Fig. 1.
- Deliver the blow with a bent arm (never with a straight'o arm),
using a chopping action from the elbow, with the weight of the
body behind it. Practise by strildng the open palm of your left
hand, as in Fig. 2.
- There are two ways in which this blow can be delivered:
(a) Downwards, with either hand;
(b) Across, with cither hand; the blow always being delivered
outwards, with the palm of the hand downwards, never on top (Fig.
- Attack the following points on your opponent's body, delivering
every blow as quickly as possible:
(a) The sides or back of the wrist;
(b) The forearm, half-way between the wrist and elbow;
(c) The biceps;
(d) The sides or back of the neck;
(e) Just below the "Adam's apple";
(f) The kidneys or base of the spine.
Note. - If your opponent catches hold of you, strike his wrist
or forearm; a fracture will most likely result. This would be almost
impossible with a blow from a clenched fist.
NO. 2 - CHIN JAB
Deliver this blow with the heel of your hand, full force, with
the weight of your body behind it, and fingers spread so as to reach
your opponent's eyes, as in Fig. 4. Always aim at the point of your
opponent's chin (Fig. 5)
- Deliver the blow upwards from a bent arm and only when close
to your opponent. The distance the blow will have to travel will
depend on the height of your opponent, but will seldom exceed
- Never draw your hand back, thus signaling your inten-tion of
striking. From start to finish, make every movement as quickly
- Remember that an attack, or an attempt to attack, with the
knee at your opponent's testicles will always bring his chin forward
Note.- Practise this blow as follows: Hold your left hand at the
height of your own chin, palm downwards; jab up quickly with your
right, striking your left hsand, as in Fig. 6.
NO. 3 - BOOT (SIDE KICK)
a few exceptions, you should always kick sideways, for you arc thus
able to put more force behind your blow and can, if necessary, reach
- Turn your right side to your opponent, putting the weight of
your body on your left foot. Bending your left leg slightly from
your knee, raise your right foot two to four inches off the ground,
as in Fig. 7. Shoot your right foot outwards and upwards to your
right, aiming to strike your opponent's leg just below the knee-cap.
- Follow the blow through, scraping down your opponent's shin
with the edge of your boot from the knee to the instep, finishing
up with all your weight on your right foot, smashing the small
bones of his foot. If necessary, follow up with a chin jab with
your left hand (Fig. 8).
Note. - Where the kick is to be made with the left foot, reverse
NO. 3A - BOOT DEFENSE
opponent has seized you around the body from in front, pinning your
arms to your sides.
- Having put your weight on one foot, raise the other and scrape
your opponent's shinbone downwards from about half way from the
knee, finishing up with a smashing blow on his foot (Fig. 9).
- An alternative method to Fig. 9, permitting you to use the
inner edge of the boot, is shown in Fig. 10.
Note A. - Whether you should use the outside or inside of your
boot will depend upon how the weight of your body is distributed
at the time. Provided that you are equally balanced on both feet,
you can use either; otherwise, use the one opposite to that on which
you have your weight.
Note B. - lf seized from behind, stamp on your opponent's foot with
the heel of either boot, turning quickly and following up with a
chin jab with either hand.
NO. 3B - BOOT ("BRONCO KiCK")
opponent is lying on the ground.
- Take a flying jump at your opponent, drawing your feet up by
bending your knees, at the same time keeping your feet close together
- When your feet are approximately eight inches above your opponent's
body, shoot your legs out straight, driving both of your boots
into his body, and smash him.
Note. - It is almost impossible for your opponent to parry a kick
made in this manner, and, in addition, it immediately puts him on
the defensive, leaving him only the alternative of rolling away
from you in an attempt to escape. Further, although he may attempt
to protect his body with his arms, the weight of your body (say
150 pounds), plus the impetus of your flying jump (say another 150
pounds), will drive your heels into your opponent's body with such
terrific force that you will almost certainly kill him. Steel heel-plates
on your boots will make his attack even more effective.
Practise this kick on a dummy figure or on the grass as in Fig.