The author of this brochure is an old soldier who has lived in Japan for many years.
Working in this country as an instructor in some of the leading colleges, both military and civilian, he had an unrivaled opportunity to thoroughly and systematically study the two "noble sciences" - kenjustu and jujutsu.
As far as he knew, the author was the first Western citizen at the time to penetrate deeply into these two branches of Japanese education.
The benefits he gained from their pursuit led him to believe that his home country could greatly benefit from the introduction of exercises so excellently calculated to improve the physique, as well as the morale of her youth and maturity.
No such expensive adaptations are required in connection with these Japanese exercises, in which everyone can participate, without risk or danger to life, wallet or limbs, but with great benefits for both body and spirit.
These brief notes on the historical and practical aspects of jujutsu and kenjutsu are not intended to be exhaustive, as they were written quickly with the explicit purpose of illustrating the general ideas and goals of the Japanese school of jujutsu.
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