Physical Training For Children By Japanese Methods; A Manual For Use In Schools And At Home

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byHarrie Irving Hancock

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX MORE ABOUT RESISTANCE OF MUSCLES--EXERCISES THAT EMPLOY IT TO THE UTMOST --SUMMER OUT-DOOR SPORTS BEFORE passing on to a description of additional feats for use by two contestants the author wishes to go back to that vital principle of jiu-jitsu, the proper and emphatic resistance of one set of muscles by another. This may be accomplished best, of course, when there are two students working together, but there are numerous resistant exercises that may be performed by the student when he is obliged to work alone. This idea may be simply explained if the student will clench his fists, cross the insides of his wrists, and hold his hands at the right hip. Now, the drill calls for the hands to move upward toward the face, up over the head, and down to the left hip. At the start the right wrist must be underneath, and it continues so up to the finish at the left hip. And here is where the resistance comes in: The right wrist must force the left wrist up until the overhead position has been passed. The left wrist must resist by a downward pressure against the right. After the overhead position has been passed the left wrist takes up role of assailant until the left hip is reached, and it will not take the bright pupil many seconds to understand why this is so. On the return movement from the left hip, overhead and down to the right hip, the left wrist is first victim and then aggressor. But, if this exercise is reversed, and the start is made from the left hip, with the right wrist on top, then the left wrist becomes the aggressor at the start and then victim. In raising and lowering the arm two different sets of muscles are employed--one for raising, and the other for lowering. Here is an excellent opportunity for resistant muscle work. Let the rig...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX MORE ABOUT RESISTANCE OF MUSCLES--EXERCISES THAT EMPLOY IT TO THE UTMOST --SUMMER OUT-DOOR SPORTS BEFORE passing ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217247547

ISBN - 13:9780217247542

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