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DIRTY FIGHTING AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF COMBAT WITHOUT WEAPONS BY LT. DAVID =W. MORRAH JR. AAA SCHOOL, CAMP DAVIS,NC. DIRTY FIGHTING TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION. ee eee ee ee ee NATURAL WEAPONS, £2. eee ee ee eee SENSITIVE PARTS OF THE BODY,..... ~~ THROWING YOUR OPPONENT 2. 2 eee eee METHODS OF THROWING... ..-+--++ ~~ STRANGLING... 2 eee ee ee ee ee KICKING, ©. ee ee ee eee ee eee MEETING ATTACKS FROM THE FRONT... 2... MAKING AN ATTACK FROM THE REAR... ~~ BREAKING BODY LOCKS AND ARM HOLDS... . . GROUND FIGHTING... 2 ee ee eee eee THE USE OF HAND WEAPONS... ..-~. ~~~ DISARMING AN OPPONENT, 22. + e+ ee ee INSTRUCTION METHODS, 2.2 - + +e eee OIRTY FIGHTING ‘DIrRoDUCTION It 1s important for fighting men to know how to fight. The science of warfare has been developed to a fine point unireaned of even twenty years ago. With precision-bailt weapons of destruction, nations now now more about how to wipe each other out than they have ever know be- fore. However, in the making of more efficient killing tools, most mon have forgotten to learn how to fight without any weapons. ‘The last and most exacting phase of many battles is actual hand~ to-hand combat, in which men are pitted one against the other with little more than their natural weapons with which to fight. Usually this combat will be of such nature that arms such as bayonets, knives, or other ‘small weapons can be used. However, there is every possibility that at ‘times the American Soldier will be called upon to fight with his bare hands. ‘This 1s especially true of Artillerynen in combat positions, whose duties aro such that it 1s inconvenient to keep thesmller weapons, Such as the rifle, close at hand. Too often, when there is need for it, the rifle will be lying against a fence or an embankment. Ambushing parties or advanced eneay ‘scouts may catch Antiaircraft artillerymen unarmed at any time, particularly in forward areas. Without a knowledge of the many uses of their natural weapons and the methods of unarmed fighting, they may be unable to save their lives, their equipment or their objectives. This is one of the primary reasons why every soldier should be a skillful fighter in hand-to-hand combat. There are other reasons which are also important. The man who has developed his ability to fight with his hands will be better coordinated, physically and mentally. His mind will be keoner, his mscles stronger, and bis body tougher because of the hours he spent learning to save his life. You are encouraged to think of hand-to-hand combat 1s "Dirty Fighting" rather than as "Judo" or"Jiu Jitsu." For yeare "Jiu Jitsu", the Japa- nese acience of self-defense, has beon cloaked with mystery. It has been regarded as a somewhat miraculous power which renders opponents couplete- ly defenseless with a simple flick of the wrist. As long as there was mystery and lack of general knowledge about the ecience, this was to a degree true. Their secret was in the element of surprise. The expert at "Jiu Jiteu" would not fight the way his opponent expected him to. Bo- cause of this he achieved euperiority at first and never relinquished it. Now that wo know more about the science of "Jiu Jitsu" we are able to debunk it, We find that it isn't as mean as we thought it was and that it employs a group of basic principles which are common to our body con- tact sports. There is, however, one oriental slant which we mst adort in addition to these basic principles that we already have. This is a ruthless disregard for the other man, The biggest problem in teaching Americans to fight is not showing thom how to do, but making then do it. Tt is natural and instinctive with the young men of our country to fight