Skilled Defense 1936 Dewey Mitchell ~Self Defense Instruction ~Pictorial ~Police Training ~Vintage


Title: Skilled Defense

Author: Dewey Mitchell

Description: In boards with a raised-relief image on the front cover of a man being disarmed. Light wear to covers. Interior is clean and unmarked; light rippling on the first several pages. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs. 175 pages. 12 x 9 inches.

A visual presentation of the Dewey Mitchell system of self defense, including techniques of disarming, come-alongs, putting a person through a door, removing a person from a chair, various locks and grips, methods of breaking holds, issuing knock-out blows, trips, and application of the above for women's self defense. Each technique is presented in a sequence of photographs with Mitchell's accompanying explanation.

Dewey Ami Mitchell (1896-1963) was a graduate of the Tokyo School of Jiu Jitsu and a prominent expert in self defense. During the 1930s and early 1940s, he served as a self defense instructor for the Cleveland Police Department, the FBI, and the U. S. Army. He moved from Cleveland to Texas in the late 1940s, and continued to give public exhibitions in self defense.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Dewey Mitchell System of Skilled Defense, Inc.
Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Year: 1936

Keywords: jiu jitsu, judo, martial arts, self defense, instruction, vintage,

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