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Excellent , loved the Cannon , have a cigar
"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jujutsu developed to combat the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it. There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons. Today, jujutsu is practiced in both traditional and modern sports forms. Derived sport forms include the Olympic sport and martial art of judo, which was developed by Kanō Jigorō in the late 19th century from several traditional styles of jujutsu, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which was derived from earlier (pre–World War II) versions of Kodokan judo.
Vigny was an accomplished professor of Savate, boxing, fencing, wrestling and Ju-Jitsu. He served as the fencing master for the Second Regiment of the French Artillery and was, for a period of time, a Professor of Arms at the Geneva Academy of Fencing.
Vigny also held the position of Chief Instructor at The Bartitsu School and introduced la canne to England
The Stick Fighting Method of Pierre Vigny
1/23/2013 11:00:00 AM Alfred Hutton, Articles, Bartitsu, Charles Yerkow, Craig Gemeiner, E.W. Barton-Wright,
The high guard was advocated as the prime position for attack and defence. Standing with the left side forward (for a right handed person) the rear arm was raised above the head and the point of the walking stick sighted at the opponent’s eyes, the lead arm was extended forward off the bodyline.
The chosen grip to accompany this combat guard was a full handed one or fist grip with the thumb folded across the fingers and not along the shaft of the stick.
Unlike the waist orientated guards, which require one to first raise or retract the weapon to generate sufficient striking power, the high guard position, as advocated in the Vigny method, preps the weapon ready to strike with very little evidence of one’s intent. Another benefit of the high guard structure was the additional protection it offered to the weapon-bearing limb. Cuts to the hand and arms were not only permitted but also encouraged.
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Nor go and buy one over a hundred years old....Edwardian silver topped cane for 140 quid...no I will not be buying that at all.