Championship Fighting by Jack Dempsey (1950)
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What would happen if a year-old baby fell from a fourth-floor window onto the head of a burly truck driver, standing on the sidewalk?
It's practically certain that the truckman would be knocked unconscious. He might die of brain concussion or a broken neck.
Even an innocent little baby can become a dangerous missile WHEN ITS BODY-WEIGHT IS SET INTO FAST MOTION.
You may feel as helpless as a year-old infant-as far as fighting is concerned; but please remember: (1) YOU WEIGH MORE THAN A BABY,
and (2) YOU NEED NOT FALL FROM A WINDOW TO PUT YOUR BODY-WEIGHT INTO MOTION.
At any rate, I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT SELF-DEFENSE IS BEING TAUGHT WRONG NEARLY EVERYWHERE, FOR THE
FOLLOWING MAJOR REASONS:
1. Beginners are not grounded in the four principal methods of putting the body-weight into fast motion: (a) FALLING STEP, (b) LEG
SPRING, © SHOULDER WHIRL, (d) UPWARD SURGE.
2. The extremely important POWER LINE in punching seems to have been forgotten.
Anger provides the No. 1 difference between a fist-fight and a boxing bout.
Because of the danger in a fist-fight, it is imperative that you end the brawl as quickly as possible; and the best way to do that is by a
knockout. The knockout is far more important in fist-fighting than in boxing, YOU'VE GOT TO KNOCK 'EM OUT IN FIST-FIGHTS.
To protect yourself with your fists, you must become a knockout puncher. And you may do that within three months, if you're a normal chapanywhere
between twelve and forty.
You should be able to knock out a fellow of approximately your own weight, with either fist, if you follow my instructions exactly and practice
them diligently. And in six months or a year, you may be able to knock out fellows a lot bigger and heavier than you are.