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How to Fight Tough

by Jack Dempsey

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Paladin is pleased to present this rare reprint of a little-known hand-to-hand combat classic. At the okutset of World Warr II, boxing heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey was appointed a a lieuenant in the United states Coast Guard and given the job of director of physical fitness. His orders: 'Make'em tough!' His task: to teach rookie Coast Guardsmen how to fight down and dirty in the face of the very real threat of enemy troops infiltrating American shores. His superiors were pleased with his prerformance. As the original book cover states: During the remarkably short time he had been at his job, the erstwhile Manassa Mauler, whose dynamic hands chopped down some of the toughest men who ever put their fists to a mitt, has turned out a brand of American fighter who, in sheer courage, audacity, ingenuity and speed, rivals the British Commando, the russian guerrilla and the Yugoslavian sniper. Before this war is much olcer, the exploits of the coast guard Commandos, trained by the toughest heavyweight who over wore a crown, will be adding fantastic chapters of heroism to the already glorious pages of American history. Get in the ring with Dempsey as he gives 18 fully illsutrated lessons in the art of bashing and brawling on the battlefield, including Subduing an Armed Enemy, The Unbreakable Strangle, Beating the Punch, Hammering Your Way Out of a Stranglehold, The Belt Trick, Fooling the Smart Knife Man, Turning the Tables with a Bayonet, and Breaking a Stand-off. All students of nasty close-quarters combat in the tradition of Sykes, Fairbairn, Applegate, and other giants of the World War II era will thoroughly enjoy this fascinating piece of CQB history.
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