HOW TO KNOCK 'EM OUT

YOUR SP;;:CIAL BONUS f>OXING COURSZ

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It is with this in mind that I send you this Special genus floxing Course, for surely there is no red-blooded he-man who doesn't want to learn how to protect himself or to valiantly defend 11we ake r person ",h",n he must.
Of course, if you've not comp t ed the basic Le Hl..Iscle Building Course YOU'VE been working on, you should not this advanced ccur sc , Believe me, it takes plenty of muscular str('ngth. energy, enuutance, timing, co-ordination as ·,"ell as box tng "know'how".

That is why you should a Ll euut; 00 the basic course and build all these es ecntials before you take up do, however, want; you to study this COUTS,", ruet-ough Ly and visualizt'- just hOlI react to such a situation in which boxing wcul d be the only thing you could back on. I knov that if. you study it well, eveu b", [are you cegtn the actual pr ac cfcu of it, you'll O.::! tt.ic,", as good in it and learn it twic","as fast! You want to be: aule to cake care of your-s oLf in any situation, to yourself that you ere a hc-rnen, , •• ~~! to loin!

you want to prove

This Special Bonus BcxIng Course c-i.Ll.teach you iII eaay-uo-uncurs r end fashion just how to do it. It's sure-fire and fool-proal' and if you really practic:" it well you will be able to b" just as tougo CIS t.hc occasion demands. YOU'll not only know how to "take it" 'but hOI; to "give it" too.

-2Boxing is. first of all. a gentleman's sport. It has had a gentleman's code of rules for centuries. You've probably never- met a true professional boxer who waan' t soft-spoken. cons Lder ace of others, never loud. never a braggart ••. but a gentleman first and last--in triumph or defeat. The world's greatest boxers never "throw their we Lgh.t around". quarrels ••• in fact they usually go out of their way to avoid t hem] they do not pick

That is why I know you will not use the knovl.edge you gain from this course to pick e fight with someone or to bully others. Think of boxing as it 1s popularly called ••• "the manly art of self-defense" ••. and underscore that "manly", To use this knowledge for baser purposes gees against the h.1gh code followed by all bodybuilders worthy of that name.

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STRENGTH

Any exercise which builds up strength, stamina, speed, skill, endurance, or ne-uro-muscular control is of value to boxing. Thus, t\LL of the exercises you have already done, or will do, by the time you finish your Huscle-Builciing Course, will be of definite value to you in boxing. Naturally, there are some exercises which are more valuable for boxing than others, because they develop those muscles and those attributes most needed by the boxer. Here are some of the most important of these SPECIAL Boxing zxerc raes v-

You need speedy agile legs and good wind. You must be able to move forwards and backwards, to the sides diagonally, and every other way, quickly, smoothly, efficiently, and you must always be in balance. You also need good wind to enable you to get a steady supply of oxygen so that you can keep up the vigorous pace that boxing requires. The following exercises win help to do both jobs for you.

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ASTRIDE

JUHPING

Stand upright with arms at sides and feet t oget her , Jump legs apart, swinging arms sideways to shoulder level at: the same t ame, .rucp feet and arms together again. Repeat until puffed.

-32. FRONT-BACK JUMPING

Stand upright. Take one step forward. Nowswinging your arms alternately forward and backwards, jump and change the position of your feet. Continue jumping front and back until puffed.

This is thc boxer's favorite. Skip on both feet, then your left then your right, then tty moving around, turning in different direc t tons , and so forth. Not only is this a good cKercise for your toea, ankles, feet, legs, thighs but swinging the rope itself is of value to your arms and shoulders.
FRONT-BACK JUNPING 4. SHADOW BOXING

In this you fight an imaginary boxer. You must jump, weave, twist,tum, jab, move forward, skip backwards, glide to the side punch, duck and otherwise let your imagination direct you. The idea is to learn how to moveyour body, how to shift your feet rapidly and still stay in balance, how to punch and recover your guard with speed, and of course, to give yourself some good exercise.
5. ROAD WORK

SHADOW

BOXING

This is a must for every boxer. In fact, it is essential for any sport that requires powerful legs a strong heart, vigorous lungs and good wind. The bas t way to start is to trot at an easy pace until you begin to feel winded. then walk until you feel re Ereshed a bit. then run again, and so on. Gradually you will be able to run further and further with shorter and shorter walking breaks
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You need s txong muscles around rtic mici-rcogion to be a good box..r , in order to move your upper body from side to side, to ,.eavC! thLs W"'Yand that, and to move quickly forw<:ltdand backwards without moving your fce t , You also need s t rong wr Lst s and forearms and powerful upper arms and shoulders. Here are a few cxe rc Lses which \.ill he Ip you to strengthen rhes e important parts.

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Stand upright with your arms hanging at your s ides" !lend to the right as far as pess Lbl e , then straighten your body and bend to t he ke ft; as far as possible. Continue from side to side at a fast pace until you begin to tire.

St.and upright with your l,"gs apart and place your h.. nd~ on _ your neck. Bend bach.arda as Iar as you cen go , and t.hen bend forvard es far <rs you can go. Corrt Inue backward and forwar-d bending until tired.

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3. TRm-lK TWISTU;G AND CIRCLL'iG Stand upright with your legs apart and your hands on your neck. Bend forward, then force trunk to the left and back, to the right and forward in a complete. circle anticlockwise. Continue until you have done four complete circles and t.hen reverse the process and do four complete circles clockvdse , Keep this up until you are tired.

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WRIST ROLLER

Tie one end of a piece of rope on a short piece of broomhandle and tie the other end on a weight. NoW' roll the rope around the broomhandle by turning it. Keep this up until you have raised the weight as high as possible and then reverse the process and unwind the rope. Continue until your wrists and forearms get tired.

Grasp a small dumbbe , or other ,"eight Ll in each hand and press alternately overhead. Start with the weights at your shoulders and then press your right hand overhead. Now, as you 101""" your right c rm stretch your left. Continue at a fairly rapid pace until t1r.ed. 1.'115ey. .. c tse is important .r for developing the triceps power that you need for delivering those crushing bl.ows,

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HERE'SBOW PROTECT TO· YOURSELF ALLTIMES AT Having completed the Husele Building Course, and hcvtcg a t ar t.ed the Special Boxing ~xerci8es listed above, you are now ready to learn some of the vital secrets of the art of boxing itself.

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A HE-MANIST F You must be prepared to use your fists for an attack, when your opponent lets down hia guard, and at the same time, must be ready to protect yourself if he attacks you. Thus, you must dist.ribute the weight of your body so that it will be in perfect balance ..... so that you may move backward or forward with the s ame ease and speed. To do this, Eace your opponent with your left foot forward. Keep this foot flat on the ground because most of your weight will be on it. This is your pivot foot. Your right foot should be back and somewhat at right angles to the left foot. Keep the heel of your right foot off of the ground and rest the weight of your body only lightly on this foot, becaua e it is the foot that enables you to shift around with lightning rapidity. Your left a.rm is held advanced, slightly crooked at the elbow, "'fth the fist close to shoulder height. Your right ann is bent upward and held directly in front of your chest, just above your waist-line. Your left arm is primarily offensive, and your right is primarily defensive though both may be used either way.

There is a right and a wrong way to make n fis t. This is very important. If you use the wrong way you can br eak your own hand or wrist. If you use the right way you .... ill be able to deliver a piston-like. s Ledgeehermie r blow without injury to yourself. Here is how you do it:The four fingers of your hand !!"lUst e c Lenched tightb ly presenting a closed surface. Then your thumb must be drawn down to rest across the middle segments of your 1st and 2nd fingers. The pressure of your thumb must be firm and solid, and your wrist must be kept straight. Your lower arm, from fist to elbow, should prea cnt. one solid piece like a pistonarm. or as if it had be-en ddpped in c eraent,

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3. GET YOUR BODY BElImD YOUR PUNCHES

Your arms end fists alone do not: carry knock-out power. You must get additional drive from your shoulders. your back, your midregion muscles and your legs. You need" follow through" to deliver those devastating blows. Hhen you see an opening you must put everything you've got into it. Your punch may appear to come from your clenched fist but it actually starts from your toes.

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PUNCHES

Hhen you decide to punch, do not pull back your fist in preparation for throwing your punch. An experienced fighter will be ve ccbtng your hands and will probably beat you to the punch. Even an ordinary f i.gh.tor , 1.1th no boxing experience I"ill be prepared, 1f your actions ar;; obvious. Make sure your hands are in the punching position all along and, when you do throw your punch, let it come from there with the speed of an express train. Your punch should be knocking hi!",1 for a loop be.fore he even knows "hat hit him.

-8DEVASTATING PUNCHES WHIC:-l WILL ENABLE YOU TO

ANNIHILATE YOUR OPPONENT
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PUNCH OVER THE HEART

This bow is enxosn in the same manner as the punch to the chin, but you must oim at a point just above your opponent I s belt and near the middle of his stomach. This blow does not make a f_ight~r lose consciousness. It will make him double up with violent cramplike. spasmodic contractions. Your victim will crumple forward, fall to his hands and knees, and after a few jerks, will flatten out. lie will probably be'. aware. of EIlI that is going on but will be suffering such terrible pain he won't be able to do anything about it. Furthermore, his breathing apparatus will feel as if it was paralyzed and, even if he tried, he couldn't get up on his feet.

This too is a deadly bow. So much 50 in fact, that it has been known to kill outright. However, it must be delivered with speed and strength and with the weight of the body behind it. It should be delivered directly to the'! region of the left breast. You should be close to your victim, directly in front of him, and must put your shoulders and body behind the punch. Your fist must land squarely and with sledge-hammer force. The crushing blow will stop the regular heart action momentarily, thereby interrupting the flow of blood, and thus bring about a temporary paralysis. Your opponent ""ill drop his arms and fall on his face. He Iil<ly also lose consciousne.ss.

-10A FEW SP~CD\L POINTS TO REMEMBER

1. ALWAYS KEEPCOOL;-Don't lose your head. No matter how angry you may be, you must control your temper. The moment you let your violent emotions rule you, you will begin making mistakes. The smart fighter tries to make his opponent lose .h1:;! head and then steps in, and lays him out cold at the first. hot-headed blunder.

2. DON'TSTAND STILL: Keep moving around all the time to make a difficult target of yourself. u= you are fighting a right-handed foe. then keep circling to his left. In this way. even if he throws a punch, you will be moving away from it, and he won't be able to get any force behilld his blow. If he is left-handed, then of course you must circle to his right.

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3. WATCH YOUR OPPONENT'S HAI'IDS: a fair fight your foe can only hit with In his hands. Therefora. if you keep your eyes on his hands. you ,fill see his punches start. and will be able to move out of his way. set up a guard. or even hit him f Lrs t , If it is a rough-and-tumble fight then you must watch everything.

4. KEEPIN PERFECT ONDITION: you are in first-class C If shape you already have decided advantages over anyone who is not in condition. Exercise regularly. get plenty of sunshine. fresh air, good food, and sleep. Follow correct health habits and adhere to good pr-dncLp Lcs of living. Don't drink, or smoke, or dissipate your health and strength away. Stay "fighting fit" all the. time, and you will be able to meet any emergency which might arise.

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