Gallica Friday: Jiu-Jitsu

Gallica, the online search engine of the French National Library (BnF), is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Or maybe since the baguette. Gallica Friday highlights some of the fun, interesting, and curious things I found by happily clicking around Gallica.


Le jiu-jitsu pratique, a textbook published in 1906 by the Paris city Police chief, Charles Péchard. It’s supposed to teach you no fewer than 100 ways to deal with a criminal, even if he’s armed. What else could you possibly need?


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