Pioneer in Sweden: Old School Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense: “These techniques have been around a long time!”

This is a rare old film of Viking Cronholm, physiotherapist, boxer and elite-sportsman, is the man who introduced Ju-jitsu in Sweden in 1908. He learned his art, likely Kano Jiu-jitsu, in South Africa. Cronholm authored a book titled “Jiu-Jitsu Tricks” in 1908, and taught jiu-jitsu until the 1950′s in Sweden…

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  1. Gustav Linder says:

    Even if you are unable to read the Swedish text, here you can see some pictures from Cronholm’s book, showing some “tricks” (including kote gaeshi), pressure points, and, last but not least Viking Cronholm’s home fashioned keiko gi:

    The book, by the way, was reprinted at least as late as 1978, the 34th printing!

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