Remember how you first got into
the martial arts? Well, if you grew up in the 60's or 70's it might
have been through one of these great comic book ads. Here's the
one that equates Karate with Kung-Fu, Judo, Savate-Aikido and just
about anything else you'd want to think of . It's the "Total
Self-Defense System". In incredibly fine print it talks about:
"In only a short while the
knowledge of the world's top fighting experts can be yours!"
"With Karate training...
your hands and feet could have fantastic new power."
"You hands will have the
power of an ax and you can use your elbows, knees and feet as death
"You'll quickly learn all
the vital striking areas that will flatten the biggest and toughest
"You'll reduce any assailant
to cringing helplessness in just seconds."
And all for 25 cents for a colorful
brochure. You order by filling out a coupon that says, "Shoot
the works to me!"
Sometimes we understand why the
tiger crouches, oh boy.