INSTRUCTION

**FOR WIELDING THE NAVAJA**

The instruction for wielding the navaja is divided into four parts. The first part contains lessons on the characteristics of the weapon and its different techniques. In the second the guards are analyzed, the manner of attacking the enemy is explained, to give a small idea of the various ways in which it is performed, and the tretas are discussed. In the third is the method of wielding the cuchillo(1). Finaly, in the fourth are lessons on the method of wielding the tijeras as in practice among the jitanos. The first part is divided into eleven lessons, the second into 12, the third in six, and the fourth in two, in the following manner.

(1)Under the heading of *"Instruction for wielding the navaja"*
is also found the method of wielding the cuchillo and the tijeras, at the end of
which there are lessons to further clarify

PART ONE

*Lesson two*..... Their most common
names.

*Lesson three*... Positions or
stances.

*Lesson four*.... Methods of attack
and defence.

*Lesson six*.....The jiros and the
method of making them.

*Lesson seven*...The contrajiros.

*Lesson ten*.....The quites and
huidas.

*Lesson eleven*......The recursos.

SECOND PART

*Lesson two*.....Golpes
de frente.

*Lesson three*...Golpes
de costado.

*Lesson six*.....Throwing
the navaja.

*Lesson seven*...Pases
de mano y de sombrero.

*Lesson nine*....Suerte
de la culebra.

THIRD PART

*Lesson one*.....The cuchillo.

*Lesson two*.....Positions.

*Lesson three*...Golpes,
method of throwing the puсal.

*Lesson four*....Quites
y huidas.

*Lesson five*....Recursos
y tretas.

*Lesson six*.....Defenses
from the cuchillo or puсal.

FOURTH PART

*Lesson one*.....The Tijeras.

*Lesson two*.....The
method of wielding them as practiced among the jitanos.

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