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
Lesson one..... The navaja.
Lesson two..... Their most common names.
Lesson three... Positions or stances.
Lesson four.... Methods of attack and defence.
Lesson five.... The terreno.
Lesson six.....The jiros and the method of making them.
Lesson seven...The contrajiros.
Lesson nine....The golpes.
Lesson ten.....The quites and huidas.
Lesson eleven......The recursos.
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.
Lesson one.....The cuchillo.
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.
Lesson one.....The Tijeras.
Lesson two.....The method of wielding them as practiced among the jitanos.