Barton-Wright, one of the first Europeans to study Japanese martial arts, explains eleven pseudo-strength tricks in words and photos. Forty years before this publication Lulu Hurst created a sensation demonstrating similar stunts as manifestations of 'unexplainable forces'.
The tricks explained in this article are:
- How to Master a Man with Two Fingers
- How to Hold a Chair in the Palms of your Hands, and to Defy Anyone to Pull it through your Hands
- How to Lift from the Ground a Chair in which a Person is Seated
- How to Lift a Chair with Four Men Packed upon it
- How to Defy Anyone Standing in Front of You to Lift You from the Ground
- How to Defy Anyone Standing Behind You to Lift You from the Ground
- How to Lift from the Floor a Billiard Cue, Held Down by any Number of Men, with another Man Seated on Top
- How to Face a Wall, with your Arms Outstretched, and defy any Number of Strong Men to Push You against it
- How, when Lying at Length on Two Chair-backs Placed at your Extremities, to Support a Person Standing on your Chest
- How to Stand on One Foot and to Defy Anyone to Upset your Balance by a Slow, Straight Push
- How to Hold a Broom- stick in Your Hands, and to Defy Anyone to Push it through your Hands
1st edition 1899, PDF 16 pages.
word count: 3860 which is equivalent to 15 standard pages of text