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Dermot M. O'Neill: One of the 20th Centurys Most Overlooked Combative Pioneers

By Steven C. Brown, B.S.




Dermot M. O'Neill: One of the 20th Centurys Most Overlooked Combative Pioneers

At one time, O’Neill was one of the highest-ranking non-Japanese experts in Kodokan judo in the world (5th degree, 1947). He taught his combatives system to thousands of servicemen and police. This article gives an overview of O’Neill’s life, his time in Asia, his work with special forces, and his system of hand-to-hand combat.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 12 No. 3 (2003): 16 pages.


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