Continuing with our theme on questionable ads from the past, here’s an ad from 1966 promising to make you a master of the Forbidden Oriental Fighting Arts. If social media was around back in the 60s, these guys would be having a field day.
This master system of theirs combined Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Judo, Yawara and Kung Fu to transform you into powerful fighting machine. “Physical Strength Not Needed!” Good to know.
Ads these days still use the element of urgency to get you to buy. Offer only available for 48 hours. First come, first served.
This ad takes it a step further: “Every minute you delay you run the risk of bodily harm to yourself and your loved ones.“
This ad was published in Marvel Collectors’ Item Classics, Issue #2, 1966.
Check out similar martial arts ads from the 70s & 80s.