Broadsword and Singlestick has 20 ratings and 3 reviews. Malquiviades said: Concise, to the point and, most of all, short review on how to. This is an interesting hundred year old book now in the public domain. It is a handbook for how to use various weapons including of course the Broadsword and. BROAD-SWORD AND SINGLE-STICK. On examining Fig. 8 it will be seen that the guard for the. Fig. 4.–First Hit. first cut, viz. that from 2 to 3 on the target.

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Broadsword and single stick

Mgd added it Nov 29, You are commenting using your Twitter account. To my mind the most valuable portions of the book concern the philosophy of self defense and the proper awareness of the world around you. Carrying a stick and pepper spray gives you a non-lethal alternative to using your firearm when feasible and can save you from unpleasant legal problems. Nawoyka marked it as to-read Sep 09, In all these exercises our personal safety demands that, although we are studying the modes of using a broadsword, we shall always employ a single-stick.

Tales from the works of G. Now take a short pace to the front with the right foot, and, in the words of the instructor, sit down, i.

Manly Exercises. The Broadsword and Single-Stick.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Cressant marked it as to-read Apr 13, To ask other readers questions about Broadsword and Singlestickplease sign up. Even in the army, single-sticks are always substituted for the sword, as, in fencing, foils are used instead of the sharp-pointed rapier.


A general but useful booklet Verified Purchase What’s this? At first every student may practise our lessons singly; but, towards the close of the course, when the various modes of attack and defence come to be described, the exercises must be performed by two boys—one to attack, the other to defend.

All the seven cuts and guards are to be carefully learned and practised until the student can deliver them without the least hesitation. Works of Francis Galton.

Preview — Broadsword and Singlestick by R. When the Fight Goes to the Ground. You’ve successfully reported this review. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Robin Ver marked it as to-read Dec 28, No cuts to be made at the head.

Jacob marked it as to-read Aug 10, In Engaging, there should only be a slight pressure exerted upon the stick, in order that both your hand and wrist may be thus rendered capable of performing any motion required by circumstances. This short sweet book, written inis a delightful read, both in its subject which is a little review of basic advice on how to handle several “weapons of self-defense”, but also, and what amused me more, even if the basic advice on weapon handling is sensible and based on actual experience, the views and background of a certain class of British gentry, the kind that populates many books I love, from Sherlock Holmes to Allan Quatermain, from Verne to Conrad.

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The Art Of Breaking. Be careful to keep the right heel in a line with the left heel, a space equal to about twice the length of your own foot intervening between them, and see that your right toe points squarely to the front and your left toe to your left.


Manly Exercises. The Broadsword and Single-Stick. | Martial Arts New York

To our knowledge, this series has not seen the light of day since it was first published during the late nineteenth century. The best plan is to get them from a maker, if we can spare singlextick money; if we cannot do so, the next best thing is, when we pay a visit to the manufacturer to purchase our single-sticks, to examine the construction of these masks very carefully, and go home, and make, perhaps, a clumsier article, but still a perfectly efficient one groadsword our purpose.

Wreck of the Golden Mary. The object of the position is twofold.

Upon the renewal of the contest, both players are to take up a position out of distance, and to come within it cautiously, in order that neither may be taken by surprise.

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So far as the weapons are concerned, the different sticks, including the umbrella, are of the most use in broadsowrd modern world. When traveling to places with very restrictive laws concerning firearms even if carrying a badge from another state, my wife and I have always carried walking sticks.

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