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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published in England inthis fascinating book may be one of the earliest ever to discuss the use of everyday items as weapons of self-defense for, in the words of the authors, athose atight placesa where men browdsword nothing for rules, but only want to make the most out of that weapon which the chance of the broadsowrd has put into singlesgick hands.

This review is from the free Kindle e-book released February 16, Sean rated it liked it Jan 12, No trivia or quizzes yet. No cuts to be made at the head. However, it is not now a mere school book of fencing but a really precise, truthful and colorful description of how a British gentleman should behave.

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

If this is done, it counteracts, to a certain extent, that tendency to bring the left hand in front, which a good singlestic, beginners display, and for which they get punished by many an unpleasant rap on the knuckles. This position broasdword be found a severe strain upon the muscles at first, but they will soon get used to it.


Works of Francis Galton. The best plan is to get them from a maker, if we can spare the 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 for our purpose.

Colin Leidner rated it liked it Jul sinhlestick, Although it will be our endeavour to make the course as plain and interesting as possible, it must still be borne in mind that these instructions are not intended to be merely read—they must be practised; and, as they are composed in such a way as bfoadsword give you as few obstacles as possible in becoming master of the single-stick, we expect that you will at once set about exercising your limbs.

If you wish to advance, advance the right foot a short pace, bringing the left after it at once, so that the two resume their relative positions to one another, half a pace Pg 64 nearer your enemy. Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery.

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If your right toe is turned in, you will never advance straight to your front; and if your left toe is turned in, you contract the base upon which your body rests, and very soon will begin to roll and lose your balance altogether.


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Jacob marked it as to-read Aug 10, A good insight on the people that consider a friendly bout of stick fighting “a jolly good exercise” and the fact that you may have to receive a cavalry charge with your bayonet, “the Empire’s due”. Paperbackpages.

boadsword Concise, to the point and, most of all, amusing. The broadsword exercise consists of seven cuts or directions of the edge, and of the same number of defensive positions.

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The jacket or coat should be thrown off before commencing this exercise, so as to afford free play to the upper portion of the body. broadswor

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Trivia About Broadsword and Si If you wish to retire, reverse this movement, retiring with the left foot and following it with the right. Refresh and try again. A Tale of Three Lions.