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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Matthew Wayne rated it really liked it Aug 01, You are commenting using your WordPress. Return to Book Page. The Book of Wonders. No movement, either of attack or defence, to be attempted with the single-stick which could not be performed, or would not be hazarded, with beoadsword sword.

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The directions of the sword in both cases will be explained when we speak of the broadsword target. One thing must, however, be understood, and this is, that the stick must always be used as if it were a real sword, with a true cutting edge. The sticks themselves are apt to get broken after a time, but, as you can purchase others, made to fit into the basket handles, for two-and-sixpence per dozen, you may consider your weapon a sufficiently cheap one. Hunting and Shooting in India.


But as, because we may never have occasion to parry a thrust from a rapier, is no argument against learning to fence, so the fact of our never making use of a broadsword except in war, is not allowed to interfere with our desire to acquire dexterity in wielding such a weapon. As a weapon of modern warfare this implement has not been given a fair place”.

Mgd added it Nov 29, Jacob marked it as to-read Aug 10, So far as the weapons are concerned, the different sticks, including the umbrella, are of the most use in the modern world. The Adventures of Dick Maitland: It also made me get out a sword and refresh guards and attacks, and compare it with the advice and what I learnt in fencing. Earliest American report of Karate, If singlesstick 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 singldstick Pg 64 nearer your enemy.


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Now as to the stick. No cut to be given too violently, or in such a manner as to cause anger or irritation. With these important rules we close our first lesson on the Manly Exercise of Broadsword. The Gilpins and Their Fortunes.

In both cases keep your eyes to the front, your feet at right angles, and your knees bent. Stephen Logan rated it really liked it Aug 11, Robin Ver marked it as to-read Dec 28, Roland added it Oct 03, Ken added it Sep 26, However the little book provides an excellent overview of the weapons and styles of fighting covered.

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Mark Woodland marked it as to-read Jul 28, Be the first to ask a question about Broadsword and Singlestick. A general but useful booklet Verified Purchase What’s this?

How to write a great review. I have always been an advocate of carrying a good stick appropriate to circumstances.