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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With these important rules we close our first lesson on the Manly Exercise of Broadsword. Earliest American report of Karate, It will be as well to turn once more to our remarks made at pageVol.

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 anv your weapon a sufficiently cheap one.

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The instructions in the use of the rboadsword weapons are very general sniglestick poorly illustrated. Missouri Dalton marked it as to-read Aug 30, This review is from the free Kindle e-book released February 16, Tales from the works of G. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.

Even in the army, single-sticks are always substituted for the sword, as, in fencing, foils are used instead of the sharp-pointed rapier.

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

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.


Nothing is more conducive to your safety than a quick and easy recovery to guard. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Bill rated it really liked it Mar 22, Published in England insinglestikc 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 care nothing for rules, but only want to make the most out of that weapon which the chance of the moment has put into their hands.

If you wish to retire, reverse this movement, retiring with the left foot and following it with the right. In both cases keep your eyes to the front, your feet at right angles, and your knees bent. The stick being the substitute for the sword, no cut can be deemed fair and effective which has not been given with that part corresponding with the edge.

Life with the Greenland Esquimaux, Illustrated. 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 the sword. Forty inches will be found too long a stick for a boy of short stature, in which case it may be cut down some inches. As far as the legs and feet are concerned you are now in your proper position, which you will only leave when you lunge, or when you straighten yourself to acknowledge a hit, and to which you will invariably return as soon as you engage.

Rowland George Allanson Headley. Have doubts regarding this product? This first outlay includes the pair of basket hilts, which will last as long as you may have occasion to use them.

If you desire to improve your health and strength, you must constantly bear the lines of the poet in your mind—. 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.


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. Todd Fleming added it Jun 20, Tales from the Terrific Register: The system should be one of mutual instruction.

Manly Exercises. The Broadsword and Single-Stick.

A glance at the table of contents will suffice to show that the scope of the work has been somewhat extended, and that, though there is of course a vast deal more to be said on the wide subject of self-defence, an attempt has been made to give practical hints as to what may be effected by a proper and prompt use of those common accessories which we may find in our hands at almost any hour in the day.

No cuts to be made at the head. Masks must be worn on every occasion—on no pretext whatever is single-stick play to be engaged in without their use.

It also made me get out a sword and refresh guards and attacks, and compare it with the vroadsword and what I learnt in fencing.

Return to Broadsaord Page. Wreck of the Golden Mary. No two cuts to be made upon one lunge.