Historical Manuals

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  1. Andrew Green

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    Here's a few good reads:

    The Science of Self Defence
    A Treatise on Sparring and Wrestling
    By Edmund Price 1867
    http://www.geocities.com/cinaet/price.html

    The famous Farmer Burns Mail Order Course
    Scanned direct from a 1912 set of lessons
    http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competition/Burns/lessons/lesson01.htm

    Wrestling from Donald Walkers 1840 text "Defensive Exercises"
    http://www.geocities.com/cinaet/walker.html

    Historical Fencing Manuals
    Lots of them, from 13th century on
    http://www.thearma.org/manuals.htm

    Brief History of the Quarterstaff
    http://ejmas.com/jwma/articles/2001/jwmaart_docherty_0501.htm

    Quarter-Staff:A Practical Manual
    by Thomas A. McCarthy, 1883
    http://ejmas.com/jmanly/articles/2001/jmanlyart_mccarthy_0901.htm
     
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    Where do you find this stuff?

    Thank you!
     
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    The farmer burns mail order course I have what a treasure from that time period.
    Thanks for teh other links.
    terry
     
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    This stuff is better than sleep (which is what I should be doing right now).

    I'm going to be busy sorting through this stuff for the next few years!
     
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    Let's kick these great links provided by Andrew Green up for new members. Thread stickied: members please feel free to add your own links as appropriate!
     
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    I have a reputation? Aw crap! It's not true! I'm a nice guy, honest! ;-)

    Peace favor your sword,
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    Interesting links, thanks.
     
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    Adding another historic manual:

    "American Jiu Jitsu" by Len Lanius. As usual, PDF is free for download.

    Available at: http://stores.lulu.com/lawson

    Blurb:
     
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    Wrestling and How to Train by Frank Gotch

    I am pleased to announce the republishing of a facsimile copy of Frank Gotch's seminal Catch-as-Catch-Can wrestling manual, "Wrestling and How to Train." (AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND UNDER BUDGET!!!)

    The text is available at:
    http://www.lulu.com/content/3135330

    As always, the download is fee, no cost.

    Marketoid Blurb:

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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    Boxing and How to Train - Fox's Athletic Library

    Same as my other republished manuals, free download

    http://stores.lulu.com/lawson

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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    Wow! There's a heck of a lot of info, via links, in this thread.

    Thanks to all.
     
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    There is a huge collection of historic western texts being uploaded and archived.... original text and pictures plus translations at http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Jeff Richardson
    Academia Duellatoria
    Association for Historic Fencing
    American Karate Academies National Association
     

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