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  1. lklawson is offline

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    10/13/2009 6:34pm


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    The Art and Practice of Boxing

    I have republished The Art and Practice of Boxing by the anonymous "Celebrated Pugilist."

    As always, the ebook download is free.

    http://www.lulu.com/content/paperbac...boxing/7782112

    Special thanks to Michael Ruhala for providing the original scans.

    Blurb:
    Writing in 1825, the anonymous “Celebrated Pugilist” penned his boxing manual simply titled, “The Art and Practice of Boxing.”

    This early boxing manual, as is typical, teaches footwork, striking, blocking, and training details. This includes specifics of diet and exercise, as well as grappling.

    However, the “Celebrated Pugilist” deviates from the norm in two important ways. First, he dedicates an unusual amount of his text to discussion (and derision) of methods and strategies which, though technically legal under boxing rules of the time, he considers “unmanly.” Second, he cites an earlier Wrestling text, Sir Thomas Parkyn’s “In-Play” for advice and description on performing some of the grappling and throwing which were part of orthodox boxing of the period.

    He includes in his text images of nine techniques which he apparently considers either confusing or foundational, rounding out his relatively short text with a recitation of Broughton’s rules which, like this manual itself, were authored before the adoption of the London Prize Ring rules of 1838.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    10/13/2009 6:55pm

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    Sounds interesting, I've not come across many information regarding old boxing.
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    10/13/2009 7:10pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lights Out View Post
    Sounds interesting, I've not come across many information regarding old boxing.
    The follow the "author" link back to the lulu storefront for a boatload of them.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lights Out View Post
    Because there are interested parties on both lists. :)

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    Posted On:
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    Awesome. Thanks again for another great find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    Awesome. Thanks again for another great find!
    Sounds great thanks..
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    This book ain't Free. :IamDisappointed:
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    Wah-Hayyyy!!! Thanks Kirk.

    plyvic - it is Free. click on the author and you'll be taken to the Free Download option.

    Then you too can thank Kirk for being such a Gentleman.
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    I am really am a noob

    Damn I didn't notice that
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