Posted On:3/23/2009 5:03pm
A member of the Bartitsu Society has just created a PDF of Edmund Price's "Science of Self Defence" (1867). It's a concise manual of basic bare-knuckle boxing, including some of the standing grappling that was part of pugilism back in the day and a bit of physical culture advice - http://22.214.171.124/~tudzacom/The_Sc...lf_Defence.pdf
Price was an interesting guy, a former prize-fighter who had great success later in life as a lawyer. There's a 1907 New York Times obituary for him, including reminiscences about some of his street-fighting escapades, at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstrac...649C946697D6CF
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Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)
Posted On:3/23/2009 10:06pm
Old school guillotine and all. :)
Posted On:3/24/2009 8:45am
I read about peeps like this and it makes me feel like a boring old turd! Cool stuff!
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