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    Next repub project

    OK, have your say, what should I start next:

    • Principles of Squad Instructions for the Broadsword by A. J. Corbersier, 1869
    • Boxing by D. C. Hutchison, 1913
    • How to Box by Frank Tousey, 1882
    • Spalding's Athletic Library, How to Punch the Bag by Young Corbett, 1904
    • United States Navy Drill by Tom Sharkey, 1905
    • The Science of Wrestling and the Art of Jiu Jitsu by Earle Liederman, 1926 Edition
    • the Sandow-Lewis Library Vol. VII - Wrestling, by Billy Sandow and Ed "Strangler" Lewis, 1926
    • Spalding's Athletic Library - Boxing, 1902


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    My first preference: "Principles of Squad Instructions for the Broadsword by A. J. Corbersier, 1869." For the record, I'm biased as I'm training in Scottish Highland Broadsword.

    Thanks for sharing these old gems with the rest of us.

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    Is there a criteria for selection?
    Your list contains primarily boxing/wrestling texts.
    If any book may be recommended, I think that everyone should read Sun Tzu's Art of War and Musashi Miyamoto's Book of Five Rings at least once. I also liked On Strategy by Carl von Clausewitz. For swordsmanship, George Patton wrote an interesting essay on Mounted swordsmanship in 1914 (back when he was a Lieutenant). His observations were interesting, since he was essentially part of the generation that transitioned to "Modern" warfare. I also find it interesting that one of the most famous American generals of WWII was a military swordsmanship instructor at one time.
    The Kendo Reader – Noma Hisashi (1910-1939) is also a good read, if the subject interests you. It's online, so I have linked it here.
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    kirk regularly refurbishes and republishes old manuals that have come into his possession. while I'm sure everyone should read the Art of War and such, that is not the point of what he's doing.

    Sandow-Lewis, please!

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    Ah... Don't mind me then. I was wondering why the list seemed so obscure. Thank you for the clarification.
    Lurk more, post less - got it.
    That said, the idea of republishing old manuals is rather awesome.
    Principles of Squad Instructions for the Broadsword by A. J. Corbersier, 1869 has my vote as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Loobner View Post
    Ah... Don't mind me then. I was wondering why the list seemed so obscure. Thank you for the clarification.
    Lurk more, post less - got it.
    That said, the idea of republishing old manuals is rather awesome.
    Principles of Squad Instructions for the Broadsword by A. J. Corbersier, 1869 has my vote as well.
    As "The Count" says, I've made a hobby of repubbing. Because you have apparently not seen my other repubs, allow me to humbly point a link to the list:

    Kirk's republished antique WMA manuals

    (note: there are, indeed, two in the list which are modern, not antique, and all but one work is free to download - about 30 in all)

    Peace favor your sword,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conde Koma View Post
    Sandow-Lewis, please!
    That and Tousey are both high on my personal list but Corbersier seems to be very popular. :)

    Peace favor your sword,
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    Please,

    1. Principles of Squad Instructions for the Broadsword by A. J. Corbersier, 1869

    2. The Science of Wrestling and the Art of Jiu Jitsu by Earle Liederman, 1926 Edition

    3. The Sandow-Lewis Library Vol. VII - Wrestling, by Billy Sandow and Ed "Strangler" Lewis, 1926

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    1. United States Navy Drill by Tom Sharkey, 1905

    2. The Science of Wrestling and the Art of Jiu Jitsu by Earle Liederman, 1926 Edition

    3. The Sandow-Lewis Library Vol. VII - Wrestling, by Billy Sandow and Ed "Strangler" Lewis, 1926

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    Quote Originally Posted by lklawson View Post
    This is great, Kirk. I appreciate the link!:5thanks:

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