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lklawson
3/07/2008 5:47pm,
I've republished Scientific Boxing by James J. Corbett. Available at: http://stores.lulu.com/lawson

The download is, of course, free.

Blurb follows:

"Gentleman" James J. Corbett held the title of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1892 to 1897. Boxing under the Marquis of Queensberry rules, he is sometimes called The Father of Modern Boxing. Dubbed so because his "Scientific" approach to boxing which he used to great effect securing his title against the great John L. Sullivan.

Besides a career in acting, Corbett rounded out his boxing career by teaching at the Olympic Club in San Francisco and writing this manual on his "Scientific Boxing" methods.

Loaded with 50 photographs depicting technique and other greats of the ring,in this 1912 edition Corbett gives descriptions and instruction on both legal, and illegal, ring technique. Faithfully transcribed by Kirk Lawson, the copious photographs and clear description make this manual a must for Boxing historians and modern Martial Artists alike.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Permalost
3/07/2008 6:03pm,
As always, kudos for offering these works for free.

Anton_Chigurh
3/07/2008 6:04pm,
Some great stuff there, thanks! Reputation points given.

MrBadGuy
3/07/2008 6:33pm,
Awesome. Awesome to the max.

Squerlli
3/07/2008 8:05pm,
Nice. Good fuckin post man. +rep

Eddie Hardon
3/10/2008 6:13am,
I was about to add my wholehearted thanks but can't get the Download to work - but this is probably my poor Internet skills so I'll slip to a non-Work PC and give it another go.

In the Gene Tunney bio, I recently read, there's a photo of Corbett engaging in an informal spar with Tunney and the still photo shows his slipping the Big Guy. Apparently, even though he was circa 60years old, his skill and conditioning surprised Tunney.

Very Many Thanks again.

WorldWarCheese
3/10/2008 7:00am,
Tried to +rep.

Couldn't.

Cried little tears of joy as the DL went through.

You da man.

Kambei Shimada
3/10/2008 7:07am,
Excelllent, I love reading these Old Boxing Texts. Cheers

Tofudog
3/10/2008 9:55am,
Thanks again! You are one of the top reasons why this site rocks.

lklawson
3/13/2008 12:53pm,
I've recently acquired two more antique boxing manuals, including Billy "Bombadie's" Wells Physicial nergy. Showing How Physical And Mental Energy May Be Developed By Means Of The Practice Of Boxing,1923. However, I'm in negotiations to repub an antique wrestling/self-defense manual. Might fall through, but it's worth the effort to give it a shot.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

lklawson
3/13/2008 3:08pm,
P.S.,

If you like the downloads, please take a moment to rate them on Lulu and maybe write a review under the Lulu reviews.

Of course, reviews here are good too. ;)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

lklawson
3/13/2008 3:53pm,
P.S.,

If you like the downloads, please take a moment to rate them on Lulu and maybe write a review under the Lulu reviews.

Of course, reviews here are good too. ;)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

lklawson
3/13/2008 4:04pm,
Stupid double posting... <grumble>

sambosteve
3/13/2008 5:30pm,
I lived a few blocks from Corbett's home in Bayside, Queens - which is a landmark now.

lklawson
3/13/2008 8:05pm,
I lived a few blocks from Corbett's home in Bayside, Queens - which is a landmark now.
Very cool. They've got a little museum there, right?

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

sambosteve
3/14/2008 10:10am,
You know, I don't know. Funny thing is I live there my whole life, but never even went in. I though someone else lived there now? There is a huge plaque outside the house, telling about who corbett was, etc. I think that house was where he lived when he retired from boxing. The house is real huge by the standards of that day (and today for many), and the area of Queens, NY was then mainly for upper class. Not that way now though. Back then he would have had an incredible view of rolling hills and little neck bay. Now, nothing but urban sprawl.