Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on

Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on


6 thoughts on “Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense

  1. Malquiviades Malquiviades says:

    Concise to the point and most of all amusingThis short review on how to use in the most effective way some of the classical and unusual hand to hand weapons is easy to read and you will really enjoy it most if familiar with fencing However it is not now a mere school book of fencing but a really precise truthful and colorful description of how a British gentleman should behave Then keeping in mind that this is not fiction but real gentleman giving advice and telling their experiences you have in your hands a historical support of those British characters you read of in fictionA sample The umbrella As a weapon of modern warfare this implement has not been given a fair place Does not this wish you to read this book?


  2. Charles van Buren Charles van Buren says:

     A general but useful bookletVerified PurchaseWhat's this?This review is from Broad Sword and Single Stick With Chapters on uarter Staff Bayonet Cudgel Shillalah Walking Stick Umbrella and Other Weapons of Self Defence Kindle EditionFirst of all by broad sword the authors are not referring to the medieval weapon but to most varieties of cut and thrust swords with blades curved to some degree However at the time of publication in 1911 some countries were already turning to straight bladed cavalry sabers apparently these are included in the authors' definition of broad sword The instructions in the use of the various weapons are very general and poorly illustrated However the little book provides an excellent overview of the weapons and styles of fighting covered To my mind the most valuable portions of the book concern the philosophy of self defense and the proper awareness of the world around you So far as the weapons are concerned the different sticks including the umbrella are of the most use in the modern world I have always been an advocate of carrying a good stick appropriate to circumstances When traveling to places with very restrictive laws concerning firearms even if carrying a badge from another state my wife and I have always carried walking sticks On than one occasion we have deterred trouble by merely presenting the sticks as weapons Because of these experiences I freuently carry a walking stick in addition to a legal firearm I would far rather deter trouble than shoot Carrying a stick and pepper spray gives you a non lethal alternative to using your firearm when feasible and can save you from unpleasant legal problems This review is from the free Kindle e book released February 16 2010


  3. Charles van Buren Charles van Buren says:

     A general but useful bookletVerified PurchaseWhat's this?This review is from Broad Sword and Single Stick With Chapters on uarter Staff Bayonet Cudgel Shillalah Walking Stick Umbrella and Other Weapons of Self Defence Kindle EditionFirst of all by broad sword the authors are not referring to the medieval weapon but to most varieties of cut and thrust swords with blades curved to some degree However at the time of publication in 1911 some countries were already turning to straight bladed cavalry sabers Apparently these are included in the authors' definition of broad sword The instructions in the use of the various weapons are very general and poorly illustrated However the little book provides an excellent overview of the weapons and styles of fighting covered To my mind the most valuable portions of the book concern the philosophy of self defense and the proper awareness of the world around you So far as the weapons are concerned the different sticks including the umbrella are of the most use in the modern world I have always been an advocate of carrying a good stick appropriate to circumstances When traveling to places with very restrictive laws concerning firearms even if carrying a badge from another state my wife and I have always carried walking sticks On than one occasion we have deterred trouble by merely presenting the sticks as weapons Because of these experiences I freuently carry a walking stick in addition to a legal firearm I would far rather deter trouble than shoot Carrying a stick and pepper spray gives you a non lethal alternative to using your firearm when feasible and can save you from unpleasant legal problems This review is from the free Kindle e book released February 16 2010


  4. Psychophant Psychophant says:

    This short sweet book written in 1890 is a delightful read both in its subject which is a little review of basic advice on how to handle several weapons of self defense but also and what amused me even if the basic advice on weapon handling is sensible and based on actual experience the views and background of a certain class of British gentry the kind that populates many books I love from Sherlock Holmes to Allan uatermain from Verne to Conrad A good insight on the people that consider a friendly bout of stick fighting a jolly good exercise and the fact that you may have to receive a cavalry charge with your bayonet the Empire's dueIt also made me get out a sword and refresh guards and attacks and compare it with the advice and what I learnt in fencing


  5. Steve Scott Steve Scott says:

    Given it's few illustrations you'd think this short piece would be a poor instruction manual It isn't The author's command of English is superb and he instructs with his prose uite well through detailed descriptionThe work is than a hundred years old but still has relevance I enjoyed it and recommend it to martial artists who are also history nerdsIt's free digitally through Project Gutenberg and elsewhere


  6. Michael Michael says:

    Creating a game based on the ideas in this book It's a treasure trove


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Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense [Download] ➺ Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense ➿ R.G. Allanson-Winn – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Published in England in 1890 this fascinating book may be one of the earliest ever to discuss the use of everyday items as weapons of self defense for in the words of the authors athose atight placesa Published in England in Singlestick: with PDF ✓ this fascinating book may be one of the earliest ever to discuss the use of everyday items as weapons of self defense for in the words of the authors athose atight placesa where men care nothing for rules but only want to make the most out of that weapon which the chance of the moment has put into their handsa It contains many useful insights into effective training in armed combat and how such training relates to real world self defense A must read for anyone Broadsword and eBook â interested in the arts of stick work swordplay or the no holds barred use of any convenient weapon awhether he has in his hand a single stick a cutlass or the leg of an old chaira.

  • Paperback
  • 124 pages
  • Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense
  • R.G. Allanson-Winn
  • English
  • 10 September 2016
  • 9781449917173