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Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies : A Nineteenth-Century Treatise on Boxing, Kicking, Grappling, and Fencing with the Cane and Quarterstaff
by Thomas Hoyer Monstery and Ben Miller


Overview - "Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies"is the treatise of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, a master swordsman who participated in more than fifty duels, fought under twelve flags, battled gangsters, and was constantly involved in the great conflicts and upheavals of his time.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies"is the treatise of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, a master swordsman who participated in more than fifty duels, fought under twelve flags, battled gangsters, and was constantly involved in the great conflicts and upheavals of his time. This book isthe magnum opus of this remarkable and colorful character, originally published in the 1870s as a series of newspaper articles and collected here for the first time. Colonel Monstery presents a unique look into the Victorian-era fighting world, describing styles such as British purring (shin-kicking), Welsh jump-kicking, and American rough-and-tumble fighting, and provides illustrated instruction in the art of gentlemanly self-defense with a cane, staff, or one s bare hands. Fifty rare drawings and photographs from the period illuminate Monstery s world, while an extensive glossary of terms and an introductory biography of Colonel Monstery including fascinating details of his many duels as well as his groundbreaking devotion to teaching fencing and self-defense skills to women update his text to make it accessible and useful to gentlemen and ladies of any era.
CONTENTS
Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery: The Unknown American Martial Arts Master
I. Introduction.
II. The Logic of Boxing.
III. Standing and Striking.
IV. Advancing to Strike and Feinting.
V. Simple Parries in Boxing.
VI. Parries with Returns.
VII. Effective or Counter Parries in Boxing.
VIII. Offence and Defense by Evasions.
IX. Trips, Grips, and Back-Falls.
X. Rules for a Set-to with Gloves.
XI. Observations on Natural Weapons.
XII. The Use of the Cane.
XIII. The Use of the Cane (continued).
XIV. The Use of the Staff.
XV. The Use of the Staff (continued).
Appendix: Monstery's Rules for Contests of Sparring and Fencing
Glossary"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781583948682
  • ISBN-10: 1583948686
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century

 
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