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Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies
Author: Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery

ISBN: 9781583948682
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 21 April 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 14.7 x 2.2
Description:
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 is the 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...

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