Self-Defense Manual from 1840
Donald Walker took a surprisingly modern approach to self-defense in his "Defensive Exercises". His system was a mixed martial art of sorts, blending Cornwall/Devon wrestling, Cumberland/Westmoreland wrestling, early boxing, Irish stickfighting, English stickfighting, and a bit of standing grappling.
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Re: Self-Defense Manual from 1840
Just got over giggling at the word "loins" (I don't know why) and I get to the part about cross-bottom techniques.
They don't make em like they used to, i'll say that much.
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