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Old 08-03-2007, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default 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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Old 08-03-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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Default 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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