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Elliott's Art of Attack & Defence, by Matt Easton

Postby admin » 27 Mar 2014 21:31

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I have republished Elliott's little known manual from 1884, covering introductions to boxing, foil, sabre and bayonet, together with some biographical and contextual research by me. It's a nice little manual and actually quite important in setting the background context of quite a few other Victorian manuals.
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Re: Elliott's Art of Attack & Defence, by Matt Easton

Postby Mearcstapa » 04 Apr 2014 18:11

Ordered! Any more detail you can add?
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Re: Elliott's Art of Attack & Defence, by Matt Easton

Postby admin » 05 Apr 2014 21:06

It's quite a little manual, but actually has quite a bit of information for its size. The sabre material is pretty minimal, but the foil, boxing and bayonet sections give a good consise introduction to those styles. The reason Elliott's manual is significant is that it shows what was 'normal' in British martial arts at this time - many people have studied Hutton, Burton or Waite, but they are all exceptional in their own ways - Elliott shows what was normal and helps give context to the other available manuals. The thing to remember is that Hutton, Burton and Waite were promoting inovative styles that they had devised - in order to appreciate what is unusual it is first useful to establish what is normal. :)
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Re: Elliott's Art of Attack & Defence, by Matt Easton

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