Phil C wrote:I have 9/10s of a translation of "Comment se Defendre" waiting to be edited, once I get the next Andre book proofed and published.
It's a fascinating read and is the only Western text I know that advocates carrying a cheap tanto ("une petite sabre Japonaise")for defence (though an umbrella is better, apparently) among many other odd and wonderful suggestions he makes for personal safety (barb-wire boobytraps, kitchen knives wrapped in newspaper &c).
admin wrote:... In a way I would say the same of Hutton and Castle - they both seem to have looked at the historical techniques with a view to fitting them into their Victorian sense of what fencing should be. ...
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