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Broad-Sword and Single-Stick

With Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella and Other Weapons of Self-Defence

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Co-author: C. Phillipps-Wolley
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,218 / 95 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Categories: UH, JZ
Downloads: 3,703
Added to site: 2010.02.08
mnybks.net#: 26594
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
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staff.

The lines intersecting the circumference of the circle show the inclinations of the staff for guarding all the cuts which can be made.

We now turn to the question of position. In quarter-staff play it is usual for a right-handed man to stand with his left foot in advance of the right, as in boxing or bayonet exercise, and with his toe pointing straight in the direction of his adversary, as in Fig. 2. It is, however, often very advisable to advance the right foot suddenly to the front when bringing the butt of the staff to play on the left side of the enemy's head or body. As regards "points" it is well to lunge out, as one does when making a left-handed lead-off in boxing, so as to gain somewhat in the reach.

[Illustration: Fig. 6.--First guard.]

[Illustration: Fig. 7.--Second guard.]

[Illustration: Fig. 8.]

Points, which, as before hinted, should be used with care in friendly bouts, are generally made with the point of the staff, but may also be effected with

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