Journal of Manly Arts:
European and Colonial Combatives, 1776 - 1914

A special section of the Journal of Western Martial Art

Volume 2002

12/02 E.W. Barton-Wright - The New Art of Self Defence I
Before proceeding to give my readers any particulars and explanations of the art of self-defence, perhaps it will not be out of place to make a few introductory remarks as to the conception of self-defence as generally understood by other nations.
12/02 E.W. Barton-Wright - The New Art of Self Defence II
Readers of the March Number will remember that I described therein a few of the three hundred methods of attack and counter attack that comprise my New Art of Self-Defence, to which I have given the name -"Bartitsu." For the benefit of new readers, it will be well to point out that my system has been devised with the purpose of rendering a person absolutely secure from danger by any method of attack that may arise.
11/02 Frank Docherty - Boy Scout Quarterstaff
Quarterstaff - This old English sport has unfortunately fallen into disuse. This is a great pity, for all of sports it is one of the best for developing stamina.
06/02 Mark S. Hewitt - John McMahon
John McMahon is acknowledged as one of the greatest exponents of collar-and-elbow style wrestling this world has ever seen. This archaic form of wrestling was brought to North America by Irish immigrants and for a time was the popular style used by the early professional wrestlers.
05/02 Tom Green - Irish Gangs and Stick-Fighting in the Works of William Carleton
Irish Gangs and Stick-Fighting... is an anthology of two short stories and two novellas by Irish author William Carleton (1794-1869) with an introduction and numerous annotations by editor John Hurley.
04/02 Herbert C. Hensley - The Jaguarina-Weidermann Battle
Probably the most exciting sporting event witnessed in San Diego in the eighties was the famous Jaguarina-Weidermann broadsword contest, held at the Pacific Beach race-track at the foot of Rose Canyon, on Sunday, October 28, 1888.
02/02 Tony Wolf - Singlestick fencing: 1787 - 1923
Singlesticks - wooden rods of about thirty-five inches in length, equipped with rigid guards which completely enclose the fencer's hand - were the 18th and 19th century descendants of Medieval wasters, wooden facsimile weapons popularly used for weapon training.
01/02 Theodore Roosevelt - The Vigor of Life
Looking back, a man really has a more objective feeling about himself as a child than he has about his father or mother. He feels as if that child were not the present he, individually, but an ancestor; just as much an ancestor as either of his parents. The saying that the child is the father to the man may be taken in a sense almost the reverse of that usually given to it.


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The Editors

, Editor - JManly
Tony is a professional fight director and martial arts/stage combat tutor. Since 1978 he has traversed a wide range of Asian, Polynesian and European martial arts, with a particular interest in both European "folk styles" and the combatives of the late 1800s. He was a pioneer of padded-attacker self-defence training in his home country of New Zealand and serves as an advisor for several international martial arts and stage combat organisations.
Tony's fight direction and action sequences have been featured in over one hundred and seventy feature film, television, theatre, opera and ballet productions. Between 1998-2000 he served as the Fighting Styles Designer for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and in 2002 he toured Japan with the Washington Opera Company's production of Otello starring Placido Domingo. Tony has taught, directed and performed throughout New Zealand, as well as in Australia, the USA, England, Ireland, Canada and Japan. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his son, Josh.

, Executive Editor - JWMA and JManly
David is the Founder and President of the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts (AEMMA), an organization dedicated to the resurrection and formalization of medieval martial arts training systems. He received training in Milan, Italy employing steel weapons in longsword techniques and has participated in various organizations dedicated to studying the Middle Ages. His background and experience having fired his desire to pursue a formal medieval martial arts training program, he founded AEMMA in mid-1998. He is a member of the advisory board of the Swordplay Symposium International (SSI), an interdisciplinary colloquium of historical fencing specialists dedicated to promoting and advancing the study of Western swordsmanship, and participating board member of the Association for Historical Fencing (AHF). David received his appointment of free scholler in Oct, 2000, and is the provost of the Academy as of May 1, 2005.
He is also the Vice President of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada.

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