This book explores the core concepts and principles of Classical Pugilism, the art of bare knuckle boxing as it was practiced in England throughout the C18th and C19th. It describes how to prevent injury, how to hit harder, how to protect your hands, and how to stay safe.
Drawing on the pugilistic theory of such greats as Daniel Mendoza, James Figg, and Jack Broughton this book is an absolute must for all Martial Artists.
The author of this book is Martin J Austwick, the Chief Instructor of the English Martial Arts Academy and the founder of Pugilism.org. He has taught the ancient combat arts of England all over the globe and is a regular contributor to martial arts journals and websites.
Martin J Austwick
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not a book of techniques, and cannot be reviewed as such. This is a resource for the history and methodology for how to not die during training. As a safety and history reference it achieves its purpose.
This is a great draft for a book, but it is missing pictures and descriptions of techniques.
I would have given it 4 stars with pictures and descriptions.
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