Manual of Boxing, Club Swinging and Manly Sports - Giving Full Instructions of the Arts of Boxing, Fencing, Wrestling, Club Swinging, Dumb Bell and Gymnastic Exercises, Swimming, Tumbling, Etc.
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This fantastic work, originally published in 1883, is a great instructional manual for the 'manly' pursuits of boxing, club swinging, tumbling, and other such popular Victorian fitness pursuits. Along with a brand new introduction on Indian club swinging, it includes a series of exercises to help you get in shape the old-fashioned way.

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Date de parution 14 juillet 2020
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EAN13 9781528766012
Langue English
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MANUAL OF Boxing, Club Swinging
AND
MANLY SPORTS
BY
GEO. H. BENEDICT,
C HAMPION C LUB -S WINGER AND B OXER, AND M ANAGER OF THE C HICAGO O LYMPIC C LUB .

GIVING FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ARTS OF
BOXING, FENCING, WRESTLING, CLUB SWINGING, DUMB BELL AND GYMNASTIC EXERCISES, SWIMMING, TUMBLING, ETC.

CONTAININC OVER 250 ILLUSTRATIONS,
S HOWING H OW E VERY O NE C AN D EVELOP S TRENGTH , S KILL AND H EALTH .

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1883 by G EO . II. B ENEDICT , the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D. C.
Copyright 2013 Read Books Ltd.
This book is copyright and may not be reproduced or copied in any way without the express permission of the publisher in writing
British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library
Indian Clubs
Indian clubs , or Iranian clubs belong to a category of exercise equipment used for developing strength, and in juggling. In appearance, they resemble elongated bowling-pins, and are commonly made out of wood. They come in all shapes and sizes however, ranging from a few pounds each, to fifty pounds, and are commonly swung in certain patterns as part of exercise programs. They were often used in class formats, predominantly in Iran, where members would perform choreographed routines, led by an instructor; remarkably similar to modern aerobics classes. Despite their name, Indian clubs actually originated in ancient Persia, Egypt and the Middle East, where they were used by wrestlers. The practice has continued to the present day, notably in the varzesh-e bastani tradition practiced in the zurkaneh of Iran. British colonialists first came across these eastern artefacts in India however, hence the name. The Indian clubs became exceedingly popular back in the UK, especially during the health craze of the Victorian era. In a book written in 1866, by an American sports enthusiast, S.D. Kehoe, it was stated that as a means of physical culture, the Indian Clubs stand pre-eminent among the varied apparatus of Gymnastics now in use. He had visited England in 1861, and was so impressed with the sport that he began to manufacture and sell clubs to the American public in 1862. They were used by military cadets and upper class ladies alike, and even appeared as a gymnastic event at the 1904 and 1932 Olympics. Their popularity began to wane in the 1920s however, with the growing predilection for organised sports. The modern juggling club was inspired by the Indian club though; first repurposed for juggling by DeWitt Cook in the 1800s. He taught his step son, Claude Bartram to juggle with them, who later went on to form the first club juggling act . Today, their popularity has been revived somewhat, by fitness enthusiasts who that they are a far safer means of excising, rather than the traditional free weight regimens . Nostalgic replicas of the original clubs are still manufactured, as well as modern engineering updates to the concept, such as the Clubbell.
Publishers Notice.

We take great pleasure in herewith presenting the first complete treatise on B OXING , W RESTLING , C LUB S WINGING , D UMB B ELL and G YMNASTIC E XERCISES , S WIMMING , E TC . ever combined in one volume.
Mr. Geo. H. Benedict, whose services we have been fortunate enough to secure, is a person especially qualified, as an author and artist, to attempt a work of this kind.
One who would teach must first have learned; that Mr. Benedict has thoroughly mastered the arts, the principles of which are herein scientifically explained and illustrated, can best be understood by comprehending the simplicity and practical common sense of his system of practice.
In sparring, Mr. Benedict has contested with the best boxers of the country, and has long been acknowledged to be the best amateur boxer in the West, winning the championship, in open competition, at the Central Music Hall, Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 16, 1881.
He also won the championship at club-swinging, in an actual test of merit, in a public prize contest, with competent men as judges, publicly appointed, over the best candidates from all parts of the country (including the former champion of the United States.)
The author has endeavored in this volume to present a complete exposition of the knowledge of these arts, in a condensed form, relying more upon the number, character, and natural style of the engravings, and simplicity of language, than to verbosity of explanation or self-adulation, boasting, or the recital of victorious encounters.
Its simplicity and originality is its charm.
We have copyrighted the volume, and will supply the trade at a regular discount. Copies mailed post-paid on receipt of price. Paper cover, 25 cts. Board cover, 50. Address,


GEO. H. BENEDICT.
JUST ISSUED.

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MANUAL OF ROLLER SKATING
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BY
GEO. H. BENEDICT and A. F. SMITH.
THE MOST COMPLETE INSTRUCTION BOOK OF ROLLER SKATING EVER PUBLISHED. CONTAINING DIAGRAMS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL MOVEMENTS.

OVER FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS,
SHOWING INSTANTLY THE CORRECT MANNER IN WHICH TO EXECUTE ALL MOVEMENTS. ALSO, A LIST OF OVER TWO HUNDRED MOVEMENTS, ARRANGED BY MR. A. F. SMITH, THE SKATORIAL KING, FOR THE SPECIAL USE OF SKILLED SKATERS. FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GAME AND RULES OF
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Also, the Constitution and By-Laws of the W ESTERN P OLO L EAGUE , a book that will sell at si ht. Every Skater who desires to become proficient in the art should have a copy.
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CONTENTS.
I NTRODUCTION
E XERCISE AND H EALTH
BOXING.
S EVENTY -S IX I LLUSTRATIONS
T HE A RM
T HE F EET
T HE H EAD
T HE B ODY
G ETTING IN T IME
G ETTING IN D ISTANCE
F EINTING
T HE B LOWS
S HAKING H ANDS
P OSITION ON G UARD
F ACE B LOWS
B ODY B LOWS
C OUNTERS
D UCKS
U PPER -C UTS
C HANCERY H OLDS
I N -F IGHTING
W RESTLING
T ABLE OF O PPOSITION
H OW TO P RACTICE
H OW TO S ET-TO
CLUB SWINGING.
F ORTY I LLUSTRATIONS
S INGLE M OVEMENTS
P RINCIPLES OF C LUB -S WINGING
D OUBLE M OVEMENTS
E XERCISES
DUMB-BELL EXERCISES.
N INE I LLUSTRATIONS
FENCING.
T WENTY-ONE I LLUSTRATIONS
R EMARKS
P OSITIONS
T HE A TTACK
T HE D EFENCE
T HE M ANEUVERS
P RACTICE E XERCISE
R ULES FOR B EGINNERS
GYMNASTIC EXERCISES.
F IFTY-SEVEN I LLUSTRATIONS
H ORIZONTAL B AR
P ARALLEL B ARS
F LYING R INGS
V AULTING R INGS
F LYING T RAPEZE
TUMBLING.
F OURTEEN I LLUSTRATIONS
SWIMMING.
T HIRTEEN I LLUSTRATIONS
ATHLETIC SPORTS.
S PRINTING .
Q UARTER -M ILE R ACE
M ILE R ACE
H URDLE R ACE
J UMPING
P OLE J UMPING
T HROWING THE H AMMER
P UTTING THE S HOT
T THROWING THE B ASE B ALL
T OSSING THE C ABER
H ARE AND HOUNDS
W ALKING
D RESS
W HAT TO A TTEMPT
INTRODUCTION.

In presenting this little volume to the public, the object of the author is, to convey a practical knowledge of those exercises which are most beneficial and popular; selecting only such as require inexpensive apparatus and which can be used in an ordinary room or yard.
It will be found also, that they are such as combine, to a considerable extent, exhilaration of the mind, with invigoration of the body.
Being well aware of the difficulty of teaching anything of the kind on paper, the author has aimed to give a comprehensive and reliable manual of the advanced science of these exercises, with a simplicity of language, and common sense system of practice which will be readily understood; relying more on the number, style and character of the engravings than verbosity, self-adulation or the recital of victorious encounters.
A great desire exists among those interested in physical culture, to acquire a correct knowledge of these beneficial exercises, and we hope that this record of personal experience, may add something to the general information on the subject. It may perhaps be the means of saving beginners, from the difficulties which beset our own course when entering upon the practice.
EXERCISE.
We do not fear contradiction, in asserting that manly sports, mirth, pastimes, and active exercise, are the physical laws of nature: and that without due regard to them, man cannot attain the perfection of his nature. The union of health, strength and beauty in the human form is considered the greatest of all blessings, and these can only be obtained by a judicious exercise of all the powers of the mind and body, acting in harmony. In fact, exercise within proper limits improves and develops the muscular system, regulates the functions of the organism and refines the senses; giving increased strength, improved digestion, steady nerves, and cheerfulness. It will give grace to the carriage and increase the powers of endurance. Exercise is as necessary to good health, as food or air, and we believe that without the stimulus of exhilarating exercise, perfect bodily health is as impossible as moral or mental vigor.
HEALTH.
Persons in health are apt to think of illness as something disagreeable, but about which they need not trouble themselves, until it troubles them. Having full confidence in the doctor and his prescript

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