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Principles of Squad Instruction for the Broadsword By Corbesier A. J.
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In 1868, A. J. Corbersier, then a Sword-Master instructing fence at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, wrote this Broadsword manual. Drawing on his experience and the specific course of... More > instruction he used while teaching at Annapolis, Maestro Corbersier laid out a basic introduction to the Saber, often referred to as a “Broadsword.” This course of instruction builds on the basics of terminology, position, movement, attacks, and defenses, to include squad drills. Uniquely, Maestro Corbersier also includes instructions to a squad level instructor who would be leading the group through the introduction and drills. The manual quickly gained the recommendation of Vice-Admiral David Porter and was subsequently published in 1869. This is a fascinating and educational look at 19th Century Military Saber.< Less