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Self-Defense; Or, The Art Of Boxing By John W. Hurley
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This book is a reprint of Ned Donnelly's classic treatise on boxing.
Broad-Sword And Single-Stick By John W. Hurley
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This is a reprint of Anglo-Irishman R.G. Allanson-Winn's manual on stick-fencing, with sections on singlestick, quarterstaff and shillelagh. 
Shillelagh: The Irish Fighting Stick By John W. Hurley
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For centuries the Irish have been associated with a stick weapon called the Shillelagh. And for generations of Irishmen, the Shillelagh was a badge of honor - a symbol of their courage, their martial... More > prowess and their willingness to fight for their rights and their honor. In modern popular culture, the Shillelagh has acquired a less appealing image, one that attempts to declaw the Irish through negative racial stereotypes of the Victorian era, which depict the Irish as harmless club-weilding Leprecauns or drunken, half-witted brawlers. John Hurley’s illuminating study forever alters our view of this much maligned and misunderstood cultural icon by revealing the true martial arts culture of the Irish people, its history, evolution and decline and the resulting effects on the Shillelagh - the most powerful and controversial of Irish icons.< Less
Defensive Exercises By John W. Hurley
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"Defensive Exercises" is an abridged reprint of the manual published in 1840 by Donald Walker. It offers instruction in various forms of wrestling, boxing and stick-fighting then current in... More > Ireland and Britain, and is a precious resource for those interested in Irish martial arts.< Less