Enormous scientific work for researching the relations between fencing, working with a stick, the European boxing\handfighting and wrestling in Europe in the period of the 15th – 20th century has already begun. In this regard the translations of several significant books have been made:
1. “Fencing, Boxing, Fighting”. Walter Armstrong, London, 1890
The treatise is devoted to the Prince of Wales. Each chapter is written by the certain person. Many historical examples, the author’s view of schools of fencing are given in the book. Generally, it is about the British athletes and Britain.
2. “The MODERN ART – About Boxing. Practice” Mendos Ward, Hamris Watson, Ryan Johnson – 1789
The book is devoted to Bronton’s heritage and his view of key components for creation of the great boxer, namely: on Force, Courage and Skill. Beginning from a practical advice on breath and before detailed analysis of a sparring, the author says about how the skill appears and gets cultivated.
3. Boxing. Rules of boxing. –Spalding Athletic library. New York – 1900
The guide to courageous art of self-defense giving the exact instruction for formation of the master in boxing science.
4. The OVERVIEW of BOXING or “Science of Hand Defense”, Thomas Fitrell, London – 1790
“DIFFENSE SCIENCE” is shown by HANDS, based on the rational principles. The complex description of activity, practice and features of key boxers in the history of Europe – since the earliest period – from Bronton’s time, is provided up to now.
5. “Broad – Sword and Single-Stick”, R.G. Allanson-Winn, C. Phillips-Wolley, Judicial school of weapon, London- New York – 1905
The unique book is written with the purpose to give to the reader a practical advice concerning what can one do in a difficult or dangerous situation if correctly and quickly to use those devices which can be taken in hand at any moment – it is about a stick and a cane.