A New System of Broad and Small Sword Exercise, Comprising the Broad Sword Exercise for Cavalry and the Small Sword Cut and Thrust Practice for Infantry: To which are Added, Instructions in Horsemanship. Illustrated by Forty-five Handsome and Effective Engravings
I.R. & A.H. Diller, 1843 - Fencing - 119 pages
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advance adversary attack and defence Blank Cartridge body breast bridoon bring Broad Sword Exercise brought butt Carbine Cavalry cock counter disengage counter parade deliver a thrust direction disengage and thrust distance downward dressing drop your point elbow engagement of carte engagement of tierce eyes files fingers flank forward Four.—The Lance glizade ground halt horse horse's head Infantry instructed keeping knee left arm left foot left hand left heel left leg left shoulder low carte mark feint motion movements muzzle nails octave opponent's pace parade of carte Parry and Point performed pistol practice pupil or recruit quick quickly raised rear rank reins right arm right cheek right foot right hand saddle seize semi-circle simple parade Slope swords smartly soldier squad step stirrup straight thrust sword arm Thomas Stephens Three.—The point throw thrust carte inside thrust in seconde thrust of carte thumb touching turned Two.—The wheel wrist
Page 6 - ... the belly rather drawn in, and the breast advanced, but without constraint; — the body upright, but inclining forward, so that the weight of it may principally bear on the fore part of the feet ; — the head erect, and the eyes straight to the front.
Page 40 - ... or any part which more immediately comes in contact with it. The forcing also of the edge can be resorted to when very near and closely pressed upon by an adversary, by suddenly extending the arm, and directing the edge across the face, or where an opening is given ; in this case, however, the hand should not be carried more than absolutely requisite either to the Right or Left, or make too wide a movement, so as to offer an equal chance to your opponent. When sufficient space is allowed for...
Page 16 - The faces of the men, not their breasts or feet, are the line of dressing. Each man is to be able just to distinguish the lower part of the face of the . second man beyond him.
Page 67 - The left foot is raised, and put into the stirrup, as far as the ball of it ; the right hand is placed on the cantle, and the left knee against the saddle, on the surcingle ; the left heel is to be drawn back, in order to avoid touching the horse's side with the toe. " Mount." [In three motions.]
Page 80 - Houses for the practice with Arms. This practice will give a confidence and precision in the application of the Edge and Point, as well as the requisite celerity and judgment of time and measure, as each post having an arm attached to it to represent a sword, lance, or bayonet, the swordsman is consequently forced to turn it out of the line by some mode of defence, before he can make his own offensive movement, both of which must be executed with great quickness ; he should therefore be practised,...
Page 8 - He must not be allowed to stoop forward, or to lean back. His body must be kept square to the front and thrown rather more "forward in marching, than when halted, that it may accompany the movement of the leg and thigh, which movement must spring from the haunch.
Page 67 - The right hand throws the reins to the off side, takes a lock of the mane, brings it through the left hand, and twists it round the left thumb ; the left hand closes firmly on the mane and reins, the right hand now quits the mane, and lays hold of the left stirrup with the fingers to the rear.
Page 17 - ... the recruits made to cover one another during the march, with the most scrupulous exactness, — great attention must be paid to prevent them from marching with their knees bent, which they will be very apt to do at first, from an apprehension of treading upon the heels of those before them. S. 20. Wheeling of a single Rank, in Slow Time from the Halt. liight Wheel. March. - At the word, Right Wheel...
Page 14 - March, in the preceding section, apply in a great degree to this step, which is 150 steps in the minute, each of 36 inches, making 450 feet in a minute. Double March. ( On the word Double March, the whole step off together with the left feet ; keeping the heads erect, and the shoulders square to the front ; the knees are a little bent ; the body is more advanced than in the other marches; the arms hang with ease down the outside of the thigh. The...