La Canne Royale
La Canne holds a unique position in the development of martial arts in the nineteenth century. It was at once a weapon for self-defense taught in the boxing and savate clubs across France and Belgium as well as a tool for gymnastics and physical education. The canne was taught to the officer class in military academies and to children in public schools.
This volume presents two mid-century methods for learning the canne which encompass both these aspects of its use. Larribeau's 1856 A New Theory of the Art of the Canne concentrates more on self-defence and introduces lessons against a mannequin as a teaching method. Humé's 1862 Treatise and Theory of La Canne Royale centres more on the gymnastic and athletic aspects of the canne. Both provide a fascinating insight into the canne before it was codified by Vigny and incorporated into the composite English martial art of Bartitsu.
Authors: M. Larribeau, Eugène Humé, J. Renkin
Translator: Slee, Chris
Publisher: LongEdge Press
Published: 1 June 2016
Paperback: 104 pages (15.24 cm x 22.86 cm, 0.21 kg)
eBook: ePUB, MOBI
Keywords: savate, french canne, la canne, fencing, HEMA, WMA, history, translation