Hope’s Vindication, Annotated

Categories: Martial Arts

I’ve finished transcribing and annotating Sir William Hope’s final book, the Vindication of the True Art of Defence. The original plates are available online, but the pdf below is fully searchable (though I’ve stuck to Hope’s inconsistent spelling). The annotations include 12 lessons that should reflect the content. The file also includes plates from The … Read More

Valmont and Danceny

Categories: Martial Arts

Watch this bout between Valmont and Danceny from 1988’s Dangerous Liaisons: “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988): Duel Scene and de Tourvel’s Death from August Martin on Vimeo. (fun fact, Malkovich’s baseball slide at 1:40 was apparently his suggestion to fight coordinator William Hobbs) The Vicomte at least turns up to the fight sober, unlike this scene from … Read More