Monday, November 03, 2008

The Walking Stick Method of Self Defence by H.G. Lang

Is this maybe some cousin of Silambam? No, probably not.

Savate master Pierre Vigny
Read it - download it.

In the early 1920's, Superintendent of Police in India H.G. Lang introduced the Walking Stick Method of Self Defense based upon the instruction of Swiss la canne Professor Pierre Vigny. He published this historic manual documenting his cane fighting system.
This manual, faithfully transcribed by Kirk Lawson from the original (copyright held on text formatting and images), Lang included 116 pages of text in his orginal manual including 66 pages of specific instruction and 60 images illustrating his techniques.
Special thanks to Ralph Grasso for preserving this historic text in his library. Additional thanks to Joseph P. Sullivan for providing a copy to me.
Finally, special thanks to The Exiles ( for hosting the original PDF transciptions.

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