Whether you need to understand how to “pickle the hands” to “lead them to hard as stones” in the old time bare-knuckle tradition or simply throw a proper coup de pied bas, this is vintage book you’re searching for. Julien Leclerc, who published this book in 1911, was once a passionate martial artist whose gym was once a driving force in developing fighters in turn-of-the-century Paris. He taught La Boxe Francaise or Savate alongside what was once then referred to as English boxing, which at the time had only recently adopted the practice of wearing gloves. Here he provides a very clear outline of boxing punches and Savate kicks complete with photos. There are also descriptions of fights featuring Jack Johnson and Jim Corbett, together with some details regarding the giants of the ring like John L. Sullivan. So whilst you are waiting for the remainder of the class to show up at your dojo, why not kick back and read a couple of pages of Boxing & Savate?