Captain G. Sinclair was an officer in the Black Watch in the late 1700's and wrote a book in 1790
on singlestick and broadsword called 'Anti-Pugilism' he later revised and republished his work under the title 'Cudgel-Playing'
'Anti-Pugilism; or, The Science of Defence, exemplified in short and easy lesson...of the broadsword,
and single stick by a highland officer'. Published London, 1790, J Aitkin.
'Cudgel Playing...or The Science of Defence...in a Few Short Lessons for the Practice of the Broad
Sword or Single Stick on Foot', by G. Sinclair. Published London, J Bailey,
Archibald MacGregor was a Paisley fencing master who toured Scotland in the late 1700's giving lectures
and instruction on the sword. Macgregor’s lecture on the art of defence. In which
he attempts to prove the antiquity of fencing, and shew the usefulness of it, even now when fire arms are in use, was
published by subscribers from Paisley, Glasgow, Greenock, Dumbarton and Ayr.
'Lecture on The Art of Defence', by MacGregor. Published Paisley, 1791, J Neilson.