Tag Archives: grappling

Ancient Greek Combat & the Olympics


The first form of man-to-man combat to become a game was wrestling.  Several archaeological discoveries have determined that the Egyptians and Assyrians were applying headlocks and half-nelsons for sport as long as five thousand years ago.  The temple tomb of … Continue reading

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Giants walk among us…


‘We are standing on the shoulders of giants… The metaphor above has been attributed to a number of intellectual ‘giants’ over the centuries; most commonly to the great scientist, Isaac Newton, but it’s earliest recorded attribution was to Bernard of … Continue reading

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The Calculating Fighter


Mathematics and the Martial Arts You might ask yourself, ‘What relevance does mathematics have to the martial arts?’  Oddly enough, the answer is a great deal!  To begin with, Maths is an integral part of Physics and so is enormously … Continue reading

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Children and Martial Arts


I thought I had seen it all, but I was genuinely shocked the other day to see an item in a national daily U.K. newspaper celebrating the ‘youngest-ever child’ to obtain a black belt in karate – if I remember … Continue reading

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Best Martial Arts – for Law Enforcement?


Best Martial Arts? Can I just say, right at the outset, I don’t believe there is such a thing as a best martial art – however, I’ve noticed that this is a common search question on the web, and it’s … Continue reading

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