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    Boxing is counted as a European martial art.
    Irish invented it, right ? meh I'm kidding.
    Greeks were behind it. An ancient Olympic sport actually, with a few different rules (more simplistic than modern boxing).

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    It's hard to establish a continuity between pugilatus and the early forms of modern boxing. They were similar because they were both fought with the fists, but apart from that very different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macunaíma View Post
    It's hard to establish a continuity between pugilatus and the early forms of modern boxing. They were similar because they were both fought with the fists, but apart from that very different.
    Like most things as they evolve. Well, I was talking about the starting point of boxing, the ''base'' which is widely known to have started back then. Plus you're talking about Roman boxing and I posted about the early Greek sport of πυγμαχία pygmachia, "fist fighting which is dated back in 8th century BC (Home'rs Iliad)
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    Yes, I know. I've read the Iliad, just didn't know how to say "pugilatus" in Greek.


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    Jolly good! I'm glad you did sir.

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    I did greco roman wrestling... But my 10yo is the talent & my 5 yo is also showing promise; my 10yo has a brown belt in taekwondo & regularly competes (is national champ), in sparring tournaments for last 2 years; we also train together a bit when I am not working/ he is not training at his tkd club. Plan to introduce him to some form of grappling (don't know if i should go wrestling; judo; or BJJ) in the next 2 years. Although his TKD school does teach a little grappling as part of the self-defense part of tkd class.

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    Yes, I'm rug belt of Abide Chi, and a Great Duder of Karatake It Easy and Dude Jitzu

    jokes aside, when I was a lad I practiced Karate till orange, but then the Dojo I was frequenting changed the Sensei and the new one I didn't like at all; I was probably 12 or 13 when I left and quickly lost the interest in it (moved to music and alchool ). This Dojo was infact a big multi-sport center and they did not care about the quality of the people they were hiring, and that was a pity because the old sensei was a great man, very kind and supportive.
    I once tried Kendo (with a friend of mine who was practicing it), good Dude they hit hard with those bamboos.. the sensei gifted me a Shinai because he told "that I had the courage to withstand hits", while infact I was just unable to see anything though the mask I think I could have given it a go (the Sensei was a good man indeed), if not that I was 20 already and too much concerned about other kind of "fights" at the time; in any case I still have the Shinai in my room (it's one of the few things I brought with me when I left my parents' home some 10 years ago).
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    I always wanted to take up kickboxing, what do you guys think of that?

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    Since I got my 2nd Degree black belt last year, this year I'll focus on getting official teacher diploma.

    Our sensei got some surgery this summer, and so he can only start again maybe end October.

    We have only one other "official" teacher, but he was in vacation, so last week I taught the two lessons, including for beginner. I got rather positive feedback.

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    teaching is always awesome my friend, especially if you can beat them with a broom as a part of the lesson


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    we use a staff. Kind of broom without the cleaning part at the end

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    I did German longsword for a while. Was awful at it unfortunately so I stopped, but it was pretty fun!
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    Wha't a the difference between German longsword, and say Scottish longsword?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    Wha't a the difference between German longsword, and say Scottish longsword?
    What's the difference between Taekwon-do and karate? They're just different traditions that evolved in different countries. Longswords were more common in Germany than in most other places so they have a richer tradition. They also have some really detailed illustrated manuals in Germany from a variety of timeperiods (e.g. Lichtenauer, Ringeck, and later on, Meyer) from which its possible to reconstruct not just 17th century duelling techniques, but actual medieval swordsmanship. In terms of the physical objects, Scottish longswords are slightly different from German ones - they often have the crossguard bars curved upwards and sometimes have a folded metal guard for the hand. But you could easily practice the art of German longsword with a Scottish-style sword if you wanted. I also did Scottish backsword for a little - backsword is a one-handed sword with only one sharpened edge and a metal cage over the hilt to protect your hand. It was often a duelling sword/training sword used to practice broadsword, a similar but larger and two-edged sword that was used by highlanders in battle in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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    A new mobile phone tower went up in a town in the USA, and the local newspaper asked a number of people what they thought of it. Some said they noticed their cellphone reception was better. Some said they noticed the tower was affecting their health.

    A local administrator was asked to comment. He nodded sagely, and said simply: "Wow. And think about how much more pronounced these effects will be once the tower is actually operational."

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