Pugilism

Pugilism is a name for boxing which typically refers to the un-gloved bare knuckle art from Britain. Known as other names including classical pugilism, fisticuffs and the noble science of defence, it has a long a varied history going back hundred of years. The early...

Wing Chun

Wing Chun, also known as Ving Tsun or Wing Chun Kuen is a Southern Chinese Kung Fu style. This self defence system is a concept-based art which requires quick arm movements and strong legs to defeat it’s opponents. Practitioners typically hold a high, narrow stance...

Defendu – MMA to WW2

Defendu is a combatives system developed by William Fairbairn and Eric Sykes during the 20th century, also referred to as the Close Quarters Combat System. Combing boxing, wrestling, Savate, Jujutsu, Judo and street fighting, Fairbairn developed his system initially...

What was Sherlock Holmes fighting style?

Baritsu was the name given to the martial arts used by Sherlock Holmes to defeat Moriarty as described by Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. A misprint or perhaps a deliberate misspelling, Baritsu is correctly known as Bartitsu, a scientific mixed martial art...

Glima – Nordic Wrestling 

Glima is a folk wrestling style, or styles which have Nordic origins. It is practised both as a sport and combat system and has a wealth of rich history. It’s history can be found back as far as the Norwegian settlement of Iceland. Known also  as Viking Glima...