Browsing Archive: January, 2016

Map of the Mongol Empire

Posted by on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : Art 



A map of the Mongol Empire 

Source: empires.findthedata.com
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Shaolin Temple Building

Posted by on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : Photography 



A small structure with historically important inscribed stones photographed on the grounds of the Shaolin Temple prior to the 1928 fire which caused major damage to the complex.

Source: chinesemartialstudies.com
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Kings of the Ring

Posted by on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Photography 


Don King posing with two of the best fighters he ever worked with, former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. The picture was taken in Las Vegas before a WBA-WBC lightweight championship fight on October 29, 1988.

Source: beatsboxingmayhem.com
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The Crossbow: Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting

Posted by on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Art 




Title:  The Crossbow: Medieval and Modern Military and Sporting.

Date:  1840-1845.

Source:  Costumes of Mediaeval Christendom.

Information:  The kneeling and seated figures in this diagram illustrate how a crossbow is first drawn and then loaded. This is contrasted by the standing figure, who shows how much more rapidly a conventional bow can be fired.

Source: 
uh.edu
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Capoareira Mestres Pastinha and Jorge Amado

Posted by on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Photography 



Capoareira Mestres Pastinha and Jorge Amado, 1961.

Source: 
grupocalunga.blogspot.co.uk
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Garcia Afonso - the King of Kongo

Posted by on Sunday, January 17, 2016, In : Art 



Garcia II Nkanga a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba, also known as Garcia Afonso, was the king of Kongo from 1641 to 1661. He is considered by many as Kongo's greatest ever leader for his religious piety and his near expulsion of the Portuguese from Angola.

Via Pinterest 
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Karate Kick

Posted by on Sunday, January 17, 2016, In : Photography 



A karateka breaking bricks with a front kick.

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Ronda Rousey

Posted by on Saturday, January 16, 2016, In : Photography 



Ronda Rousey

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Between the Idea and the Reality

Posted by on Saturday, January 16, 2016, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



Between the idea and the reality, Between the motion and the act, Falls the Shadow!

~ T.S. Eliot ~

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Cassius Clay Vs. Tony Madigan

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Photography 



Cassius Clay aged 18 fighting Tony Madigan of Australia during the light heavyweight boxing semifinals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

Source: telegraph.co.uk
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Nagasaki Magistrate

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Photography 



Samurai magistrate from Nagasaki (c.1863).

Source: ameblo.jp
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Angampora Grip & Lock Technique

Posted by on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Photography 



Grip and lock technique being demonstrated by exponents of the 
Sri Lankan martial art, angampora.

Source: 
wikipedia.org

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World War One Cavalry Horse

Posted by on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Photography 



A horse of allied cavalry troops being lowered down in a sling onto the quayside in Greece, 1915.

Source: bbc.co.uk
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Kendo Demonstration - Part 3

Posted by on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, In : Video 

Richard Hill and his student demonstrating some basic kendo moves at the Asian Art Museum's educator workshop for the Lords of the Samurai exhibition on September 5, 2009. 

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Edward Aston - Britain's Strongest Man

Posted by on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, In : Photography 





Edward Aston won the title of Britain's Strongest Man in 1911 beating out the famed Thomas Inch. Aston held onto that title for over twenty years until retiring undefeated.

Source: breakingmuscle.com

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George S. Patton Fencing

Posted by on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, In : Photography 



George S. Patton (right) and Jean de Mas Latrie competing in the fencing event of the Modern Pentathlon at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Source: 
wikipedia.org
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The joust between the Knight of the Red Rose and the Lord of the Tournament

Posted by on Friday, January 1, 2016, In : Art 



The image above was engraved by Thomas Hodgson and depicts a jousting match from the Eglinton Tournament of 1839, a re-enactment of a medieval joust held in Scotland. It was funded and organized by Archibald, Earl of Eglinton whose opponent in the image is Richard Lechemere, the "Knight of the Red Rose".

Source: wikipedia.org
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Ju-Jitsu Girls

Posted by on Friday, January 1, 2016, In : Photography 

Girls at Ju-jitsu in a London club - February 1928
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