Browsing Archive: January, 2018

Edward - The Black Prince

Posted by on Thursday, January 25, 2018, In : Art 



Painting by Julian Russel Story (1888) of Prince Edward, son of King Edward III of England, commonly known as The Black Prince at the battle of Crecy depicted with King John of Bohemia lying dead at his feet.

Source: 
wikipedia.org
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Minamoto Yoritomo on Horseback Attacking an Enemy

Posted by on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : Art 



Minamoto Yoritomo (1147 - 1199) depicted on Horseback Attacking an Enemy by artist Taiso Yoshitoshi (1886).

Source: toshidama-japanese-prints.com
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Zhang Sanfeng

Posted by on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : Art 



Zhang Sanfeng who, according to legend, watched a fight between a crane and a snake. After being impressed by the way the two animals fought, he is aid to have invented a style of fighting called Mien Chuen (Cotton Fist) that would evolve into modern day Tai Chi Chuan.
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Edith Garrud

Posted by on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Photography 



Edith Garrud, who taught jujitsu to the suffragettes in the early twentieth century, demonstrating some moves on a police officer.

Source: bartitsu.org

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Sam Langford vs. Bill Lang

Posted by on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Photography 





In 1911 in London, Sam Langford, weighing in at 165 lbs beat the much heavier Bill Lang, who weighed in at 196 lbs. The fight was a total mismatch from the start with the lighter and shorter Langford dominating before winning the fight in the sixth round after his opponent was disqualified for a foul blow.

Source: boxrec.com

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Jumping Spinning Back Kick - Unsu

Posted by on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, In : Photography 

Mikazuki geri (crescent kick) flowing into sempu geri (jumping whirlwind kick) and ending with fuse no shisei (going to ground position) from the kata Unsu.


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Gichin Funakoshi - Gankaku

Posted by on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Photography 



Sensei Gichin Funakoshi performing the characteristic crane-like technique from the kata Gankaku.

Source:  helldragon.eu

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Muhammad Ali Talking a Vet out of Suicide

Posted by on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Photography 



This photograph taken in 1981 shows the dramatic moment Muhammad Ali saved a suicidal Veteran of the Vietnam war. The former Heavyweight Champion shouted to the man; “I’m your brother, I want to help you” after which the man allowed Ali to approach and eventually came off the ledge.

Source: dailymail.co.uk
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