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Recruiting Sergeants at Westminster

Posted by on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, In : Photography 


This picture, entitled "Recruiting Sergeants at Westminster", was taken by John Thomson and published in an 1877 book called 'Street Life in London'. 

Source: Museum of London

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Bronze Age Swords from Scotland

Posted by on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, In : Photography 



Bronze Age swords found in Scotland and housed in the Museum of Scotland.

Source: wikipedia.org

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Edith Garrud - The Arrest

Posted by on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, In : Art 


A depiction of Edith Garrud called The Suffragette that Knew Jiu-Jitsu. The Arrest. The cartoon was drawn by Arthur Wallis Mills and Published in the UK in Punch Magazine, 6 June 1910.
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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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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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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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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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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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Boxing Boys

Posted by on Saturday, December 26, 2015, In : Photography 



A couple of young boys practising boxing.

Source: Tumblr
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Gret Scott - Samurai Judoka

Posted by on Saturday, December 26, 2015, In : Photography 



Photo taken by Rosemary Matthews in 1958 of Gret Scott, a 24 year old Judo instructor at the Penge Academy of Judo and at the time, Britain's only female exponent of Kendo. In this picture, Scott is seen cleaning her 300 year old samurai sword.


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Horses and Mules in WWI

Posted by on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : Art 


A breakdown of how horses and mules were used by the British army during World War One

By the end of World War One, around 50% of the British Army’s horses were in France with the rest being spread across the Balkans, Middle East, Egypt, Italy and the UK. The four main roles mules and horses played during the conflict were; 1. 
Supply horses and mules which were used to move ammunition, general supplies and ambulances. 2. Riding horses that were ridden by soldiers, sometimes on the front line...
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How to Develop a Powerful Grip

Posted by on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, In : Art 



These images are from the book How to Develop a Powerful Grip by Edward Aston, a legendary strongman who was famous in the early twentieth century for performing feats of strength that involved his incredibly powerful grip. The first image on the left, Gripping an Open Door, is used to develop pinch grip strength and the second, Hanging from a Rope, is one of the best exercises there is for improving your grip, according to Aston.

Source: rosstraining.com
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Effigy of the Black Prince

Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Photography 



Edward, Prince of Wales (1330-1376), commonly known as The Black Prince and son of King Edward III, was the embodiment of the perfect medieval English knight. His effigy at Canterbury Cathedral is a powerful 14th century sculpture showing him with his armour reproduced to perfection and his hands clasped in prayer, making him appear equally ready for heaven or the battlefield.

Source: 
theguardian.com

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Old School Shotokan Karate

Posted by on Sunday, August 30, 2015, In : Video 


Elwyn Hall, George Best, Ronnie Christopher and Gary Harford show their karate skills in this old school Shotokan video.
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An Archer at Hastings

Posted by on Thursday, July 24, 2014, In : Art 


In this section of the Bayeux Tapestry, the archer is clearly shown as being shorter than the
English Infantrymen he is fighting alongside at the Battle of Hastings. This is probably done
to illustrate that he has a lower social status than his fellow combatants, a fact also illustrated
by his lack of armour. 

amherst.edu
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Schlacht bei Maupertuis 1356

Posted by on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, In : Art 


Title:   Schlacht bei Maupertuis 1356

Datec.1400

Artist:  Unknown

Infomation:  This picture was produced in Germany around 1400 CE from an unknown artist and depicts the Battle of Poitiers. It was the second of three great English victories over the French in the Hundred Years War and was largely won through effective use of the English archers, shown on the left.

Source
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A Welsh Victory at the National Sporting Club, 31 March 1919

Posted by on Thursday, May 15, 2014, In : Art 



Title: A Welsh Victory at the National Sporting Club, 31 March 1919.

Date: 1919.

Artist: William Howard Robinson.

Information: This painting depicts the end of a fight between Welshman Jimmy Wilde (who won the bout on points) and American Joe Lynch. After the fight, the Prince of Wales (who later became Edward VIII) stepped in to the ring to shake the hand of the Welshman. In doing so, he became the first member of the British Royal family to officially enter a boxing ring, giving the sport a ne...
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Richard Humphreys the Boxer

Posted by on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, In : Art 


Title:  Richard Humphreys, the Boxer

Date:  1787

Artist:  John Hoppner

Information:  This painting of 18th century bare knuckle fighter Richard Humphreys was probably commissioned by his manager and promoter, Wilson Braddyll, to promote his upcoming fight against Daniel Mendoza. The artist had prior knowledge of boxing so managed to get a good likeness of an early boxer taking a defensive stance; the picture is now housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Black Prince

Posted by on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Art 


The Black Prince is one of the most celebrated knights of medieval history, remembered as a warrior who exemplified the chivalric code of honour. Born Edward of Woodstock, he was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault and had a string of titles to his name including;

•    The First Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
•    The Prince of Wales
•    The Duke of Cornwall
•    The Prince of Aquitaine

The Black Prince, a nickname he received as a result of...

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Heinkel He 111 Bombers

Posted by on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : Photography 


A formation of low-flying German Heinkel He 111 bombers flies over the waves of the English Channel in 1940.

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Sergeant William Knapp

Posted by on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : Photography 


Sergeant William Knapp of the 1st.Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The picture was taken by Robert Howlett
and Joseph Cundall in Aldershot, Hampshire in July 1856. Knapp is wearing the Crimea Medal with four bars
for Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol.
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Edith Garrud's Jujitsu

Posted by on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Photography 


Edith Margaret Garrud was an early 20th century female jujitsu expert who used her considerable skill to train a group known simply as the Bodyguard. They were tasked with giving protection to Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes, who were regularly manhandled and harassed by police.

In 1913, Garrud made a short film (from which the pictures above are taken) to demonstrate her jujitsu and show than even in the male dominated world of the early twentieth century, a well-trained woman coul...
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Female Archers at the 1908 London Olympics

Posted by on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : Photography 


Archery first appeared in the modern Olympics in 1900 and then again in 1904, 1908 and 1920,
after which it disappeared from the games until 1972.



These female archers are competing in the National Round Archery event of the 1908 London
Olympics, just eight years after women were first permitted to enter the games at all.

The event was won by Sybil (Queenie) Newall of Great Britain.
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Madame Collie of Rome Fencing at Angelo’s Academy

Posted by on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  Madame Collie of Rome fencing at Angelo’s academy

Date:  1816

Artist:  Thomas Rowlandson

Infomation:  Henry Angelo was the most famous fencer and teacher of swordsmanship in England during the 18th century. This picture depicts his fencing school, situated in Bond St in London, when it was visited by Madame Collie of Rome.

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The Close of the Battle - Tom Cribb vs. Tom Molineaux

Posted by on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Close of the Battle or The Champion Triumphant

Date:  19th Century

Artist:  Unknown (published by Walker and Knight)

Information:  This hand coloured etching depicts the second of two epic battles between the champion Tom Cribb (who won both fights) and Tom Molineaux, a former slave and the first American challenger to the title.

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Bare Knuckle Boxing Champs

Posted by on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Art 


This poster from 1864 (three years prior to the introduction of the Queensbury Rules) depicts three of the last four bare knuckle boxing champions who were among campaigners trying to organise an official World Championship. From left to right they are; Tom Sayers (champion 1858 – 1860), Jem Mace (champion 1861 – 1862 & 1866 – 1871) and Tom King (champion 1862 – 1863).
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The Bruiser Bruis'D

Posted by on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Bruiser Bruis'D, Or, the Knowing-Ones Taken-In

Date:  1750

Artist:  Unknown

Infomation:  Engraving of the fight between John 'Jack' Broughton and Jack Slack. Broughton was an instrumental influence on the early boxing scene after introducing the first rules aimed at providing some safety measures for fighters. In contrast Slack, after winning this fight and become the champ, went on to become the first known person to fix prize fights; he is also credited with inventing the rabbit pu...
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Illustration of James Figg - First Boxing Champion

Posted by on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Art 


An illustration of James Figg, the first champion in modern pugilism history and an influential ambassador to the sport. His reign lasted from 1719 – 1730 when he retired undefeated after just under 300 fights. As a former fencer, he was able to bring new types of movement and technique to the art of boxing and after he quit the ring, he set up the world’s first boxing school to teach others.
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Lenny McLean vs Roy Shaw

Posted by on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : Video 

Lenny McLean Vs Roy Shaw in their second fight. There is some dispute over who won the first fight they had but there can be no doubt that McLean won the second and third.



Lenny McLean Vs Roy Shawin in their third and final fight


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Experience

Posted by on Friday, March 8, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Jack Broughton - The Father of English Boxing

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : Art 


Title: Jack Broughton

Artist: Francis Hayman (1708 – 1776)

Infomation: This is an illustration of John ‘Jack’ Broughton, commonly thought of as the
‘Father of English Boxing’. He was champion from 1729 – 1750 and was the first
to add a set of widely accepted rules to the sport, which included stopping when
an opponent was knocked to the floor and using gloves, though only for training
purposes.

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Legends of Fencing – George Silver

Posted by on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Art 


George Silver was a late 16th, early 17th century English teacher of defence who wrote two major works, "Paradoxes of Defence" and "Brief Instructions on my Paradoxes of Defence", in which he promoted the use of small-swords and staves in favour of the rapier, a weapon which he strongly criticised. He believed that the rapier was dangerous, and was concerned with the number of duels that were happening in his time and worried that too many arguments were being settle that way. According to Si...
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John Graham Chambers

Posted by on Thursday, November 1, 2012, In : Art 


Title: Illustration of John Graham Chambers
Date: 1883
Info:  John Graham Chambers (1843 – 1883) was an all-around sportsman from Wales who excelled in several disciplines including rowing, walking, cycling, wrestling and athletics. However his major contribution was to devise the rules for boxing, known as the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.

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