The Battle of Grunwald

September 3, 2018



The Battle of Grunwald, fought between Poland-Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights in 1410.

Source: 
wikipedia.org
 

The Battle of Arsuf.

September 3, 2018


Richard the Lionheart at the Battle of Arsuf (1191) during the Third Crusade where he defeated Saladin. Painting by Gustave Doré (19th century).
 

Scalped Hunter

July 28, 2018


The scalped corpse of a buffalo hunter found after an encounter with warriors of the Cheyennes Tribe near Fort Dodge, Kansas - 1868.

Source: en.wikipedia.org
 

Gustav and Frantisek Fristensky

July 27, 2018



Gustav Fristensky, one of the best wrestlers of all time, practising with his brother Frantisek in 1913.

Image Source: gustavfristensky.com
 

Keinosuke Enoeda - Unsu

July 27, 2018


Keinosuke Enoeda, former Chief Instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain, performing the kata unsu. 

Image Source: kenseis-shogyu.blogspot.com

 

Plate Armour of a Roman Soldier

July 22, 2018


Recreation of the plate armour (lorica segmentata) as worn by a soldier from the Roman Empire. On display at the National Military Museum, Romania. 

 

Jigoro Kano with a Policeman

July 22, 2018



Jigoro Kano demonstrating Judo with a policeman in Berlin

Source: judoinfo.com

 

Mitsuyo Maeda

July 20, 2018


Mitsuyo Maeda was one of the finest judoka that ever lived and helped spread the art outside of Japan. Known as Conde Koma (Count Combat), he is said to have fought in two thousand no-holds-barred fights and was so successful, many see him as the ‘toughest man who ever lived’. When he emigrated to Brazil, he taught his art to Carlos Gracie who along with his brother Helio, would go on to develop Brazilian jiu-jitsu by adapting what they had been taught by Maeda, who is also often referred to as the father of BJJ.

Sources:

wikipedia.org

graciebarra-pa.com
 

Carlos and Helio Gracie

July 20, 2018




Carlos Gracie (left) and Helio Gracie (right) photographed in 1951.

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Muhammad Ali vs Rocky Marciano

May 23, 2018



Rocky Marciano fights Muhammad Ali in their so-called super fight, a mock bout in the late 1960s. The result of this and other fights like it were decided by a second-generation NCR 315 computer, packed with 5k of handmade core memory and were designed to find out who was the best heavyweight of all time.

Image source: afflictor.com


 

 

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