Edward Aston

January 9, 2021

Edward Aston, who won the title of Britain’s Strongest Man in 1911 and held it for over twenty years until he retired undefeated.

Source: breakingmuscle.com

George S Patton

January 9, 2021

George S. Patton, pictured as a Lieut. Col. in 1918 with a French Renault tank (top), and as a Lt. Gen. in 1943 alongside Lt. Col. Lyle Bernard (bottom).


Louis Vs. Schmeling

January 5, 2021

Joe Louis pictured just before his fight with Max Schmeling in 1938 (top) and squaring up to his German foe in preparation for their bout (bottom). It took Louis a little over two minutes to win the match which many see as the first time white America rooted for a black person over a white one. This was due to tensions between the United States and the German Nazi Party and years later, Louis would state:

“White Americans, even while some of them were lynching black people in the South, were depending on me to K.O. a German … the whole damned country was depending on me.”

Source: theundefeated.com

Korean Archer Representing a Silla Hwarang

July 18, 2020

A photograph of a Korean archer representing a Silla Hwarang, taken in 2006. The Hwarang (Flower Knights) were highly trained group of elite warriors who fought for the Silla kingdom during the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea in the seventh century and lasted up until around the tenth century as a fighting unit.


Korean Archery 1901

July 18, 2020


Minoru Mochizuki

June 25, 2020

Minoru Mochizuki, who in 1931 established Yoseikan Aikido which incorporates techniques from karate, judo and aikido. 


The Kings of Rome

April 6, 2020

According to 
Titus Livius there were seven kings of Rome from 625 - 510 BCE. From top to bottom they were; Romulus (R. 753-715 BCE), Numa Pompilius (R. 715-673 BCE), Tullus Hostilius (R. 673-642 BCE), Ancus Marcius (R. 642-616 BCE), Tarquinius Priscus (R. 616-579 BCE), Servius Tullius (R. 578-535 BCE) and Tarquinius Superbus (R. 535-510 BCE).

Dr AnnMaria De Mars

April 2, 2020

Ronda Rousey's mother Dr AnnMaria De Mars, who in 1984 became the first American to win to win a gold medal at the World Judo Championships. 


Jackie Chan - Supercop

April 2, 2020

Jackie Chan in a scene from Supercop.

Via nytimes.com

Bill Richmond

April 2, 2020

Bill Richmond, the former American slave who fled to Britain and became a bare-knuckle boxer and boxing coach. Depicted above in a hand coloured etching from 1810 and below, stood behind his student Thomas Molineaux in a depiction of his 1811 fight with the champion Tom Cribb.
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