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.

Joseon Period Korean Archery

April 1, 2020

A painting by Kim Hong Do showing a seonbi (an intellectual from the Joseon Dynasty) using a bow and arrow during the 18th century Joseon Period of Korean history.

Source: antiquealive.com

Koichi Tohei

April 1, 2020

Koichi Tohei, who in 1974 established the Shinshin Toitsu style of aikido which has an emphasis on the use of internal energy, so much so that it is often referred to as the Ki Society.

Aristotle Tutoring Alexander the Great

April 1, 2020

Aristotle Tutoring Alexander the Great, by American Painter Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1904).

Romulus and Remus

March 31, 2020

An image depicting two consecutive events taking place on the bank of the Tiber: Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome, are being suckled by a wolf while being discovered by the shepherd Faustulus. Above that, Faustulus is giving the infants to his wife Laurentia as the two go on to adopt the twins. The image was drawn in 1480 by the Master of the White Inscriptions and is currently housed at the British Library.


Rosie the Riveter

March 31, 2020

The famous poster 
“Rosie the Riveter,” created by J. Howard Miller in 1943 and used to recruit women into the factories to help the war effort and beneath it a photo of wartime worker Naomi Parker that is widely believed to have inspired the “Rosie the Riveter” poster.

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