It's not that obscure. It's the national sport.
Originally Posted by atomicpoet
Me too. Spain and Portugal are teeming with fencing and stick fighting arts.
Originally Posted by Permalost
Got to see Turkish Oil wrestling first hand when I was still overseas after it was constantly brought up here. I have to give it it's props. They learn to wrestle without the oil first then learn to pull of moves when the only real grip is the leather pants.
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
I attended a Silat class that was pretty interesting.
I haven't seen anything online quite like what they were doing.
It looked a lot like Escrima mixed with different stand-ups and escapes from a grounded position while the attacker is standing/stomping/kicking.
The escapes and stand-ups seemed like they would be a nice compliment to the ones i've learned in BJJ and wrestling, but they had more of a focus on going back to a free movement.
Originally Posted by Gezere
Good athleticism but, god damn, that's gay.
Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit
Also - Zulu stickfighting. The r3al - not the Brinnjutsu component, I mean.
Youtube has a good deal of Zulu stickfighting videos. This one's a pretty good technical one:
* forget Stav unless you're especially interested in a 1980s ninjutsu-meets-"rune stances" art with softcore Norse Pagan overtones
* (reconstructed) Destreza is quite widely practiced in the WMA community. IMO it's highly likely that 19th century Spanish military fencing had a much greater influence on modern FMA than did the aristicratic fencing of the Renaissance period
* Zulu stickfighting is the bomb but is hella hard on the legs
And here I was thinking Cornish Wrestling was just like Wrestling only smaller, and done at weddings or country clubs.
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