Posted On:4/17/2013 3:54pm
Very early Lumiere Brothers film footage of savate (French kickboxing) training, probably at the Joinville military physical training school.
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Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)
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Posted On:4/17/2013 5:12pm
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
That was the jauntiest thing I've ever seen.
Posted On:4/17/2013 5:24pm
The skipping step reminds me of traditional Italian knife fighting footwork.
Posted On:6/07/2013 1:03pm
twisting your shoulders while making an uppercut? cool, could give you a bit more reach... even though it looks a bit silly :)
love the bit where he rearranges his mustache first thing after the drill
Posted On:6/10/2013 9:06am
Reminded me of some of what I've been shown of Cossack material. Big differences, but the movement and footwork had a certain flavor if you follow.
Peace favor your sword,
Posted On:6/10/2013 10:57am
To me it reminded of aerobic kickboxing.
Though the characters there looked fucking tough. MA was so esoteric, i can only imagine the people drawn to it back than.
Very very cool video, thanks.
heaven sent and hell bent but weapons clenched and well kept
Posted On:6/10/2013 12:47pm
Time to reminisce
Posted On:6/16/2013 3:06am
always quite fascinating to see old vintage martial art videos
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