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    Important people in WMA

    So you have your Kano, Oyama, Huo Yuanjia, etc. for AMA.

    Who are the important figures in the development and tradition of WMA?

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    Edited because I'm a douche and doubles as a placeholder for later information.

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    This is tough because I can think of a good half-dozen to dozen boxers, off the top of my head I would throw in there: Sullivan, Johnson, Dempsey, Robinson, Clay/Ali for changing "the game" of boxing based on they way others had to fight them.

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    Ha! [maniacal laughter] Now that you've changed your post, I'll pretend I was the first to chime in with: Johannes Liechtenauer, Sigmund Ringeck, Jud Ott, George Silver, Farmer Burns & E.W. Barton-Wright...again: [maniacal laughter]. Have a nice day.

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    John Clements here's why

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBG-ape
    Ha! [maniacal laughter] Now that you've changed your post, I'll pretend I was the first to chime in with: Johannes Liechtenauer, Sigmund Ringeck, Jud Ott, George Silver, Farmer Burns & E.W. Barton-Wright...again: [maniacal laughter]. Have a nice day.
    Damn you!

    I still have that placeholder.

    @Moenstah: I believe that even though John IS the best swordsman I've seen so far (can't say I've seen more than a few dozen up close, but he is quite awesome), he is just a reconstructor and interpreter, not a creator of a style. Thus, true credit goes to the original masters, which, *ahem*, another ARMA member has already posted.

    All? Not all... many remain to be seen.

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    This will potentially be a really, really long list ... are we specifically looking for influential founders of new styles/systems?

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    Agrippa, Talhoffer... how far back are you looking to go?

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    Well, the more influential, the better. Start at the top.

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    Johannes Liechtenauer

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