Thread: "A Grand Assault-at-Arms"
7/17/2009 4:36pm, #11
The weapon Prizes were ancient history (having been largely replaced by bare-knuckle boxing) by the time the Army started staging "Grand Assaults", which were strictly amateur contests, in the early 19th century. By the 1890s, though, things had come full-circle and some "assault-at-arms"-type shows were being performed by professional athlete/entertainers.Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)