Why you should wrestle, and everyone throughout history thought so as well!

There is a fallacy that is often presented in martial arts (and physical culture as a whole) that for people on the outside looking in there is no point to practicing. Why learn to fight with a sword, choke a person out, or lift a heavy weight if those things do not translate to a…

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Grappling from the Falsemount

In any knight’s career there is likely to come a time when you find yourself deprived of your sword.  No matter, grappling is a valid and common tactic from the saddle.  For the blue spur you need to demonstrate how to: Conduct three grapples from the falsemount at the halt and in motion The three…

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Up Close and Personal: Grappling from the Ground

Swordplay from the Ground: unarmed grapples Wrestling was a large part of knightly combat, both from the ground and horseback.  Not only did grappling provide a non-lethal method of taking hostages, it was sometimes the only option left when a knight had been disarmed, or when an opponent was too close for swordplay. In the…

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