Liu Bo

Liu Bo

Liu-Bo is an Italian martial art that has its origins from Sicily. The Sicilian name “Paranza” is the name of the staff and gave the name to this martial arts in Sicily. The art of the paranza, that is the wielding of a staff to attack or defend, was handed on from father to son in Sicily. A lot of shepherds were masters of this art, and usually would challenge each other to...

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Italian School of Swordsmanship

Italian School of Swordsmanship

The term Italian school of swordsmanship is used to describe the Italian style of fencing and edged-weapon combat from the time of the first extant Italian swordsmanship treatise (1409) to the days of Classical Fencing (up to 1900). Although the weapons and the reason for their use changed dramatically throughout these five centuries, a few fundamental traits have remained constant in the...

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Greco Roman Wrestling

Greco Roman Wrestling

Greco-Roman wrestling is a form of amateur wrestling practiced throughout the world. It is one of three styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. According to the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), Greco-Roman wrestling is one of the four main forms of amateur competitive wrestling practiced internationally today. The other three forms are freestyle...

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Caestus

Caestus

A cestus is an ancient battle glove, sometimes used in pankration. In effect, it is the Classic World’s equivalent to brass knuckles. The Latin word caestus (plural caestÅ«s) is derived from verb caedere, meaning “to strike”. It is unrelated to the similar noun cestus (plural cestÄ«), that refers to a kind of belt worn by women in Ancient Greece. The first version of a...

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