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2005 August

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In Past Events

By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

SEMINAR HOSTED BY A.C.T. WITH GUEST INSTRUCTOR JOHN CLEMENTS OF ARMA

On 01, Aug 2005 | No Comments | In Past Events | By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder

It is evident that WMA (Western Martial Arts) are gaining momentum in general public’s view both as a valid combat system and a martial tradition with deep historical roots going back to the beginning of 10-th-11-th centuries (first written evidence on the display in UK is dated 1290,  manuscript  I.33). These arts teach the use of historical European arsenal: Longsword, Two handed sword, spear, halberd, dussac, saber, rapier, quarterstaff, dagger, rondel…They also teach the ancient yet extremely practical arts of wrestling , dirty and to the point as it was done on the battle field or in the street, with clothing, in armor or without it, armed or unarmed. There are many sports today that stem from these arts and while the objective is a sportive achievement, no one would ever doubt the skill and martial prowess of the athletes. Boxing, fencing, wrestling…There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that these athletes have formidable set of skills and physical attributes.

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