The sport of pankration dates back to the 648 BC Olympic Games. According to Plutarch, it was created by Theseus to defeat the Minotaur.
Japanese Martial Arts
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Friday 22 October 2010
Crikey Moses! Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 "video nasty" is not for the weak of stomach, featuring as it does a horrific miscarriage, throat slashing and vomiting.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Monday 08 February 2010
Only seven living people hold judo's highest rank, the "10th Dan" black belt. As of yesterday, a 72-year-old Scotsman is one of them.
Friday 22 January 2010
You know something about kung-fu fighting? It's fast as lightning, and a little bit frightening.
Monday 21 December 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Thursday 25 June 2009
Anyone remember tag wrestling on the telly? Those of us of a certain age remember watching Giant Haystacks, Kendo Nagasaki, Big Daddy and Catweazle doing their theatrical stuff on a Saturday afternoon on World of Sport with commentary from Kent Walton. It reminds me, strange to say, of the current rows over bank regulation - who does what and when?
Saturday 04 April 2009
Monday 12 January 2009
Sunday 04 January 2009
Saturday 13 December 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Karen Bryant, the last of British judo’s not-so-magnificent seven has crashed out in her opening bout to Mexican Vanessa Zambotti, an opponent she normally would expect to have overthrown, a defeat that was sadly indicative of the way all of the British team have underachieved here. Seventh was their highest individual placing.
Thursday 14 August 2008
Britain's Naomi Folkard missed out on a place in the quarter-finals of the individual archery after losing 106-97 to Japan's Nami Hayakawa.
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
- 1 JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group