Bare Knuckle Boxing – Quarterstaff

Certain historians believe the unarmed structures of western boxing evolved from the quarterstaff.  The angles of the guard and strikes in that era are reminiscent of the exotic postures seen in many Kungfu styles. Modernization of boxing/empty-hand fighting has gradually altered the original polearm structures- inherent in the east and the west. [John L. Sullivan in pic]

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