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Dan Kanagie

Dan is a hoplologist, historian, author, and life long martial artist. He has worked on reconstructing various historical combat styles including ancient Greek Pankration, Anglo/American Bare Knuckle Boxing, and Irish Shillelagh fencing. He is the author of the first, original manual on Bare Knuckle Boxing in 100 years, and is the historian for BKB, the first legally sanctioned bare knuckle promotion.

CLINCH INFIGHTING

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Forgotten Fight Science: The development of Clinch Infighting Dan Kanagie discusses how clinch infighting developed in the English Bare Knuckle arena. Over the past couple of months we’ve been looking at fighting inside the clinch from the English Bare Knuckle tradition. We looked at the Head in Chancery, a particularly devastating form of the clinch. I briefly explained […]

FORGOTTEN FIGHT SCIENCE: CHANCERY

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Lock up your opponents in Chancery One the distinguishing aspects of the old Bare Knuckle Boxing style was the inside clinch fighting and Chancery. A blend of standing wrestling and striking. It’s a part of the fight game that fell by the wayside after Queensberry Rules took over as the dominant combat sport. That is […]

THE VERTICAL STRAIGHT PUNCH

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Forgotten Fight Science: The Vertical Straight Punch One of my favorite things as a hoplologist is looking at martial arts from different regions and eras, stripping them down to their basics, the comparing what techniques remain: the techniques that transcend time and location. The vertical straight punch falls in this category. First let’s dispel the […]

MMA CAN LEARN FROM THE PAST

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Forgotten Fight Science: MMA Can Learn From the Past Everything old is new again.  I’m a firm believer in this idiom, especially when talking about combat sports. It’s all been done before.  MMA can learn from the past.  The Beni Hasan tomb in Egypt has thousands of depictions of wrestling techniques, including almost every submission […]