Apart from a few late imports, wooden staves or sticks disappear from the printed instructional record of 18th- and 19th-century German martial arts literature. Christoph Amberger Baltimore, MD—From the remnants of wooden swords excavated at the Teutoburg battle site at Kalkriese to the extensive Renaissance literature on the staff, halbert, and dussack of the fencing guilds, wooden weapons feature prominently in the early combative traditions of Germany.
[on acting in 'The Lord of the Flies' as a child] It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
He spoke of how Mick had sorted out some thugs that had taken to him and Joe for no other reason than they had once been well known fighters and this was when they were well retired.
He never forgot some of the pummelling and bridging exercises Harry had taught him and when he took up the position as boxing coach at the Todd group formerly the Baldock Institute he said it was like being back home again but this time coaching not enduring the punishment of Harry’s hard training regime and steadfast rules.
In 1975 I opened a small training hall below the Otago boxing Association gym in Princes Street and later when the Otago boxing Association moved out of the larger gym above I took over the lease and operated training out of there.
He considered the late Mick Foley to be the best fighter out of the ring he knew and someone who you wanted on your side on the street or in the pub car park.