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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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The Root of Combative Sports

The history of combative sports is arguably as old as man. They were used to solve disputes between warring tribes or even within a tribe in many ancient civilizations. They were also used to train warriors and soldiers, giving the combatants practical experience they could apply on the battlefield. And, they were rites of passage.

The most famous recorded combative sporting event in ancient times was the Greek Olympic games held every four years in Olympia. The ancient Olympic games first started in 776 B.C. and lasted almost 1,200 years, to 393 A.D. They were later resurrected as what we currently know as the modern games in 1896. There are many differences between the ancient games and the modern games as we know ...

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