Boxing Ebooks Catalog
Gladiators, cyborgs, headhunters, and mercenaries are the most common practitioners of this combat style. Obviously, it is the skill of boxing rounded out to include a wider range of punches for a better attack capability. It doesn't have the versatility of Expert, the kick attacks of Martial Arts, or the grappling skills of Wrestling. However, a skilled boxer can quickly batter single opponents to the point where those shortcomings aren't even relevant. The defense ability of this combat style is unmatched in American combat styles. Skill Requirements Must know the Physical Boxing skill. The block is a skill unique to the boxer (GMs could let other combatants purchase it separately for one secondary skill). The hands and forearms are used to deflect blunt attacks (punches, kicks, and blunt weapons). A block is an automatic defense much like a parry, but can be used to defend against any and all attacks against the frontal upper body (unlike a parry, which is only good against one...
Boxing is a sport that traces it's origins back to ancient Greece. According to mythology, the god Apollo invented boxing, and even out-boxed Ares. Boxers wore ox-hide straps to reinforce their hands and wrists. The Romans eventually carried this concept to the cesti, which were studded and spiked, turning boxing into a deadly sport. Boxing fell out of favor after the fall of Rome, but regained popularity in England during the 18th century. At this time, bare- knuckle boxing was popular. As time marched on, more rules were added, some to increase the safety of the fighters, some to enhance the enjoyment of the spectators. During the late 19th century, the Marquis of Queensberry Rules were adopted, in which boxers wore padded gloves, three-minute rounds were used, and the fighters could not wear shoes or boots that contained springs. Since that time, boxing has continued to grow in popularity, and is now one of the most popular sports in the world. Modern matches have a variety of...
James Williams is the President of Bugei Trading Company, Inc. He has been studying martial arts since 1960 and teaching since 1975. James has trained, competed in, and taught a number of different martial disciplines Japanese, Okinawan, Chinese, Philippino, as well as the Brazilian system of Jujitsu as taught by Rorion and Royce Gracie. His experience includes western wrestling, which he also coached, as well as boxing and kickboxing. His love of samurai martial traditions came with his study of the Yanagi ryu of the Yoshida-ha under Don Angier Sensei and the martial traditions of the Kuroda-ha as taught by Kuroda Tetsuzan Sensei.
Bodhidharma imposed the most severe discipline on the monks under him at the monastery of Shaolin. His students and their successors became famous for their physical prowess as well as their mental discipline and Shaolin was to give its name to one of the foremost schools of Chinese boxing. Shaolin boxing was introduced into the Ryukyu Islands, of which Okinawa is the main island, in either the fifteenth or the sixteenth century.
Costume None, but dark clothes are preferred. Stance Looks like a boxing stance, but not required. CHARACTER BONUSES SKILLS INCLUDED IN TRAINING Physical Boxing * Every attack (excluding disarm) is an attempt to KO (not the boxing KO Stun). When this 'automatic' knockout happens, it is for 1d10 minutes - the victim is knocked out cold.
Bartitsu is the creation of William Barton-Wright, an English engineer whose travels around the world fueled his interest in the arts of self defense. Barton-Wright was born in India, educated in Germany and France and travelled to Spain Portugal, Egypt, and Japan as part of his occupation. In 1899 upon his return to England he began combining Savate, Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, and Jujutsu in new ways and formulated them into a method of self defense that he called Bartitsu. Bartitsu became a small fad for a number of years, even the legendary Sherlock Holmes was said to have studied it, but unfortunately it died out. Ironicly, the Bartitisu fad was replaced with a Jujutsu boom the was led by the two Japanese Jujutsu teachers that William Barton-Wright had brought to England to help popularize his new art. Bartitsu uses the footwork and kicks of Savate to deal with attackers at long range. Moves into the footwork and punches of Boxing for combat range confrontations. Finally using...
Attacks per Melee 1 (note if you take boxing you _do not_ get the extra attack, however you do get the other bonuses and the number you need to roll to knock someone out is reduced by 1.) Escape Moves Roll with Punch Fall Impact, Maintain Balance Basic Defensive Moves Dodge*, Parry*,
Devoted as I am to popularizing amateur boxing and to improving the caliber of this particularly desirable competitive sport, I am highly enthusiastic over John Walsh's boxing instruction book. No one in the United States today can equal John's record as an amateur boxer and a coach. He is highly regarded as a sportsman. Before turning to coaching and the practice of law John was one of the most successful college and Golden Gloves boxers the sport has ever known.