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John S. Nash

  • joined Jul 30, 2009
  • last login Jul 27, 2014
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The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part Two

"No matter how cleverly a man might be holding his own, he was always in danger of having someone come at him from behind with a none-too-well padded fist. Scientific boxing was not in evidence....

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Wrestling With The Past: The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part One

This article has been cross-posted from Cageside Seats and is part of a semi-regular series exploring the "shoot" era of professional wrestling. "Professional wrestling... has no history, only a...

The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part One

You may find it surprising to learn that the battle royal is actually not a creation of some fanciful pro wrestling booker -- instead, it was at one time an actual competition -- one that has its...

Martial Chronicle: 1913: women's lib & jiu jitsu

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As the UFC counts down to its first ever women's fight, a century before women were literally fighting in the streets of London for their rights.

The Martial Chronicles: Sam McVea Down Under

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time he explores the fact that before there was MMA...

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Sam McVea: Boxing Legend...and Mixed Martial Arts Pioneer?

If you are a boxing fan who also likes jiu-jitsu and MMA, or if you're a boxing fan that despises those two, you may find interesting a pair of articles I recently wrote over at SBN sister-site...

All-In Down Under

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Before there was MMA in the United States there was Vale Tudo in Brazil. And before that? Well there was boxing legend Sam McVea taking part in "all-in fighting" in Australia.

The Martial Chronicles Returns: An Idol vs A Fraud

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time he explores a long expressed desire of fans of...

The Martial Chronicles: Paris vs. London

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John S. Nash is back with another version of The Martial Chronicles, this time looking at L'Idole de Paris versus the Fraud of London in 1908

Diaz fighting techniques inspired by Tom Johnson?

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us yet another fascinating article from his archives. This time we explore some comparisons between MMA fighter Nate Diaz's boxing style, with those of...

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Some Holiday Reading: Forgotten Golden Age of Mixed Martial Arts

For those looking for something to kill the time during the Holidays besides interracting with the relatives, June Williams over at Cageside Seats (where I write the semi-regular/once a month W...

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part IV

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part four, thus concluding his fascinating series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed...

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part III

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part three of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed...

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part II

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part two of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during...

Nate Diaz & the Manly Art of Self Defence

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The Pugilist 2: John S. Nash takes a look at Nate Diaz and his unorthodox boxing resembling the 18th and 19th century pugilists.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part I of IV

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part one of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during...

Plucking of eyeballs, rendering of flesh: Allowed?

This feature edition of The Martial Chronicles, John S. Nash's fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA, features the bizarre and little known story of how boxing, mixed martial arts, and...

Men need a few simple but clever wrestling tricks

This feature edition of The Martial Chronicles, John S. Nash's fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA, features a look back at the hand-to-hand combat in the trenches and battlefields of...

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The Pugilist: Nick Diaz, Daniel Mendoza, and the Sweet Science of Bruising

- Bloody Elbow sister site Cageside Seats has been reposting many of my old - and now unavailable - articles from the defunct Head Kick Legend blog. For those that have not read, or were...

Diaz fighting techniques stolen? Or inspired?

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Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another fascinating article. This time we explore some comparisons between MMA fighter Nick Diaz's unusual boxing style, with those of 19th...

Iceland's MMA History: Jiu-jitsu versus Wrestlers?

Cageside Features Guest Columnist, John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we travel back in time and all the way to Iceland.

Confident if he has a shot, he won't dissapoint...

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we journey to Brazil.

The Martial Chronicles: In the trenches

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On Veteran's Day, John S. Nash looks back at the hand-to-hand combat of World War I.

Have George Gracie's contributions been stricken?

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we look at some of the history behind the Gracie family...

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Wrestling with the Past: Ladies and Gentlemen, Gorgeous George is Here

This article is a crosspost from Cageside Seats where I regularly write about pro wrestling's forgotten history. It really has nothing to do with MMA but I thought some of you might find it...

The 65th Anniversary of Gorgeous George's TV Debut

Wrestling wth the Past returns with the a tribute to the 65th anniversary of one of Pro Wrestling's most important moments - the television debut of Gorgeous George.

The Martial Chronicles: Fighting Like a Girl

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we learn about women's prizefighting, the fact it is not a recent invention, and...

MMA: Nothing more than professional wrestling

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we learn exactly why it is that MMA's in all actuality really nothing more than...

RULE 7: Fights will go on as long as they have to

As our nation prepares to elect a President, one thing is certain: no matter whom the voters choose, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, neither would measure up in hand-to-hand fighting skills as...

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