“The Quarter-Staff Then and Now” (1934)

“The Quarter-Staff Then and Now” (1934)

The “last hurrah” of the venerable English tradition of quarterstaff fighting took place on the gladiatorial stages of the early 18th century, when professional roughhousers such as James Figg “took on all comers” with various weapons for the chance to win prize money. As the sport of boxing overtook weaponed stage-fighting, the quarterstaff largely receded … Continue reading ““The Quarter-Staff Then and Now” (1934)”

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