Synonyms for pugil or Related words with pugil
Examples of "pugil"
bouts are usually conducted with hard contact while wearing protective gear such as groin protectors, American football helmets, hockey gloves, and chest protectors or shin guards, such as those worn by baseball catchers. Some
sticks are made with integrated hand guards to reduce the potential for injury. Military procedures for
bouts are often detailed, with United States Army and United States Marine Corps both prohibiting
training by anyone who has recently suffered concussion of the brain, lest they suffer traumatic brain injury, or had a tooth extraction within the past 24 hours.
Replaced Donna after she fell on her
stick and injured her leg.
The Joust saw the contender and Gladiator face off against each other with
sticks for thirty seconds.
The word "pugilistica" comes from the Latin root
, for "boxer" (akin to "pugnus" fist, "pugnāre" to fight).
1 Donna injured herself after landing on her
stick in Duel, therefore Kathy replaced her in Powerball.
stick sparring was popularized in the United States by the "American Gladiators", a physical game show which ran from 1989 to 1996, and again in the 2008 revival, as well as in the UK version. In the "Joust" contest, competitors would try to knock each other off pedestals using
stick is a heavily padded pole-like training weapon used since the early 1940s by military personnel in training for rifle and bayonet combat. The
stick is similar to a quarterstaff or Japanese "bo", and may be marked to indicate which end represents the bayonet and which the rifle butt. Dr. Armond Seidler of the University of New Mexico invented the
Stick training method during World War II. It was initially adopted by the United States Marine Corps, but was later included in United States Army combat training as well. Dr. Seidler received an award from the Marine Corps for his invention.
The name "
stick" is a neologism from the Latin noun "pugnus" (fist), the source for other English words such as "pugilist" (boxer) and "pugnacious" (eager to fight).
A contender and a Gladiator are each placed atop an elevated platform a short distance apart. Armed with a
stick (which was usually mistaken for a huge cotton bud), they attempted to cause the other to fall from their platform. This could be achieved with either an offensive or a defensive strategy, although some contenders were disqualified if they made no attacking move towards the Gladiator and vice versa. Losing a
stick resulted in an automatic loss.
Recruits begin training with
sticks, methods for carrying an unconscious or immobile person, and physical problem solving, such as finding a way to carry equipment from point A to point B given specific obstacles and constraints.
The Orinoco goose ("Neochen jubata") is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae, and placed in the genus Neochen. Three fossil relatives have been described from Pleistocene sites: "Neochen
" from Brazil, "Neochen debilis" from Argentina and "Neochen barbadiana" from Barbados.
Neochen barbadiana is an extinct species of goose from the Late Pleistocene of Barbados. The species was described by American paleontologist Pierce Brodkorb from fossils found in Ragged Point, Saint Philip. This was the third fossil species of the genus to be described, after "Neochen
" and "N. debilis", from Brazil and Argentina, respectively.
An adaptation of the Duel event in which contender and Gladiator, armed with hammerheads (
sticks during its road-testing), faced each other on the Suspension Bridge. Unlike the other combat events Duel and Joust, Suspension Bridge only saw three draws over its entire run. The contender will also receive 10 points if the Gladiator falls off the bridge or is disqualified.
is an extinct species of goose from the Late Pleistocene or possibly the Early Holocene of Brazil. The fossils were discovered by Danish paleontologist Peter Wilhelm Lund near Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais state, and described by Danish ornithologist Oluf Winge in 1888. It was related to the living Orinoco goose, but much larger.
In the second half of season three the contenders and Gladiators began wearing gloves while Jousting. This rule was instituted after contender Marek Wilczynski had to have the tip of one of his fingers amputated when it got jammed against his
The first set of live shows was used to roadtest three new potential events ahead of the televised series. One of the events, Tilt, would be utilised in the televised series with little modifcation. Joust was also roadtested in this series with
sticks being used but the sybikes were much larger and lower to the ground than the events ultimate appearance in the televised series. A third new event taken from the American series, Breakthrough And Conquer, was also roadtested but would not be taken forward. An 'updated version' of Duel on a rocking suspension bridge utilising
sticks was also played and this format would be modified and played as a new game called Suspension Bridge in the 1993 televised series. Atlaspheres, The Wall and the Eliminator were also played.
The SCA organizes the annual Canal Day each summer on the last Sunday in June. This summer fair features events centered around the canal, including: a canoe and kayak race, a run, opening of the lock, and the popular
stick joust on a telephone pole over the canal. The events take place at the Lock 60 Canal Park and adjacent St. Michael's recreation field in Mont Clare.
Another adaptation of Duel in which contender and Gladiator are sat on skybikes that twist, buck and spin like a rocking rodeo. Both participants have combat clubs with which they attempt to knock each other off. In the Wembley Live shows, the bikes were large and only a few feet off the ground and contestants fought using
sticks. For the televised series, the bikes were made smaller, were further off the ground and combat clubs used.
This discipline also includes sustainment of skills and techniques already taught, in order to improve skill as well as develop weak-side proficiency. Ground fighting, grappling,
bouts, bayonet dummies, and other techniques are used to familiarize Marines with the application of the techniques used. In addition, physical strength and endurance are tested and improved with various techniques that often require teamwork or competition, such as calisthenics, running with full gear, log carries, and boxing matches. Techniques can also be practiced in water or in low-light conditions to simulate combat stress.
A lirpa is a Vulcan weapon consisting of a wooden staff a little over a meter in length, with a semicircular blade at one end and a metal bludgeon on the other. The overall length of the weapon appears to be approximately 48 inches. It is similar to the monk's spade and the
stick. Captain James T. Kirk and Spock used lirpas when they fought for possession of T'Pring during Spock's Pon farr ritual in "Amok Time". Soldiers sent after Jonathan Archer and T'Pol fought with lirpas because Vulcan's "Forge" region makes conventional energy weapons useless.
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