I just watched the following video on Irish Bare Knuckle Boxing. What was of interest was the connection between Karate and Bare Knuckle Boxing of that time. Even the guy in the video made that point clear. He goes through Palm Heel Strikes, Straight and Rising a variety of Forearm Strikes which we call "blocks" and a few other things all shown on the pads. Very interesting and it just goes to show that when you go far enough back in time how holisitic most fighting systems were. We know that in the Bare Knuckle fighting days there were arm locks, throws, grappling and kicking. Enjoy ! But, maybe a lot of you in the UK have seen this already !