Scottish Backhold

Scottish Backhold is a style of wrestling originating in Scotland. The wrestlers gripped each other around the waist at the back, with the right hand under the opponent’s left arm and the chin resting on the opposite right shoulder. When the referee is sure that both wrestlers have taken a firm grip, he shouts “hold” and the bout starts. Should either wrestler break his hold...

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Dirk Dance

A dirk dance is a Scottish dance performed while brandishing a dirk. It is a solo dance but can be performed by two or more people dancing in unison. The dance is quite different in style from the better known Highland dances and in many ways imitates the use of a dirk in fighting. Research suggests that the dance may, in fact, have originated as a series of moves for training in the use of...

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