I've always loved old movie fights. The camera fixed several feet away, and we see actors jumping from one end of the screen to the other. The choreography might look a bit clumsy at times, but great moments...like Errol Flynn's Robin Hood, really paid off.
For me, in 1980, at 6 years old, that's what I imagined fights to be. Elegant...harmless.
My first real fight was in high school, nothing like Errol Flynn...
These pages were inspired by those old movie fights. 1930's gangster films that had some gritty fights, without the complex editing, or heroic musical score we have today.