Marcus, that fight scene in Troy was pretty good. I'd like to believe that( like the movie portrayed) the old fighting arts of europe and the mediteranian were similiar in appearance to oriental MA's
there is clear evidence they were Ben
there are some very good historical manual of western martial arts .
It is only natural they would of evolved to the same heights as asian fighting systems , albeit with different cultural emphaisis , according to regional rites and tradition .
th fact is Japan and arguably China,isolating itself for the longest time , while the rest of the world evolved and discardedthe outdated fighting systems , having them evolve into sports .
Japan martial histroy was just so much nearer when discovered , and the renaisaance began , though it to of course evolves more and more to sport like the western arts did .