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Combat Hopak System History & Techniques

Combat Hopak (also Boyovyy Hopak, Boyovyi Hopak from Ukrainian Бойовий гопак ) is a Cossack martial art from Ukraine. It was systematized and codified in 1985 by Volodymyr Pylat (a descendant of a Cossack family from western Ukraine).

It can be trained in light, semi and full contact formulae. Combat Hopak includes techniques of traditional Ukrainian folk fist fighting, 
folk wrestling, Cossack sabre fencing, and Cossack war dances like the Hopak and the Metelytsia.