Buza or Skobar is a mixed martial art based on Russian north-western (Novgorod-area) martial traditions. Besides hand-to-hand fighting, Buza also includes techniques for using medieval
Russian weapons, and “war-dances”. Till the second half of the century it was very common in Russian villages.
Buza is a mixed martial art created in the 1990’s by G. N. Bazlov in Tver, Russia. It includes war dance, hand to hand combat, and medieval Russian weapons combat. According to the
creator, Buza is based on the traditional fighting styles practiced in the second half of the 20th century in the villages of Tver, Novgorod, Vologda, and Pskov Oblasts.
Buza – is a Russian northwestern martial tradition established in clan retinues of Slovens and Krivichs of Novgorod Land. Until the second half of the XX century it existed in village
artels (a Russian term meaning associations of people engaged in the same activitya of fist cuff fighters. It includes martial dancing, methods of armed and unarmed combat.
The roots of our Buza as a system and culture differ from the roots of the system of St. Petersburg. Along with this, the martial culture of the warrior clans of northwestern Russia
evidently has some common progenitor.