There were early pioneers from the West who went East to study Asian martial arts, such as E.J. Harrison. Some already possessed similar combative skills that were Western in origin, such as the rough wrestling style of Wigan England. In reference to combat masters, Robert Smith said found Geoghegan to be “one of the prime anywhere.”
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 8 No. 4 (1999): 10 pages.