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Datum Setting in Boxing, According to QI

This weekend's QI podcast, No Such Thing as a Fish had this to say about boxing:

"In the 18th century most boxers had long hair but they stopped that after referees made it legal to hold your opponent's hair with one hand and hit them with the other."

Sounds a lot like datum setting / propriceptive striking to me. Also entirely consistent with kata application and indeed modern violence.