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Khmer Traditional Wrestling

The Khmer traditional wrestling championships take place each August, in the Olympic stadium, along side the modern Olympic Wrestling Championships. Although held on the...

How to Choose the Right Martial Arts School

Looking for martial arts schools in your area. Visit the Martial Arts Schools Directory Joining a martial arts school is a lot like purchasing a...

Burmese Lethwei: The Tradition of Child Fighters

Burmese Lethwei, or Myanmar traditional boxing, is an ancient bare-knuckle fighting art that has survived in Myanmar despite decades of endless violence and governmental...

The Official Black Dragon Fighting Society

It is often the elderly who keep the visions of the past alive. Those who were present back in the day are more often...

List of Kung Fu Styles

Bafaquan - Eight Methods Baguazhang (Bagua Zhang) - Eight Trigrams Palm Bajiquan - Eight Extremes Fist Bak Mei - White Eyebrow Black Tiger Kung Fu Chaquan - Cha Fist Changquan...

Sambo: Soviet System of Sport and Combat

SAMBO, the English translation of the Russian acronym meaning "self-protection without weapons" (SAMozashchitya Bez Oruzhiya). SAMBO is a curriculum of martial tricks, covertly taught...

How to Choose the Right Martial Art Style

Many people end up studying a martial art style that is not particularly well-suited to their body type and personal goals. I don't know...

Martial Arts Halls of Fame List

There are Martial Arts Halls of Fame all over the world. These award ceremonies are dedicated to recognizing excellence in martial arts in many...

American Freestyle Karate

"Karate" is a term made up of two Japanese words, "kara" and "te" meaning "empty hand". It is one kind of self defense system...

Krabi-Krabong – The Mother Of Muay Thai

INTRODUCTION In the ancient world, men lived or died by their strength at arms. In the land now known as Thailand, warriors fought countless battles...

Chinese Wushu Duanwei Grading System

Introduction to the Chinese Wushu Duanwei Grading System The Chinese Wushu Duanwei System is a hierarchical system which the Chinese Wushu Association formulated to evaluate...

Bong Soo Han and Hapkido, The Total Weapon

Hapkido Grand Master Bong Soo Han rocketed to fame in the 70’s when he choreographed and performed in the hit movie “Billy Jack.”   He...

Systema Faith-Based Operating System

The Systema operating system as taught by Mikhail and Vladimir is a faith-based operating system. The process of giving up your ego-based personal power...

Bruce Lees Jeet Kune Do – The Art of Fighting Without...

The bully poses the question, “What style are you? “And Bruce responds, “The art of fighting without fighting.” The bully repeats the response like...

Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook

Hesperian's classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, by David Werner and Carol Thuman is the most widely-used health care manual in the world. This...

Training: Sport Martial Arts vs. Street Fighting

Most people think all martial arts training prepares you to be able to take on anyone in the real world. That kind of thinking...

America’s Obsession with Martial Arts Titles

A few months ago, I attended a martial arts convention where there were large number of well-known practitioners of all styles, as well as...

Proper Martial Arts Ranks and Titles

Originally in Okinawa there were 15 ranks for Black Belt and these ranks ended with the Gold Belt. Yes, 15! In Japan, as martial...

Bruce Lee Quotes

A collection of Bruce Lee Quotes. There is wisdom in what he said, if we take his words to heart. Memorizing and regurgitating Bruce Lee’s...

Wing Chun Taoism: Effortless Fighting

"To return to source is true knowing. To be simple is to be truly complex. To let go is to truly grasp." Wing Chun Taoism...