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Keeping Kung Fu Secrets Grandmaster David Chin

How do you know if your kung fu is real? Secret teachings, closed-door disciples, and special transmissions permeate kung fu legends. Feuding lineage branches...

Filipino Martial Arts Digest Magazine

Filipino Martial Arts Digest Magazine published by Steven Dowd provides articles, information, events, news, seminars, techniques, pertinent to the Filipino Martial Arts and the...

Heartbreaking News: Max Pallen, Jr. Has Died

A Note From Jordan Pallen On behalf of the Pallen Family, I would like to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. My brother,...

10 Effective Martial Arts You Should Think About Studying

Since the beginning of time human beings have been developing survival skills and tools to defend themselves. These skills and tools range from sticks...

The Martial Art of Yudo

Archaeologists have shown that cultural and technical advancement came to Korea through China. In turn, these advancements were later taken to Japan from Korea....

Filipino Martial Arts Digest Special Editions

USAdojo.com shares published by Steven K. Dowd’s FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS DIGEST SPECIAL EDITIONS with our readers. FMA Digest provides articles, information, events, news, seminars,...

Why Study Tai Chi or Muay Thai

Two martial arts that are gaining popularity are Tai Chi Chuan, "Grand Ultimate Fist" and Muay Thai, "The science of the eight limbs". Why Study...

Life In Session: The Senior Master Bob White Story

Life In Session: The Senior Master Bob White Story is written by Bob White with Tom Bleeker. The book tells the story of Senior Master...

Ron Chapel SubLevel Tactical Kenpo™

In 1959 Ron Chapél began his study of Five Animal Gung Fu, along with Douglas Wong, under Grandmaster Ark Yuey Wong. In 1963, Ron...

Sil Lum Kung-Fu or Shaolin Kung-Fu

Sil Lum Kung-Fu (or Shaolin Kung-Fu in the Mandarin dialect) is the most well known of the Chinese martial arts. Born in China's Hebei...

Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu

Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu is a rare system of self-defense which combines foot techniques, hand techniques and chin na (seizing and controlling). Although...

The Walking Stick in Mandatory Palestine and Israel

It was winter, Jan 1941; WWII had been raging across the globe since September 1939. In a little room in Palestine two men sat down...

Shooto and Shootfighting

Learning About Shootfighting Shooto represents the martial arts in Japan.  Though it is called Shooting in Japan, it could be easily misunderstood as a competition...

American Bushidokan

In the late 1960's Jim Harrison founded the first Bushidokan school in Kansas City, Kansas. Harrison had studied judo and was top in his league....

Martial Arts Myths

The martial arts myths that really irritate me the most revolve around fighting and self-defense, and students regularly ask me about these. I've listed...

Barbie® Made To Move™ Martial Artist

Barbie active sports dolls are ready to compete! Each Barbie Made to Move doll has 22 “joints” -- in the neck, upper arms, elbows,...

Filipino Warrior Arts: Kali Arnis Eskrima

The recording and documentation of history is an arduous and often difficult undertaking. While reading about history we frequently believe the point of view...

RMCAT Rocky Mountain Combat Applications Training

What RMCAT is instructing is effective and applied self defense for today's world. You can do far more to protect yourself than you may...

Kalaripayattu or Kalari

The origins of the ancient martial art of Kalari-payattu are lost in hoary antiquity. According to some of its proponents, it was the sage...

A Different Definition of Ai-Yotsu and Kenka Yotsu

In order to truly understand the difference between the terms Ai-Yotsu and Kenka Yotsu, one should dismiss the definitions of so called right-handed and...