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Lou Reed on Tai Chi

Redwood City's Fox Theater is still reverberating from the rock and roll pounding it took last November. During a stop on his latest tour,...

The History of Karate

Kung-fu arrived in the U.S. with the first Chinese immigrants in the mid-19th century, but the growth of karate is largely owed to contact...

The True History of Combat Sambo

The Timeline of Sambo’s Evolution This history of Sambo matches Winston Churchill’s description of Russia as a “riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Keysi Fighting Method

Keysi Fighting Method (KFM) is a method of self defense that is based on natural fighting instincts, martial arts and street fighting techniques, developed...

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...

Krav Maga Not Alone Anymore

Many of you who visit USAdojo.com are Krav Maga practitioners. Lately some of you may have been hearing about other Israeli martial arts systems...

52 Blocks or Jailhouse Rock

By Phil Elmore ~ Jailhouse Rock, Comstock, Closing Gates, or 52 Blocks is alleged to be a prison fighting system — a martial art...

Keichu-Do

Keichu-Do is a unique, multifaceted, diverse, and effective martial art system. Cajun born, the original "Soke" (or founder) Karl W. Marx based the martial...

Israeli Haganah Combat System

The core self-defense fighting system is called "Haganah" a Hebrew term meaning "defense." Israel, a country that has had to deal with urban warfare and...

San Kim Sean Shares Khmer Bokator

Grand Master San Kim Sean shares about Khmer Bokator, The Ancient Form of Cambodian Martial Arts. “We can fight standing up.” Explained San Kim Sean,...

Brian Dossett’s Spirit Combat Jujitsu and Self Defense

Fifteen years ago, at the tender age of 27, I met a very incredible Jujitsu Master by the name of Brian Dossett, and I...