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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...

Pentjak Silat

Pentjak Silat means, literally, the formal movements or choreography (Pentjak) of fighting (Silat). It is a catch-all term for the indigenous martial arts of...

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...

Descriptions of Internal Martial Arts

Regarding Falun, if you look at their situation, you have to realize that they are at least partly to blame for their troubles in...

Muay Thai Kawila

“Ten in a row on each side.” Said the coach. If he had been talking about punches I might have been OK. But it was...

The Djurus of Pentjak Silat

Silat is a term generally used to define the indigenous arts of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Southern Philippines, countries comprising a cast archipelago of...

Aikido: The Art of Peace

Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was born in Japan on December 14, 1883. As a boy, he often saw local thugs beat up his father...

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...

Mitchell Eli On Lua

An in depth conversation with Mitchell Eli, a master of the ancient Hawaiian martial art of Lua. https://youtu.be/HB0Re_5kO54 https://youtu.be/ryd6gIkqjLI https://youtu.be/gC8BTG5HAt0 https://youtu.be/LmqhU1FWng4

Jutte Jutsu

Jutte jutsu is the Japanese martial art using the Japanese weapon jutte or jitte. Juttejutsu evolved mainly for use by law enforcement officers of...

Seifukujutsu Art of Healing

Seifukujutsu is the art of healing developed and propagated in Japan as much as 1200 to 1600 years ago. The origins of the art...

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...

Savate

Savate is a French martial art. It is also known as boxe française, French boxing, French Kickboxing or French Footfighting. Savate uses both the...

Shotokan Karate

Shotokan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906-1945). Gichin was...

Shobayashi Shorin-ryu

Shobayashi Shorin-ryu is a style of Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate founded by Chotoku Kyan and passed to Eizo Shimabukuro. Eizo Shimabukuro dropped the Chatan Yara...

Cane Masters: The Cane in Martial Arts

The cane has been used as a “martial” tool since ancient times.  Korean monks sometimes carried the cane during their travels to serve them...

Vietnamese Style of Cuong Nhu

Cuong Nhu is a Vietnamese style of Karate. It's name comes from the Vietnamese phrase for yin and yang because it combines both hard...

Bersilat

Bersilat means "to do fighting" and this Malaysian martial art is similar to Pentjak Silat, an Indonesian martial art, which it is thought to...

What Makes Martial Arts Styles Different

What Makes Martial Arts Styles Different From One Another I don't know of anybody who just woke up one day and said, "I want to...

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...