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Tai Chi Grand Ultimate Fist

Tai Chi means "grand ultimate fist." Tai Chi is one of the oldest martial arts in the world. It is so old that its origins...

Cacoy Canete and Doce Pares

Circa Cañete was known by his Filipino nickname, Cacoy Canete. He was born in August 1919 in San Fernando approximately 30 kilometers south of...

Krabi Krabang: The Art of Sword and Staff Fighting in Thailand

The Krabi Krabang weapons system is hundreds of years old. Its weapons are made of wood such as rattan. In contests, opponents attack and...

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...

Kuntaw Grappling

This Philippine Martial Art of Kuntaw is a flexible, complete fighting system, which can be modified for any style of competition. Almost no one had heard...

The Origin of Sikaran

Sikaran is a contact sport, game, contest or tournament that uses both hands and feet to parry an attack by an opponent, normally a...

LimaLama The Hand of Wisdom

Limalama is an American Polynesian art of self-defense, created and founded by Tu’umamao “Tino” Tuiolosega. The word LIMALAMA means “The Hand of Wisdom”. It is...

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...

Kenjutsu

Kenjutsu (swordfighting) along with Iaijutsu, comprise the basic principles of swordsmanship. Kenjutsu is the offensive, aggressive art of the sword, whereas Iaijutsu is more...

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...

Martial Arts Styles Do Exist

Recently, I saw a Facebook video of a grappling competition, between a freestyle wrestler and a Brazilian Jujitsu practitioner. There are a lot of...

The History of Tae Kwon Do

The History of Tae Kwon Do is two thousand years old and the martial art form originated in Korea. It is based on the premise...

Secrets of the Magician of Motion . . . Ed Parker...

By John Corbett ~ He calls himself a magician of motion, and at 48 years of age he claims he has to be one...

Grand Master Chae T. Goh’s Moo Do

Grand Master Chae T. Goh was a student and teacher of several martial arts in Japan, Korea and Vietnam before coming to the United...

Zui Quan – Drunkard Boxing

In Zui Quan or the drunkard boxing, boxers falter, waddle, fall and sway just like drunkards. Zui Quan can be used for both fighting...

Shito-Ryu Karate

Karate has been taught outside of Japan for almost 40 years, and was exported to the rest of the world along both stylistic and...

Japanese Samurai Swords – A Brief History Part 2

Muromachi Japanese Samurai swords were called odachi or nodachi, and they were longer than 1 meter (they sometimes measured 120-150cm). These long katana swords,...

History of British JuJutsu

In this article we are going to take a look at the history of British JuJutsu outside of Edward W Barton-Wright. I want to introduce you...

Jodo the Way of the Stick

Shindo Muso Ryu, a school that devised the dynamic art of jo-jutsu was developed by Muso Gonosuke Katsuyoshi, a student of the Tenshin Shoden...

Krav Maga: A Generalization

By Chaim Peer, Moni Aizik, Avi Nardia, Johan Castillo Krav Maga is a beautiful martial art, created by one of the most influential and leading...