Systems and Styles

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Aikido Philosophy

Introduction In their encounters with life, thinking people of all times and places have asked the same big questions, offering different answers in keeping with...

Karate Grappling: Did It Really Exist?

Karate grappling, does it really exist? In this article I’d like to ask does karate grappling really exist? This is a potentially controversial subject as...

Peter Lorge The History of Chinese Martial Arts By Dynasty Part...

Peter Lorge on Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the 21st Century Part 2 In the beginning of 2012, Peter Lorge, an Assistant Professor of...

Peter Lorge on the Development of Chinese Archery Part 2

Peter Lorge on Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the 21st Century Part 1 GC: Your book charts the development of Chinese archery. Today, archery...

The Chinese Origin of the Ninja

The ninja are without doubt the most misunderstood and misrepresented figure in military history, their story is filled to the brim with falsehoods; loose...

An Introduction to Ninjutsu

With this article, the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team aim to provide a brief introduction to the fascinating story of the Japanese ninja, giving the...

Hanmudo

Hanmudo is a cousin of Hapkido and was founded by Grandmaster He-Young Kimm. Hapkido is more aggressive and harder in nature. Hanmudo uses the same...

Han-Pul

Han-Pul is a Korean style of martial art unlike most popular styles. Han-Pul is for people of all ages interested in the serious pursuit...

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...

About Gatka

Gatka is commonly referred to as an India Martial art. Specifically Gatka refers to the martial art used by the of northern India. Actually...

Doce Pares

Doce Pares is actually the conglomeration of various styles that each founding Master brought into the organization when it was formed in 1932. There...

Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu

Arts such as sumo, judo, karate, and wrestling, are often called "fighting arts." While it is not our purpose here to argue whether or...

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...

The Development and Evolution of Chanbara

Japanese martial artists and sword masters came together in 1969 and modernized the “art of practice.” Founder Tanabe Tetsundo and his following, comprising some...

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....

Burmese Boxing

This hard, offensive style of martial arts is the opposite of the Burmese style of self-defense called Bando. It is also known as Lethwei....

Budo Taijutsu

Masaaki Hatsumi Sensei (Bujinkan Dojo) has decided to rename the art of Ninjutsu - "Budo Taijutsu" to try and eliminate the Western misconceptions about...

Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in...

Modern Bok Fu Pi

Modern Bok Fu was developed by Grand Master Richard Lee beginning in 1967. After opening a Chinese Kenpo school in California, Lee soon traveled...

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...