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Systems and Styles

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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...

Baranta

Baranta martial arts involves both armed and unarmed techniques and is based on the martial training forms of the old Hungarians, who lived between...

Banshay

Banshay is a term for martial arts of Myanmar (formerly Burma, which borders India, China and Thailand). Banshay, is a general term that focuses...

Chuck Norris’s Martial Arts Style Chun Kuk Do

Chun Kuk Do (pronounced chun gook do) means The Universal Way. It was originally developed by Chuck Norris during his unprecedented fighting career as...

Bando – Armed and Unarmed Combat From Burma

Despite the Chinese influences, Bando is credited as a style of armed and unarmed combat native to Burma. It is an assimilation of Karate-like...

About Capoeira

Capoeira is the African system of unarmed combat that was thought to have been developed in the 1500's by African slaves who were taken...

Capoeira History

THE BEGINNING In 1500's the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, arrived in Brazil. One of the first measures taken by the new arrivals...

About Ba Gua Zhang

Ba Gua Zhang is literally translated as Eight Trigram Palm. This style is one of the three Nei Jia Quan or internal styles of...

About Arnis

Arnis began in the Philippines over 1200 years ago. It was the fighting technique used against the Spaniards in the 1500's. Today Arnis is...

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...

About Aikido

Eight forces sustain creation: movement and stillness, solidification and fluidity, extension and contraction, unification and division. Techniques employ four qualities that reflect the nature of our world....

The Orgins of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu

It is believed that the traditional Japanese martial art Daito-ryu originated within the family of Emperor Seiwa who reigned from 858 to 876 AD. In...

Carlos Gracie and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jujutsu or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (abbreviated to BJJ) is a modern, cutting edge, style of martial art that was developed from judo and the...

Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do’s Effect On Martial Arts

Before I embark on this one sided discussion let me do a disclaimer. I am not trying to send you into communication overload with...

The Origins and Development of Shuri-Ryu By Robert Trias

One of the brightest stars in the firmament of Oriental thought and culture was the Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidharma. Twenty-eighth in a direct succession...

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...

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...

How Western Wrestlers Changed Judo

“Judo is a source of national pride in Japan, where the martial art originated.” (Cheng, 2012) But as larger, stronger foreigners, often with a...

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...

History of British Karate and Jujutsu

The first Englishman to be made a Samurai was William Adams (read his Wikipedia page) in the 1600s. But Adams was a one-off. He...