History And Fundamentals Of Karate

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History: Though Karate is often associated with Japanese martial arts, its true origin dwells in Okinawan combat techniques and Southern Chinese martial arts. It is basically a fusion of both arts and was introduced to Japan only in 1921. During this period, Karate was simply known as “Te”, or hand, as called by the Okinawans. […]


Jujitsu History Philosophy And Methods

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Brief History: Jujitsu is a 2500 year old unarmed combat discipline that has its roots in ancient Japan. The exact date on the creation of this martial art form is hard to trace but techniques resembling that of Jujitsu had already been incorporated into the training methods of the Samurai, from the 8th to the […]


The Martialarm Introduction To Hapkido

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Hapkido practitioner becomes well-versed in many kicks, punches, and blocks. From Aiki-Jujitsu (the predecessor of Aikido) it gets most of its grappling techniques. Hence, the Hapkido practitioner spends an equated volume of time learning techniques such as throws and joint locks. The advantage of studying Hapkido versus studying one striking style and one grappling style […]


Martial Arts Training More Than Just Self Defense

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According to the FBI, four women die everyday as a result of domestic violence and about 130,000 women report that they’ve been victims of rape or attempted rape annually. Because of statistics like this, many women enroll in self-defense classes to learn the skills they need to defend themselves. The thing is, a short-term self-defense […]


Are The Martial Arts Still Under Development

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What is a martial art? A martial art can be defined as any skill that can be applied in warfare. The word martial means “military.” So traditionally, a martial art is a military art. The first things that usually come to mind when discussing modern martial arts are leaping, kicking, punching, blocking, inverting elbows, twisting […]


Everything You Need To Know About Judo Uniforms

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Since it was created in 1882 by Kano Jigoro of Japan, Judo has become one of the most popular martial arts in the world. It is quite a rigorous and physically demanding sport, appearing in several major international sports competitions. As a result, when partaking in judo training, it is important that a high quality […]


Ninja Swords What You Need To Know Before You Purchase

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You’d almost have to be living on another planet to not realize that swords of any kind are becoming very popular among collectors and even investors. Ninja swords and other styles of Chinese weapons are particularly in demand right now. There are a few key aspects that you should know about before you dish out […]


I Don T Know Much About Martial Arts Except

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My only experience in the martial arts was a three week long experiement with kung fu. I went to the class to see what it was like and to learn about the thing that took many of my friends captive on every Tuesday and Thursday night. I cautiously entered the Chinese restaurant with my friends […]


10 Powerful Self Defense Tips For Women

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In the USA, every two minutes a woman is being raped. A 1993 survey revealed that 50% of Canadian women have experienced an incident of sexual assault or physical violence. In Australia, 19% of women aged 18 to 24 experienced an act of violence in the last year. Statistics show that one in very four […]


Taekwondo Is Not Taekwondo Without Its Kicks

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This article explains a few things about tae kwon do, and if you’re interested, then this is worth reading, because you can never tell what you don’t know. The kicks used in Taekwondo sparring are more striking than in any other martial art. Even though the kicks in poomse are simpler than the ones used […]


Martial Arts Helping Your Children Protect Themselves

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Did you know that a child is reported abducted or missing every 40 seconds in the United States and that most potential abductors make their first contact with the children they abduct within one quarter of a mile from their homes? With summer approaching and children having more time to play with friends during the […]


Your Habits Will Determine Your Future

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We all have dreams, desires, goals and it’s great to daydream about what it would be like holding that title belt high in the air feeling the energy of the crowd cheering you on. Back to reality now and here’s a question for you. How much time do you put into a day to make […]


Martial Arts Definition

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Martial Arts are the various forms of self-defense, usually weaponless, based on techniques developed in ancient China, India, and Tibet. In modern times they have come into wide use for self-protection, as competitive sports, and for exercise. Jujitsu teaches skills that enable one to overcome a bigger, stronger opponent. A popular style of jujitsu is […]


The Martialarm Intro To Aikido

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The Martialarm Introduction To Aikido Aikido was improved by Morihei Ueshiba with the express aim of granting its practitioners to defend against any attack without gravely injuring the attacker. This is in keeping with Ueshiba’s religious belief in the value of all life, and the ideal that violent people at large should be shown the […]


The Art Of Tai Chi Sparring

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Curious about Tai Chi but running short on time and patience to make an in depth research of your own? Here is a simple but accurate article on the topic of Tai Chi sparring. It’s organized and easy to digest. Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan (taijiguan) or Taiji, is commonly translated as […]


Martial Arts Psychology For Modern Reality Based Self Defense

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If you only train against a heavy bag, or practice & rehearse self defense drills in a mcdojo, or are being trained by an arm chair instructor with no real fight experience your in trouble! Now listen this is very crucial for all the information you know and all your hard work and training. You […]


Training With Martial Arts Weapons Karate Kung Fu Weaponry

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There are opportunities in martial arts training to learn to use various martial arts weapons. Many martial arts schools, especially those that teach Japanese karate and Chinese kung fu styles have weaponry as part of their overall curriculum. Popular weapons from karate systems include the bo staff, kama, sai, sword, nunchaku and tonfa. Chinese kung […]


The Martialarm Intro To Chow Gar Kung Fu

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The Martialarm Introduction To Chow-Gar Chow-Gar style is from Southern China. It was instituted by Chow Lung, who learned hung-gar, one of the five quintessential southern systems originating in the Shao-lin temple, from his uncle who added the pa-kua staff maneuvers to his nephew’s training prior to passing away. The Choy style was taught to […]


Bruce Lee The Greatest Martial Arts Action Hero

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Before Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme, there was Bruce Lee. In a way, it is a real shame that many of today’s generation of action film fans have never been exposed to Bruce Lee because he was perhaps the greatest martial arts action hero of all time. His martial arts […]