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 […]


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 […]


Top Reasons To Try Martial Arts

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Just about everyone knows about the popular martial arts, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Tai Chi…some people have even thought about trying out a class. Bt have you ever actually done it? Do you need a reason? Just about everyone has thought about taking up a martial art at some point […]


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 […]


Martial Arts Home Training Machine

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The martialarm is a martial arts home training partner which allows repetitive practice of training techniques and attack methods because it simulates and reacts like a real opponent actually throwing a punch or an enemy in an aggressive guard. As you train on the martialarm it develops these attack techniques and it allows the use […]


How To Choose A Martial Arts School

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To reap the best benefits from martial arts, they should be taken as long term activities rather than short term. Given this suggestion, one should not just simply walk into the closest martial arts studio and sign up right away without doing some research. Not all martial arts are alike and not all schools or […]


Is Martial Arts Effective For The Streets

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The topic of how effective traditional martial arts is in today’s world as a way of protecting oneself is still a very sensitive issue to a lot of martial artists. What is even more sensitive is the issue of how realistic and street effective is the newer styles that have come out since UFC/PRIDE have […]


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 […]


Japanese Samurai Swords Buying Guide

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When it comes to samurai swords, there is quite a bit of terminology for the new collector to understand. But we want to make it easy for anyone to find a good quality samurai sword that will last a lifetime, no matter if you’re looking for one of the very sought after Paul Chen Katana […]


Can You Even Throw A Punch

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Help me, Im fat, lazy and afraid of a bully. When the World Turns VIOLENT! I bet you run. Are you martially in danger? All titles to bring on that chilling fear inside and solicit a response – so read on.. ITS DANGEROUS OUT THERE Its dangerous out there and especially for you.. The enemy […]


What Art Hard Style And Soft Style Martial Arts

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Sometimes one would see references to ‘hard’ style and ‘soft’ style martial arts. To many non-martial artists, these terms may be puzzling. In North America, these terms are used to classify martial art styles into two main categories. Japanese/Okinawan karate and Korean tae kwon do are generally referred to as hard styles. Movements in both […]