Category Archives for "Martial Arts Styles"

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a hard martial art fromThailand. It is similar to other Indochinese styles of kickboxing, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Myanmar and Muay Lao from Laos. Descended from muay boran, Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport. The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is […]

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Mixed Martial Arts – MMA

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such […]

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Kung Fu

Chinese martial arts, also referred to by the Mandarin Chinese term wushu (simplified Chinese:武术; traditional Chinese: pinyin: wǔshù) and popularly as kung fu (Chinese: pinyin: gōngfu), are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. These fighting styles are often classified according to common traits, identified as “families” ( jiā), “sects” (pài) or “schools” of […]

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Karate

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called te ( literally “hand”; ti in Okinawan) and Chinesekenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands (karate chop). Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point […]

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Judo

Judo or Jūdō (jūdō?, meaning “gentle way”) is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an […]

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Hapkido

Hapkido (also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do) is a dynamic andeclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as common primitive attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including a sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick, and staff (gun, bō) which vary in […]

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Boxing

There are three ways to win; if the opponent is knocked out and unable to get up before the referee counts to ten seconds (aKnockout, or KO) or if the opponent is deemed too injured to continue (a Technical Knockout, or TKO). If there is no stoppage of the fight before an agreed number of […]

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BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which was itself developed from a number of schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu in the 19th century. It […]

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1 Aikido

Aikido (aikidō) is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as “the Way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the Way of harmonious spirit.” Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while […]

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