Martial Arts

BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS

  • Learn Self-Defense
  • Improve Overall Health, Wellness, and Physical Fitness
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Raises Self-Esteem
  • Gain Awareness
  • Gain Self-Confidence
  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety
  • Learn Self-Discipline

What Defines a Martial Artist?

Nowadays, many people study some form of martial arts whether it be Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu, Muay Thai, karate, etc. Does that automatically make the person a “martial artist”? If someone takes endless hours of martial arts, should they consider themselves a martial artist? Is it because they learned how to throw a punch or a…

Capoeira

Unlike most other martial arts, capoeira is a combination of kicks, acrobatics, gymnastics, and music accompanied with slick dance moves. Calisthenics plays a huge role in the muscle and strength development for most capoeiristas, the term used for individuals that practice the art. Most capoeiristas are shredded with hardly any body fat, and the majority…

Shorinji Kempo 少林寺拳法

Shorinji Kempo 少林寺拳法, a Japanese martial art meaning “Shaolin Temple Boxing”, is regarded as being a modified version of Shaolin Kung Fu. The Shorinji Kempo name carries the Kanji characters of Shàolín Quánfǎ. Doshin So (Michiomi Nakano), a Japanese martial artist who lived in China, is credited as the founder of the art. Doshin wanted…

Shōrin-Ryū Karate(少林流)

One of the oldest forms of karate, Shōrin-ryū, which translates to Shaolin school in Chinese, is regarded as one of the most popular martial arts in Okinawa. The style is said to have origins from Shaolin kung fu, and elements of traditional Okinawan fighting styles, which came from the introduction of Chinese martial arts into…

The Shaolin Monk

According to the writings of Daoxuan, a Chinese Buddhist monk who was noted as an influential bibliographer, the first Shaolin monk was a dhyāna master named BuddhabhadraI from ancient India. Referred to as Bátuó in Chinese, he came to China to spread the Buddhist philosophy, and teachings in 464 AD. The first Shaolin Monastery was…

The Ninja

The ninja, also known as shinobi, were hired assassins that were also used as spies and messengers during the Sengoku period in Japan. It was a time in Japanese history where there was a lot of violence and political turmoil. The ninja was an expert practitioner in Ninjutsu, utilizing those skills when hired to spy…

Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu; not necessarily a martial art; more like a practice of spying, gathering information trained in the art of non-detection complimented with avoidance, and as a trained killer. An assassin to say the least, which isn’t the typical career choice for the average bloke. It is espionage 101 elevated to the highest level of understanding…

The Samurai

A different kind of hit-man from early modern Japan, the legendary samurai honors a Japanese warrior code, Bushidō, which is a code of all codes when it comes to martial arts. Honor until death, is just one of the morals as a stricken lifestyle under the same code. A code of moral principals that isn’t…

Wing Chun

Wing Chun kung teaches one to build strength within defensive and offensive techniques through small movements; all while being extremely relaxed. Its a traditional Southern Chinese style of kung fu, said to have been created by one of the legendary Five Elders, Ng Mui, who was one of the survivors from the destruction of the…

Sanda (散打) a/k/a Chinese Boxing

Sanda is a free combat, Chinese martial art which is also referred to as Chinese Boxing. Regarded as the official full contact combat sport in China, Sanda is based on traditional kung fu as well as modern day combat techniques. The Chinese military developed the system, incorporating close range rapid punches and kicks along with…

Jeet Kune Do

Founded in 1967 by the legend himself, Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid martial arts system influenced by Lee’s philosophy and experiences. Named after the Wing Chun concept of attacking when ones opponent is about to attack, Jeet Kune Do means “The way of the intercepting fist”. Referred to as a formless non-classical…


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