Martial Arts Is Not Self-Defence..

Martial Arts Is Not Self-Defence: Real World Violence Prevention.. Matt Beecroft, Guest Contributor..  Violence is bigger than all of us. Just as we will never understand people fully, we can never understand a subject as convoluted and complex as violence. Unless you’ve been exposed to a lot of violence, your training will be subjective. Most people’s idea of violence is one based off their own interpretation of what they learn in the dojo, see in the ring, or watch in a movie. In rare cases it comes from personal experience…

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Brief History of Pencak Silat..

What is the definition of Pencak Silat? The official name used to indicate more than 800 martial arts schools and styles spread across more than 13,000 islands in Indonesia is called “pencak silat”. However, this is actually a compound name consisting of two terms used in different regions. The word “pencak” and its dialectic derivatives such as “penca” (West Java) and “mancak” (Madura and Bali) is commonly used in Java, Madura and Bali, whereas the term “silat” or “silek” is used in Sumatra. The ambition to unify all these different…

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Bruce Lee..

Bruce Lee.. Bruce Lee (Lee Hsiao Lung), was born in San Fransisco in November 1940 the son of a famous Chinese opera singer. Bruce moved to Hong Kong when he soon became a child star in the growing Eastern film industry. His first film was called The birth of Mankind, his last film which was uncompleted at the time of his death in 1973 was called Game of Death. Bruce was a loner and was constantly getting himself into fights, with this in mind he looked towards Kung Fu as…

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History: Krav Maga..

Krav Maga Was Created And Developed By Imi Lichtenfeld.. Imi Lichtenfeld..  Imi Lichtenfeld, Israeli Grand-master (1910-1998). He started it in the late 1940’s when serving as Chief Instructor of the IDF for hand-to-hand combat. As a young man growing up in Bratislava, Slovakia, Lichtenfeld was a champion heavy weight boxer, a top-level wrestler and an expert in judo / ju-jitsu. His father was a police officer who was in charge of teaching defensive tactics. Lichtenfeld grew up in an environment where combative sports, law enforcement and ferocious street fights played…

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Myths: About Self-Protection..

A Set Of Potentially Life-Threatening Beliefs About What To Do In Dangerous Situations.. By Tim Larkin. Myth #1 You Should Reason With Your Attacker.. You’ve probably never pulled out a knife and demanded someone’s watch. That’s a good thing, of course, but it illustrates a vital point: Someone who would do such a thing doesn’t think like you. Deep down, you probably believe there’s a way to resolve a problem without anyone getting hurt. Attackers aren’t playing by the same societal rules you are, so you can’t react as if they…

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Your Never Too Old..

It  Has Always Been Said,  Size And Age Don’t Matter In Self-Defense And Martial Art Training.. Here Are A Couple Of Videos That Prove This Saying. Please Enjoy And Be Amazed. https://youtu.be/2Sdo0rYnfIo   https://youtu.be/wkrgHZTOw0o The Way Is In The Training..

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History Of Akido..

A Breif History of Akido.. Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was born in Japan on December 14, 1883. As a boy, he often saw local thugs beat up his father for political reasons. He set out to make himself strong so that he could take revenge. He devoted himself to hard physical conditioning and eventually to the practice of martial arts, receiving certificates of mastery in several styles of jujitsu, fencing, and spear fighting. In spite of his impressive physical and martial capabilities, however, he felt very dissatisfied. He began delving…

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History Of Judo..

The History Of Kodokan Judo.. by Keo Cavalcanti Judo had its origin in the ancient Japanese art of jujutsu, a system of hand-to-hand combat. The bushi of feudal Japan (samurai) are usually credited for developing jujutsu (at their time the art was known as Yoroi kumi-uchi, a grappling method for fighters fully clad in Japanese armor). However, the Nihon Shoki (the Chronicle of the Japanese nation) documents public unarmed competitions (hikara-kurabe) dating back to 230 B.C. Jujutsu has been known by several names throughout Japanese history: taijutsu, yawara, kempo, kugusoku, kumiuchi,…

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History Of Chinese Kung Fu

Chinese Kung Fu.. Kung Fu, an ancient sport popular in China, has a very long history, during which a variety of skills were created and massively improved. Originated from the hunting and defense needs in the primitive society (over 1.7 million years ago – 21st century BC), it at first only included some basic skills like cleaving, chopping, and stabbing. Later the system of Kung Fu formed and developed mainly as the fighting skills from the Xia Dynasty (21st – 17th century BC) to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368), and reached…

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