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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: A Ground Fighter’s Dream

There are many forms of Jiu-Jitsu around. Perhaps the most popular today is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Popularized by its use in Mixed Martial Arts, BJJ can be found even in small towns now as people clearly want to learn this dynamic martial art.

Boxing: Brutally Simple

Boxing dates back to the ancient Romans, perhaps further. This article gives some background, and perspective on the “sweet science.”

Aikido: The Art of Softness, Momentum, and Patience

Aikido is probably most famous for a particular actor that popularized the art with his wonderful technique, and lines almost as cheesy as some of Arnold’s. But there may be parts that you didn’t know about. Read this article to find out more.

Jeet Kune Do: Say Goodbye to Tradition

You have most certainly heard of Bruce Lee, but did you know the martial art style he created is called Jeet Kune Do? This art, JKD for short, borrowed techniques from many different styles to create one of the most efficient forms of self-defense of it’s time.

Why You Need A Qualified Instructor Aka Choking Vs Strangling

In this article the author looks at a YouTube video that was recently sent to him that perfectly demonstrates the need to have a good qualified instructor. He also talks about the difference between chocking and strangling techniques and why knowing that difference is essential for a martial artists.

How the Samurai Shaped Martial Arts

Here, we look deeper into Feudal, Edo and Meiji Periods of Japan. The change of social structure from periods to periods influenced the lifestyle of the samurai and the role they played in society. This, in turn, influenced the purpose of bujutsu, and eventually the distinction of budo from bujutsu. This serves as a perfect example how martial arts evolved from a warfaring system to a lifetime discipline.

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