Yoga Instructor Training Basics

The Origins of Budokan Karate

Every branch of martial arts has a fascinating story behind it. When it comes to the individual histories of each self-defense art form currently in existence, few are perhaps more interesting than the story of a young weightlifter, who found himself gravitating towards the world of martial arts.

Shaolin Kempo – 4 Combination Martial Arts

The martial art practiced by monks has always been a source of fascination for most people. This is why it isn’t surprising to find Shaolin Kempo Karate or SKK a popular choice for those who want to learn self-defense. Hailing from the offensive and defensive styles of monks, Shaolin Kempo Karate is currently being taught in many Western Gyms and dojos.

Slap Boxing – The Friendly Quasi-Martial Art

Slap boxing is well known within the sport of boxing and as the name implies, it is a variation of boxing with the fist kept open to ‘slap’ the opponent. The result is a more toned down form of fighting with the slaps inciting pain but not causing massive damage compared to closed fists.

Kalaripayattu – Martial Art Evolving From War

Dubbed as the “Mother of All Martial Arts,” it’s easy to see why the Kalaripayattu discipline endures to this day. There are actually many variants to this style of fighting, depending on exactly where it is being practiced. Read on for more details on this martial art.

Sport Boxing – One of the Oldest Forms of Combat

Although there are several types of boxing, sport boxing is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word said. Essentially, boxing involves fist fighting or punching with the hands covered in gloves. As the name implies, sport boxing is considered a sport and is even included in the Olympics.

Bartitsu – Gentlemen Fighting

Bartitsu is dubbed as ‘gentlemen fighting’ for a very good reason – it was the main form of martial arts practiced by men in the Victorian era. A combination of different forms of self-defense, the discipline became so popular in London that even the author of Sherlock Holmes had the detective practicing the martial arts.

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