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Cuong Nhu

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Cuong Nhu Martial Arts Association is a federally recognized non-profit educational organization. Cuong Nhu is a martial art that blends the basic elements of a number of different styles. Cuong Nhu has its roots in Shotokan Karate and combines aspects of Aikido, Judo, Wing Chun, Vovinam, Tai Chi Chuan, and Boxing.

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Gatka

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Gatka

Gatka (Gurmukhi: ਗਤਕਾ; Shahmukhi: گَتکا; Hindi: गतका;Urdu: گَتکا) is a form of martial art associated primarily with the Sikhs of the Punjab and other related ethnic groups, such as Hindkowans. It is a style of stick-fighting, with wooden sticks intended to simulate swords....Read More

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Gungsol

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Gungsol (or Gungsul) is a Korean martial arts style focused on traditional archery. This martial arts is practiced either standing or on horseback. Gungsol is a weapon-based martial arts that has similarities to Kyudo, a Japanese martial arts. Gungsol is also known as Gungdo.

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Han Mu Do

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Han Mu Do

Han Mu Do (or Hanmudo) is a Korean martial arts style. This martial arts is seen as a “smoother” and more “open hand” cousin to Hapkido. Hanmudo students also train with weapons.

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Kokondo

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Kokondo

Kokondo is a martial arts that combines techniques from Karate and Jujitsu. Kokondo is focused on the self-defense aspect of martial arts training (versus the sports aspect). Therefore, it discourages participation in tournaments.
Kokondo was founded by Paul Arel. He also founded the International Kokondo Association (IKA) in 1970. Most Kokondo schools are located in the United States.

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Krav Maga

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Krav Maga

Krav Maga (; Hebrew: קרב מגע‎, [ˈkʁav maˈɡa(ʔ)], lit. “contact combat”) is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces derived from a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Aikido,...Read More

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Kuttu Varisai

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Kuttu Varisai

Silambam is a weapon-based Indian martial art originating in South India in the Indian subcontinent. This style is mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature. The World Silambam Association is the official international body of Silambam.

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LINE System

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LINE System

L.I.N.E. or Linear Involuntary Neuralogical overriding Engagement is a close-quarters combat system, derived from various martial arts, utilized by the United States Marine Corps between 1989 and 1998, and then from 1998 to 2007 by US Army Special Forces. It was developed by Master Sergeant Ron Donvito, USMC (Retired).Officially, the name stands for Linear Involuntary Neuralogical overriding Engagement; this is, however, an acronym coined during the project’s inception.

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Ninjutsu

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Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu (忍術), sometimes used interchangeably with the modern term ninpō (忍法), is the strategy and tactics of unconventional warfare, guerrilla warfare and espionage purportedly practised by the ninja. Ninjutsu was a separate discipline in some traditional Japanese schools, which integrated...Read More

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Pencak Silat

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Pencak Silat

Pencak silat (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈpent͡ʃaʔ ˈsilat]; in Western writings sometimes spelled “pentjak silat” or phonetically as “penchak silat”) is an umbrella term for a class of related Indonesian martial arts. In neighbouring countries, the term usually refers...Read More

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Qwan Ki Do

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Qwan Ki Do

Qwan Ki Do or Quan khi Dao is a Vietnamese martial art that was codified in France in 1981. Qwan Ki Do is practiced internationally, with schools in Asia and Europe. The practice combines the use of hand-to-hand techniques and weapons, with moves combined in both formalised combinations, termed Thao...Read More

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Sikaran

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Sikaran is a Filipino Martial Art that involves hand and mostly foot fighting.
As Sikaran is a general term for kicking which is also used as the name of the kicking aspects of other Filipino Martial arts, this article discusses the distinct art which is specifically practiced in the Rizal province that focuses almost exclusively in kicking.

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Silat

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Silat

Silat is the collective term for a class of indigenous martial arts from the Nusantara and surrounding geocultural areas of Southeast Asia. It is traditionally practised in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Southern Thailand, Southern Philippines and Southern Vietnam. There are hundreds of different...Read More

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Yongmudo

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Yongmudo

Yongmudo, Yongmoodo or Yong Moo Do (Korean: 용무도) is a modern hybrid Korean martial art which combines different techniques from taekwondo, hapkido, judo, and ssireum as well as boxing and wrestling.

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Boxing

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Boxing - मुक्केबाज़ी

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.
Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a standard fixture in most international games—it also has...Read More

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Aikido

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Aikido

Aikido (Shinjitai: 合気道, Kyūjitai: 合氣道, aikidō, Japanese pronunciation: [aikiꜜdoː]) is a modern Japanese martial art that is split into many different styles, including Iwama Ryu, Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai, Shodokan Aikido, Yoshinkan, Aikikai and Ki Aikido. Aikido is now practiced...Read More

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Aikijujutsu

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Aikijujutsu

Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu (大東流 合気柔術), originally called Daitō-ryū Jujutsu (大東流柔術, Daitō-ryū Jūjutsu), is a Japanese martial art that first became widely known in the early 20th century under the headmastership of Takeda Sōkaku. Takeda had extensive training in several...Read More

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Angampora

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Angampora

Angampora is a Sri Lankan martial art that combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and meditation. A key component of angampora is the namesake angam, which incorporates hand-to-hand fighting, and illangam, involving the use of indigenous weapons such as the ethunu kaduwa, staves,...Read More

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Arnis

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Arnis

Arnis, also known as Kali or Eskrima/Escrima, is the national martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts”, or FMA), which emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives,...Read More

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Amateur Pankration

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Amateur Pankration

Amateur Pankration is a modern combat sport based on the ancient Olympic sport of Pankration, though with no direct links to the ancient sport. The modern version is an amateur form of mixed martial arts with emphasis on safety and sportsmanship.

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Araki Ryu

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Araki Ryu

Araki-ryū (荒木流) is a Japanese koryū martial art founded during the Sengoku jidai by Araki Mujinsai Minamoto no Hidenawa (荒木夢仁斎源秀縄). Araki-ryu is a comprehensive system that specializes in the use and application of many traditional Japanese weapons such as spear, glaive, long and short sword, staff, rope, chain and sickle, and torite-kogusoku (grappling in light armor with weapons).

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Baguazhang

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Baguazhang

Baguazhang or Pakua chang (Chinese: 八卦掌; pinyin: Bāguà Zhǎng) is one of the three main Chinese martial arts of the Wudang school, the other two being T’ai chi and Xing Yi Quan. It is more broadly grouped as an internal practice (or neijia quan). Bāguà zhǎng literally means “eight trigram palm”, referring to the bagua “trigrams” of the I Ching (Yijing), one of the canons of Taoism.

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Bajiquan

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Bajiquan

Bajiquan (Chinese: 八極拳; pinyin: Bājíquán) is a Chinese martial art that features explosive, short-range power and is famous for its elbow and shoulder strikes. Its full name is kaimen ba ji quan (Chinese: 開門八極拳; pinyin: Kāimén bā jí quán; lit. ‘open-gate eight-extremities fist’).

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American Kenpo

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American Kenpo

American Kenpo Karate (), also known as American Kenpo and Kenpo Karate, is an updated system of martial arts based on modern-day street fighting that applies logic and practicality. It is characterized by the use of quick and powerful strikes delivered from all of the body’s natural weapons,...Read More

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Bando

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Bando

Bando (Burmese: ဗန်တို, pronounced [bàɰ̃dò]) is a defensive unarmed martial art from Myanmar. Bando is sometimes mistakenly used as a generic word for all Burmese martial arts, but it is only one martial art; Burmese fighting systems collectively are referred to as thaing.

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Bartitsu

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Bartitsu

Bartitsu is an eclectic martial art and self-defence method originally developed in England in 1898–1902, combining elements of boxing, jujitsu, cane fighting, and French kickboxing (savate). In 1903, it was immortalised (as “baritsu”) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Although dormant throughout most of the 20th century, Bartitsu has experienced a revival since 2002.

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Bataireacht

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Bataireacht

In Irish martial arts, bataireacht (pronounced [ˈbˠat̪ˠəɾʲaxt̪ˠ]; meaning ‘stick-fighting’) or boiscín are the various forms of stick-fighting from Ireland.

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Beach Sambo

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Beach Sambo

Beach Sambo is one of the three main versions of the Russian martial art Sambo. It is growing quickly in popularity around the world.

The sport is obviously played on sand. Compared to combat and sports sambo, the rules are modified in that the combat lasts three minutes, without penalties and mat wrestling. The uniforms for the athletes are also modified.

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Bojuka

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Bojuka

Bojuka is a self defense system. Training emphasizes simple techniques using common gross motor skills that are maintained under stressful conditions. Bojuka teaches threat elimination through awareness, avoidance, and the reasonable use of force.

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Bokator

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Bokator

Bokator is an ancient battlefield martial art used by ancient Khmer military groups. It is one of the oldest existing fighting systems originating from Cambodia.Oral tradition indicates that bokator (or an early form thereof) was the close quarter combat system used by the ancient Cambodian armies before the founding of Angkor. A common misconception is that bokator refers to all Khmer/Cambodian martial arts, while in reality it only represents one particular style.

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Bokh

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Bokh

Mongolian wrestling, known as Bökh (Mongolian script: ᠪᠥᠬᠡ; Mongolian Cyrillic: Бөх or Үндэсний бөх), is the folk wrestling style of Mongols in Mongolia, Inner Mongolia and other regions where touching the ground with anything other than a foot loses the match. Bökh means...Read More

Brazillian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ; ; Portuguese: [ˈʒiw ˈʒitsu], [ˈʒu ˈʒitsu], jiu-jitsu brasileiro) is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting (ne-waza) and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant...Read More

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Budo

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Budo

Budō (武道) is a Japanese term describing modern Japanese martial arts. Literally translated it means the “Martial Way”, and may be thought of as the “Way of War” or the “Way of Martial Arts”.

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Budokan

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Budokan

Nippon Budokan (日本武道館, Nippon Budōkan), often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Originally built for the inaugural Olympic judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, its name translates as Martial Arts Hall in English. While its primary...Read More

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Bujutsu

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Bujutsu

Bujutsu is an umbrella term that covers all of the traditional Japanese martial arts such as Kenjutsu, SoJutsu, JoJutsu and so on and was originally the sole preserve of the Samurai though nowadays Bujutsu techniques are practiced by many people around the world.

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Butthan

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Butthan

Butthan (বুত্থান, bʊθɑːn, meaning “Defense with distinction and awakening”) is a Bangladeshi martial art and combat sport. It is a system of self-defense and personal development rooted in South Asian heritage. Butthan has been developed by Mak Yuree, an internationally...Read More

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Byakuren kaikan

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Byakuren kaikan

The Byakuren Kaikan (Japanese: 白蓮会館 – literally translated: “White Lotus Association”) or Byakuren Karate is a full contact karate style founded in 1984 by Sugihara Masayasu (Japanese: 杉原 正康).The Byakuren Kaikan is a member of the Japan Fullcontact Karate Organization (JFKO)The Byakuren Kaikan is registered in Japan as a nonprofit organization (NPO).

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Canne de combat

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Canne de combat

Canne de combat is a French martial art. As weapon, it uses a canne or cane (a kind of walking-stick) designed for fighting. Canne de combat was standardized in the 1970s for sporting competition by Maurice Sarry. The canne is very light, made of chestnut wood and slightly tapered. A padded suit and a fencing mask are worn for protection.

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Capoeira

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Capoeira

Capoeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kapuˈe(j)ɾɐ] or [kaˈpwɐjɾɐ]) is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was practiced by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its acrobatic and complex maneuvers, often...Read More

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Catch wrestling

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Catch wrestling

Catch wrestling (originally Catch-as-catch-can) is a classical hybrid grappling style and combat sport. It was developed by J. G. Chambers in Britain c. 1870. It was popularised by wrestlers of travelling funfairs who developed their own submission holds, or “hooks”, into their wrestling...Read More

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Choi Kwang -Do

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Choi Kwang -Do

Choi Kwang Do is a martial art developed by Choi Kwang-jo. The style relies more on flexibility and fluidity of movement as opposed to the more rigid lines of some other martial arts. To achieve this it employs yoga-based stretching to develop the flexibility of practitioners.

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Choy Li Fut

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Choy Li Fut

Choy Lee Fut is a Chinese martial art and wushu style, founded in 1836 by Chan Heung (陳享). Choy Li Fut was named to honor the Buddhist monk Choy Fook (蔡褔, Cai Fu) who taught him Choy Gar, and Li Yau-San (李友山) who taught him Li Gar, plus his uncle Chan Yuen-Wu (陳遠護), who taught...Read More

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Chun Kuk Do

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Chun Kuk Do

Chun Kuk Do is an American hybrid martial arts style based on Traditional Taekwondo styles such as Tang Soo Do/Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo. Chun Kuk Do was established in 1990 by celebrity martial artist Chuck Norris. The phrase “Chun Kuk Do” is Korean and is loosely translated as “The Universal Way.

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Combat Hapkido

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Combat Hapkido

Combat Hapkido (known in Korean as Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido 전투관 합기도) is an eclectic modern Hapkido system founded by John Pellegrini in 1990. Taking the next step in 1992 Pellegrini formed the International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) as the official governing body of Combat Hapkido....Read More

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Combat Hopak

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Combat Hopak

Combat Hopak (also Boyovyy Hopak, Boyovyi Hopak from Ukrainian Бойовий гопак ) is a Cossack martial art from Ukraine. It was systematised and codified in 1985 by Volodymyr Pylat (a descendant of a Cossack family from western Ukraine). It can be trained in light, semi and full contact formulae....Read More

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Combat Sambo

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Combat Sambo

Sambo (Russian: са́мбо, pronounced [ˈsambə]) is a Soviet martial art, an internationally-practised combat sport, and a recognized style of amateur wrestling included by UWW in the World Wrestling Championships along with Greco-Roman wrestling and freestyle wrestling.It originated in the Russian...Read More

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Correda

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Correda

Coreeda is a style of folk wrestling practiced in Australia and is based on Aboriginal combat sports that existed in the pre-colonial period before the 19th century.

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Daido Juku Kudo

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Daido Juku Kudo

Kūdō (空道, Kūdō) is a Japanese hybrid martial art.
It is a full-contact combat sport that aims to achieve both safety and practicality, a style of mixed martial arts practised with headgear and gloves. It features stand-up striking, with throwing and grappling techniques being also allowed...Read More

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Dambe

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Dambe

Dambe is a martial art of the Hausa people from Nigeria. Competitors in a typical match aim to subdue each other into total submission mostly within three rounds. It often results in serious bodily injuries for the challengers such as broken jaws and ribs. Boxers are called by the Hausa word “daæmaænga”.The...Read More

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Danzan Ryu

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Danzan Ryu

Danzan-ryū (檀山流) is a ryū of jujutsu founded by Seishiro Okazaki (1890–1951) in Hawaii. Danzan-ryū jujutsu is of mainly Japanese origin but is most common in the West coast of the United States. The Danzan-ryū syllabus is syncretic, and includes non-Japanese elements.

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Defendo Alliance

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Defendo Alliance

The Defendo Alliance is a European martial arts focused on realistic self-defense training. Schools are primarily located in Scandinavian countries but this association expanding globally (i.e. USA, Ireland, Poland, etc.). Given this organization’s focus on “facing different violent threats that we might confront in the modern society”, it is similar to martial arts such as Krav Maga. In fact, the Defendo Alliance has partnered with a number of Krav Maga schools in the USA.

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Defendu

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Defendu

Close Quarters Combat System (i.e. Defendu) is a modern martial art developed by William E. Fairbairn and Eric A. Sykes prior to World War II. It is a hand-to-hand combat system based on practical experience mixed with Jujutsu and boxing that was developed to train the Shanghai Municipal Police, and was later taught in expanded form to Office of Strategic Services and Special Operations Executive members during World War II.

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Drunken Boxing

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Drunken Boxing

Drunken boxing (Chinese: 醉拳; pinyin: zuì quán) also known as Drunken Fist, is a general name for all styles of Chinese martial arts that imitate the movements of a drunk person. It is an ancient style and its origins are mainly traced back to the Buddhist and Daoist religious communities. The...Read More

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Dumog

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Dumog

Dumog is the Filipino style of wrestling while standing upright and refers to the grappling aspect of Filipino martial arts. The word dumog is most commonly used in Mindanao and the Visayas, while the word buno is used in Luzon, specifically in the Southern Tagalog-speaking provinces as far south...Read More

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Dutch Kickboxing

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Dutch Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing, with Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and Savate also having some influence. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport.Japanese kickboxing...Read More

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Enshin Kaikan

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Enshin Kaikan

Enshin kaikan (円心会館) is a style of “full contact karate”, or Knockdown karate, founded in 1988 with dojo and students in various countries around the world.

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Eskrima

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Eskrima

Eskrima (Escrima) is a Filipino martial arts that focuses on the use of sticks, bladed and impact/blunt weapons, improvised weapons, and hand-to-hand (empty hand) techniques. Eskrima is also known as Kali and Arnis. This Philippine martial arts style uses weapons such as a Yantok (fighting stick), Baraw (knife), Bolo (machete), Bankaw (staff), etc. Eskrima is best known for its stick fighting skills.

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Fencing

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Fencing

Fencing is a group of three related combat sports. The three disciplines in modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre (also saber); winning points are made through the weapon’s contact with an opponent. A fourth discipline, singlestick, appeared in the 1904 Olympics but was dropped...Read More

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Freestyle Wrestling

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Freestyle Wrestling

Freestyle wrestling is a style of martial art wrestling. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic Games. American high school and men’s college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling. American...Read More

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Fu Jow Pai

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Fu Jow Pai

Fu Jow Pai (Chinese: 虎爪派, Cantonese Jyutping: Fu2 Zaau2 Pai3, Mandarin pinyin: Hǔ Zhǎo Pài, literally “Tiger Claw School”, also “Tiger Claw System” or “Tiger Claw Style”), originally named “Hark Fu Moon” (Chinese: 黑虎門, Cantonese Jyutping:...Read More

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Glima

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Glima

Glima is the name that covers several types of Nordic folk wrestling practiced as sport and combat. In one common form of glima, players grip their opponent by the waist and attempt to throw them to the ground using technique rather than force. Other variants allow for more aggression.

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GongKwon Yusul

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GongKwon Yusul

Gongkwon Yusul is a modern Korean martial art system founded by Kang Jun in 1996. Its main influences include the martial arts of Hapkido, Taekwondo, Hakko-ryu Jujutsu, Karate, Judo and Kyuk Too Ki (Korean style Thai Boxing/Shoot Boxing). Gongkwon Yusul is a system which emphasises the application...Read More

Greco Roman Wrestling

Greco-Roman (American English), Graeco-Roman (British English), classic wrestling (Euro English) or French wrestling (in Russia until 1948) is a style of wrestling that is practised worldwide. Greco-Roman wrestling was included in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been in every edition...Read More

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Haidong Gumdo

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Haidong Gumdo

Haidong Gumdo is an elegant and powerful ancient Korean Sword Martial Art. It’s more physically demanding than it looks; it builds great physical, mental and emotional strength. The Samurai of Japan are direct descendents of the Samu Rang of Kokuryo early region of Korea.

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Hapkido

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Hapkido

Hapkido (UK: HAP-kee-DOH,US: hahp-KEE-doh, also spelled hap ki do or hapki-do; from Korean hapgido [hap̚.ki.do]) is a hybrid Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling, throwing techniques, kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. It also teaches the use...Read More

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HEMA

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HEMA

Historical European martial arts (HEMA) are martial arts of European origin, particularly using arts formerly practised, but having since died out or evolved into very different forms.
While there is limited surviving documentation of the martial arts of classical antiquity (such as Greek wrestling...Read More

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Hung Ga

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Hung Ga

Hung Ga (洪家), Hung Kuen (洪拳), or Hung Ga Kuen (洪家拳) is a southern Chinese martial art belonging to the southern Shaolin styles. The Hallmarks of Hung Ga are strong stances, notably the horse stance or “si ping ma” (四平馬), and strong hand techniques, notably the bridge...Read More

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Huyen Langlon

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Huyen Langlon

Huyen langlon is an Indian martial art from Manipur. In the Meitei language, huyen means war while langlon or langlong can mean net, knowledge or art. Huyen langlon consists of two main components: thang-ta (armed combat) and sarit sarak (unarmed fighting). The primary weapons of huyen langlon are...Read More

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Hwa Rang Do

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Hwa Rang Do

Hwa Rang Do, also known as “The Way of the Flowering Knights” (Korean: 화랑도; Hanja: 花郞道) is a comprehensive Korean martial art that was developed in the 1960s by Joo Bang Lee and his brother Joo Sang Lee. Hwa Rang Do as a martial art has multiple areas of focus including stand...Read More

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Iaido

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Iaido

Iaidō (居合道), abbreviated with iai (居合), is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to sudden attacks.Iaido consists of four main components: the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (or saya),...Read More

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Icho-Ryu

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Icho-Ryu

Icho-Ryu is a fusion of martial arts such as Aikido, Goju Ryu Karate, Jujutsu, Judo and Aikijujitsu. It was created by Bernie Lau to meet the needs of law enforcement officers. This martial arts is found mainly in the US, especially Washington state.

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Inbuan Wrestling

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Inbuan Wrestling

Inbuan is a form of wrestling native to the people of Mizoram in India. Inbuan is said to have originated in the village of Dungtlang in 1750. It was recognized as a sport after the Mizo people migrated from Burma to the Lushai Hills.

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Jailhouse Rock

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Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse rock or 52 Hand Blocks is a name used to describe a collection of fighting styles that were practiced or developed within black urban communities in the 1960s and 1970s. It has a mythological origin story of having been originated with the US penal institutions back in the 1960s and 1970s,...Read More

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Jeet Kune Do

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Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid martial art heavily influenced and adapted by the personal philosophy and experiences of martial artist Bruce Lee.

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Jojutsu

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Jojutsu

Jōdō (杖道), meaning “the way of the jō”, or Jōjutsu (杖術) is a Japanese martial art using a short staff called jō. The art is similar to bōjutsu, and is strongly focused upon defense against the Japanese sword. The jō is a short staff, usually about 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 m) long.

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Judo

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Judo

Judo (柔道, lit. “gentle way”) is a system of unarmed combat, modern Japanese martial art and Olympic sport (since 1964). Judo was created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as an eclectic martial art, distinguishing itself from its predecessors (primarily Tenjin Shinyo-ryu jujutsu...Read More

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Jujutsu

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Jujutsu

Jujutsu (Japanese: 柔術 jūjutsu listen ), also known as jiu-jitsu and ju-jitsu, is a family of Japanese martial arts and a system of close combat (unarmed or with a minor weapon) that can be used in a defensive or offensive manner to kill or subdue one or more weaponless or armed and armored opponents....Read More

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Jukendo

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Jukendo

Jūkendō (銃剣道) is the Japanese martial art of bayonet fighting, and has been likened to kendo (but with bayonets instead of swords).According to Tanaka Fumon, Jukendo techniques are based on Japanese sojutsu (spear fighting) and 19th century French bayonet fighting techniques. However, according...Read More

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Juttejutsu

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Juttejutsu

Juttejutsu is a Japanese martial arts that focuses on training with a traditional martial arts weapon known as the Jutte (or Jitte). The Jutte is a two pronged baton and is similar to the Sai.
In ancient Japan, the Jutte was used by retainers in situations where swords were prohibited. The Jutte...Read More

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Kajukenbo

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Kajukenbo

Kajukenbo (Japanese: カジュケンボ Kajukenbo) is a hybrid martial art from Hawaii. It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Palama, Hawaii.
The name Kajukenbo is a combination of the various arts from which its style is derived: KA for Karate,...Read More

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Kalaripayattu

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Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu, IPA: [kɐɭɐɾip:ɐjɐt:ɨ̆]; also known simply as Kalari, is an Indian martial art that originated in modern-day Kerala, a state on the southwestern coast of India. Kalaripayattu is known for its long-standing history within Indian martial arts. It is believed to be the oldest surviving...Read More

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Kalenda

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Kalenda

Calinda (also spelled kalinda or kalenda) is a martial art, as well as kind of folk music and war dance in the Caribbean which arose in the 1720s. It was brought to the Caribbean by Africans In the transatlantic slave trade and is based on native African combat dances.
Calinda is the French spelling; the Spanish equivalent is calenda.

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Kamau Njia

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Kamau Njia

Kamau Njia is one of the most innovative and practical systems of self defense taught today. Kamau Njia specializes in teaching defensive tactics ranging from the use of non-lethal force to survival tactics. It is the perfect method for men, women, and children of all ages, sizes, and strength.Read More

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Kapap

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Kapap

Kapap (Hebrew: קפ”פ, קפא”פ‎), often written KAPAP, a Hebrew acronym for Krav Panim el Panim (lit. face-to-face combat), is a close-quarter battle system of defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self-defense.

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Karate

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Karate

Karate (空手) (; Japanese pronunciation: [kaɾate] (listen); Okinawan pronunciation: [kaɽati]) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts (called te (手), “hand”; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts,...Read More

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Kapu kuialua

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Kapu kuialua

Kapu Kuʻialua; Kuʻialua; or Lua; is an ancient Hawaiian martial art based on bone breaking, joint locks, throws, pressure point manipulation, strikes, usage of various weapons, battlefield strategy, open ocean warfare as well as the usage of introduced firearms from the Europeans.

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Kendo

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Kendo

Kendo (剣道, Kendō, lit. ‘sword way’, ‘sword path’ or ‘way of the sword’) is a modern Japanese martial art, descended from kenjutsu (one of old Japanese martial arts, swordsmanship), that uses bamboo swords (shinai) as well as protective armor (bōgu). Today,...Read More

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Kenjutsu

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Kenjutsu

Kenjutsu (剣術) is an umbrella term for all (ko-budō) schools of Japanese swordsmanship, in particular those that predate the Meiji Restoration. Some modern styles of kendo and iaido that were established in the 20th century also included modern forms of kenjutsu in their curriculum. Kenjutsu,...Read More

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Kenpo

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Kenpo

Kenpō (Japanese: 拳法) is the name of several Japanese martial arts. The word kenpō is a Japanese translation of the Chinese word “quánfǎ”. This term is often informally transliterated as “kempo”, as a result of applying Traditional Hepburn romanization, but failing to...Read More

Keysi The Fighting Method

The Keysi Fighting Method is a self-defense system “created to act and react while defending yourself”. This martial arts system has been featured in movies such as the Batman series (with Christian Bale) and Jack Reacher (with Tom Cruise).
According to the Keysi Instructor World Map, this system has a number of instructors in Europe. However, there are relatively few instructors in other geographical locations.

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Kickboxing

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Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing, with Taekwondo, Muay Thai, and Savate also having some influence. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport.Japanese kickboxing...Read More

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Kinamutay

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Kinamutay

Kinamutay (Cebuano: kinamutay, lit. “effeminate hand fighting”; Tagalog: kinamotay; Baybayin: ᜊᜒᜈᜋᜓᜆᜌ᜔), commonly but incorrectly orientalized kino mutai, is a specialized subsection of some martial arts that emphasizes biting, pinching, eye-gouging, and other forms of...Read More

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Kinomichi

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Kinomichi

Kinomichi (氣之道) is a martial art in the tradition of budō, developed from the Japanese art aikido by Masamichi Noro and founded in Paris, France, in 1979. Masamichi Noro was one of the live-in students (uchideshi) of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido. Designated “Delegate for Europe...Read More

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Krabi-Krabong

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Krabi-Krabong

Krabi-Krabong (Thai: กระบี่กระบอง, pronounced [krā.bìː krā.bɔ̄ːŋ]) is a weapon-based martial art from Thailand. It is closely related to other Southeast Asian fighting styles such as Malay silat, Burmese banshay and Cambodian kbach kun boran. The royal bodyguard corps of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) were said to be highly trained in krabi-krabong.

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Kuk Sool Won

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Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool Won (Korean: 국술원; Hanja: 國術院) is a type of Korean martial arts. It was founded in 1958 by Suh In-Hyuk (서인혁), who also carries the formal titles of, Kuk Sa Nim (i.e. “national teacher”) and Grandmaster.This Korean martial art is known for its comprehensive collection...Read More

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Kumdo

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Kumdo

Kumdo is a modern Korean martial art derived from Japanese Kendo. Though romanized in a number of ways when written, Kǒmdo or Geomdo, the meaning remains “the way of the sword” and is cognate with the Japanese term. As a martial art, Kumdo has become accepted in Korean culture and society...Read More

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Kung Fu

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Kung Fu

Chinese martial arts, often called by the umbrella terms kung fu and Thong Fu (; Chinese: 功夫; pinyin: gōngfu; Cantonese Yale: gūng fū), kuoshu (國術; guóshù) or wushu (武術; wǔshù), are multiple fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in Greater China. These fighting...Read More

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Kung Fu To'a

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Kung Fu To'a

Kung Fu To’a is an Iranian martial arts style that combines Kung Fu and Yoga. This modern martial arts was created in the 1950s by Ibrahim Mirzaei. Kung Fu To’a is one of most popular martial arts in Iran.
According to the World Kung Fu To’a Federation, “To’a training essentially depends...Read More

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Kuntao

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Kuntao

Kuntao or kuntau (拳道, Pe̍h-ōe-jī: kûn-thâu, Tagalog: kuntaw) is a Hokkien term for the martial arts of the Chinese community of Southeast Asia, specifically the Malay Archipelago. It is most commonly practiced in and associated with Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.

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Kyokushin

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Kyokushin

Kyokushin (極真) is a full-contact martial art, school of Karate originating from Japan. It is a style of stand-up fighting and is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training.Kyokushin Kaikan is the martial arts organization founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama (大山倍達, Ōyama Masutatsu), officially the International Karate Organization. Previously this institution was known as the Oyama Dojo.

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Kyudo

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Kyudo

Kyūdō (Japanese: 弓道) is the Japanese martial art of archery. High level experts in kyūdō may be referred to as kyūdōka (弓道家), and some practitioners may refer to themselves as yumihiki (弓引き), ‘bow puller’. Kyūdō is based on kyūjutsu (“art of archery”), which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Kyūdō is practised by thousands of people worldwide. As of 2005, the International Kyudo Federation had 132,760 graded members.

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Kyujutsu

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Kyujutsu

Kyūjutsu (弓術) (“art of archery”) is the traditional Japanese martial art of wielding a bow (yumi) as practiced by the samurai class of feudal Japan. Although the samurai are perhaps best known for their swordsmanship with a katana (kenjutsu), kyūjutsu was actually considered a more...Read More

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Kyuk Too Ki

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Kyuk Too Ki

Kyuk Too Ki is a Korean martial arts that combines elements of Muay Thai and Taekwondo. This is a full contact sport and involves punches, kicks, elbow strikes, knee strikes, etc.
This martial arts is also known as Kun Gek Do, Korean Kickboxing, etc.

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Kyusho Jitsu

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Kyusho Jitsu
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Laamb

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Laamb

Senegalese wrestling (Njom in Serer, Lutte sénégalaise or simply Lutte avec frappe in French, Laamb in Wolof, Siɲɛta in Bambara) is a type of folk wrestling traditionally performed by the Serer people and now a national sport in Senegal and parts of The Gambia, and is part of a larger West African...Read More

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Lathi Khela

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Lathi Khela

Lathi khela (Bengali: লাঠি খেলা) is a traditional Bengali martial art – a kind of stick fighting practised India and Bangladesh. A practitioner is known as a lathial.

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Lerdrit

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Lerdrit

Ler Drit, Leert Rit, or Muay Leert Rit (มวย Muay: boxing, fighting เลิศ leert: superior, excellent ฤทธิ์ rit: formidable force, colossal power) is the generic name attributed to the set of principles and fighting techniques employed by Siamese warriors for centuries on South...Read More

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Lethwei

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Lethwei

Lethwei (Burmese: လက်ဝှေ့; IPA: [lɛʔ.ʍḛ]), or Burmese boxing, is a full contact combat sport from Myanmar that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Lethwei is considered to be one of the most brutal martial arts in the world, as the sport is done bareknuckle...Read More

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Limalama

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Limalama

Limalama is a Polynesian art of self-defense, created and founded by Tu’umamao “Tino” Tuiolosega (1931–2011). Tuiolosega created the word “Limalama” as a portmanteau derived from the Samoan language words lima (hand) and malamalama (understanding). Tuiolosega defined Limalama to mean “knowledge and understanding”, and translated it as “hand of wisdom”.

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Lua

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Lua

Lua is a traditional Hawaiian martial arts that focuses on bone breaking, boxing, wrestling, weapons, etc.
According to Lua Hâlau O Kaihewalu, Lua utilizes “Peku (a variety of kicks), Paa Lima (hand catch and trap), Hikua (throws), Ku’i Ku’i (boxing; a variety of punches), Waho/Loko Hio...Read More

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Luta Livre

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Luta Livre

Luta Livre (Portuguese: [ˈlutɐ ˈlivɾi], lit. freestyle fighting), known in Brazil as Luta Livre Brasileira (lit. Brazilian freestyle fighting) and also Brazilian Submission Wrestling,or Luta Livre Submission is a Brazilian martial art created by Euclydes Hatem in Rio de Janeiro. Primarily a mixture...Read More

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Malla-Yuddha

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Malla-Yuddha

Malla-yuddha (Sanskrit: मल्लयुद्ध, IAST: mallayuddha) is the traditional form of combat-wrestling originating in India. It is closely related to Southeast Asian wrestling styles such as naban and is one of the two ancestors of kushti. Indian wrestling is described in the 13th century...Read More

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Mani

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Mani

Juego de maní (‘game of war’) often simply called maní or mani, sometimes referred to as baile de maní (‘dance of war’) or bambosa, is a combined martial art and dance that was developed in Cuba by African slaves. It has its roots in the Kongo-Angola culture and is still kept alive today in Cuba by folkloric groups. Practitioners are referred to as maniseros.

Marine Corps Martial Art Program

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP, ) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close quarters combat techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in the warrior ethos. The program, which began in 2001,...Read More

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Mau Rakau

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Mau Rakau

Mau rākau, meaning “to bear a weapon”, is a martial art based on traditional Māori weapons.

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Mixed Martial Arts

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Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA), sometimes referred to as cage fighting, no holds barred (NHB), and ultimate fighting, is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various combat sports including boxing, kickboxing and martial arts from around...Read More

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Muay Boran

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Muay Boran

Muay Boran (Thai: มวยโบราณ, RTGS: muai boran, pronounced [mūa̯j bōːrāːn], lit. “ancient boxing”) or originally Toi Muay (ต่อยมวย) is an umbrella term for the unarmed martial arts of Thailand prior to the introduction of modern equipment and rules in the 1930s.

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Muay Thai

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Muay Thai

Muay Thai (Thai: มวยไทย, RTGS: muai thai, pronounced [mūa̯j tʰāj] (listen)), sometimes referred to as “Thai boxing,” is a martial art and combat sport that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This discipline is known as the “art of eight...Read More

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Musti Yuddha

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Musti Yuddha

Musti-Yuddha (Sanskrit and Hindi: मुष्टि युद्ध; Urdu: مُشٹی یُدّھاَ) is a traditional combat sport originating from the Indian subcontinent. The term literally means “fist combat”, from the Sanskrit words muṣṭi (fist) and yuddha (fight, battle, conflict)....Read More

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Naginatajutsu

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Naginatajutsu

Naginatajutsu (長刀術 or 薙刀術) is the Japanese martial art of wielding the naginata (長刀). This is a weapon resembling the medieval European glaive and the Chinese guan dao. Most naginatajutsu practiced today is in a modernized form, a gendai budō, in which competitions also are held.

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Nhat Nam

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Nhat Nam

Nhất Nam is a martial art originating from Vietnam, formalised in Hanoi from 1983 onwards by Ngô Xuân Bính.The name Nhất Nam derives from Sino-Vietnamese characters from “One South” (一南), and is to be distinguished from Nhật Nam (“Sun South” 日南), the Vietnamese...Read More

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Nippon Kempo

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Nippon Kempo

Nippon Kempo (日本拳法) is a Japanese martial art, practised wearing protective gear (face, body, crotch, etc.) and gloves and allows full use of stand-up striking, throwing, and ground fighting.
It was founded and created by Muneomi Sawayama in 1932. Sawayama was a judoka who had studied...Read More

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Niten Ichi-Ryu

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Niten Ichi-Ryu

Niten Ichi-ryū (二天一流), which can be loosely translated as “the school of the strategy of two heavens as one”, is a koryū (ancient school), transmitting a style of classical Japanese swordsmanship conceived by the warrior Miyamoto Musashi. Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū is mainly known...Read More

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Niyuddha

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Niyuddha

नियुध एक प्राचीन भारतीय मार्शल आर्ट है जो लात मारने, मुक्का मारने और फेंकने पर केंद्रित है। नियुध को “जटिल कला रूप,...Read More

Northern Praying Mantis

Northern Praying Mantis (Chinese: 螳螂拳; pinyin: tánglángquán; lit. ‘praying mantis fist’) is a style of Chinese martial arts, sometimes called Shandong Praying Mantis after its province of origin. It was created by Wang Lang (王朗) and was named after the praying mantis, an insect,...Read More

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Nunchaku

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Nunchaku

The nunchaku () (Japanese: ヌンチャク, sometimes “nunchuks” (), “nunchucks”, “chainsticks”, “chuka sticks” or “karate sticks” in English,) is a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks (traditionally made of...Read More

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Okichitaw

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Okichitaw

Okichitaw ( OH-kitch-ih-TAW) is a martial art that incorporates the fighting techniques of the Plains Cree First Nations. It was defined and taught by a Canadian martial artist, George J. Lépine.

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Okinawan Kobudo

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Okinawan Kobudo

Okinawan Kobudō (沖縄古武道), literally “old martial way of Okinawa”, is the weapon systems of Okinawan martial arts.

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Panantukan

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Panantukan

Suntukan is the fist-related striking component of Filipino martial arts. In the central Philippine island region of Visayas, it is known as Pangamot or Pakamot and Sumbagay. It is also known as Mano-mano and often referred to in Western martial arts circles of Inosanto lineage as Panantukan. Although...Read More

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Pankration

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Pankration

Pankration (; Greek: παγκράτιον) was a sporting event introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC, which was an empty-hand submission sport with few rules. The athletes used boxing and wrestling techniques, but also others, such as kicking, holds, joint-locks, and chokes on the ground,...Read More

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Phelwani

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Phelwani

Pehlwani, also known as kushti, is a form of wrestling contested in the Indian subcontinent. It was developed in the Mughal Empire by combining Persian koshti pahlevani with influences from native Indian malla-yuddha. The words pehlwani and kushti derive from the Persian terms pahlavani (heroic) and...Read More

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Pradal Serey

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Pradal Serey

Pradal Serey (Khmer: ប្រដាល់សេរី) or Kun Khmer (Khmer: គុនខ្មែរ) is an unarmed martial art and combat sport from Cambodia. It is a martial art practiced by young, athletic people. The official Khmer name of the sport is Kbach Kun Pradal Khmer. In Khmer, pradal...Read More

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Quarterstaff

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Quarterstaff

A quarterstaff (plural quarterstaffs or quarterstaves), also short staff or simply staff is a traditional European pole weapon, which was especially prominent in England during the Early Modern period.
The term is generally accepted to refer to a shaft of hardwood from 6 to 9 feet (1.8 to 2.7...Read More

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Rough and Tumble

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Rough and Tumble

Rough and tumble or gouging was a form of fighting in rural portions of the United States, primarily in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It was often characterized by the objective of gouging out an opponent’s eye but also included other brutally disfiguring techniques, including biting,...Read More

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Sanshou

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Sanshou

Sanda (Chinese: 散打; pinyin: Sǎndǎ), formerly Sanshou (Chinese: 散手; pinyin: Sǎnshǒu), also known as Chinese boxing or Chinese kickboxing, is the official Chinese full contact combat sport. Sanda is a fighting system which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study...Read More

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Savate

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Savate

Savate (French pronunciation: ​[saˈvat]), also known as boxe française, savate boxing, French boxing or French footfighting, is a French kickboxing combat sport that uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of English boxing with graceful kicking techniques.Only foot kicks are allowed,...Read More

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Schiwingen

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Schiwingen

Schwingen (from German schwingen “to swing”), also known as Swiss wrestling (French lutte Suisse) and natively (and colloquially) as Hosenlupf (Swiss German for “breeches-lifting”), is a style of folk wrestling native to Switzerland, more specifically the pre-alpine parts of...Read More

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Shaolin Kempo Karate

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Shaolin Kempo Karate

Shaolin Kenpo Karate (or “SKK”) is a martial art style that combines the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolinquan), the core competency of Kempo, the hard-hitting linear explosiveness of traditional Karate, as well as the power of Western boxing and the felling and grappling arts of...Read More

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Shin-Kicking

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Shin-Kicking

Shin-kicking, also known as shin diggings or purring, is a combat sport that involves two contestants attempting to kick each other on the shin in order to force their opponent to the ground.
It has been described as an English martial art, and originated in England in the early 17th century.Read More

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Shindo Jinen Ryu

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Shindo Jinen Ryu

Shindo Jinen Ryu (神道自然流) is a form of karate that was founded in 1933 by Yasuhiro Konishi (康弘小西, Konishi Yasuhiro).

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Shintaido

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Shintaido

Shintaido (新体道, a Japanese word translated as ‘New Body Way’) is a system of movement which aims to use the body as a means of expression and communication. Incorporating both physical and artistic elements, it was created in Japan in the 1960s. Its roots lay in the traditional Japanese...Read More

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Shodokan Aikido

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Shodokan Aikido

Shodokan Aikido (昭道館合気道, Shōdōkan Aikidō) is the style of Aikido founded by Kenji Tomiki. Shodokan Aikido is sometimes referred to as 合気道競技 (Aikido Kyogi) meaning “Competitive Aikido” or “Sport Aikido” because of its use of regular competitions. Read More

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Shootfighting

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Shootfighting

Shootfighting is a martial art and combat sport, with competitions governed by the International Shootfighting Association (ISFA). Shootfighting incorporates techniques from a multitude of traditional martial arts, the most principal of these being wrestling and kenpo.
Shootfighting was previously...Read More

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Shooto

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Shooto

Shooto is a combat sport and mixed martial arts organization that is governed by the Shooto Association and the International Shooto Commission. Shooto was originally formed in 1985, first as a particular fighting system and then in 1989 as a mixed martial arts promotion. It is considered one of the...Read More

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Shorinji Kempo

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Shorinji Kempo

Shorinji Kempo (少林寺拳法, Shōrin-ji kempō, meaning “Shaolin Temple Boxing”) is a Japanese martial art considered to be a modified version of Shaolin Kung Fu. The name Shōrinji Kempo is the Japanese reading of Shàolínsì Quánfǎ. It was established in 1947 by Doshin So (宗...Read More

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Shotokan Karate

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Shotokan Karate

Shotokan (松濤館, Shōtōkan) is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin Funakoshi was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing “karate do” through a series...Read More

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Shuai Jiao

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Shuai Jiao

Shuai Jiao (Chinese: 摔跤 or 摔角; pinyin: Shuāijiāo; Wade–Giles: Shuai-chiao) is the term pertaining to the ancient jacket wrestling wushu style of Beijing, Tianjin and Baoding of Hebei Province in the North China Plain which was codified by Shan Pu Ying (善撲营 The Battalion of Excellency...Read More

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Shuri-ryu

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Shuri-ryu

Shuri-ryū (首里流) karate, is an eclectic martial arts system developed by Robert Trias (1923–1989), reportedly the first Caucasian to teach karate in the mainland United States, who opened his public first dojo in 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona. According to modern Shuri-Ryu stylists, Shu which means...Read More

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Sibpalki

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Sibpalki

Sibpalki is a Korean martial arts that teaches close combat skills that were utilized in the late 1700s. Sibpalki students practice empty hand techniques and train with martial arts weapons such as sword & shield, staffs, spears, polearms (“spear sword”), etc.

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Silambam

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Silambam

Silambam is a weapon-based Indian martial art originating in South India in the Indian subcontinent. This style is mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature. The World Silambam Association is the official international body of Silambam.

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Siljun Dobup

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Siljun Dobup

Siljun Dobup is a sword-based martial arts based on a fusion of Japanese and Korean traditions. This martial arts style focuses on developing the skills to use a katana as well as “ki, breathing, flexibility, control of strength and focus”. Unlike Kendo, Siljun Dobup does not involve any sparring. Siljun Dobup is more like Iaido where the student is focused on the drawing, sheathing and cutting of a katana.

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Singlestick

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Singlestick

Singlestick is a martial art that uses a wooden stick as its weapon. It began as a way of training soldiers in the use of backswords (such as the sabre or the cutlass). Canne de combat, a French form of stick fighting, is similar to singlestick play, which also includes a self-defense variant with a walking stick.

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Small Circle jujitsu

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Small Circle jujitsu

Small Circle Jujitsu is a style of jujutsu developed by Wally Jay that focuses on employing dual simultaneous push/pull actions and smooth transitions.

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Sojutsu

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Sojutsu

Sōjutsu (槍術), meaning “art of the spear”, is the Japanese martial art of fighting with a Japanese spear (槍, yari).

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Soo Bahk Do

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Soo Bahk Do

Soo Bahk Do (수박도) is a martial art founded and taught by Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee, his successor Hwang Hyun Chul, known as H.C. Hwang, and instructors who are certified by member organizations of the World Moo Duk Kwan, Inc. This martial art was originally the ancient martial art of Korea. Hwang Kee created Moo Duk Kwan with influence from “Soo Bahk Do.”

Special Combat Aggresive Reactionary System

Special Combat Aggressive Reactionary Systems (SCARS) is an American combat fighting system created by Jerry L. Peterson.

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Spochan

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Spochan

Spochan is a martial arts that uses “air soft” weapons to practice various sword, staff & stick-based fighting techniques. This martial arts “sport” was created by Tetsundo Tanabe. It originated in Japan and has spread to numerous countries around the globe. Spochan is also known as Sport Chanbara.

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Ssireum

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Ssireum

Ssireum (Hangul: 씨름) or Korean wrestling is a folk wrestling style and traditional national sport of Korea that began in the fourth century.
In the modern form each contestant wears a belt (satba) that wraps around the waist and the thigh. The competition employs a series of techniques,...Read More

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Sumo

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Sumo

Sumo (Japanese: 相撲, Hepburn: sumō, [sɯmoː], lit. “striking one another”) is a form of competitive full-contact wrestling where a rikishi (wrestler) attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring (dohyō) or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles...Read More

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Systema

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Systema

Systema (Система, Sistema, literally meaning “system”) is a Russian martial art. There are multiple schools of systems that began appearing after the end of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, with teachers claiming their respective “systems” (usually named after themselves).

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Taekwondo

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Taekwondo

Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do (; Korean: 태권도/跆拳道 [tʰɛ.k͈wʌn.do] (listen)) is a Korean form of martial arts, characterized by punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. The literal translation for...Read More

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Taekkyeon

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Taekkyeon

Taekkyon, Taekgyeon, Taekkyeon, or Taekyun (Korean: 태껸/ 택견/ 托肩, pronunciation: tʰɛk̚k̕jʌn) is a traditional Korean martial art.
It is characterized by fluid, dynamic foot movement called “pum balbgi” or Stepping-on-Triangles. Taekkyon includes hands and feet techniques...Read More

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Tahtib

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Tahtib

Tahtib (Egyptian Arabic: تحطيب, romanized: taḥṭīb) is the term for a traditional stick-fighting martial art originally named fan a’nazaha wa-tahtib (“the art of being straight and honest through the use of stick”). The original martial version of tahtib later evolved into...Read More

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Thai Chi

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Thai Chi

Tai chi (simplified Chinese: 太极; traditional Chinese: 太極; pinyin: Tàijí), short for T’ai chi ch’üan or Tàijíquán (太極拳), sometimes also known as “Shadowboxing”, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for defense training, health benefits, and meditation....Read More

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Taido

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Taido

Taidō is a Japanese martial art created in 1965 by Seiken Shukumine (1925–2001). Taidō has its roots in traditional Okinawan karate. Feeling that the martial arts, particularly karate, were not adapting to meet the needs of a changing world, Shukumine first developed a style of karate called Genseiryū...Read More

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Teukgong Moosool

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Teukgong Moosool

Teukgong Moosool (TGMS) is a martial art originating from South Korea. It is the official martial art practiced by the South Korean Special Forces. TGMS is a combative method of fighting as opposed to a sport. It emphasis the rapid interdiction and submission of an opponent. TGMS has been adapted beyond the special forces, for practice by bodyguards, police and law enforcement personnel and individuals interested in an effective method of self-defense.

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Thang-Ta

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Thang-Ta

Huyen langlon is an Indian martial art from Manipur. In the Meitei language, huyen means war while langlon or langlong can mean net, knowledge or art. Huyen langlon consists of two main components: thang-ta (armed combat) and sarit sarak (unarmed fighting). The primary weapons of huyen langlon are...Read More

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Thoda

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Thoda

Thoda, the impressive martial art form of Himachal Pradesh, relies on one’s archery prowess, dating back to the days of the Mahabharata, when bows and arrows were used in the epic battles, between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, residing in the picturesque valleys of Kulu and Manali. Thus, this martial art has its origin in Kulu. Thoda, the name is derived, from the round piece of wood fixed to the head of the arrow, which is used to blunt its wounding potential.

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To-Shin Do

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To-Shin Do

To-Shin Do is a martial art founded by Black Belt Hall of Fame instructor Stephen K. Hayes in 1997. It is a modernized version of ninjutsu, and differs from the traditional form taught by Masaaki Hatsumi’s Bujinkan organization. Instruction focuses on threats found in contemporary western society....Read More

US Arny's Morden Army Combatives Program

Combatives is the term for hand-to-hand combat training and techniques within the Army branch of the United States military.

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Vajra Mushti

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Vajra Mushti

Vajra-musti (Sanskrit:वज्रमुष्टि, “thunder fist” or “diamond fist”) refers to a “fist-load, knuckleduster-like” weapon and also a form of Indian wrestling in which the weapon is employed. The weapon is sometimes called Indra-musti which means...Read More

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Vale Tudo

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Vale Tudo

Vale Tudo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvali ˈtudu]; English: Everything Goes/Everything Allowed), also known No Holds Barred (NHB) in the United States, is an unarmed, full-contact combat sport with relatively few rules. It became popular in Brazil during the 20th century and would eventually evolve...Read More

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Varma Kalai

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Varma Kalai

Varma Kalai (Tamil: varmakkalai, Malayalam and Sanskrit: marma-vidya, Sinhala: maru kalā, Telugu: marma-vidya kaḷa) is an Indian traditional art of vital points. It originated in present-day kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. It combines massage, alternative medicine, traditional yoga and martial arts in...Read More

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Vovinam

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Vovinam

Vovinam (short for Võ Việt Nam; literally meaning Vietnamese Martial Arts, or Vietnamese: Việt Võ Đạo (越武道), meaning Vietnamese Way of Martial Arts) is a Vietnamese martial art,
It was founded in 1938 by Nguyễn Lộc. It is based on traditional Vietnamese subjects.
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Wing Chun

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Wing Chun

Wing Chun Kuen (Chinese: 咏春拳), commonly known as Wing Chun (Chinese: 詠春), or Ving Tsun, is a concept-based traditional Southern Chinese kung fu (wushu) style and a form of self-defense, that requires quick arm movements and strong legs to defeat opponents. Softness (via relaxation) and performance of techniques in a relaxed manner is fundamental to Wing Chun.

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Won Hwa Do

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Won Hwa Do

Won Hwa Do (or WonHwaDo) is a Korean martial arts known for its circular techniques. Within this circular philosophy, this martial arts style utilizes forms, strikes, kicks, throws, joint locks and submission techniques. In fact, Won Hwa Do’s name means “The Way of Circular Harmony”. Some practitioners think Won Hwa Do is like a combination of Korean Hapkido and Japanese Aikido. This Korean martial arts style was founded in 1972 by Great Grand Master Han Bong Ki.

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Wrestling

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Wrestling

Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport can either be genuinely competitive or sportive entertainment (see professional wrestling). Wrestling comes in different forms such...Read More

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Wushu

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Wushu

Wushu (), or Kungfu, is a hard and soft and complete martial art, as well as a full-contact sport. It has a long history in reference to Chinese martial arts. It was developed in 1949 in an effort to standardize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts, yet attempts to structure the various...Read More

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Yaw-Yan

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Yaw-Yan

Yaw-Yan, also called Sayaw ng Kamatayan, Filipino Martial art and Dance of Death, is a Filipino style of Kickboxing developed by Napoleon A. Fernandez and based on older Filipino martial arts.
Since its inception in the 1970s, it has dominated the kickboxing scene in the Philippines and has...Read More

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Yosekian Budo

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Yosekian Budo

Yoseikan budō (養正館武道) (originally Yoseikan Ryu Gyokushin Jujutsu) may be classified as a sōgō budō form (総合武道, “composite” or “comprehensive” martial art), but is used here to indicate a martial art into which various martial ways have been integrated....Read More

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Zulu Stick Fighting

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Zulu Stick Fighting

Zulu stick fighting (or Nguni stick fighting) is a South African weapon-based martial arts. This African martial arts is also known as Donga (or “playing sticks”). Zulu stick fighting uses one stick for attack and one stick for defense. Some forms of this martial arts also use a shield for defense.

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Dim Mak

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Dim Mak

The touch of death (or death-point striking) refers to any martial arts technique reputed to kill using seemingly less than lethal force targeted at specific areas of the body.
The concept known as dim mak (simplified Chinese: 点脉; traditional Chinese: 點脈; pinyin: diǎnmài; Jyutping:...Read More

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Jeet Kune Do

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Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid martial art heavily influenced and adapted by the personal philosophy and experiences of martial artist Bruce Lee.

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