With MMA having such a wide variety of moves, it’s sometimes hard to determine what works best for you. The world’s sum of knowledge regarding grappling and striking is vast, and each culture seems to have its own take on each method. Below are some of the martial arts for MMA that have withstood the…

The are six main Brazilian Jiu Jitsu positions that a beginner will come across when he or she starts to train this fascinating martial art. These six positions are what the whole Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial arts system is based on. There are positions that are more offensive, positions that are more defensive and positions…

There are different forms of martial arts in existence. Some people find it quite difficult to narrow down their choices to a single form when choosing which one to learn. In order to make this easier, at least to a certain degree, we can categorize the fighting arts into a number of martial arts styles.…

If you are going to discuss the history of Brazilian jiu jitsu, you have to go back and look at the martial arts that it evolved from, namely judo and before that traditional jiu jitsu from Japan. It was Jigoro Kano who was responsible for the development of judo as a form of physical exercise.…

After attaining relative proficiency in the various barehanded combat forms, the majority of martial artists opt to expand their skills to include mastery in the techniques of one or more Chinese martial arts weapons. The question then becomes what weapon one should choose? For more than 5,000 years, Chinese martial artists have developed a vast…

There are many types of martial arts and one of the most popular has to be Tai Chi, or more properly, Tai Chi Chuan. This style is popular even among those who have no real interest in martial arts but simply want to gain the health benefits Tai Chi exercises provide. For me, however, two…

So you have been practicing one of the types of martial arts for some months or years now and you are itching for someone in a bar or in the street to pick a fight with you so you can show them some moves. Sadly, while lethal punches and kicks look great in the movies,…

The principle of softness in the martial arts, also known as gentleness or suppleness is often talked about and practiced. However the idea of violent action being countered with softness seems counter intuitive to the purpose of the martial arts. Within the Japanese martial arts “Ju” or gentleness is a large factor and lies at the…

What is it? Aikido. Who started it? Morihei Ueshiba Where is the place of origin? Japan When was it developed? Late 1920’s-1930 Why should I learn it? Because is it the most simplest form of martial art that uses the opponents strength against them. Aikido For Self-Defence   The style itself consists mostly of grabs…

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