You stand at the edge of the mat. Bouncing from toe to toe, keeping your bloody moving, your pulsed raised. You throw a few shadow punches. You test your weaves. You hear you heart beating. You crack your knuckles. Sweat slowly drips down your back. You look up and hold your opponents gaze. Your eyes give…

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…

Kuzushi or breaking an opponent’s balance is probably one of the most important aspects of Ju Jitsu. We see its importance in almost every technique, whether it is a throw, lock or, strike. So why is Kuzushi so important? Why does it need to be used so much to make Ju Jitsu work? Kuzushi: Breakdown…

Martial Arts Lab decided to conduct a research to find out which martial arts type is considered to be the best in the world according to visitors of our website. You are able to vote and find our new poll system at the bottom of this page. The following list is Top 10 Martial Arts…

There are very many types of martial arts. To differentiate between the different types of martial arts accordingly, it is better to consider the origin. Below are the most common types of martial arts according to where they originated from. Most popular Types of Martial Arts by areas: 1. Japanese Martial Arts Most popular types: a. Karate: This is…