Aikido

Aikido is a modern grappling-based Japanese martial art consisting of “striking”, “throwing”, and “joint locking” techniques designed to flow into, or with, an opponents attacking motion in order to redirect the their force more…

 

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do was born of Bruce Lee, the martial art superstar who famously referred to it as the “style without style”.   Jeet Kune Do literally means  “the way of the intercepting fist”more…

 

Judo

Judo translates as “the gentle way”, although it is rightly regarded as a dynamic combat sport discipline, demanding both physical prowess and mental training to defeat an opponent more…

 

Jui Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, derived from Kodokan Judo, which itself is derived from Japanese Jujutsu, has, as you might expect, a strong focus on grappling and ground fighting aspects such as joint-locks and chokeholds more…

 

Karate

Karate – developed in the Ryukyu Islands, in what is now Okinawa, partially from indigenous fighting methods called te (literally “hand”-Tii in Okinawan) more…

 

Kickboxing

Although introduced in the 1960s as a Japanese anglicism by Japanese boxing promoter Osamu Noguchi for a hybrid martial art combining Muay Thai and karate more…

 

Krav Maga

Krav Maga was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler more…

 

Kung Fu

“Kung Fu” is the popular name for a number of Chinese martial arts – also referred to by the Mandarin Chinese term “Wushu” – or fighting styles developed over the centuries in China more…

 

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

The roots of full contact Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions can be traced back to the ancient Olympics and the sport of Pankration, which featured many of the same methods used in the modern day sport, such as striking and wresting, and throughout the various mixed style contests which took place in Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900?s more…

 

Muay Thai

Descended from Muay Boran, which literally means “ancient boxing”, Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport having graduated from a practical fighting method for use in actual warfare, to becoming an integral part of local festivals and celebrations, especially those held at temples, in which opponents fought in front of spectators who went to watch for entertainment more…

 

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