Recently, a very widespread opinion is the weak applicability of martial arts in real combat. There are a large number of schools of “hand-to-hand combat”, the training of a fighter in which “is focused on real, not sports combat,” and consists entirely of practicing techniques of a cruel traumatic nature.
During the existence of the CloseFight.ru project, I received a lot of letters and calls asking me to tell what to focus on, choosing a martial arts school for effective self-defense on the street. In this article we will try to understand the issue of the applicability of sports and the so-called “applied” martial arts in real combat, as well as understand what to focus on in finding the best training for ourselves.
What is said here about the unsuitability of martial arts for self-defense does not mean refusing to Continue reading
Taekwondo is a martial art that came to us from Korea. There are several types of taekwondo. The most common in the world is the WTF sports taekwondo, a little less well-known is its combat direction.
The WTF Taekwondo Sports Center is Kukkiwon, the only training center located in Korea. The WTF Taekwondo Summer Olympics program is a traditional sport.
The history of taekwondo dates back several millennia. Usually, there are four stages in the development of this sport: ancient times, the Middle Ages, modern times and modernity. Continue reading