Hapkido
Hapkido is a Korean martial arts similar to Japanese aikido, because the appearance of this martial art was greatly influenced by the technique underlying aikido, Aiki-jujutsu. Also it included elements…

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Taijiquan
Taijiquan - literally means "fist of the Great Reach." This is the internal martial art of China, which is considered a type of Wushu. This martial art is very popular…

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Xingyiquan
Xingyiquan is one of the styles of Chinese martial arts. The translation of the name sounds like "a fist of form (movement) and intention." The title of martial art contains…

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Why engage in hand-to-hand combat

It’s no secret that each of us wants to have iron health, a beautiful athletic figure, a stable psyche. In our age of high technology and frantic life dynamics, the health problem is very acute, especially in cities. Poor ecology, lack of exercise, constant stress make people old people long before retirement age. And now absolutely any person can become a victim of an attack by the scum of society on the street. But, having in its arsenal several elementary punches with arms and legs connected in ligaments, one can adequately get out of this situation. True, even the simplest fighting technique must be worked out to automatism. A person who first touches the secrets of martial arts immediately has questions: “What kind of punches does the author have in mind and why does he call them elementary? And what kind of Continue reading

Sport and real fight

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.

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Kicking in hand-to-hand combat

Currently, martial arts in the countries of the former USSR are on the rise. The criminal situation, the high level of street crime, the low efficiency of the work of law enforcement agencies and the indifference of random witnesses to the crime – all this greatly stimulates our compatriots to be able to protect themselves. High international sports results are added to the widespread mass in almost every form. International tournaments, widely covered by the media, have a significant impact on the technique of those involved.

From an applied point of view, martial arts focused on hard contact are most effective. In the countries of the former USSR boxing, kickboxing, Thai boxing, combat sambo are widespread, kudo, wushu sandu, army hand-to-hand fighting are quickly gaining popularity. At the same time, in all forms, there is a tendency towards a certain simplification of technique due to work with legs. Less and less often, one can see kicks not only in the head, but also in the body. The technique of working at long and medium Continue reading

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Taijutsu
Taijutsu is a Japanese melee system without the use of weapons, as well as the art of maintaining a healthy body. Taijutsu consists of almost all the techniques used: limbs,…

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Kickboxing
The roots of this sport stretch from the not-so-distant 60-70s of the XX century. Homeland kickboxing USA. It was there that they decided to hold competitions according to a single…

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Wing Chun
Wing Chun is a Wushu school in China that uses a wide variety of combat techniques and is therefore defined as the applied direction of Wushu. The battle in Wing…

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