Capoeira
Capoeira is a national Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, play and acrobatics, accompanied by national Brazilian music. Capoeira differs from all other martial arts in the use…

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Kenjutsu
Kenjutsu is an ancient art of wielding a sword that arose about 1,200 years ago in ancient Japan in connection with the establishment of a class of warriors in society.…

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Kudo
Kudo is a Japanese sports style that was founded in 1981 by master Azuma Takashi. This type of martial arts includes techniques from a wide variety of martial arts, such…

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Sumo

In sumo, two wrestlers determine the winner on a round court.

The birthplace of sumo is Japan, whose residents attribute this ancient martial art to martial arts. Japan is the international center of sumo, it is here that all the competitions of professionals in this form of martial arts are held, accompanied by a huge variety of rituals associated with centuries of history. Modern sumo is a synthesis of martial arts, business, performances and ancient traditions.

The first mention of sumo is found in the book of 712. There is a legend where two gods fought in a sumo fight for the right to possess the islands of Japan. It was from the victorious deity that the genealogy of the emperor of the country was conducted. Sumo is also mentioned in texts of the 8th century, where this martial art was called sumai and was associated with Shinto religious rites. This struggle was an important part of the rituals at the court of the emperor. Representatives from all islands of Japan should participate in fights. Sumo was also used in combat training to hone the ability to stand steady during battles. However, the modern round platform for martial arts – Doha – appeared only in the 17th century. Continue reading

Penchak Silat

Penchak Silat is a martial art, widespread in the countries of Southeast Asia. It includes two main sections – unarmed battles and battles with weapons. Penchak Silat is also a component of the culture of Asian peoples with ancient history. This martial art is also known in Europe, it attracts women because it instills a will to self-defense, as well as a sense of beauty.

Penchak silat is most accurately translated as “the combat use of body position changes, used for self-defense.” This martial art contains centuries-old achievements of martial arts in many countries of Southeast Asia. Penkak Silat was originally created as a kind of combat with weapons. This combat system consists of many positions and movements, constantly changing during the battle. Continue reading

Mix Fight

Mix Fight (MMA – from the English. Mixed Martial Arts) – martial arts, which are a combination of many techniques, styles and directions of various martial arts. Mixfight is full-contact battles in which shock technique is used, both in the rack and on the floor. Some still say – fights without rules, but this is not right, since there are still rules here.

The most ancient style of fighting without weapons, like modern MMA, in Ancient Greece was Pankration, which was part of the ancient Olympic Games. Further, this sport grew from the ancient Romans into fierce battles, which were still on display at the Coliseum. Continue reading

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Taekkyon
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Fencing
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