Kyudo is part of budo, the art of archery
Kyudo is part of budo, the art of archery. Kyudo is a fairly rare sport. Kyudo classes are held without distinction of gender and age, you can start training in…

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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…

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Wushu (Kung Fu)
Today it’s hard to find someone who has not heard at least once about what Wushu or Kung Fu are. Most people who heard this word immediately recall the famous…

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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

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 scheme for fighters of various martial arts. The name from the English words “kick” – kick and “boxing” – boxing, according to history, was suggested by Chuck Noris, a multiple champion of this sport. The first competitions were called All style Karate and Full-Contact Karate. By “Karate” was understood all martial arts.

The competition scheme was also adopted. At first, the competitions were regular only for the USA, and later already in other countries of the world. Significant popularization of martial arts has contributed to the Hollywood film industry and stars Don Wilson, Benny Urkides, Chuck Noris.

Kickboxing has incorporated all the best from such schools as English and Thai boxes, Wushu, Taekwondo and karate. All this requires from the participant of the battle not only excellent physical, but also psychological preparation, since the battles are held in full contact. You can hit the head and body in full Continue reading

Tansudo
Tansudo is Korea’s martial arts, which is based on strict discipline and the practice of various forms of self-defense. Tangsudo founder Hwang Kietogo said that he created the tansudo during…

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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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Karate
Karate - Japanese martial arts, which came to the country from the island of Okinawa, which, most likely, came from China with immigrants. Initially, the island was an independent state…

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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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