There is evidence that the secret ninja clans in Japan began their history in the 9-12th centuries, along with the formation of the samurai class. Their predecessors can be considered the hermits of the Yamabushi, who already in the 8th century lived in the mountains, professing one of the directions of Buddhism. These hermits were engaged in hard training, preached complete unity with nature, and in addition, they collected and stored various information from various sciences – chemistry, medicine, etc. Initially, secret ninjutsu societies were not connected in any way with military affairs, but after a certain time significant changes took place .
Ninjutsu itself is believed to be based on Chinese sources. But the very concept of “ninjutsu” includes only a small part of the art of ninjutsu – hiding, creating and creating an atmosphere of secrecy. The task of the ninja was to introduce enemies, carry out certain subversive works or commit murder, after which the ninja had to return after a successful operation.
Usually, ninjas hired feudal lords of various levels as mercenary spies, terrorists, murderers, and saboteurs, ready to pay a certain amount of money for the work of specialists. The ninja structure consisted of close-knit families united Continue reading
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 Chun is based on certain principles comprehended by a student during training. Departures from the attack line are combined with fast linear attacks when approaching a very close range. Often a fight ends with knees and elbows. A special exercise “sticky hands” helps the fighter to navigate well during a fight at close distances. As part of the style, there are also techniques using a knife that are associated with the technique of fighting hands and fighting techniques without using weapons. Also, with the sticky hands technique, students are trained in throws and grabs.
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Bando is a martial art from Myanmar, the state of Burma, in which fighting with bare hands is practiced. Bando is considered a milder type of fistfight. The bando technique contains throws, steps, grabs, strangulations, as well as elbow, fists, head, feet and knees. There are three main types of bando: soft, medium, hard. Among aristocrats, “medium” and “soft” bando are very popular. The “soft” bando is practiced with an imaginary adversary according to a battle plan prepared in advance. In the case of the presence of an adversary, a “soft” bando means conducting a battle without contacting the adversary at all or in part. At its core, a soft bando is a formal exercise and resembles kata in karate.
The “average” bando is often practiced in the army. During the “middle” bando, contact of opponents is practiced for three minutes. This kind of bando is similar to sparring in karate, only in this case the fight does not stop if a point is counted if successful. In addition, the final decision is made only after the expiration of the full time allotted for the fight.
The “hard” version of the bando is better known as flyway or burmese boxing. Continue reading