When we talk about a fight in the original sense of the word, we do not begin to talk about certain organizations or tournaments, but, first of all, we mean realism in its street manifestation. Recall that this was one of the main factors that prompted us to begin the study of martial arts.
Speaking of street combat, I mean a situation when you find yourself in a rather limited space – no more than a step to the left or right. This is far from the same as clown show fights in a fairly spacious ring. Believe it or not, most martial arts followers have forgotten about it and, therefore, do not properly prepare themselves for such situations. In order to feel confident in a street collision, four technical components are needed: the ranged technique (punches, kicks, blocks), the melee strikes technique (elbows, knees, etc.), the control technique (locks, pain techniques), the technique of throwing and capturing. 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
Pankration is an ancient Olympic type of martial arts, revived in our time. Pankration entered the program of the ancient Olympic Games in 648 BC. The origin of this martial art is associated with the legends of the ancient Greek heroes of Theseus and Heracles. Theseus used a similar battle technique in the battle with the Minotaur, and Hercules used the pankration in the fight against the Nemean lion.
Pankration began on the 4th day of the Olympic Games and consisted of a duel between two athletes. Competitions were held on a special platform, covered with a layer of sand. It was in pankration that one could determine the most powerful and courageous athletes. Pankration was the most difficult competition Continue reading