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
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.
Kenjutsu is a unique martial art in which, unlike kendo, the main thing is not the spirit of the warrior and the path he chooses, but the art of combat. Therefore, the basis of training is not the mastery of the possession of the sword, but the education of the spirit and will – an important, but secondary moment of training.
During kenjutsu training, fights between rivals are carried out using wooden bokken swords. Most often during training, kata are performed, in which various combat situations are laid. After several thousand repetitions of the kata, the technique of owning a sword was remembered by the body of a warrior at the level of reflexes, which gave him the opportunity to fight automatically. Continue reading
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 this sport at any time in life.
Kyudo classes can be done with the purpose of meditation, but most athletes practice kyudo with the aim of teaching shooting as a sport. The main principle of kyudo is observing nobiai, which results in the most natural shot leading to a hit. Therefore, many shooters consider it particularly important to participate in various competitions and, in general, any opportunity to improve their technique.
The dojo for kyudo varies depending on the styles used, which depends on the kyudo school and the country in which the training is conducted. In Japan, most of the dojos consist of an entrance from the back or to the right during the shooting, the main territory lined with a tree with a ceiling more than four meters high, a large intermediate zone under the open sky, a specific place for the target, a matoba located 28 meters from the main zone, separate places for judges or spectators who are on the right during the shooting; rooms for practicing shooting at makiwara, which is not a mandatory Continue reading