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What Kind of Martial Arts Are There?

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There are many ways in which martial arts can be divided. Here are a few of them that might be useful to use in defining Martial Arts and discussing them. These are not necessarily consensus definitions but they are commonly held. It is also useful to remember that very few of these martial arts are […]

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Understanding Martial Arts

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There are many ways in which martial arts styles can be divided. Here are a few “defining” terms used when discussing martial arts. Most Martial Arts are mixtures of these elements in various degrees. When we say a style is “hard”, we mean that the predominant expression of that style is hard. If we say […]

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About Karate Styles

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Karate Styles When people hear the term “martial art” they generally think of Karate. One of the most popular martial arts, Karate had its roots in China, developed in Okinawa, and was later brought to Japan by Gichin Funakoshi. Karate originated in Okinawa in the 1600s. It was developed from imported Chinese martial arts skills […]

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The Difference Between Karate and Tae Kwon Do

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The two most common martial arts practiced in North America are karate and tae kwon do. Many wonder what the difference between these two styles is. This is especially the case for those who are just starting to look around for a studio. After all, most practitioners in both disciplines seem to wear the same […]

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List of Kung Fu Styles

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Bafaquan – Eight Methods Baguazhang (Bagua Zhang) – Eight Trigrams Palm Bajiquan – Eight Extremes Fist Bak Mei – White Eyebrow Black Tiger Kung Fu Chaquan – Cha Fist Changquan – Long Fist Chuo Jiao – Poking Feet Chow Gar – a form of Southern Praying Mantis Choy Gar – also known as Rat Kung […]

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About Kung Fu Styles

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The de-generalized list of Kung Fu Styles below was prepared for USADOJO.COM by Sijo Robert Z of the Shaolin Academy. According to Sijo Z, no Kung Fu style should need to be placed in more than 3 categories maximum. Thank you Sijo Z! Shaolin (all styles that derive directly from Shaolin or train in Shaolin […]

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What Tai Chi Martial Arts Style Is Right For You?

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Which One Is Right For You The Chinese martial arts talk a lot about internal power and the use of chi (or qi) energy. In any discussion of internal martial arts, Tai-Chi inevitably comes up. With a name meaning “supreme ultimate fist” and a growing following worldwide, Tai-Chi holds the greatest popularity of any of […]

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