Monday, September 22, 2014

Subcategories of "1. About Styles":

Jutte Jutsu

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Jutte jutsu is the Japanese martial art using the Japanese weapon jutte or jitte. Juttejutsu evolved mainly for use by law enforcement officers of the Edo, or Tokugawa period. The jutte allowed the officer a way to disarm and apprehend subjects armed with swords in a non-lethal manner. With the Jutte an officer could strike […]

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Samurai

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The samurai (or bushi) were the members of the military class, the Japanese warriors.  Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns; but their most famous weapon and their symbol was the sword. Samurai were supposed to lead their lives according to the ethic code of bushido (“the way […]

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Naginata-Do

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Naginata is a traditional Japanese martial art of both power and grace. It is the study of the use of a sword like weapon similar to the European halberd or glaive. The original naginata weapon was a short sword mounted on a long pole or staff. It was first used on the battlefield, and then in […]

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Kyudo

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Kyudo, which literally means “The Way of the Bow”, is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways. In the past the Japanese bow was used for hunting, war, court ceremonies, games, and contests of skill. The old word for Japanese archery was kyujutsu (bow technique) which encompassed the skills and […]

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Kum Do

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Kum Do (Kendo) – The art of sword fencing Guhapdo (Iado) – The art of drawing the sword and cutting Ki Kong – Meditation to focus your mind Kum Do is the Korean art of sword fencing perfected centuries ago during the Shilla Dynasty. It is closely related to Japanese Kendo and many historians believe […]

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Krabi Krabang

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The art of sword and staff fighting in Thailand. This weapons system is hundreds of years old. Its weapons are made of wood such as rattan. In contests, opponents attack and defend in turn, like prearranged or step sparring, but contact is frequently made. The art combines Chinese, Japanese and Indian martial arts techniques with […]

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Kobudo Weapons

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“Kobudo” literally means “ancient martial ways”. In the karate world, it generally refers to those traditional Okinawan weapons whose history and practice has been linked to that of karate. Most Okinawan styles have at least some kobudo/kobujutsu curriculum. The most common kobudo weapons and the ones most often taught by Okinawan karate systems are the […]

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Kamau Njia System

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Kamau Njia is one of the most innovative and practical systems of self defense taught today. Kamau Njia specializes in teaching defensive tactics ranging from the use of non-lethal force to survival tactics. It is the perfect method for men, women, and children of all ages, sizes, and strength. Kamau Njia is based on instinctive […]

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Jodo

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Shindo Muso Ryu, a school that devised the dynamic art of jo-jutsu was developed by Muso Gonosuke Katsuyoshi, a student of the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu. Jodo, or the “Way of the stick” is the Japanese method of stick fighting using a jo against a swordsman. One can strike with the jo like a sword […]

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Iaido

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Iaido is the Japanese art of drawing and attacking with the sword. It originated with Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu, although the forms practiced in Iaijutsu are modified slightly in Iaido. Unlike Iaijutsu, which is the art of killing on the draw and was used in real combat, Iaido is much more of a spiritual and mental […]

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