Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Subcategories of "Styles":

Aiki Ju-Jutsu

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It is believed that the traditional Japanese martial art Daitoryu originated within the family of Emperor Seiwa who reigned from 858 to 876 AD. In the eleventh century, a descendent named Shinra Saburo Minamoto no Yoshimitsu advanced the art through the study of human anatomy. He dissected the bodies of war dead and executed criminals […]

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Aikido

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Although aikido is a relatively recent innovation within the world of martial arts, it is heir to a rich cultural and philosophical background. Aikido was created in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). Before creating aikido, Ueshiba trained extensively in several varieties of jujitsu, and in swordsmanship. Ueshiba also immersed himself in religious studies and developed […]

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American Bushidokan

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In the late 1960′s Jim Harrison founded the first Bushidokan school in Kansas City, Kansas. Harrison had studied judo and was top in his league. During this time he had also studied Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and was top at this style as well. Bushidokan is a combination of Judo, Okinawan Karate and JuJitsu, but it […]

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American Freestyle Karate

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American Freestyle Karate was founded by Dan Anderson. This is an explanation of the type of karate done at Dan Anderson Karate School. “Karate” is a term made up of two Japanese words, “kara” and “te” meaning “empty hand”. It is one kind of self defense system from one country, Japan. Many countries have their own self defense systems […]

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American Kenpo

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A style of Karate developed in the West. It deviates from traditional Karate in several important respects. First, the terms used are in language of the country in which it is being taught. Japanese is not the language of instruction. Also, students are encouraged to change and adapt the techniques. The school emphasizes vital point […]

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Ba Gua Zhang

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Ba Gua Zhang is literally translated as Eight Trigram Palm. This style is one of the three Nei Jia Quan or internal styles of China.  The other two styles are Xing Yi Quan and Taiji Quan. As with Xing Yi and Taiji, the practice of Bagua generates Qi (internal energy) for both health and combat […]

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Bando, Thaing or Burmese Boxing

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Despite the Chinese influences, Bando is credited as a style of armed and unarmed combat native to Burma. It is an assimilation of Karate-like striking and kicking techniques, Judo-like throwing techniques, swordplay and fighting with knives, spears and sticks. There are numerous interpretations of the term Bando, and different linguistic and ethnic groups hold to […]

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Banshay

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Banshay is a term for martial arts of Myanmar (formerly Burma, which borders India, China and Thailand). Banshay, is a general term that focuses on weapon use. Both Indian and Chinese sources influenced the development of weapons systems. The sword, staff and spear are the major weapons used in this art. The goal of sword […]

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Baranta

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Baranta martial arts involves both armed and unarmed techniques and is based on the martial training forms of the old Hungarians, who lived between the 19 and the 20 Century. In addition to the motion culture of the Carpathian-basin, the martial methods applied by folks, who established similar social communities to those of the Hungarians […]

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Brazilian Jujutsu

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Brazilian Jujutsu (abbreviated to BJJ) is a modern, cutting edge, style of martial art that was developed from judo and the traditional Japanese jujitsu styles by the Brazilian landowner Carlos Gracie and his family. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu contains standup techniques for winning a fight, but it is famous for its devastating ground fighting techniques. BJJ […]

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