Many martial arts (karate, judo, jiujutsu, taekwondo, kung-fu, etc.) use some form of coloured belts to denote rank and level. How did this come about? Did the concept have common origin or did ...
I was doing some surfing today and noticed a few mentions of lineage when considering a given school/dojo. The people asking about lineage of a given school seemed to feel that if the instructor(s) ...
How can one find out if a Martial Art school is legit/registered? I took a style back in the 90's called Chung Moo Quan. The school eventually closed because of some investigations into it being a ...
Probably the oldest overall is something like wrestling, but of the eastern arts, what would be the oldest that people still practice?
In Kalari Payattu there is something called choondu marmam, which is used to attack the opponent with spiritual power. Is it real?
We may never know the definitive answer to this one, but was hoping someone could shed some light in terms of educated opinions and/or factual evidence that points in a certain direction. Here's ...
The above sentence has been attributed to O'Sensei and I'd like to use it as a motto for my dojo's website. Problem: I can't find a reliable source about when/where he said this. Or a proper Japanese ...
I'm sure you've all heard of Silat, an Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian sort of martial art. I hear it is very effective, almost like krav maga. It's supposed to be intense and when I look ...