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Parkour is more closely related to gymnastics and acrobatics than proper martial arts (even though one of the creator of modern gymnastic was Georges Hébert a French physical educator who invented "the natural method" which consists of basic conditioning and technical moves that is still used in a few countries for the military training, this method was ...


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Parkour is a style of free running based on the philosophy of Gymnastique Naturelle de Georges Hébert. It is centered around the efficient movement from one place to another regardless of impediment. Much of what you see is not martial arts, but a style of acrobatic performance art called XMA (eXtreme Martial Arts), spawned in gyms and dance studios. The ...


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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance,acrobatics and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game. I did this for a couple of months. There were some kicks, and a lot of acrobatics - flying kicks, back-flips, running against a wall.


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That's going to be a personal choice, and/or a dojangh/dojo choice. You could find a studio that reduces all study of the martial art to simply attack and defense. I would consider this to be a "cobra-kai" type of studio, in that any offensive is met with instant reprisal, "a man faces you he is your enemy" kind of thinking. There are other studios that ...


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There are a number of decent options I've used in the past... Keep in mind that I do use a genuine stand, but as for materials, these are reasonable facsimiles: Tatami Omote – The real deal. I've got a supplier here in Orange, CA at http://www.tameshigirimats.com/ that sells them rolled for $7.95 each (minimum 5, sold in lots of 5), or unrolled for $5.95 ...


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I produce affordable cutting targets from beach mats, with a center of foam pipe insulation so that my mats fit easily over cutting stand pegs, no pounding in those sharpened stakes. My estimated cost is $4.50 each plus Ground shipping. Can send photos if desired. Danno in Michigan How it is made How it looks on my Midwest cutting stand


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What you are looking for is not a Martial Art. It is called Tricking, and it's a gymnastic sport. The goal in Tricking is to make the best, most and fastest aerial kicks, flips etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricking_(acrobatics) Wikipedia calls it a Martial Art, but it only uses moves from Martial Arts without the effectiveness. It simply uses the ...


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What's the name of these stuff? It's called "tricking"... wikipedia entry here. I don't think it really belongs on this website as IMHO it's not martial arts but acrobatics. I'm 26 years old, is it possible to learn this? How to start? if only you can give me the names of this so I can google and look for videos You'll find lots of youtube ...


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This depends entirely upon your goals. "Should" implies a level of obligation I'm not comfortable with in this situation. Very few, if any, would be prepared with a curriculum of the psychology of conflict at any level, whether personal or regional. If you want to learn that, take classes, and prepare to spend as much time on that as on the more-physical ...


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Sun Tsu The Art Of War states: Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. This, in my not so humble ...


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I'd go to a place like Lowe's, Home Depot, etc. and see what they have that can be rolled to approximate the thickness/consistency of a tatami. I'm thinking possibly shower pan lining either rolled loosely or with spacers, possibly astroturf, things of that nature. Another possibility (Especially when beginning or doing strict form practice) is to get 1" ...



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