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Tai chi grappling exercise.
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a polysemous word, generally referring to a circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.
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A specific type of European, straight edged thrusting sword. This tag can apply to rapiers meant for war or fencing foils. Use this tag when your question involves this specific type of sword. If unsu…
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Choosing a martial art, tool, technique, teacher, or training partner.
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Minimizing or evaluating risk in the practice of martial arts. Includes inherently harmful techniques like strikes to the head, as well as potentially damaging techniques like chokes, and avoiding inj…
Ancient Japanese Warriors, who had their own social class. Famous for using katanas, but also used bows and spears.
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a subdivision of a particular type of martial art OR a particular organization which teaches martial arts.
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a countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one's property or the well-being of another from harm.
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Unsupervised Training; practice on your own or without an individual with more expertise present. Usually self-training comes from doing exercises from memory or from some sort of training manual, suc…
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a covering for feet, which can possibly extend up to ankles and shins. Some martial art traditions require specific footwear. Use this tag when the question focuses on footwear.
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A term that describes a student's progress in learning any disciple. Shu or "obedience" indicates the initial stage when the student follows forms strictly. "Ha" or "detachment" indicates the stage w…
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Questions related to the social aspects of practicing martial arts.
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Testing of techniques through practice with a partner or against an opponent.
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Questions related to martial arts when treated as a sport, and the pursuant official rules and regulations.
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a position that is designed to create greater stability or to improve movement.
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Strength training methods, historical and modern. (Strength is the ability to produce force.) Also includes questions about relevance of strength to various techniques and strategies.
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The application of kinetic energy to an opponent via percussive impact with an intent to injure or incapacitate.
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held in one or two hands, but is not a staff or pole weapon. Use this tag when talking about martial arts which specifically focus on swords, or when swords are the main foc…
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Russian martial art based around relaxation and control without strict kata or form
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A Korean martial art, whose name literally translates to 'the way of the hand and foot'. It emphasizes kicks thrown from a mobile stance, employing the leg's greater reach and power (compared to the a…
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Chinese internal martial art involving both striking and standing grappling.
About how put your opponent to the ground. Not a specific martial art.