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The practice of martial arts. How, what, where, when, why.
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How to properly apply physical movements. Questions may also relate to classification of techniques.
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Grappling art derived from judo, focusing on forcing the opponent to submit using jointlocks and chokes.
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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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A Japanese martial art that focuses on using an enemy’s energy to gain control over them using natural movements, posture and breathing.
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Japanese modern martial art, combat sport, and Olympic sport of throwing, pinning, choking, and locking; developed by *Kano Jigoro* in 1882.
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A collection of empty-handed martial arts originating in Okinawa, Japan.
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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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a martial art from Thailand using punches, kicks, elbows, and various clinching techniques.
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Testing of techniques through practice with a partner or against an opponent.
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Questions about self-defense using firearms, fist loads, knives, and other weapons, as well as ritual/historical and competitive practice with weapons, such as archery and with swords.
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Kung Fu (功夫: intense work/hard work), Kuoshu (national art) or Wushu (武术: art of war), is a group of fighting styles developed in China over centuries, inspired by chinese philosophies, religions, leg…
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Western martial art of punching, based around the competitive combat sport of boxing.
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About specific injury while training in your specific art. Treatment and what-might-happen are both off topic.
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Martial arts origins, lineage, intermingling, influences, and cultural contexts.
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Striking with the leg, including the knee or shin, or the foot, including the instep, toes, heel, ball, outside edge or "blade", inside edge, or any other part of the lower extremities. Arts that are …
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Martial arts training implements: uniforms, things to hit, things to hit with, "boffer" and other less-dangerous practice weapons, protective gear, matting and more.
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defined as a strike with a closed hand, making a fist. This tag should be used for questions related to striking techniques that are performed with a closed fist.
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How to effectively transmit the martial arts.
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An activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
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How to hit with hands, feet, elbows and knees.
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a sequence of movements traditionally used in the practice and performance of a martial art.
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Wrestling, throwing, pinning, choking, breaking limbs. Fighting by way of holds.
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Chinese internal martial art involving both striking and standing grappling.
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How to practice martial arts for well-being, mental and physical fitness.
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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…
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Mixed martial arts permits both striking and grappling techniques, drawing from boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiujitsu, muay thai, and several other styles. The term mixed martial arts was coined in 19…
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Tournaments and other uncooperative practices.
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a martial art developed in the late 1930s by Imi Lichtenfeld and used by the Israeli Defense Forces. The name is Hebrew and translates roughly to 'hand-to-hand combat'. It focuses on real…
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Choosing a martial art, tool, technique, teacher, or training partner.
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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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Also known as jujutsu, ju-jitsu, or Japanese jiu-jitsu, is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short …
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