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The practice of martial arts. How, what, where, when, why.
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for questions on the proper application of physical movements, the appropriateness of a move or a set of moves in a specific situation, and how to deal with specific movements. Questions …
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Self-defense or private defense is a countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one's property or the well-being of another from harm. Anything not related to a specific martial art, any hypothet…
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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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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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Grappling art derived from judo, focusing on forcing the opponent to submit using jointlocks and chokes.
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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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Western martial art of punching, on which the competitive combat sport of boxing is founded.
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Muay-Thai (มวยไทย), or "Thai boxing", is a martial art from Thailand. It uses stand-up striking (i.e., punches, elbows, knees, and kicks) and various clinching techniques for takedowns and close-range…
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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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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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Martial arts origins, lineage, intermingling, influences, and cultural contexts.
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A Japanese martial art that focuses on using an enemy’s energy to either throw or pin them using natural movements, posture, and movement.
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Testing of techniques through practice with a partner or against an opponent.
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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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A punch is defined as a strike with a fist (i.e., a closed hand). Use this tag for questions related to striking techniques that are performed with a fist.
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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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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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For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to martial arts.
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Choosing a martial art, tool, technique, teacher, or training partner.
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Kickboxing is an umbrella term for all stand-up striking martial arts that allow both punching and kicking. It includes Muay Thai; Dutch, Japanese, and American Kickboxing; Full-contact Karate; Taekwo…
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A form is a sequence of movements traditionally used in the practice and performance of a martial art.
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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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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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Wrestling, throwing, pinning, choking, breaking limbs. Fighting by way of holds.
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Non-sport fighting without rules
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Martial systems are frequently categorized as different styles to contrast their distinctive features. Styles may focus on different techniques: kicking, punching, throwing, or groundfighting. Or they…
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柔(ju) 術(jutsu) 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 weapon. Jujutsu is also anglicized as juj…
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How to effectively transmit the martial arts.
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Krav Maga is 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'.
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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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Tournaments and other uncooperative practices.
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Throwing of people or weapons
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Chinese internal martial art involving both striking and standing grappling.
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A stance is a body position that is designed to achieve certain goals such as creating greater stability or improving movement.
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