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The practice of martial arts. How, what, where, when, why.
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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 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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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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How to properly apply physical movements. Questions may also relate to classification of techniques.
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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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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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Western martial art of punching, on which the competitive combat sport of boxing is founded.
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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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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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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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About specific injury while training in your specific art. Treatment and what-might-happen are both off topic.
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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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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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Martial arts origins, lineage, intermingling, influences, and cultural contexts.
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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 sequence of movements traditionally used in the practice and performance of a martial art.
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Choosing a martial art, tool, technique, teacher, or training partner.
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How to hit with hands, feet, elbows and knees.
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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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How to effectively transmit the martial arts.
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Wrestling, throwing, pinning, choking, breaking limbs. Fighting by way of holds.
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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'.
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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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Practice; training; using a martial art for the purpose of building strength, speed, muscle memory, refining or learning techniques. Use this tag when your question focuses on learning your martial ar…
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a Chinese martial art and Kung Fu style that specialises in close-range combat.
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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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Chinese internal martial art involving both striking and standing grappling.
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An activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
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How to practice martial arts for well-being, mental and physical fitness.
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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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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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For questions about words, phrases and definitions that are specific to martial arts.