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Piece of clothing indicating rank within a martial art organization. Each organization chooses its own colors and their relative order and awards its own ranks. A black belt commonly signifies a pract…
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An activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
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Any bladed weapon which is 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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Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art and Kung Fu style that specialises in close-range combat.
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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. For applying str…
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Defense prevents attacks from being effective. Examples are evasion, blocking, redirection, and counterattacking.
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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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Safety equipment, whether worn (gloves, chest protectors, headgear, mouthguards) or not (floor mats, padded walls)
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How to practice martial arts for well-being, mental and physical fitness.
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Increasing or maintaining range of motion in joints
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Wrestling is a grappling martial art. Use for any varieties of sport (Greco-Roman, freestyle, sumo), traditional, or entertainment wrestling (WWE).
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When you have an example, and you want its name.
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Relating to the Japanese language or martial arts originating in Japan such as aikido, judo, kendo, or jujutsu
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Chokes incapacitate an opponent by constricting blood or air to induce unconsciousness. They are normally applied to the neck but can also be applied to the body.
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for questions about expected behavior, the code of conduct for different styles of martial arts, and communication among martial artists and with others.
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Energy delivered per unit time, or the ability to deliver such power. All techniques require some power to be effective. Contributing to power are elements of speed, coordination, and strength (the ab…
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Gi or dogi refers to a martial arts uniform.
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Historical European martial arts (HEMA) refers to martial arts of European origin, particularly using arts formerly practiced, but having since died out or evolved into very different forms. Usually …
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Exercises to improve flexibility
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Through breathing, the human body absorbs oxygen from the air to produce energy. Use for questions about breathing training or practices.
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Anything to do with the act of awarding a grade. This can include study, preparation, the examination itself, or teaching related to grades.
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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art mostly known for its acrobatic movements and musical accompaniment.
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Knife fighting is fighting with any number of involved combatants armed with knives. Knives are generally shorter than swords, and knife fighting can come in many styles. Make sure to specify which st…
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Drills are short, repeatable activities which help an individual gain more speed, strength, or skill in a particular technique or overall fitness. Use this tag when you want to know about a particular…
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Hapkido is an eclectic Korean martial art that is oriented toward self defense.
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A place for training in martial arts. This may be a hall, building, room, natural environment, or any established place for the practice of one or more martial arts.
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Footwork refers to the placement of feet into "correct positions" for a martial art. Most martial art footwork attempts to provide balance and stability. Use this tag when your question is about footw…
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For questions about the realism of martial arts as depicted in popular entertainment such as television, movies, graphic novels, etc.
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A Martial Arts School is a subdivision of a particular type of martial art OR a particular organization which teaches martial arts.
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Submission technique involving immobilization and mechanical advantage to apply overwhelming force to a joint.
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Use for concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or other forms of brain damage.
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Techniques or practice involving falling safely, including breakfalls and rolling. Known in Japanese martial arts as ukemi.
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Japanese modern martial art and combat sport of swordsmanship, derived from traditional kenjutsu. Practitioners use bamboo or composite swords (shinai) and wear protective gear (bogu) in competition a…
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"The way of the intercepting fist", a style of martial arts founded by Bruce Lee
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