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Style of karate founded by Gichin Funakoshi. Use for questions particular to the Shotokan style of karate.
Related to health and well-being topics, such as nutrition or physical condition tracking and improvement.
A bō is a long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. Bō are typically around 1.8 m (5.9 ft) long and are now used in Japanese martial arts, in particular bōjutsu.
The incorporation of weighted resistance training for the purpose of maximizing strength, power, endurance, and mobility in the martial arts.
昭道館合気道 (Shōdōkan Aikidō), the system teaching Aikido created by Kenji Tomiki.
For questions about Chinese straight-sword, "jian" 剑
For technical questions about martial arts choreography from films like Atomic Blonde & John Wick to 1929's Red Heroine. Topics can range from techniques to martial styles, but must be focused on the…
The ability to move the body with agility. For questions about range of motion in particular joints, use the tag flexibility.
A Katana is a specific type of curved Japanese sword, famously used by Samurai. Use this tag when your question is about this particular kind of sword. If unsure, use the "sword" tag instead.
A shoe is 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.
>In general, the goal of Kenpo Karate is self-defense. It teaches practitioners to block the strikes of opponents if needed and then disable them quickly with pinpoint strikes. Takedowns (usually with…
Russian martial art based around relaxation and control without strict kata or form
The act of aggressing, of performing a threatening action which is not in response to another action.
氣 (qi, chi, ki) is a polysemous word, generally referring to a circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.
The ability to sustain physical or mental exertion over time.
Vulnerable targets on the human body
Prevention, as it applies to martial arts, is the avoidance of violence, both for the aggressor and defender. Use this tag when your question involves avoiding violence.
A bokken is a wooden sword used for training, especially in aikido and MuGai Ryu.
For questions on the etiquette of bowing
A Japanese term used in martial arts for the short shout uttered when performing an attacking move. Known as kihap in Taekwondo.
Techniques used with the intention of forcing the opponent to submit (via tapping, verbally, etc). Includes chokeholds, joint-locks, and other pain-compliance techniques.
For questions about the physical decline of the body over time
For questions related to how physiology relates to practice of martial arts, which is the practice of using ones body to attack and defend.
For questions about martial arts originating from Okinawa, or the Okinawan language
Escrima is a term that encompasses several different styles of Filipino martial arts. It emphasizes use of weapons such as sticks or knives, though it also uses bare-handed techniques.
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…
Position in grappling when one person is on top of the other, such that the bottom person has their legs wrapped around the torso of the top person.
Relaxation reduces physical and mental tension in the body.
Joint lock applied to the wrist joint
sport that combines elements from martial arts (kicks), gymnastics (flips and twists) and break dancing with the intent to exhibit flashy and complex movements.
The care of the knee joint or its use as a weapon or target.