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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…
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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.
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Relaxation reduces physical and mental tension in the body.
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Striking with a closed fist
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For questions related to how physiology relates to practice of martial arts, which is the practice of using ones body to attack and defend.
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Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu is a Japanese combat system often associated with ninjutsu, although its teachings, promulgated by founder Masaaki Hatsumi, are also drawn from Samurai instruction. The style is…
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Refers to straight swords of a certain length, meant to be wielded primarily with two hands. Can be used for for Historic European or Historic Chinese fencing.
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Physical shields used as armor for blocking or attacking
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Ancient Japanese Warriors, who had their own social class. Famous for using katanas, but also used bows and spears.
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About how put your opponent to the ground. Not a specific martial art.
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Kalaripayattu (pronunciation: [kɐɭɐripɐjɐtːɨ̆]) is an Indian martial art which originated in the state of Kerala.
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For use of short sticks as weapons
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Demonstration of power by breaking targets such as wooden boards, bricks, or blocks
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A term that describes a student's progress in learning any disciple. Shu or "obedience" indicates the initial stage when the student follows forms strictly. "Ha" or "detachment" indicates the stage w…
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Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, on the basis of sex within martial arts.
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Cross-training helps a martial artist to improve overall by training to an art or sport other than the one that practices.
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Related to whether something is possible and/or effective.
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Sumo (相撲) is a form of competitive full-contact wrestling where a wrestler attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles of …
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For questions about theory underlying martial arts principles and applications.
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Indian grappling art. Also known as kushti.
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